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Wed
Dec
14
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.
Tue
Dec
13
The UW-Madison Arts Institute and University Housing have announced the appointment of Faisal Abdu’Allah as the new faculty director of The Studio: Creative Arts & Design Community in Sellery Residence Hall. Abdu’Allah replaces John Hitchcock, who was named associate dean for the arts in the School of Education earlier this fall. Both professors are faculty in the Art Department. Abdu’Allah is an internationally acclaimed artist who creates iconographic imagery of power, race, masculinity, violence and faith to challenge the values and ideologies attached to those images.
Sun
Dec
11
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute is seeking pre-proposals for the spring 2018 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, with a deadline of Jan. 5, 2017. The program brings innovative artists to campus, allows students to undertake ambitious projects, provides course credit, and strengthens programmatic ties among individual departments, programs, and other campus and community arts entities.
Wed
Nov
30
Join Mad Gaffers (UW-Madison student glassblowing club), Hot Fresh Press (UW-Madison student printmaking club), and Clay Collective (UW-Madison student ceramics club) for their Annual Holiday Craft Sale at the Art Lofts. Hand crafted pieces of art will be for sale, including ornaments. There will also be a unique event with the Mad Gaffers where participants can be a part of blowing their own glass ornament for $45. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18.
Wed
Nov
30
An upcoming exhibition called “Dirty Work” will display a collection of ceramics created by advanced UW-Madison students. The Ceramics Program, housed within the School of Education’s Art Department, is turning 105 this year. In the program, advanced students are taught a multitude of different techniques for their clay, such as coiling, pinching and mold making, and students are encouraged to use these techniques to develop their individual aesthetic. The exhibition will run from Dec. 10 to 16 at the Art Lofts Gallery, 111 N. Frances St., on the UW-Madison campus.
Tue
Nov
15
The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools hosted a Lip Sync for Schools fundraiser on Nov. 4 to celebrate and support local students and educators. A team from UW-Madison’s School of Education entered this year’s event and performed a snippet from the song “Yorktown” from the musical “Hamilton.” Led by Dean Diana Hess as George Washington, the group also included Erica Halverson, Simone Schweber, Faisal Abdu'Allah, Paula McAvoy and Marcia Standiford.
Fri
Nov
11
UW-Madison's Art Department is hosting a Community Arts Outreach Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The ​event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., is an effort to create opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between those involved with the local arts community. The event is open to the public and will take place in room 6241 of the Humanities Building.
Fri
Nov
11
Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) and the UW-Madison Dance Department present "Weight of Things" at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall Nov. ​17-19. This concert brings together a diverse, internationally acclaimed group of artists, including flutist Laura Falzon, visual artist Douglas Rosenberg and textile design artist Meeta Mastani. Together they will take audiences on a highly visual and metaphoric journey that tackles the weighty issues of our environment and our souls.
Sat
Nov
05
UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings were featured in a Daily Cardinal report about their recent lectures as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor of printmaking with the School of Education's Art Department. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Nov
03
UW-Madison Professor Douglas Rosenberg is taking part in two events during the Light Moves Festival of Screendance in Limerick, Ireland, Nov. 3-6. Rosenberg is the chair of the School of Education's Art Department. The first project is a part of the Installations at LCGA titled "Lift, Carry, Hold," in which Rosenberg invites participants to allow him to lift and hold them for as long as possible in silence. The second event is a celebration of the publication of "The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies," edited by Rosenberg.
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