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Wed
Mar
08
A National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committee whose members include Janet Branchaw and Eric Grodsky, both on faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education and principal investigators at its Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), recently released a study examining evidence on undergraduate research experiences. Branchaw and Grodsky are among 16 experts from across the country who were invited to join the committee in 2015.
Wed
Mar
08
UW-Madison alumna Ligia (Licho) López López will be receiving a Recognition Award for her dissertation work from Division B (Curriculum Studies) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). López López earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and her adviser was Professor Thomas Popkewitz. Her dissertation is titled, “Indígena: A history of curriculum, teacher education, and the making of human kinds.”
Wed
Mar
08
UW-Madison alumnus Lee Frazer was recognized with the 2015-16 Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award, which Fort Lewis College awards annually to one member of its faculty. Frazer earned a master’s from the School of Education in 2003 and then a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2009. In keeping with the tradition of the award, Frazer gave the commencement address at the College's Winter Commencement.
Tue
Mar
07
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has selected three people to receive honorary degrees in May, including School of Education alumna Tashia Morgridge. As an educator, advocate, volunteer and philanthropist, Tashia F. Morgridge has made incredible contributions to improve the state of public education throughout Wisconsin, across the country and around the world. Her dedication to the field of education and desire to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults will have a lasting impact on generations to come.
Tue
Mar
07
UW-Madison’s Natalia Zervou will present a performance titled, “What’s Left – Stories of Movement and Migration,” with Priya Srinivasan and Hannah Schwadron at the Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies Friday, March 10. Zervou is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. “What’s Left” is an international, multimedia collaboration on Skype, phone and FaceTime zoom to explore the issues around migration, involuntary movement, and what gets left behind in the process.
Tue
Mar
07
UW-Madison alumna Elizabeth Schnell was selected pathologist of the year by the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association. Schnell received her bachelor's degree in communicative disorders from the School of Education in 1998, and now works at Glacial Drumlin School in the Monona Grove School District. An article from the Herald-Independent newspaper reports that Schnell was nominated for the award by the mother of a young girl Schnell worked with in kindergarten and first grade.
Mon
Mar
06
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry will join Michel Martin from NPR and Wisconsin Public Radio as a panelist on March 7 to explore the question of whether college is worth it. The event is titled, "Going There: Who Needs College?" It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Monona Terrace. The show will be part of the NPR series: "Going There with Michel Martin," who is also the weekend host of NPR's "All Things Considered." The show will be produced in partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio.
Sun
Mar
05
The School of Education's Julissa Ventura was one of six winners of the 2016 University of Wisconsin–Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards. Ventura is a Ph.D. candidate ​with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and a Fellow of the Morgridge Center for Public Service Community-University Exchange-South Madison. The winners will be honored at the annual celebratory reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Edgewater Hotel. The event is free to the campus and community, but registration is requested.
Sun
Mar
05
The Digital Salon will be on display from April 9 to 16 at College Library, and the deadline to submit work is on Thursday, March 16. Submit work for the Digital Salon for review online. The Digital Salon brings together students, faculty and staff to showcase artistic and research-based projects such as experimental videos, graphic novels and essays, websites, blogs, multimedia installations and posters.
Fri
Mar
03
UW-Madison alumnus Leonard Taylor is being honored with the 2017 Dissertation of the Year Award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). Taylor received his master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is now an assistant professor in the educational leadership department at Mississippi State University. A Mississippi State press release says Taylor's research explores how higher education administrators, faculty and staff members can enhance student success and improve the "quality, quantity and diversity" of U.S. graduates by using data and other promising practices.
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