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Tue
Jan
29
In response to the extreme cold, UW-Madison is canceling classes, events and campus activities beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday through noon Thursday. During this period, only essential campus services will be operating. For the latest alerts visit: https://alerts.wisc.edu/
Tue
Jan
29
Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the School of Education’s Grand Challenges team is moving the Wednesday, Jan. 30 Seed Grants Meet-up online. People wanting to learn more about the Seed Grants are invited to a virtual, Google hangout gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. The Grand Challenges team is looking for interdisciplinary, innovative, and impactful Seed Grant proposals that address critical issues in education, health, and the arts. Pre-proposals for Seed Grants are due on Feb. 15.
Tue
Jan
29
UW-Madison’s Maggie Hawkins is receiving the Leadership Through Research Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG). Hawkins is a professor with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The reviewers for this award were particularly impressed with Hawkins’ innovative contributions of her scholarship, including her cutting-edge research on issues such as critical theory, social justice language teacher education, transmodalities, community engagement, and young learners.
Mon
Jan
28
Ten faculty members from across the UW-Madison campus have been chosen to receive 2019 Distinguished Teaching Awards — including the School of Education’s Bianca Baldridge, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. UW-Madison’s Distinguished Teaching Awards are an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. This is the second major honor for Baldridge in the past couple weeks, as earlier this month she learned she would be receiving an Outstanding Women of Color award from the university.
Mon
Jan
28
UW-Madison’s Brett Nachman is the lead author on a new research paper that explains how community college websites often omit depictions of autism — or may even portray it in a medicalized, negative or dehumanizing light. The article appears in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and is titled, “Omission and Othering: Constructing Autism on Community College Websites.” Nachman explains that this work is especially important to him as someone with Asperger’s and who attended community college. The report is co-authored with Kirsten Brown, a research faculty member with Edgewood College’s educational leadership doctoral program.
Sun
Jan
27
UW-Madison’s Tandem Press is presenting a new exhibit, “Alison Saar: Printmaker,” at the Tandem Press Apex Gallery. This exhibit, which runs Feb. 1 through April 6, features a selection of limited edition fine art prints created at Tandem Press by Los Angeles-based sculptor and printmaker Alison Saar. Saar’s sculptures, assemblages and prints meditate on a range of experiences related to the African diaspora as well as her personal encounters with racism, sexism and ageism.There will be an opening reception on Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sat
Jan
26
The annual UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair is seeking proposals that spotlight education research across campus. These proposals may address research findings related to pre-k through adult education. The fair, which is co-sponsored by the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), will take place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Fri
Jan
25
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess is co-chairing a task force that’s designed to help identify how University of Wisconsin System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders. Hess is co-chairing this group with Deborah Kerr, president-elect of AASA, the national School Superintendents Association, and current superintendent of the Brown Deer School District. The UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin was announced Jan. 25. The task force will have eight members in all and is to produce a report and recommendations by May 1, 2019, for presentation to the UW System Board of Regents Education Committee in June.
Fri
Jan
25
UW-Madison’s Ross Benbow and Matthew Hora co-authored a new research paper examining the cultural nature of skills necessary to be productively employed after college graduation. Their paper, “Reconsidering College Student Employability: A Cultural Analysis of Educator and Employer Conceptions of Workplace Skills,” appeared in the Harvard Educational Review.
Thu
Jan
24
Sandra Kowalczyk, a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, received the 2018-19 Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year award in a brief ceremony Jan. 16 at the school. Kowalczyk is an alumna of UW-Madison, having earned a reading specialist license through the School of Education in 2005. Kowalczyk was recognized for her work to bring an international perspective to her classrooms and community.
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