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OT News

Fri
Jul
11
UW-Madison alumna Martha Branson-Banks provided the cover art for the summer 2014 issue of the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Banks, then known as Martha Sue Branson, earned an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the university in 1963 and worked in OT for more than 30 years.
Fri
Jul
04
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. The cover stories for this most recent issue include a look at The Network, a new project within the School that’s building collaborations between university researchers and educators in the field, and an article showcasing the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is examining some of the most critical issues facing higher education today.
Thu
Jun
12
In her first blog post for Ed Prep Matters, UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood explains how teaching and teacher training are difficult tasks these days. Ed Prep Matters is the official blog of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Underwood this year is chairing AACTE’s Board of Directors.
Tue
Jun
03
MSOT student Anne Rego was awarded the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Endowed Scholarship from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.
Sun
Jun
01
MSOT student Katie Ehlers presented at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Atlanta on May 15.
Mon
May
19
This past weekend UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2014 graduates by hosting a pair of celebrations at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. To view more than 400 photos from the Ph.D. and MFA Hooding Ceremony and Reception, and the Commencement Breakfast Celebration, visit the School's Facebook Page.
Sun
May
11
From May 12 to 19, Backpacks for Madison will place donation bins for backpacks and bags in Union South, the Memorial Union, the Natatorium, the Southeast Recreational Facility, the Shell, the Morgridge Center for Public Service in the Red Gym, and the UW Bookstore. The bags will be distributed to individuals who need them in the community. Backpacks for Madison was started last year by Malissa Roberts, a graduate student in UW-Madison’s Occupational Therapy Program, which is housed within the School of Education.
Fri
May
02
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, headed by Dr. Richard Davidson, just completed a study of the benefits of the practice of Tai Chi, linking it with teaching students with ADHD. The results were published in the Journal for Neuroscience.
Wed
Apr
30
The work of Kathy Cramer, a professor with the Department of Political Science, is steeped in providing service learning experiences for students and examining ways that UW-Madison can build stronger relationships with those outside of campus. The Morgridge Center advances the Wisconsin Idea by developing and promoting civic engagement and learning through service within local, national and global communities.
Wed
Apr
23
The highly regarded national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. And on Wednesday night, the most recent class of award winners was honored during a reception and ceremony at the Education Building.
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