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18
An exhibit from Nancy Rich, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is currently on display at the Memorial Union’s Class of 1925 Gallery. Rich’s exhibit is titled, "Afloat,” and it runs through July 28. Rich received her teaching certification in French through the School of Education in 1975. She also earned her master’s degree in counseling from the School of Education in 1977.
Mon
Jul
17
This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist.
Thu
Jul
13
The UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s (ICTR) AHEAD Pilot Program recently awarded four new grants in response to the 2017 request for proposals. And among those receiving an award in this most recent round of funding is the School of Education’s Stephanie Budge, an assistant professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology. Budge’s research project is titled, “Psychotherapy Minority Stress Interventions for Transgender Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Wed
Jul
12
The UW–Madison School of Education is welcoming Meg Cummings as its new director of development for the arts. The director of development for the arts is a new position within the School of Education, which is home to several highly regarded arts units, including the Art Department, Dance Department, Department of Theatre and Drama, and the Tandem Press.
Tue
Jul
11
JoAnn Heckroth Jansen, who received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from UW-Madison in 1957, still plays basketball today at the age of 82. Her team, the San Diego Splash, was recently featured in an ESPN.com video report. “An amazing group and lots of fun,” Jansen says. “The Wisconsin Spirit stays with you.”
Mon
Jul
10
WISCAPE and MadREP have released a summary report from the Apr. 26 forum on the future K-16 education in Wisconsin.
Mon
Jul
10
People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. First author Ryan Dougherty is a graduate student studying under the direction of Dane Cook, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and a co-author of the study. Ozioma Okonkwo is the senior author.
Fri
Jul
07
UW-Madison’s LaVar J. Charleston was named assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Charleston currently serves as assistant director and a senior research associate at Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB). Charleston, an alumnus of the School of Education, also teachers courses with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He will assume his role at UW-Whitewater on July 24.
Thu
Jul
06
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge is the lead author on a new paper that appears in the Review of Research in Education about community-based educational spaces. The paper explains how community-based educational spaces such as after-school programs and community-based youth organizations "have a long history of interrupting patterns of educational inequity and continue to do so under the current educational policy climate." Co-authors on the paper are Nathan Beck, who received a master's degree from the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Juan Carlos Medina and Marlo A. Reeves, both of whom are current Ph.D. students with the department.
Wed
Jul
05
Video from ​the June 27 talk, “​The UW Odyssey Project: Achieving Dreams Through Higher Education,” hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
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