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After nearly a decade leading UW-Madison’s School of Education, Dean Julie Underwood announced today that she is stepping aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as dean of the School of Education for 10 years,” says Underwood. “I intend to remain active in UW life and continue working as a member of the faculty.” She has been dean since August 2005, with a short break in those duties from January to July 2009, when she served as UW-Madison’s interim provost.
UW-Madison’s Steve Quintana was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Madison’s weekly meeting Wednesday at the Inn on the Park. Quintana holds joint appointments with the departments of Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology within the School of Education. He “shared interesting and practical insights into the value of community dialogues to address issues such as race, ethnicity and nationality.”
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero and Nancy Herrera were selected as National Latina/o Psychological Association Student Travel Scholarship Recipients and will attend the 2014 Biennial Conferencia: “Dreamers, Immigration and Social Justice: Advancing a Global Latina/o Psychology Agenda.” Minero and Herrera both are first-year doctoral students with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson is the lead author of a recently published paper that appears in the most recent edition of the Journal of Career Assessment. The article is titled, “Personal and Contextual Variables Related to Work Hope Among Undergraduate Students From Underrepresented Backgrounds.”
UW-Madison’s Francisco J. Sánchez is the co-author of three papers that have recently been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Sánchez is an assistant professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology. He arrived on the UW-Madison campus in the fall of 2012 after spending eight years with the Department of Human Genetics and the Center for Gender-Based Biology at the UCLA School of Medicine. For nearly a decade now, he has collaborated on research investigating the biological basis for sexual orientation and gender identity.
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold delivered the "Lectio Magistralis" to the Italian Society of Psychotherapy Research congress in Padua, Italy, on Sept. 12. The lecture was titled, “Cosa rende efficace una psicoterapia? Gli elementi umanistici!" -– or “What makes psychotherapy work: The humanistic elements.”
UW-Madison’s Elaina Meier, a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology, was recently awarded support from two different organizations to help further her research into providing psychological support to burn survivors, and improving care for this population.
UW-Madison’s highly ranked School of Education is in the process of welcoming another cohort of talented new faculty members to campus for the 2014-15 academic year. After bringing in 18 new faculty members in 2012-13 and signing 11 members to its talented roster a year ago, the School is adding nine more faculty members in the upcoming academic year.
The Early Morning Fitness class is a program administered by UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology that is for women age 40-and-over. This fitness course’s roots date to 1980, when the university’s Department of Preventive Medicine started them as part of an osteoporosis prevention study. Although the study ended in 1990, many of the women involved persuaded organizers to continue classes as a fee-based outreach program. Today, each class runs from 6:40 to 7:40 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Marla Delgado-Guerrero -- a doctoral candidate with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology -- and her research examining mentors’ roles in keeping minority students in college is highlighted in a Q&A published in The Capital Times. The newspaper reports how Delgado-Guerrero is studying “psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence academic persistence for marginalized communities in higher education.”
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