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Thu
Apr
12
UW-Madison alumna Julie Posselt, who earned her master’s degree in educational policy studies from the School of Education in 2002, is receiving the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award. Posselt’s research program, rooted in sociological and organizational theory, examines institutionalized inequalities in higher education and organizational efforts aimed at reducing inequities and encouraging diversity. Posselt is an assistant professor in the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Thu
Apr
12
UW-Madison alumna Mary Jane Curry recently published a book titled "Global Academic Publishing: Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies." Curry earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2000. Today she is an associate professor in the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, at the University of Rochester. Curry edited the book with Theresa Lillis from Open University.
Wed
Apr
11
UW-Madison alumna Min Yu is receiving the American Educational Research Association’s Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award for her work, “The Politics, Practices, and Possibilities of Migrant Children Schools in Contemporary China.” Min Yu earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. Today she is assistant professor in the Teacher Education Division in the College of Education at Wayne State University.
Wed
Apr
11
Kimi McKissic's solo, "John 3:16: Lost in Translation," was selected for adjudication at the 2018 ACDA North-Central Conference, hosted on the UW-Madison campus from March 21-25. McKissic's performance in the first of five adjudicated concerts earned her a spot in the Gala Concert. Her Gala Concert performance was also selected as the second alternate for the National festival.
Wed
Apr
11
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources is co-sponsoring a “Wisconsin Strong!” event during the national Week of the Young Child. This event, which includes collaborators with the Greater Dane County Early Childhood Director’s Caucus, the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Beyond Dane and Madison Public Library, is aimed at exploring family friendly workplace policies and relationship building across the business and early care and education sectors. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to noon on the third floor of Madison’s Central Library.
Tue
Apr
10
UW-Madison’s Francois Tochon was recently awarded an honorary professorship from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, a public university located in Guangzhou, China. Such an award is even more highly regarded than an honorary doctorate and is Tochon’s second honorary professorship, joining his two Ph.D.s and four honorary doctorates. Tochon is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
Apr
10
UW-Madison master of fine arts students Kaylyn Gerenz and Fikriye Oz won the 2018 ALL Prize from the Arts + Literature Laboratory. The ALL Prize is an exhibition award for third-year graduate students with the School of Education's Art Department. Oz’s MFA thesis exhibition, "Slow Death," is being ​presented through April 21. Gerenz is presenting her MFA thesis exhibition, "It’s This Way Now." Both exhibits are on display at the Arts + Literature Laboratory at 2021 Winnebago St., in Madison.
Mon
Apr
09
UW-Madison’s student chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, the Alpha Theta Upsilon Chapter, is sponsoring a panel celebrating teachers and teaching on April 24. The panel will consist of veteran and initial educators, and be moderated by Carl Grant, the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with UW-Madison’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The event will run from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the library at Madison's Wright Middle School. There will be light refreshments provided. Register for the panel here.
Mon
Apr
09
UW-Madison alumnus William C. McCoy was named director of Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics. McCoy earned a master’s degree from the School of Education in continuing and vocational education. In his new position, McCoy will oversee the institute’s operations and collaborate with partners in academia and the private sector, encouraging ethics discussion on campus, in business and in the community.
Mon
Apr
09
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings is receiving an honorary degree from Morgan State University. Ladson-Billings will be recognized during Morgan State University's 142nd spring commencement on Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Ladson-Billings earned her bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1968 before going on to receive a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Ph.D. in curriculum and teacher education from Stanford University.
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