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Category: Cultural Foundations of Education

Alum honored with Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship

Congratulations to Juliann Anesi G’08 G’15, named a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation! She is one of 10 junior faculty members across the country who received a 12-month fellowship, which includes a sabbatical stipend, research-related funding, mentoring, and participation in professional development. The fellowship seeks to increase the presence...
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Being Fat, Being Disabled and Doing Things That Feel Good

In his research, Mike Gill, associate professor of disability studies in the department of Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education, references an episode of the public radio show “This American Life” titled “Own Worst Enemy” featuring stories of people that “can’t get out of their own way” to the point of sabotaging...
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Phillandra Smith named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Phillandra Smith, second-year doctoral student in special education, is highlighted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) as Holmes Scholar of the Week. Smith is part of the first cohort of Holmes Scholars at Syracuse University; the program supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education. Smith is...
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The School of Education at AERA 2020

Due to CDC travel recommendations in light of the expanding impact of COVID-19, paired with the recent State of Emergency declared by the mayor of San Francisco, the American Educational Research Association has elected not to host a place-based Annual Meeting in 2020. Please visit the AERA website to read the official announcement. If and when...
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Hussain G’10 appointed vice president at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Congratulations! Khuram Hussain G’10 has been named vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He previously served as dean of Hobart College and associate professor of education the Colleges. Hussain received his Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education, and spoke at a recent CFE colloquia on...
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Deep Roots in Disability at Syracuse University

Since the 1940s, Syracuse University has been a leader in research, training, and advocacy efforts in disability Rights and Disability Studies. “If we have learned one thing from the civil rights movement, it’s that when others speak for you, you lose.” — Ed Roberts View this timeline as a PDF, as published in the Fall...
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Joan Burstyn: A Lifetime of Poetry and Purpose

Joan Burstyn surprised herself when she was asked to reflect on how she has spent her life since retiring from the School of Education in 2005. “I was quite amazed at all the things that I have been involved with when I came to think about it all,” she said. Burstyn was School of Education...
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Tyrone Shaw: Forever a Fellow

How the Spector/Warren Fellowship and other Syracuse learning experiences forged a path for a passionate educator. Tyrone Shaw always planned to be an educator. He was raised and inspired by his great aunt, who spent 50 years as a teacher and principal in Mount Vernon, NY, just north of the Bronx. He chose the School...
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Spector/Warren Fellows Continue Their Journey After Syracuse

When Rhiannon Berry G’09 teaches the Holocaust to her English classes at Liverpool High School (NY), she won’t say, “6.1 million Jews were murdered.” After her recent visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims, she will say, “One Jew was murdered 6.1 million times.” Berry, who studied at Holocaust Museum Houston as a...
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Igniting Imaginations in Kazakhstan

University Professor Stephen Kuusisto has traveled all over the globe, creating opportunities for children with disabilities to demonstrate their talents through inclusive arts workshops. Stephen Kuusisto likes to call himself a “blind poet with some razzle dazzle.” And he relishes sparking others’ imaginations to unleash their own creative flair. In May, as part of a...
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