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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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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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Cleo Hamilton Exemplifies Student Leadership and Commitment

If you ask his friends what makes Cleo Hamilton an outstanding example of Orange spirit, his dedication and determination are two characteristics that stand out. Hamilton is entering his senior year at Syracuse University this fall with one of the highest honors a student can receive, being named a Remembrance Scholar, defying odds along the...
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Fulbright DAI Semester Concludes with Lessons Learned in the Classroom and Through Cultural Understanding

At the start of the spring 2019 semester, Syracuse temperatures hovered in the single digits, and even hardened locals balked at the brutal cold and wind. For eighteen teachers, newly arrived from nine countries as far away as the Philippines and Senegal, the extreme weather was a novelty that quickly lost its luster. But the...
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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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Sylvia Montijo ’19: Becoming an Educator

In a middle school art class in Cuenca, Ecuador, the teacher was having trouble including a student with a visual impairment in activities. Sylvia Montijo ’19, assisting in the classroom through a Syracuse Abroad internship, began working with the student to accommodate his disability. She connected with him, gained his trust and learned how to best work...
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Angelos Skimpas discovers similarities in cultural differences

Fourth in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients As a teacher and activist in his home of Athens, Greece, Angelos Skimpas knows what it means to organize people around a common goal. This makes his ringing endorsement of the Syracuse University School of Education, the host for him and...
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Hicham Mahda finds understanding through exchanges of food and knowledge

Third in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients A high school English as a Foreign Language teacher from Rabat, Morocco, Hicham Mahda says the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers program has made him an international teacher, “which is a point of great pride in my community,”...
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New Zealand Fulbright Scholar finds cold weather, warm community at Syracuse

Second in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients While initially envious of some of her Fulbright colleagues that got sent to Arizona and warmer climates, Dianne Christenson now says she couldn’t be happier that Syracuse was ultimately selected as her destination. Not only because she got to go nearly...
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