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Qiu Wang and Nicole Fonger Contribute to New Book on Contemplative Practice

Several Syracuse University professors, representing a number of different disciplines, have contributed to a new book, Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices (Nova Publishers, 2018) that explores the question of how to research contemplative practice to better illustrate its value. Qiu Wang, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, co-edited the book along with Diane...
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Dawn Johnson Named ACPA Senior Scholar

Dawn Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, has been named a Senior Scholar by the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International. This award goes to faculty members who advocate for integration of scholarship into the practice of student affairs. “ACPA has long been my professional home, so I am humbled and honored...
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RLA Faculty, Staff Co-author Article for Science Direct

Yinan Liu, doctoral candidate in Literacy Education, Bong Gee Jang, assistant professor, and Zaline Roy-Campbell, associate professor, all from the Department of Reading and Language Arts, have published an article in the top-tier Journal Computers and Education. This article, titled “Optimum input mode in the modality and redundancy principles for university ESL students’ multimedia learning”, finds...
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Nicole Fonger and Charlotte Sharpe Named STaR Fellows

Nicole Fonger and Charlotte Sharpe, both assistant professors in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, have been selected as 2018 STaR Fellows by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. The Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) Program is an early career induction program for faculty in mathematics education designed to address common challenges related to developing leadership...
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Teaching with Dignity: Friends, colleagues reflect on legacy of education pioneer Robert “Bob” Newman

Soon after retiring from public teaching, Thelma Bonzek ’43 treated her former Syracuse professor Robert “Bob” Newman to lunch. The duo (along with their respective spouses, Joe Bonzek and Katherine Hughes ’91, ‘07) rekindled their affiliation over coffee and sandwiches, while espousing the merits of individualized education—a contrast to the more prevalent one-size-fits-all model. “I...
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James H. Rolling, Jr. Voted President-Elect of National Art Education Association

James Haywood Rolling Jr., dual professor and chair of art education and teaching and leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and School of Education and director of diversity, equity and inclusion in VPA, has been elected by his peers for the office of president-elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA)....
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Gwendolyn Thomas Speaks to CNN About Exercise Study

Gwendoyn Thomas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Director of the Exercise Prescription Lab, spoke with CNN Health about a new study in the American Journal of Epidemilogy. Gwendolyn Thomas, an exercise physiologist and director of the Exercise Prescription Lab at Syracuse University in New York, called the new study “exciting…” “…In this article,...
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O’Hara’s Work Highlights the Effects of Social Class Microaggressions on Individuals

Caroline O’Hara, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, co-authored a new study in Counselor Education & Supervision exploring doctoral-level counseling students’ encounters with social class microaggressions (SCMs) during counselor education training Although overt expressions of hostility are considered to be ill-mannered and undesirable behaviors, covert discrimination and degradation continue to be directed...
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Christine Ashby, Julia White co-edit relaunched teacher education journal

Two faculty members from the Syracuse University School of Education have relaunched Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, the journal of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as an online, open-access clearinghouse on the preparation and professional development of educators. Associate professor Christine Ashby and assistant professor Julia White, both in the...
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School of Education launches interdisciplinary minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice

The School of Education has created a new minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice that prepares students to be engaged citizens, advocates, scholars, and leaders in a changing global society. This interdisciplinary minor, open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students, provides a background in the Holocaust, other global atrocities and human...
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