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Jan
23
A WISCAPE blog post discusses ​how to improve the racial climate at UW-Madison and introduces a set of recommendations from a collective of black alumni and their allies. The post, titled "Creating a place to remember fondly," was authored by Harvey Long and Valyncia C. Raphael, an alumna of the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2013) and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (Ph.D., 2016).
Mon
Jan
23
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright has recently been invited to become a regular blogger for Psychology Today. His blog for Psychology Today is called, “The Forgiving Life.” Enright has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the world for three decades. He is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, and also is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute.
Fri
Jan
20
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein, with collaborators from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago-based artist Jenny Kendler, will develop and evaluate “Garden for a Changing Climate,” a mobile public art project and interactive event series. Comprised of a series of moveable planters of native Midwestern species, “Garden for a Changing Climate” directly embodies the otherwise largely invisible, slow and dispersed threat of climate change. “This project is right smack at the intersection of the two things I am most interested in right now: out-of-school science and climate change adaptation,” says Weeth Feinstein, an associate professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Fri
Jan
20
UW-Madison recently announced 16 proposals from across campus that will be receiving funding through the university’s EI Small Grant Program. And among those receiving support are the School of Education's Adam Nelson and Natalie Zervou. Nelson, who chairs the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Zervou, a lecturer with the Dance Department, both plan to use the EI Small Grant funding to create new online classes.
Thu
Jan
19
The UW-Madison Dance Department kicks off the second half of its 90th anniversary year with its annual faculty concert, “Neither East Nor West.” The concert runs Feb. 2-4 and 9-11 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “Neither East Nor West” features the original choreography of New York guest artist and UW-Madison alumna Rosalind Newman, and six contemporary dance works by UW-Madison artists Kate Corby, Li Chiao-Ping, Liz Sexe, Marlene Skog, Chris Walker, and Jin-Wen Yu.
Thu
Jan
19
This month Project 1808, led by School of Education alumna Linda Vakunta, launched the Ebola Survivors Livelihood Skills development program. Vakunta earned her master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology from the School of Education in 2011 and is both the program lead and Project 1808 executive director. The program is funded by a one-year grant from the Sierra Leone U.S. Embassy office and is expected to train over 70 Ebola survivors at Rokel in computer training, catering, driving and tailoring.
Wed
Jan
18
UW-Madison alumna Karen Searles was recently named the Dance Educator of the Year by the Texas Dance Educator’s Association (TDEA). Searles received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a BS in Dance Education from the School of Education’s Dance Department in 2004. Today, Searles leads the dance program at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas.
Wed
Jan
18
The call for proposals is now open for the 2017 MSAN Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 27-28 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison. The Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) is a national coalition of multiracial, mid-sized, suburban-urban school districts working to understand and eliminate the effects of institutionalized racism on student achievement. The Institute, MSAN’s annual conference, is an intensive two-day professional learning opportunity dedicated to sharing cutting-edge strategies for furthering equity-focused leadership and building cultural competence in K-12 schools.
Mon
Jan
16
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett and alumna Frances Vavrus are co-authors of a recently released book that examines a new and innovative way to conduct research of policy and practice across multiple social fields. Bartlett is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Vavrus earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is now a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
Mon
Jan
16
UW-Madison alumnus Travis Graves recently received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Johnson City Press reports. Graves earned his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2003. Today he is an associate professor of sculpture with East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) Department of Art and Design.
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