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For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.
The Huffington Post recently published an article headlined, “Bisexual Invisibility: The LGBT Community's Dirty Little Secret.” And among the papers the blog post cites in an effort to put this hot-button topic in perspective is one co-authored by UW-Madison alumna Tangela Roberts, Professor Sharon Horne of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and UW-Madison Professor William Hoyt. Hoyt, who chairs the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, explains that there has been a flurry of articles on this group lately, including evidence that their experiences of discrimination come from both the gay community and the straight community.
Over 100 people attended a recent panel discussion on implicit bias in postsecondary education, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Video from the discussion is now available for viewing on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
UW-Madison’s Carmen Valdez was recently awarded a mini-grant through the university’s Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. Valdez’s research team will use the funding to partner with Glacier Edge Elementary School in Verona with the goal of implementing Fortalezas Familiares (Family Strengths) beginning in the fall of 2016. Fortalezas Familiares is an intervention for Latina women with depression and their families. Valdez is a licensed professional psychologist and an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison alumna Sherry Lucille was recently featured in an article by Madison365 headlined, " 'Love Released' Highlights Local African-American Women Writers." Lucille, along with Fabu Phillis Carter and Catrina Sparkman will co-host the Love Released Launch Party on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Central Branch Library, where Lucille will be releasing her novel titled, “Love Promises.” Lucille earned a master's in counseling from the School of Education in 1988.
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March ​7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
WISCAPE is pleased to announce its inaugural speaker series, titled “Furthering College Access and Opportunity.”
UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary during 2016 and is kicking off recognition of this milestone with a “Campus and Community Summit,” on Friday, Feb. 5. This event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, is an opportunity for UW-Madison faculty, staff and students to highlight and share past or ongoing community partnerships, while also looking towards the future. Several with links to the School of Education will be featured guests and speakers at the Campus and Community Summit.
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2015 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends.
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