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UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a great opportunity to get ahead in one’s studies or stay on track for graduation -– while still leaving time to savor the best of summer. The School of Education is a campus leader in offering Summer Term classes, and in 2017 is making available more than 125 unique courses, including many that are online. Visit the School of Education’s Summer Term website -- -- and check out the range of courses available that speak directly to students’ interests and satisfy their academic needs.
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson has been selected to serve as a founding member of a new American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Developing Guidelines for Psychology Practice with Low-Income and Economically Marginalized Clients. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. She is a national-level expert on social class as a factor in mental health and psychological intervention.
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero is featured in the cover story of the most recent Capital Times newspaper. The report is headlined: “ 'We certainly are afraid': Undocumented children of immigrants hope Trump won’t erase recent gains.” When she was a child, Minero and her parents immigrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Today, Minero is a Ph.D. student with School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and an outspoken advocate for immigration reform.
UW-Madison’s Kyira Hauer is featured in the January issue of Brava magazine as one of its “2017 Women to Watch.” Hauer is pursuing her master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.
UW-Madison's Carmen Valdez will speak at the Center for Child and Family Well-being's second brown bag seminar of the school year in October. Valdez is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology. Valdez will give a lecture titled "To Be or Not to Be From Here: Immigrant Youth Identity Formation in an Anti-Immigrant World," and will present her case study research on immigrant youth identity. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at noon in Plenary Hall on the fifth floor of Nancy Nicholas Hall. The seminar is free and open to the public.
UW-Madison’s William Hoyt was recently notified that he will be one of 10 recipients of the 2016 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. This honor is given to mentors who have inspired a former student to make a significant contribution to society. According to the award’s requirements, the academic faculty member must have inspired the student to create an organization on a lasting basis that will benefit the community at large. Hoyt chairs the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. The former student Hoyt mentored and inspired is Kimberley Lakes, who earned her Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 2004.
Badger Bridge, a networking site for UW-Madison alumni, is now live. Use it to build connections with classmates and other Badgers.
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