Tag School of Education
Pandemic can’t keep UW–Madison’s Pinc from bringing MFA show to public
Guzzo Pinc’s show joined the long list of events canceled due to COVID-19. Despite the initial shock and a feeling of despair, Pinc became determined to find a way to bring his exhibition into public view.
Talking to kids about COVID-19: UW–Madison expert offers tips
What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education, offers some suggestions.
Student conference aims to empower next generation of equity leaders
More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will attend the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.
New accelerated Master of Science in Design + Innovation engages five disciplines, sparks creativity, excites employers
Combining expertise from five schools and colleges with team-based interaction, the program promises to offer students a breadth of highly desired skills.
Hip-hop choreographer Duane Lee Holland Jr. to join Dance Department faculty
"We hope with this addition to the faculty we will craft deep, integrative, and long lasting changes in the way in which diversity is conceived and implemented in our curriculum," said department chair Kate Corby. "Duane's versatility as a teacher and artist, along with his warm and professional engagement with students, will be a great benefit."
Gloria Ladson-Billings: Daring to dream in public
The renowned scholar, who has helped change the way teachers teach African American children, was the first black woman to become a tenured professor in UW–Madison’s School of Education.
Truman Lowe, acclaimed Ho-Chunk artist and professor emeritus, dies at 75
Lowe, whose works are deeply rooted in his Ho-Chunk heritage, was recognized as a master sculptor whose work bridged the traditional and contemporary, abstract and representational worlds of Native American fine art.
Conference to give educators tools to encourage difficult political discussions, talk about elections
Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities educators have to prepare young people for political engagement, says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
UW–Madison to co-lead $10 million grant to cultivate STEM faculty
To broaden participation in STEM programs and fields, the National Science Foundation awarded a five-year, $10 million NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant to be co-led by UW–Madison’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
GPS and other technology help athletes find fitness faster
A sports science class focused on the most popular technologies in the field of human performance in an effort to teach UW–Madison students how to collect data, interpret the information and use it in a meaningful way.
Girls and women not a “silver bullet” for ending poverty
Researcher Kathryn Moeller says such initiatives transfer the responsibility for change onto girls and women, and away from governments, corporations and global governance institutions whose actions have often led to the unequal distribution of resources, poor labor conditions and other structural inequities.
Gymful of effort, smiles: Adaptive fitness proves exercise is for everybody
The UW–Madison Adaptive Physical Activity Program helps its clients recover from serious injuries and illnesses with a can-do attitude and individual attention from the many students who work there.
Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift
Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.
Astronomy video game wins national award
“At Play in the Cosmos,” an educational video game developed at UW–Madison, won the third annual Mashable + Games for Change People’s Choice Award.
Festival celebrates 90 years of UW dance
“This festival is a great opportunity for us to look back at our history,” says Jin-Wen Yu, professor and chair of UW–Madison’s Dance Department.
Professor follows students from first grade through high school in new book
After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.