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Wed
Mar
16
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.
Sun
Feb
28
UW-Madison alumna Susie Silbert was appointed curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning (New York) Museum of Glass (CMoG). Silbert earned her BFA from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2003. An independent curator, writer and historian, Silbert has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of glass and strong connections to people in the field. In her new role, Silbert will be responsible for the acquisition, exhibition, cataloguing and research of the museum’s modern and contemporary collection, a period ranging from 1900 to the present day.
Sat
Feb
27
UW-Madison's Helen Bullard and Felice Amato collaborated on a poem published earlier this year in the Thin Noon Journal titled, “Orchard Weight.” Both are Ph.D. students at the university, with Amato doing her doctoral work through the School of Education’s Art Department.
Tue
Feb
23
UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah is profiled in a recent Isthmus newspaper article headlined, “Rising Star.” Abdu’Allah is an associate professor of printmaking with the School of Education’s Art Department. The article begins: “Faisal Abdu’Allah has not shied away from controversial topics since joining the UW-Madison faculty” in 2014. “There is a level of bravery in the work that I don’t think was there before. I’m able to challenge myself in knowing that I’m communicating to a completely different audience in the Midwest," Abdu'Allah tells Isthmus.
Sat
Feb
13
UW-Madison alumna S.V. Medaris earned the "Best in Show" award for her woodcut,"Hog Butcher for the World," at the 2016 Wisconsin Artists Biennial. Medaris earned her MFA from the School of Education's Art Department in 2011.
Mon
Feb
08
UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry, an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education's Art Department,­ is a nominee for the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards is considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Barry is perhaps best known as the author of the nationally syndicated “Ernie Pook’s Comeek,” featuring Marlys and Freddy. In Madison, she has more recently gained attention for the classes she teaches on drawing, writing and the creative process, working out of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Wed
Feb
03
UW-Madison student Eric Wolever w​ill have his work displayed at the 39th Annual Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition. The exhibition will run from Feb. 6 through May 15 at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. A reception will be held on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Wolever is an MFA candidate in the Art Department.
Mon
Feb
01
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters on Jan. 29 announced its 2016 Fellows, and several with ties to UW-Madison's School of Education received this prestigious honor. Among the 11 Academy Fellows for 2016 include: Ginny Moore Kruse, emeritus director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center; Robert Mathieu, director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research; and Paula Panczenko, the director of the Tandem Press.
Mon
Feb
01
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.
Sun
Jan
31
UW-Madison’s Helen Lee was recently awarded a John H. Hauberg Fellowship by the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Lee is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department and heads the university’s Glass Lab. A Pilchuck Glass School website explains how these fellowships are named for Pilchuck co-founder John H. Hauberg (1916–2002), a philanthropist and art collector.
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