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Mon
Feb
12
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting a solo exhibition by UW-Madison's José Carlos Teixeira through May 20 in the Imprint Gallery. Teixeira is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In the exhibit, Teixeira explores themes of the complexities of immigration, belonging and exile. Titled "José Carlos Teixeira: ON EXILE," the work is a two-part exhibition featuring video essays.
Mon
Feb
12
UW-Madison's Deborah Smrz has been selected to present her work at the Young Designers' Forum (YDF) at the 2018 United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference in March. Smrz is pursuing a master of fine arts degree in lighting with the School of Education's Department of Theatre and Drama. Smrz was selected from a large pool of graduating MFA and undergrad design students across the country by a professional panel.
Fri
Feb
09
There is a new video report explaining "Learning with Visuals," a vlog from UW-Madison's Martina Rau that is an effort to better connect her education research with people outside the realm of academia. Rau directs the Learning Representations and Technology Lab on campus, which studies how educational technologies can best support student learning with visuals. The video examining Rau’s work was produced by MERIT video producer Eric Rajala.
Thu
Feb
08
The School of Education has named Francesca Rodriquez as its new strategic program coordinator for the Dean’s Office. She begins her new position Feb. 8. In this role, Rodriquez will lead inquiry projects that are time sensitive and require collaboration both on and off campus. This work will produce recommendations for what the School might consider doing in the future in terms of solving a problem or taking advantage of, or creating, an opportunity.
Wed
Feb
07
Many Art Department faculty members and alumni ​are being featured in the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial from Feb. 3 through April 8 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Every two years, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend showcases the most "compelling, engaging, inventive and unique art" from the state's artists. The 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial will showcase the work of 46 Wisconsin artists and explore a "wide spectrum of media and creative perspectives."
Wed
Feb
07
In a campus tradition dating back a decade, UW-Madison’s annual class of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be recognized at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 22. And among those being honored this year are two faculty members with the School of Education, Taucia Gonzalez and Helen Lee.
Tue
Feb
06
At the "Arts Agôn: February Arts Research Forum," arts researchers will share their work with each other and UW-Madison campus colleagues. The Feb. 15 forum aims to create connections and encourage dialogue. The event will feature a Community Arts Collaboratory presentation with Erica Halverson, Kate Corby, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Stephanie Richards. These faculty and staff are partnering in the Arts Collaboratory to develop evaluation tools that can measure and ​demonstrate the impact of their various arts-based education programs.
Tue
Feb
06
The School of Education's Laura P. Minero is among this year's campus wide teaching assistant award winners. Minero won an Exceptional Service Award. Minero is a fourth-year Ph.D. student with the Department of Counseling Psychology who has taught a range of courses over the past four years. In teaching, Minero said she enjoys having the opportunity to create an environment that empowers students in both their learning and their identities. “I love influencing students to feel confident in themselves and finding more doors to walk through when one closes on them,” she said.
Mon
Feb
05
The School of Education has named Elizabeth Jach as its new policy and planning analyst. She begins her new position Feb. 5. The policy and planning analyst works closely with the dean and senior staff on School of Education data assessment, program and accreditation reviews, national surveys and reports, enrollment and revenue forecasting, and ad hoc data requests. Jach also will work with other School and campus data stakeholders, and the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research.
Fri
Feb
02
UW-Madison alumnus LaVar Charleston will be recognized by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals with the organization’s Benjamin L. Perry Professional Award. This award honors outstanding service and contributions to the field of student affairs. Charleston in July was named assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is an alumnus of the School of Education, having earned his Ph.D. (2010) and master’s (2007) degrees in educational leadership and policy analysis.
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