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Tue
Nov
21
UW-Madison alumnus Simon Goldberg recently co-authored an article published in the journal Clinical Psychology Review about mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders. Says Goldberg, who received his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology: "Rather than viewing mindfulness as an 'alternative' therapy, our study suggests mindfulness on average shows similar effects to other frontline treatments, things like cognitive-behavior therapy and antidepressant medications."
Mon
Nov
20
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, Dec. 2-3. The concert takes place in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Ten student choreographers -- Nolan Elsbecker, Amanda Graziano, Julianna Hom, Kimi McKissic, Jessica Robling, Megan Schimke, Bailey Seymour, Jenny Smith, Alice Svetic and Kaitlin Verchimak -- will present a mix of solo and ensemble works Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., followed by a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 pm.
Mon
Nov
20
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple delivered the keynote address at the Re-Imagining Education for Democracy Summit in Queensland, Australia, on Nov. 13. Apple’s address was titled, “Can Education Change Society?” Apple writes that while it is important to offer analyses and critiques of the way the terrain of educational reform has been dominated by neoliberal and neoconservative policies, it is equally important to build critically democratic alternatives.
Fri
Nov
17
UW-Madison’s Carolyn Kelley and Alexandra Pavlakis of Southern Methodist University co-authored a paper that received the 2017 Journal of Research on Leadership Education’s Best Article Award. The award-wining research article is titled, “Accreditation in the Professions Implications for Educational Leadership Preparation Programs.” Kelley is the School of Education’s senior associate dean for academic programs and is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Pavlakis is an alumna of UW-Madison and an assistant professor at SMU.
Fri
Nov
17
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) selected UW-Madison’s Laura Chávez-Moreno as an AAHHE Ford Foundation Graduate Student Fellow for 2018. Chávez-Moreno is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. As part of this prestigious honor, Chávez-Moreno will attend the annual AAHHE Conference March 8-10 in Irvine, Calif., where she will be presenting her dissertation research.
Fri
Nov
17
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes and members of her lab led a workshop on exercise and brain health at the Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) east location on Nov. 9. The event was part of MSCR’s "Brain Health Workshops," for people age 50-and-over. These free events are presented by MSCR, in cooperation with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County, and the Alzheimer's Association. Barnes is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and heads the Barnes Lab within the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory, where she investigates potential risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Thu
Nov
16
Community-based Learning courses (also known as Service Learning courses) are just like any credit-bearing class available at UW-Madison, but are courses that also get students involved in service and real-world experience by including a hands-on project with a local community partner. More than 30 departments across campus are offering a class for credit in spring 2018.
Wed
Nov
15
A recent article co-authored by UW-Madison alumnus Simon Goldberg is putting the spotlight on the need for more rigorous research into mindfulness-based interventions. The paper is titled, “Is mindfulness research methodology improving over time? A systematic review,” and it appeared in the open-access journal PLOS One. Goldberg, who received his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology in August, is the lead author on the report. He is currently completing his postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research & Development at the Seattle VA and the University of Washington.
Wed
Nov
15
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 79 schools nationwide being awarded funds through the U.S. Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. CCAMPIS funds assist low-income student parents with the cost of childcare and related services as a means to overcome barriers to degree completion. The total award is $682,660, and will be awarded over the next four years. This grant, administered by UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR), provides financial assistance for child care to qualifying student parents with infants.
Wed
Nov
15
School of Education Dean Diana Hess is receiving the 2017 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). This prestigious annual honor recognizes professionals who have made extensive contributions to knowledge concerning significant areas of social studies education through meritorious research. The award will be presented to Hess in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the NCSS 97th Annual Conference, during the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Business Meeting.
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