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OT News

Wed
Dec
17
In an effort to help faculty and students implement innovative projects designed to bolster teaching and learning, UW-Madison’s School of Education recently awarded a dozen Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grants. “The ways in which people thought about infusing technology were really interesting, often innovative and sometimes crossed departmental boundaries,” says Dan Jacobsohn, the chief information officer for the School of Education and the person who launched the RITI grant program this fall.
Wed
Dec
03
UW-Madison’s Brittany Travers is a co-author of a recent paper examining why individuals with autism spectrum disorder struggle with decision making. The report, which appears in the journal Autism Research, notes that “decision making plays a key role in daily function, but little is known regarding how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make decisions.”
Thu
Nov
20
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a landmark gift of $100 million from John and Tashia Morgridge, representing the largest single contribution from individual donors in the history of the institution. A 1955 graduate of the School of Education, Tashia Frankfurth Morgridge has maintained close ties with the school, serving on its board of visitors and, with her husband, sponsoring scholarships to support students preparing to become teachers. A retired special education teacher, she has been a volunteer teacher for students with learning disabilities.
Fri
Nov
14
After nearly a decade leading UW-Madison’s School of Education, Dean Julie Underwood announced today that she is stepping aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as dean of the School of Education for 10 years,” says Underwood. “I intend to remain active in UW life and continue working as a member of the faculty.” She has been dean since August 2005, with a short break in those duties from January to July 2009, when she served as UW-Madison’s interim provost.
Mon
Nov
10
UW-Madison’s Occupational Therapy Program is helping host a Community Inclusion Dining Event at a local Culver’s restaurant on Monday, Nov. 17.
Mon
Oct
27
UW-Madison’s Dorothy Farrar-Edwards was selected as one of five Faculty Fellows for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Academic Leadership Program. The first leadership forum of the 2014-15 academic year was held last week at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Mon
Sep
29
The latest edition of the Occupational Therapy program’s annual alumni publication, “OT Matters,” is now available online.
Sat
Sep
27
UW-Madison’s Dorothy Farrar-Edwards took part in the the first Black Women’s Wellness Day held in Wisconsin. The event took place Sept. 20 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison. Farrar-Edwards, who chairs the Department of Kinesiology and is a professor of occupational therapy, led a session called, “Living Well at Every Age: A Special Session for Senior Women.”
Sat
Sep
20
In conjunction with the Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force, students from UW-Madison’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program -- under the supervision of OT clinical instructor Debbie Bebeau -- will be providing fall assessments as part of an inter-professional experience at the Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim Lane, in Sun Prairie, Wis. In addition to those from UW-Madison’s MSOT program, others from the university’s physical therapy program and nursing students will also take part in the “Only Leaves Should Fall” event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Wed
Sep
10
More than 100 people attended a pizza party thrown by the Department of Kinesiology on Sept. 5 to welcome four new faculty members to the UW-Madison campus. The new faculty members include Brittany Travers, Janet Branchaw, Kristen Pickett and Lisa Cadmus-Bertram.
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