In a loftlike upper level of the purple building on the corner of University Avenue and Randall Street, people dart in and out of cubicles with NERF guns, forgetting deadlines and deliverables to wage playful battles for an hour or two with their colleagues and celebrate new office space.
Graduate students in the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education have a new opportunity to bring a global perspective into their work as they seek to tackle some of the toughest issues in education.
Dance students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will perform "Les Muses," a student concert featuring contemporary dance works by six emerging student choreographers and an original piece by New York artist in residence Pamela Pietro on April 26-28 at 8 p.m.
Public higher education has come under increasing scrutiny in the past year. Facing the paradox of being expected to produce an ever-more educated workforce for the 21st century with plummeting government support, public universities are struggling to adapt with the times.
As economic and workforce challenges continue, many adults and students will seek assistance with job retraining, lifelong career development skills, continuing education and the development of 21st century skills.
Using hip-hop pedagogy as a teaching tool to integrate topics from history, politics and art to culture and performance in the classroom will be the topic of the second annual lecture series "Getting Real II" at the University of Wisconsin–Madison this spring.