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Sun
Feb
25
Adam Nelson, an alumnus of UW-Madison, was selected to receive the 2018 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). Nelson earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2017. Nelson’s dissertation is titled, "Learning and Development as a Result of Student Conduct Administration." Reviewers noted how Nelson’s dissertation is contributing to the field’s knowledge base and professional practice, adding that his research methodology was sound and thorough.
Sun
Feb
25
UW-Madison’s Alyssa Ramírez Stege has been selected for induction into the Bouchet Graduate House Society this spring. She is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. This is a national award in recognition of Ramírez Stege's exemplary qualities of character, leadership and advocacy for traditionally underrepresented students. Ramírez Stege's has been a campus leader providing mentoring and mental health support to underrepresented students at UW-Madison.
Sat
Feb
24
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) recently learned that Eagle’s Wing Child Care, UW Preschool Lab and Little Chicks Learning Academy earned National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). The accreditation process took more than a year to complete and included surveys, classroom and playground updates, policy review and site visits. While all of OCCFR’s campus child care centers have maintained annual accreditation by the City of Madison’s Child Care Unit, this is the first time the centers have garnered NECPA status, national recognition as an exceptional site for children.
Sat
Feb
24
Jacob Lindheimer has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development to receive a five-year Career Development Award. Lindheimer is a third-year post-doctoral fellow with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, where he works with faculty member Dane Cook’s Exercise Psychology Lab. The long-term goal of ​Lindheimer's research project, “Acute exercise tolerance among Veterans with Gulf War Illness,” is to develop an evidence-based exercise dose that can be prescribed to Veterans with Gulf War Illness.
Fri
Feb
23
Kathryn Moeller first started looking into efforts by major corporations and their foundations to support girls and young women in Latin America, Africa and Asia more than a decade ago. At the time, several global brands, such as Nike and ExxonMobil, were getting behind theories promoted by some economists in the early 1990s that considered investing in girls’ and women’s education to be the most efficient way to end poverty and promote development. Moeller’s extensive research examining these efforts was released in a new book in February titled, “The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.”
Fri
Feb
23
From the day Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were announced as the artists charged with painting former President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama, Leslie Smith III waited in suspense for the reveal. “I was both surprised and amazed with the finished paintings,” says UW-Madison’s Smith, an associate professor of painting and drawing with the School of Education’s Art Department. “They both undoubtedly exhibit the nuances of each artists’ current studio practices while remaining sensitive to specific archetypal characteristics of both President Obama and Michelle Obama.”
Fri
Feb
23
UW-Madison's J. Leigh Garcia published an article with Edge Effects titled, "The Violent Environments of the Mexico-U.S. Border." Garcia is pursuing a master of fine arts degree from the School of Education's Art Department. In the article, Garcia writes about how she has used her roots of her ancestry as a seventh-generation Texan of European descent and a granddaughter of Mexican immigrants to shape her artwork.
Thu
Feb
22
An exhibit from UW-Madison's Tom Loeser titled, "Please Please Please," will be on display in the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco through May 20. Loeser is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. Loeser's exhibit will showcase 20 furniture pieces, most of them new, and framed artworks. Loeser has long explored "unconventional, invitational furniture" since the early 1980s with his series of folding chairs as wall-hung art. In the years since, he has created chests and rocking chairs and benches --​ typical furniture, but with a twist.
Thu
Feb
22
UW-Madison's David Bell, Eric Post, Daniel Schaefer and Stephanie Trigsted co-authored a new study titled, "Sports Specialization Characteristics Between Rural and Suburban High School Athletes." The study set out to explore the differences in sport participation characteristics between suburban and rural high schools, and how the differences may correlate with overuse injuries. The resulting data indicates high school athletes at suburban high schools who classified as highly specialized and engaging in a high competition volume are more likely to be associated with a higher risk of overuse injury.
Wed
Feb
21
UW-Madison's Marlene Skog will receive the 2018 Wisconsin Dance Council Distinction Award. Skog is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. The Wisconsin Dance Council in 1984 began recognizing people who have made significant contributions to dance education, dance therapy, choreography, performance, dance production, dance research, and the general support of dance in Wisconsin. Skog will be honored at the 2018 Dance Council Conference, Award Reception, and Ceremony on Aug. 18 in Neenah.
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