Events

WCER and its projects host dozens of lectures, panels discussions and other events throughout the year, including the Wisconsin Ideas in Education and Carl A. Grant series, and the annual UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair.

Nearly all these events are free, and open to the campus community, as well as to other educators, community leaders and members of the interested public.

You can scroll event descriptions beginning with the most current on this page, get a larger view and subscribe to WCER’s Google calendar, visit the individual pages for each type of event or use the search.



Past Events

ITP | The Powerful Impact of Social Norms on Intergroup Attitudes and Behaviors

Marcus Brauer, Professor, UW-Madison Department of Psychology

November 22, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


WIES Lecture | Visualizing Invisibility

Bohyun Yoon, Artist and Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

November 20, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Room 159, Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, UW-Madison


The Network | Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-Free Zones?

Justin Driver, Professor, Yale Law School

November 18, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall


ITP | Growth Mindset and the Structure of School Curricular Opportunities

Paul Hanselman, University of California, Irvine, Department of Sociology

November 15, 2019, 12 - 1:30 PM, Room 253, Educational Sciences Building


WIES Lecture | Design in Storytelling

Ellen Lupton, Founding Director, Graphic Design MFA, MICA and Curator, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

November 6, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.


CCWT | How Undergraduate Student Parents Make Decisions About Course-Taking, Majors, Jobs & Careers

Adrian H. Huerta, Assistant Professor in the Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California

November 5, 2019, 10 am, Room 159, Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, UW-Madison


Center for Ethics & Education: Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

Harry Brighouse, UW-Madison Mildred Fish Harnack Professor of Philosophy, Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies

November 5, 2019, 5-6 pm, Memorial Union -- Check TITU


School of Education | When, If Ever, Can Assessment Foster Equity?

Lorrie Shepard, University Distinguished Professor & Dean Emerita School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

October 30, 2019, 4 pm Lecture & 5 pm Reception, Room 159 & Morgridge Commons, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, UW-Madison


American Academy of Arts & Sciences | Improving Teaching: One Professor’s Experience

Harry Brighouse, Sandy Baum, Michael McPherson, UW-Madison, Skidmore College, Spencer Foundation

October 30, 2019, 4:30 pm Reception | 5 pm Program, Room 6191, Helen C. White Building, 600 N. Park Street


Researcher Regulatory Fair

Campus Resources, UW–Madison Research

October 29, 2019, 11 am - 1:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South


Mental Health at the Forefront of the Global Refugee Crisis

Dr. Essam Daod, Child psychiatrist and psychotherapist, founder of Humanity Crew

October 28, 2019, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


ITP | Baby’s First Years: Testing the Impact of Poverty Reduction in Early Childhood

Katherine Magnuson, UW-Madison School of Social Work, Director Institute for Research on Poverty

October 25, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


MSAN Student Conference 2019| The Roses That Grew From Concrete

Mandela Barnes; José González; Bettina Love, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor; Tucson Unified School District and Xicanx Institute; University of Georgia

October 23, 2019, 4-10 pm; 7:30 am-10 pm; 7:30 am -10 pm; 8-10 am, Concourse Hotel and UW-Madison Campus