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Thu
Apr
13
The new student organization Diverse-OT is receiving a 2017 Bucky Award for Social Justice Advocacy, an honor sponsored by UW-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center. This honor recognizes a registered student organization that "makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality. They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs." Diverse-OT was created by Caitlin Rhoten and Toni Solaru, two students with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Wed
Apr
12
UW-Madison’s Shari Clark will receive the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association’s (WATA) Outstanding Educator Award. This honor recognizes a member of the WATA for their outstanding contribution to the education of athletic trainers and athletic training students in Wisconsin. The award will be presented at a luncheon on April 14 in conjunction with the WATA Annual Symposium in the Wisconsin Dells. Clark is an associate faculty associate with the Department of Kinesiology and the clinical education coordinator for its Athletic Training Program.
Tue
Apr
11
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education. MMSD and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the university’s School of Education, have worked together for many years on specific problems and focused research projects. Now the organizations are joining together in a more permanent structure to support ongoing research collaboration via the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
Tue
Apr
11
Student veterans and representatives with expertise in veterans issues will be taking part in an event on Saturday, April 22 that’s designed to help future health professionals better understand the history and trends of service-related injuries, different types of combat experiences, and more. The seminar is titled, “Military and Veteran Culture for Healthcare Professionals and Students,” and it is being co-sponsored by the organizations Veterans, Educators and Traditional Students (VETS), and Diverse-OT.
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is showcased in a new video speaking about the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Initiative. The INCLUDES Initiative aims to develop STEM talents from all sectors and underrepresented groups in society. Jackson is a collaborating investigator on an INCLUDES initiative called, "The Consortium of Minority Doctoral Students." This project examined three doctoral scholars programs to identify proven, high-impact and scalable recruitment, retention and mentoring strategies for increasing the number of Hispanic and Black/African American doctoral students in engineering, computing and information sciences programs.
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison’s Adaptive Fitness program will be hosting its annual open house event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The open house will be held in Gym 6 of the UW Natatorium. There will be a keynote speaker every hour, and the winning poster in the Adaptive Fitness poster competition will be revealed. The Adapted Fitness open house is part of Disability Awareness Week, which is the week of April 17.
Mon
Apr
10
Kappa Delta Pi offers its members numerous networking opportunities and provides a range of resources throughout the various stages of one’s career. Founded in 1911, the honor society today has 40,000 members at more than 625 active chapters at universities and colleges in the United States and across the globe. And on May 4, UW-Madison’s School of Education will be establishing a new Kappa Delta Pi chapter during a luncheon ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Events Center. Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is comprised of university students in education, students seeking advanced degrees, professional educators, school administrators and education researchers.
Mon
Apr
10
​UW-Madison's Felice Amato will perform at the Banners and Cranks Festival at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, Conn., on April 14-15. Amato is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's Art Department. The Ballad Institute's current exhibit is "Banners and Cranks: Paintings and Scrolls in Performance." On April 14 and 15, there will be cranky and cantastoria performances created by puppeteers, musicians and artists. Amato will perform two cranky pieces, inspired from her research exploring the Lattimer Miners Massacre (1897) and the plight of miners now.
Sat
Apr
08
Eleven members of the UW–Madison faculty have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards, including Katherine Cramer. Cramer is a professor of political science and faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education. The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position.
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