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Thu
Feb
14
The Wisconsin Alumni Association presented LaVar Charleston, assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success at UW–Whitewater, with a 2019 Forward under 40 Award. The School of Education alum is making waves of change in the international movement to create college opportunity for all. Colleges and universities at home and abroad look to him for his voice and award-winning scholarship exploring how more students can access higher education.
Wed
Feb
13
Associate Professor of Dance, Artistic Director of First Wave, and Artistic Director of NuMoRune Collaborative Chris Walker will direct the annual "Moonshine" events this February as a part of Black History Month. The event celebrates African and Caribbean dance, as well as hip-hop, poetry, singing, chanting, and more.
Wed
Feb
13
UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education. This award recognizes Chávez-Moreno’s dissertation, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-language Education in the New Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education’s Roots.” Chávez-Moreno earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction this past summer.
Tue
Feb
12
UW–Madison’s Diana Hess is one of 16 leading researchers and educators from across the globe to be recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). Hess serves as dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. The NAEd advances high-quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The academy consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.
Tue
Feb
12
A recent book from UW-Madison’s Andrea Harris, "Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine,” has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018. Her book challenges the belief that George Balanchine's arrival in the U.S. marked the origin of the bold neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first American manifestation of the art form. Harris is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Tue
Feb
12
Black News recently reported on “The Handbook of Research on Black Males,” a new book exploring facts about black men that includes an introduction from UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson.
Mon
Feb
11
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright recently delivered three presentations about his groundbreaking forgiveness work at various conferences overseas. He has constructed a framework for teaching people how to forgive and how to see inherent worth in others. Enright has developed this framework into a 20-step forgiveness program that he regards as essential for achieving a forgiving life.
Mon
Feb
11
Two teams with ties to UW-Madison, including one that’s utilizing the expertise of Elizabeth Graue, are advancing to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment. Graue and her colleagues are part of the “We Care for Dane Kids” initiative, which is a multi-faceted approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors.
Sat
Feb
09
The Isthmus recently put the spotlight on an oral history collection of Madison’s black pioneers edited by UW-Madison alum Muriel Simms. Simms worked as an educator in Madison and holds two degrees from the School of Education — a master's from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her book is titled, “Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families.”
Fri
Feb
08
UW-Madison's new bachelor of science in health promotion and health equity (HPHE) program will be housed in the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. This program responds to student interest and employer demand for health-related expertise and health education careers, and will be run in collaboration with the School's Departments of Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
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