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Dance News

Sat
Aug
01
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
Wed
Jul
08
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Tue
Jun
16
Earlier this spring, UW-Madison held its annual Awards in the Creative Arts event at the Fredric March Play Circle, with several faculty members and students from the School of Education receiving top recognition.
Tue
Jun
02
Diana Hess, senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, has been named the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education, University Communications announced June 2. Hess, who is also a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison, will begin Aug. 1. Hess will replace Julie Underwood, who will return to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean.
Tue
May
26
The UW-Madison Dance Department will be buzzing this summer with a range of performances, activities and visitors. Some of the highlights include: an Intercontinental Dance Concert; Li Chiao-Ping's summer dance concert; four summer dance showings in the H'Doubler Performance Space; an International Dance Education Workshop for a group of educators from China; the second annual Pre-Collegiate Invitational; and an international guest artist from Norway.
Thu
May
21
The two finalists to become the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education delivered public presentations earlier this week, and videos of both talks now are available via the search website. The finalists are: Dorothy Farrar Edwards, professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology at UW-Madison; and Diana Hess, senior vice president, Spencer Foundation, Chicago. Hess is also a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison.
Sat
May
16
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2015 cohort of graduates by hosting a pair of celebratory events at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. On Friday, May 16, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA graduates with a special Hooding Ceremony and Reception. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 16, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Commencement Breakfast Celebration.
Mon
May
11
Both candidates will give public presentations in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Farrar Edwards will present on Monday, May 18, and Hess on Wednesday, May 20. Both events are scheduled for 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Employees may attend the talks in pay status, with supervisor permission, if the presentations fall during normal work hours. During these presentations, the finalists have been invited to lay out their vision for the role.
Wed
May
06
UW-Madison’s Claude Heintz was recently interviewed on “The Cue,” where he discussed his software, lighting design for dance, and 3D visualization for lighting. Heintz is a faculty associate and the resident lighting designer for UW-Madison’s Dance Department. "The Cue" is a podcast on lighting and theatrical design created by lighting designers Andy Dolph, Joshua Langman, Dave Mickey and Mark Neisser.
Tue
Apr
28
The sterling national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the talent and dedication its faculty, staff and students. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. And on Tuesday night, the most recent class of award winners was honored during a reception and ceremony in the Wisconsin Idea room of the Education Building.
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