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Tue
Sep
26
School of Education Dean Diana Hess took part in a national summit on Sept. 21 titled, “Democracy at a Crossroads: Our Nation’s Future Needs Innovative Civic Learning Now!” The event took place in Washington, D.C., and was designed to raise awareness about civic learning issues and showcase promising solutions to make the case that resources are needed to expand proven practices. Hess took part in a panel discussion moderated by Judy Woodruff, anchor of the “PBS NewsHour,” that was titled, “State of Our Democracy: What’s at Stake.”
Tue
Sep
26
Steven Olikara, a 2012 graduate of UW-Madison and the founder and president of the Millennial Action Project, delivered a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 19, hosted by WISCAPE.
Tue
Sep
26
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings will lead one of the monthly University Roundtable luncheon presentations, titled "Is There Still a Public for Public Education?" A major challenge of today is an evacuation of the public sphere, with public education being "one of the last remaining institutions being supported by the public." In the talk, Ladson-Billings will question whether this support is dwindling and "discuss the signs there may not be a public for public education." Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Mon
Sep
25
Of 14 applications to the inaugural Grand Challenges Engage initiative, eight finalists are receiving a combined total of $200,000 to carry out the Wisconsin Idea on behalf of the UW-Madison School of Education over the next two years. The Grand Challenges initiative inspires and facilitates interactions among School of Education faculty, staff and community partners. The goal is to build interdisciplinary teams to identify and design innovative solutions for critical social and scholarly problems across Wisconsin and around the world.
Fri
Sep
22
An article from the Badger Herald recently featured "The Discussion Project," which was developed by Paula McAvoy in collaboration with Diana Hess. The Discussion Project is a campus program that will train faculty on how to create productive discussion with students on serious topics in a more inclusive classroom. “If students simply sit shoulder-to-shoulder in lecture halls taking notes, students miss the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others,” McAvoy told the Badger Herald.
Fri
Sep
22
Faisal Abdu'Allah will give an artist talk at the upcoming Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Retrospective exhibition from UW-Madison's Arts Institute. During his artist talk on Oct. 9, Abdu'Allah will speak about his experiences with the IARP and how the residency program contributes to both the UW-Madison campus and the community as a whole.
Wed
Sep
20
UW-Madison’s Gary Lupyan and Haley Vlach recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct an innovative and interdisciplinary research project that will examine key questions of how early language experience shapes later cognitive and academic outcomes. As part of the grant, the team will develop an app to help parents track their children's language development. Vlach is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and Lupyan is an associate professor with the Department of Psychology.
Tue
Sep
19
The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) will host two talks this fall semester focused on Latin@ students and families in Wisconsin and higher education. The first event is titled, "Supporting Latin@ Students at UW-Milwaukee and Marquette," and will take next Friday, Sept. 22. The second talk will take place on Oct. 24 and features Armando Ibarra from the Department of Labor Education, UW-Extension, discussing his findings and recommendations from his research of how Wisconsin Latin@ families are integrating into local communities.
Tue
Sep
19
UW-Madison's Maggie Hawkins will be recognized as the Global Citizen of the Year at a United Nations Anniversary Luncheon hosted by the United Nations Association of Dane County. Hawkins is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Hawkins has worked as a researcher and educational consultant in multiple countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Central and South America. The United Nations Anniversary Luncheon will take place on Oct. 29 at Monona Terrace. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to United Nations Association Dane County projects such as Care for the Children of Cambodia.
Tue
Sep
19
UW-Madison's Sarah Stankey was profiled on the daily photography journal Lenscratch for its 10th anniversary "Meet the Team" feature. Stankey is a master of fine arts student with the School of Education's Art Department. In the Lenscraft article, Stankey is interviewed in a profile about her work for the website, her development as an artist and her most recent project, titled "Camp."
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