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Professor Emeritus Shares Impact of Spector/Warren Fellowship

Alan Goldberg, professor emeritus in counseling and human services and inaugral director of Holocaust and Genocide Education at the School of Education, penned an op-ed to Syracuse.com in response to an August article about holocaust education. Goldberg highlights the importance of teacher knowledge and understanding in teaching about the Holocaust and other atrocities. The School...
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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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Syracuse ITC’s Summer Bridge Program connects to Syracuse University

Fifteen rising ninth graders are on the Syracuse University campus this week as part of a developing program to engage encourage students from the Institute of Technology at Central Tech high school (ITC) to seek pathways to college and careers in bio-tech fields. They will be learning about reading maps, calculating distances, and collecting data,...
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Campus Community Invited to Wacheva’s 10th Anniversary Open House July 20

Wacheva Cultural Arts is holding an open house fundraiser to celebrate their 10th anniversary on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include classes in dance, drumming, mindful movement, and more. Roberto Perez ’07, an instructor in the School of Education’s I-MOVE program will lead Cardio Salsa. “I want to...
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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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Teaching Art as a Tool for Transformation

Sharif Bey, professor of art education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, spoke to Syracuse University Magazine about how art changed his life, and how he now uses it to shape the lives of his students and communities. “Making art makes for a more fierce, more...
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Exploring Education in Kenya

After two decades of teaching, learning, research, and mentoring, the ‘Cuse in Kenya program has evolved into a study abroad course, EDU 400/600 Experiencing Education in Rural and Urban Settings in Kenya. Led by Joanna Masingila, School of Education Dean and Professor, and Jeffery Mangram, Associate Professor of Teaching and Leadership and Provost’s Faculty Fellow,...
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Sapon-Shevin Talks LGBTQ Curriculum with The 74

Nationally, most states don’t have explicit rules around if and how teachers discuss gender and sexuality in the classroom. But the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive course content can be powerful, advocates say. Mara Sapon Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, spoke to The 74 for “The State of LGBTQ Curriculum: Tide Is...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott on Summer Learning Loss

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, wrote about summer learning loss, common advice, and what research really shows for The Conversation. In “What advice articles miss about ‘summer loss'” Chandler-Olcott draws on her work with the Syracuse University Summer Literacy Clinic,...
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Mara Sapon-Shevin Addresses Recent Mock Slave Auction Controversy

Mara Sapon Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, spoke to Spectrum news about allegations last month that a fourth grade teacher in the Watertown City School District had students participate in a mock slave auction. Sapon-Shevin spoke about the district and community response to the allegations, as well as...
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