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UW-Madison’s Pa Her delivered the keynote speech at the annual Hmong Gala on Saturday, April 25. Her is a first-year doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Saturday’s event was to celebrate and draw support for the Madison-based Hmong Language and Culture Enrichment Program, which seeks to “develop productive citizens and leaders through enhancing academic skills.”
The School of Education's Alberta Gloria is a passionate professor of counseling psychology and chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program at UW-Madison. She walks alongside her students each step of the way, creating an academic "family" that roots them in a cultural and academic context while pressing them to look at the bigger picture. This dedication to students' lives has earned Gloria the Student Personnel Association's highest honor: the Chancellor's Award.
Three UW-Madison students who are conducting their studies within the School of Education were recently inducted into the university’s Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. This society commemorates the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university (Physics, Yale University, 1876). Those earning recognition include doctoral candidates Saili Kulkarni, Patrice Leverett and Gerardo Mancilla.
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its annual “AERA 2015 Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Chicago April 16-20. And this guide is an excellent way to get a sense of the depth, breadth and quality of education research taking place across UW-Madison's School of Education, and to learn when and how those efforts are going to be showcased at the AERA Annual Meeting.
John R. Martins earned his Ph.D. in guidance and counseling from UW-Madison in 1974 and went on to make a significant difference in the lives of numerous students and patients. He was both a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Chicago, and served as a faculty member at Roosevelt University for nearly three decades. Martins, who passed away in December 2013, is continuing to impact lives through a generous estate gift to the Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg was recently selected to receive the Kenneth Howard Memorial Student Travel Award for an upcoming poster presentation at the 2015 Society for Psychotherapy Research’s International Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Goldberg is a Ph.D. student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology. His poster presentation is titled, "Therapist effects in trajectories of change: Do therapist effects manifest differently for short versus long-term clients?"
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold will be giving a talk on Friday, March 20 about his recently released book, “The Great Psychotherapy Debate (second edition).” The event is being hosted by the Department of Counseling Psychology as part of the Diversity and Social Justice Committee’s Colloquium Series.
U.S. News & World Report published its annual graduate school rankings on March 10, and UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions for the second consecutive year. In all, 10 specialty programs housed within the School of Education were highlighted this year by U.S. News as being among the elite programs in the nation. In particular, UW-Madison ranked No. 1 among all schools in the categories of Curriculum/Instruction, Educational Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling.
Dustin Brockberg, a first-year doctoral student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology, is the newly appointed State Advocacy Coordinator (SAC) for Wisconsin. In this role, Brockberg’s primary duties include working with campus representatives from universities across the state of Wisconsin to ensure that information from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is being disseminated to the larger student body.
The search for the next dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education is officially underway. In November, Dean Julie Underwood announced that she would step aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty.
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