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Fall 2018 issue of Learning Connections available online

December 10, 2018

The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine published twice a year for alumni and friends of the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online.

The ​Fall 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. (A pdf of the Fall 2018 print edition of Learning Connections is available here.)

Cover of Fall 2018 Learning ConnectionsThe theme for this latest issue is impact.

By tapping into its talents and expertise, the School is involved in a range of initiatives across the arts, health and education that are designed to positively impact our community — and our world. The Fall 2018 edition features a few examples of how faculty, staff, students and alumni are working together and with valuable partners to push boundaries and deliver innovative programs that are making a difference in real and relevant ways.

Impact: Teaching About the 2018 Elections Conference delivers strategies and tools to help teachers engage students in discussions of controversial political issues

Impact: Faisal Abdu’Allah’s FauHaus project offers court-involved youth a 'space of imagination and infinite possibilities'

Impact: Stephanie Budge’s Trans Research Lab is pioneering rigorous research while also advocating for the populations it serves

Additional Fall 2018 edition highlights include:

Letter from the Dean: As Diana Hess begins her fourth year as dean of the School of Education, she notes that she is consistently inspired by the range of impactful efforts taking place across the arts, health and education

News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

Research news: Learn about several projects that were recently funded by federal agencies, major foundations and more

Philanthropy: Zemke gift supporting 'sifting and winnowing' via occupational science research

Philanthropy: 'Accidental Professor' Fruth bolsters scholarship support with planned gift

Media mentions: Sampling of media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty members from across the School

Summer Term: GPS and other technology helping athletes find fitness faster

Imaging Self: Course helps high school students explore the arts — and themselves — in college setting during summer

Students news roundup

Alumni spotlight: TV series highlights alumna Stovall's struggle for equity at Chicago-area school

Class notes: Check out what your fellow School of Education alumni are up to

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