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Thu
Sep
27
UW-Madison’s alumni magazine, On Wisconsin, recently put the spotlight on the Trans Research Lab, which is led by the School of Education’s Stephanie Budge. This lab is noteworthy, On Wisconsin reports, for its specialized focus on health outcomes for transgender people. Budge, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology, is both the founder and the director of the lab.
Wed
Sep
26
UW-Madison’s Percival Matthews is the principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that’s designed to examine ways to promote equal sign knowledge among school children. The researchers will test the effectiveness of brief episodes of instruction over the course of a semester to build children’s understanding of the equal sign and associated gains in algebraic thinking. Participants in the research will be elementary- and middle- school students.
Wed
Sep
26
Are you looking for career opportunities that allow you to leverage your study abroad experiences, foreign language skills, international work/internship experience or intercultural competence? The School of Education’s Global Higher Education master’s degree program is helping host a free event on Tuesday, Oct. 2, titled “Pathways to Careers in International Higher Education.” The event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room (room 159). Participants will learn more about the growing field of international higher education by meeting with UW-Madison alumni and faculty who will demystify what it takes to get a job in the field.
Tue
Sep
25
The School of Education is hosting a retirement celebration to honor Jeff Hamm and his career from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons area. Dean Diana Hess and Hamm will deliver remarks during a short program that begins at 4 p.m. Hamm served from 2006 to earlier this month as the School of Education’s associate dean for student academic affairs, and from 1998 to 2006 as the assistant dean/director of education academic services.
Tue
Sep
25
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan will be spending two weeks in January as a visiting researcher at the Luxembourg Institute for Social and Economic Research (LISER). Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. During his time at LISER, Kaplan will be presenting his recent work on Bayesian approaches to estimating country-level trajectories in educational outcomes and collaborating on multiple LISER-based projects.
Mon
Sep
24
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman is taking part in a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, Sept. 25 examining policy changes from President Donald Trump’s administration that scholars fear could be closing the door to college for students of color. The event, which is being hosted by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, is being held in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Hillman will give a presentation titled, “How Accountability Can Increase Racial Inequality: The Care of Federal Risk-Sharing.”
Sat
Sep
22
The fourth floor of 821 East Washington Ave. will be softly illuminated by white light throughout September and October as part of a temporary public art project created by UW-Madison students Ben Orozco and Emily Leach. The new exhibit, “Something,” was installed Sept. 14 at StartingBlock Madison. The exhibit is a Madison Arts Commission BLINK temporary public art project. Orozco and Leach are pursuing their bachelor of fine arts degrees from the School of Education’s Art Department.
Thu
Sep
20
The Mixed Methods blog recently put the spotlight on research that examines the success of students at community colleges conducted by UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang, who is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She also is a faculty affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. Wang studies college students’ learning, pathways and success, with a particular focus on community colleges and STEM education.
Wed
Sep
19
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach and Percival Matthews each recently received an Understanding Human Cognition Scholar Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF). The two are faculty members with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. These awards, of which only 10 were given out this year, each provide $600,000 of funding to be used over the next six years.
Wed
Sep
19
The work of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman on “education deserts” is the focus of a recent podcast hosted on the CPRE Knowledge Hub website. The “Research Minutes” podcast explains: ”Despite a growing demand for college-level education in communities across the U.S., millions of residents currently live in what researchers call ‘higher education deserts,’ areas where students have limited or no access to a public, broad-access four-year university.” Hillman, who has conducted significant research on this topic, is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis,
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