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Mon
Oct
15
UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology is welcoming John Raglin to campus on Oct. 25 to deliver the annual William P. Morgan Lecture. Raglin is the director of graduate studies in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University-Bloomington. His research has examined psychological factors associated with performance in athletes. In addition, Raglin’s writings focus on methodological issues in sport and exercise psychology research, with a specific emphasis on the placebo effect.
Fri
Oct
12
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author on a paper that was recently published in the American Educational Research Journal that examines expectations placed on black women in higher education. The report is co-authored with Bridget Turner Kelly of the University of Maryland's College of Education, Courtney Luedke of UW-Whitewater and Tangela Blakely Reavis of Tulane University. Luedke and Reavis both earned their doctorates from UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Oct
11
Warrington Colescott, an innovative printmaker and emeritus faculty member with UW-Madison’s Art Department, passed away in September, the New York Times reports. The Times explains how Colescott “deftly navigated the intersection between tragedy and high comedy with biting etchings about civil rights, history, politics and the Internal Revenue Service (which audited him).” He died on Sept. 10 at his farmhouse in Hollandale, Wis., the Times reports, at age 97. Colescott joined UW-Madison in 1949, where he taught painting and printmaking for 37 years, the Times reports.
Tue
Oct
09
UW–Madison senior Gabbie Taschwer and two fellow members of the 2018 USA Water Ski Show Team just became the first female trio ever to perform a triple helicopter spin in competition. The record-setting feat occurred Sept. 8 at the Show Ski World Championships in Ontario, Canada. The three sailed off a ski jump, spun 360 degrees in the air, and stuck the landing. Taschwer is earning her undergraduate degree from the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Oct
08
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. He is not — he is sure to emphasize — a physician. So how did Enright become involved with a study to prolong remissions for patients with the blood cancer, multiple myeloma? Enright will be discussing his groundbreaking work on forgiveness at the UW Carbone Cancer Center's annual fall conference. This year's focus will be the unique challenges faced by young adults with cancer.
Thu
Oct
04
WISCAPE has released a new policy brief highlighting the effects of performance funding on various types of credential completions at community colleges.
Wed
Oct
03
UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer has developed a new research method, known as quantitative ethnography, to tease out rich, real-time insights buried in the digital records we all generate on a daily basis. The tool weaves the study of culture with statistics to help understand human behavior. Shaffer is the university's Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences and is a faculty member with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. He will deliver a presentation, "The Importance of Meaning: Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Turn Big Data into Real Understanding," at Union South on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1 p.m.
Mon
Oct
01
Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning performers ages 50-and-above are joining together to present “Dancing on the Ceiling.” This series of original solos highlights the mastery of these mature, renowned artists who bring nuance, subtlety and a rich sense of humanity to each work, often with witty and wry points of view. Performances take place on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m., both in Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space. This concert is being co-presented by UW-Madison’s Dance Department and Li Chiao-Ping Dance.
Sun
Sep
30
UW-Madison’s Cidgem Unal was honored earlier this month at the 14th annual Rhumba 4 Rainbow benefit to support The Rainbow Project. Unal was recognized on Friday, Sept. 21, at Union South as one of the organization’s “Extra Mile Award Winners.” She is director of UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources, which is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Fri
Sep
28
UW-Madison’s Andrea Ruppar and Bonnie Doren were recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to examine ways to help rural school districts better support special education teachers. Ruppar and Doren are faculty members with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Their funding is being provided via the Spencer Foundation’s small research grants program​.
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