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Thu
Mar
02
Paula Bonner, who has served in key leadership roles supporting the University of Wisconsin–Madison for more than four decades, announced her plans to retire from university service. Bonner, currently president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and chief alumni officer for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), said she will step down from those roles effective June 30. She earned her master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1976.
Wed
Mar
01
UW-Madison’s Bruce King will be delivering one of the keynote talks at the 2017 Wisconsin Technical College Assessment Conference. King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and also been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work. King's presentation, titled "Comments on Authentic Assessment," takes place on Thursday.
Wed
Mar
01
UW-Madison’s Brett Nachman authored a chapter in a newly released book that’s titled, “Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education.” Nachman’s chapter is called, “Bridging the Academic Gap,” and it examines community college honors students embarking on transfer to four-year institutions with honors programs, and what institutional partnerships among honors programs may look like. Nachman is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Feb
28
UW-Madison's Richard Halverson will be delivering a talk to the Madison Civics Club on Saturday, March 4. Halverson's talk is titled: "Reinventing Schools of Education: A Social Capital Strategy for Building the Capacity to Transform Public Education." Halverson is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and is co-director of the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network).
Mon
Feb
27
This latest work from UW-Madison's Catherine Compton-Lilly examines issues of schooling and how students and their parents make sense of educational experiences over the course of many years. The book follows a group of about 10 students from first grade through high school, bringing to the forefront issues and insights that are invisible in shorter-term projects.
Mon
Feb
27
UW-Madison's Ellie Bruecker is a co-author of a new report from the Association of Community College Trustees that examines the role of financial aid in supporting students. Bruecker is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The report is titled, "Aiding Success: The Role of Federal and State Financial Aid in Supporting California Community College Students."
Fri
Feb
24
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The article is headlined "A Nuanced Look at Women in STEM Fields at Two-Year Colleges: Factors That Shape Female Students' Transfer Intent." The report examines women's intent to transfer to a four-year program after starting STEM programs or courses at two-year colleges. Co-authors on the paper include Hsun-yu Chan, Sara Jimenez Soffa and Brett Ranon Nachman, a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Feb
23
Aaron Bird Bear has been appointed the assistant dean for student diversity programs in UW-Madison’s School of Education. In this role, Bird Bear is responsible for leadership around recruiting, supporting and retaining under-represented undergraduate and graduate students, while also serving as the Multicultural/Disadvantaged Coordinator (MDC) for the School of Education.
Tue
Feb
21
Li Chiao-Ping's contemporary dance company has an upcoming show at the Overture Center for the Arts in a collaboration with Douglas Rosenberg's visual art. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg is chair of the School of Education's Art Department. Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) will present "Landed" at the Overture Center, Promenade Hall, from March 9 to 11. The concert features Li's choreography and visual art from Rosenberg, as well as spoken text, to explore the immigrant experience from the late 1800's to the present day.
Mon
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett will be delivering a presentation about her new book Feb. 23 at Columbia University. The book is titled “Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach" and is co-authored by UW-Madison alumna Frances Vavrus. A flyer promoting the talk at Columbia University explains how Bartlett “contends that new approaches are necessitated by conceptual shifts in the social sciences, specifically in relation to culture, context, space, place, and comparison itself.”
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