Learning Connections


This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. The ​Summer 2019 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. A pdf of the ​Summer Learning Connections is available here.

Summer 2019 edition highlights include:

Message from the Dean: Diana Hess highlights the value of community

Learning Connections Summer 2019 edition coverVoices: Robert Enright travels globe spreading news about his groundbreaking forgiveness work

Voices: Toms Jones and John Hitchcock share their perspectives via their work being featured in the 'Original Warrior' exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum

Voices: Closing Remarks from 2019 spring graduates

Voices: Additional highlights

Connecting with Community: Evaluation and policy clinics give graduate students such as Anthony Hernandez (on the cover of this issue of Learning Connections) opportunities to build partnerships and connect research to practice

Connecting with Community: Wisconsin Idea Seed grant ​connects university's autism experts and graduate students with rural healthcare facility

Connecting with Community: Undergraduate Shasparay Lighteard launches arts festival to celebrate black artists and build community

News and Notes: Check out a range of highlights from across the School during this past academic year

Media Mentions: ​Learn about ​some of the media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty, staff and alumni associated with the School

Innovation: Wei LAB, led by Jerlando Jackson, is partnering with Nehemiah to examine ways to reduce health disparities in African-American communities

Innovation: Student outcomes data crunchers brought into UW–Madison's financial aid office with launch of Associate Professor Nicholas Hillman's SSTAR Lab

Innovation: ​Additional highlights 

Spotlight: UW–Madison alums Perry and Sean LaRoque launch Mansfield Hall, a living and learning community that helps students with diverse needs realize their goals

Spotlight: Learn how Buff Brennan has spent her career encouraging and supporting dance students

Badgers shine at #AERA19

Alumni breakouts
Class notes: Check out what your fellow School of Education alumni are up to

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