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Wed
Feb
01
A new scholarship program will help prepare young leaders to fight poverty and improve quality of life around the world. The King-Morgridge Scholars Program will launch with a cohort of six students in fall 2017 and will be housed in UW–Madison’s International Division. It will support high-achieving students from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The program is made possible by a $36 million gift from longtime friends Robert (Bob) and Dorothy (Dottie) King, and John and Tashia Morgridge. A 1955 graduate of the UW–Madison School of Education, Tashia Frankfurth Morgridge has maintained close ties with the School, serving on its board of visitors and, with her husband, sponsoring scholarships to support students preparing to become teachers.
Wed
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Catherine Compton-Lilly and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center will both be recognized by the Wisconsin State Reading Association at the 2017 WSRA Convention in Milwaukee on Feb. 9. Compton-Lilly, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is receiving the Outstanding Service Award. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is being awarded the Wisconsin State Reading Association’s President’s Award.
Wed
Feb
01
School of Education alumnus Scott Seyforth will deliver a presentation, “The Life and Times of Carson Gulley,” to the Rotary Club of Madison at the group's next meeting on Feb. 1 at the Park Hotel. Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure in the mid-20th century known for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing.
Tue
Jan
31
UW-Madison's Robert Enright, who has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for three decades, is playing a leading role in assembling the Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for Peace, which is scheduled for July 12-13 at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center in Israel. Enright’s forgiveness model is based on the premise that letting go of feelings of anger and resentment can be liberating.
Mon
Jan
30
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative launches on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a kick-off event in the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The goal is to spark interdisciplinary teams that will define the Grand Challenges for the School of Education. There will be a short program beginning at 4 p.m., with School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Professor Rich Halverson each saying a few words about the Grand Challenges initiative. Drinks and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served. Although the event is free, registration is requested.
Mon
Jan
30
UW-Madison's Derrick Buisch and Faisal Abdu'Allah are Joan Mitchell Foundation 2016 Grant Recipients. Buisch and Abdu'Allah are two of 25 recipients of the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each. The Grant Program was established in 1993 to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support.
Fri
Jan
27
A Dance on Camera panel discussion at New York's Film Society on Feb. 6 will feature several leading teachers and administrators, including UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg, the chair of the School of Education's Art Department. The panel discussion will focus on unique curricula and how it incorporates emerging technology in dance and the changing landscape of dance film.
Thu
Jan
26
The work of UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock is being featured in a printmaking exhibition that includes more than 40 prints by a dozen contemporary Native American printmakers. Organized by the International Print Center New York, “New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking,” runs through June 15 at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hitchcock is the School of Education’s Associate Dean for the Arts, and a professor with the Art Department. He uses the print medium, with its long history of social and political commentary, to explore relationships of community, land and culture.
Thu
Jan
26
Michael Meissen, who earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1990, was recently hired as a new consultant for K-12 initiatives at Madison Area Technical College. In his new position, Meissen will lead the process of creating a strategic plan that identifies the key K-12 priority areas for consideration by the college, maximizing student success and advancing Madison College's partnership with K-12 schools.
Wed
Jan
25
The work of several faculty members with UW-Madison's Art Department will be featured in upcoming art exhibits at Edgewood College from Jan. 26 through Feb 26. There is an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Edgewood College Gallery, located in The Stream, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. , Madison, 53711.
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