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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. This week, Moeller’s extensive research examining these efforts was released in a new book 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.
Wed
Feb
21
Early in December, UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar presented at the first Arts Agôn session, sponsored by the UW Arts Institute. He shared his work on electro-acoustic and sound design for the collaborative piece "When Time Ran Out," which was performed earlier this month in the faculty concert "in tension." And in January, the modern ballet "Martha (The Searchers)" by New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich, featured selections of Koykkar's music on its soundtrack.
Tue
Feb
20
A book from UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley was showcased as a “director’s pick” at last week’s AASA, the School Superintendents Association, conference in Nashville, Tenn. Halverson and Kelley are co-authors of “Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools,” which was released in 2017. This publication is based on 20 years of combined research on school effectiveness and leadership, and maps the quality of school leadership and tells schools the next stages for improving teaching and learning for their students.
Tue
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” This event, which runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. eastern time, will be held in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and is designed to spur a conversation about risk-sharing proposals in anticipation of a Higher Education Act reauthorization. Hillman explains that “risk sharing,” in this context, is describing when students default on their student loan debt. Students’ credit scores are downgraded, they lose eligibility from other financial aid and they could even face wage garnishment. The colleges where these students obtained this debt have far fewer consequences when borrowers default. Because of this, Sen. Lamar Alexander has advocated for a “risk sharing” policy designed to penalize colleges with poor student loan repayment outcomes.
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