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Alumni Profile: Marcus Peterson ’14

Marcus Peterson is a 2014 graduate of the English Education program, and is currently at 6th Grade Reading Teacher at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Read the entire profile on the Haynes’ 15 Years, 15 Stories. “Mr. Peterson’s dedication and commitment to excellence is inspiring. In his role as a teacher leader, he led his...
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Ernesto Marquez Fragoso brings lessons of inclusion and collaboration back to Mexico City

Inclusive education in Mexico lags behind that in the United States, even at the best high schools, says Ernesto Marquez Fragoso, a mathematics and science teacher at Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades (the College of Sciences and Humanities) in Mexico City. “We don’t have a lot of students with disabilities who are identified in our...
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Evan Starling Davis named 2020-2021 Public Humanities Scholar

Evan Starling-Davis, literacy education Ph.D. student in the department of reading and language arts, has been named a 2020-2021 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellow. A joint initiative between the Syracuse University Humanities Center and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, these fellowships are supported in partnership with Humanities New York to: encourage emerging humanities scholars to...
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Akhu Mogami advocates for Music Education in Botswana

Passionate about the power of music in education, Akhutleleng “Akhu” Mogami wants to expand teaching of music to primary school students in her native Botswana. Mogami, an alto saxophonist in a jazz band and founder of a private music school in Botswana, is one of the 16 recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching...
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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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Dawn Johnson, Tiffany Koszalka honored with Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award

The Graduate School annually solicits nominations from graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni for the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. This award honors faculty who have made a significant, positive influence on graduate education at Syracuse University through their commitment to superior graduate teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence, and research initiatives....
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Kristen Konkol on Flourishing as an Athlete During COVID-19

Kristen Konkol, assistant professor of exercise science and I-MOVE coordinator, wrote an article on “Keeping Your Drive: Flourishing as an Athlete During COVID-19” for the Chopra Center. A canceled season, club, or activity does not need to lead to a canceled identity as an athlete or active individual. Athletes and active individuals can experience a...
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Tuija Kae’s unintended lesson in distance learning

Curiosity about her home country impressed Tuija Kae, a high school English teacher from Finland, when she was in her field placement at East Syracuse Minoa High School earlier this semester. She presented to ESM students about Finland and its education system, “I was very pleasantly surprised by their interest and inquisitiveness,” she says. “Finnish...
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Fulbright DAI Participant Yuli Yani understands technology’s role in the global classroom

For Yuli Yani, an English teacher at a vocational high school in Indonesia, learning about new computer apps in a Syracuse area middle school class has reinforced the importance of digital literacy as well as having a command of the English language. In her field placement at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School, Yani has observed how easily...
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Forever Orange Scholarship expands graduate school opportunities for the Class of 2020

We admire the Syracuse University Class of 2020’s resilience. In the face of a global pandemic, out students have adjusted to online learning and missed out on much-anticipated activities ahead of receiving your degree. Facing an uncertain job market, many are putting more thought into graduate studies. In combination with your undergraduate degree and your...
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