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Thu
Dec
01
A documentary from UW-Madison alumnus Marc Kornblatt, "What I Did In Fifth Grade," will have a free public screening on the UW-Madison campus on Saturday, Dec. 3. The film will be shown from noon to 3 p.m. in the Marquee Cinema at Union South. Kornblatt received his undergraduate degree in elementary education from UW-Madison's School of Education in 2001. Kornblatt retired from the classroom following the 2014-15 academic year after a 16-year second career as a teacher. He now devotes more time to filmmaking.
Thu
Dec
01
UW-Madison's Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy are co-winners of the University of Louisville's prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education for their important work exploring the role of teachers in perpetuating serious, thoughtful political deliberation in schools. Such efforts are at the heart of a democratic education and these discussions help students understand diverse points of view and become more politically engaged adults. Grawemeyer winners will present lectures about their award-winning ideas when they visit Louisville in April to accept their $100,000 prizes.
Wed
Nov
30
Join Mad Gaffers (UW-Madison student glassblowing club), Hot Fresh Press (UW-Madison student printmaking club), and Clay Collective (UW-Madison student ceramics club) for their Annual Holiday Craft Sale at the Art Lofts. Hand crafted pieces of art will be for sale, including ornaments. There will also be a unique event with the Mad Gaffers where participants can be a part of blowing their own glass ornament for $45. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18.
Wed
Nov
30
An upcoming exhibition called “Dirty Work” will display a collection of ceramics created by advanced UW-Madison students. The Ceramics Program, housed within the School of Education’s Art Department, is turning 105 this year. In the program, advanced students are taught a multitude of different techniques for their clay, such as coiling, pinching and mold making, and students are encouraged to use these techniques to develop their individual aesthetic. The exhibition will run from Dec. 10 to 16 at the Art Lofts Gallery, 111 N. Frances St., on the UW-Madison campus.
Tue
Nov
29
UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora will speak about his new book “Beyond the Skills Gap” at a book launch event hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) on Dec. 9. Hora is a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is housed within the School of Education.
Tue
Nov
29
Julie Underwood’s latest “Under the Law” column was published in the November issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine. The column is about recent expanded support for homeless students in the law. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Nov
28
Team Sickle Cell and the Morgridge Center for Public Service are teaming up to raise awareness around donor diversity at the Fall 2016 Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive. The event on Tuesday, Dec. 6, runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Education Building.
Mon
Nov
28
School of Education alumna Tanya Keenan was featured in an article ​from Urban Milwaukee about being selected as the faculty commencement speaker for Mount Mary University's winter graduation. Keenan earned an undergraduate degree in secondary English education from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 1997. Keenan earlier in the semester was also awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016. She has worked as an instructor at Mount Mary since September 2011, teaching core English composition classes.
Mon
Nov
28
School of Education alumna Laura Hunt was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal's weekly "Know Your Madisonian" column. Hunt received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the School of Education in 1988. The article focuses on Hunt's work as program coordinator at the Madison Senior Center. Although she never expected to work with seniors after graduating with a degree in elementary education, Hunt calls her work a good fit.
Fri
Nov
25
UW-Madison School of Education alumna Jen Scott Curwood earlier this year received the Australian Teacher Educator of the Year Award. The honor came from Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB), in partnership with the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA). She was recognized at the 2016 ATEA National Conference held in Ballarat this past summer. Curwood earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum ​& Instruction in 2011.
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