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Category: Cultural Foundations of Education

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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Alumni Highlights: New Appointments for Cantor, Lisi, Hayman, Austin

School of Education alumni are impacting education every day with their passion, creativity, and skill. Recent appointments and promotions showcase this dedication. Do you have a new job, recent award, exciting project? Let us know! Ronald G. Cantor G’95 (cultural foundations of education) has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cayuga...
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Summer Fellowships Help Doctoral Candidates Focus on Finishing Dissertation

50 Syracuse University doctoral candidates were awarded Summer Disseratation Fellowship for summer 2019. Each student received $4,000 in Invest Syracuse funding to help them focus on their dissertations instead of having to work extra hours—away from their research—to support themselves. To apply for the fellowship, doctoral students must be in good standing, have completed all...
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School of Education Welcomes Two inaugural Holmes Scholars

The School of Education has welcomed two new doctoral students from the prestigious AACTE Holmes Scholars program. Tiffany Hamm and Phillandra Smith will pursue their doctoral studies at Syracuse for the next three years while participating in mentorship, leadership, research and policy activities on a national scale through AACTE (the American Association of Colleges for...
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Michael Gill: Change Doesn’t Come Overnight

But it certainly happens more quickly if you surround yourself with revolutionary thinkers. That’s one of the reasons Michael Gill, associate professor of disability studies, decided to take his teaching career to Syracuse University. Gill started as an assistant professor in disability studies in fall 2015; he held prior faculty roles at Grinnell (Iowa) and...
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2019 Convocation Offers Wise Words to Graduates

The School of Education celebrated its 43rd Annual Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Manley Field House. 336 degree recipients were recognized, including 137 bachelor’s, 135 master’s, 43 Certificates of Advanced Study, and 21 doctoral degrees. Thirteen InclusiveU students were also recognized for completing certificate programs. In her remarks to the class of 2019,...
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