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Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, SU Honorary Degree Candidate to Teach Maymester course

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg, one of six individuals of exceptional achievement to receive Syracuse University honorary degree at its 157th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 15, will remain in Syracuse to teach a MayMester course, CFE 600, “Documentary Films in Education: The Director’s Cut.” In her most recent work, “Wretches & Jabberers,” two men...
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School of Education Launches Free Mobile App to Assist Parents, Advocates

Syracuse University School of Education professor Alan Foley has designed and launched a new iPhone app to help parents better advocate for their children with disabilities. iAdvocate is a free application available through iTunes that provides information on advocacy strategies for parents to help ensure school-aged children with disabilities are provided appropriate services and resources...
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Haddix, Rolling, and Applebaum to be Honored for Teaching Excellence

Three faculty in the School of Education will be honored by Syracuse University on April 13. Barbara Applebaum, associate professor of cultural foundations of education, will receive the Syracuse University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. Also being honored are Marcelle Haddix, assistant professor of reading and language arts, and James Haywood Rolling, Jr., associate professor of...
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Campus Screenings of “Wretches & Jabberers” Announced for April 16 and 28

The Syracuse University School of Education will host three screenings of the new documentary film “Wretches & Jabberers,” on Saturday, April 16 at 2 pm and 6 pm, and on Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm, at the Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse III on the SU Campus.  The screenings are free and open to the...
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Biklen to deliver Keynote at CNY Graduate Student Conference on Publicly-Engaged Scholarship, April 15

Graduate students from Syracuse University, Cornell University and the University of Rochester will gather in Syracuse for the 4th Annual Central New York Conference on Publicly-Engaged Graduate Education. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 15 at The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Registration is free and includes breakfast and...
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Queering Education Research Institute to host “A Day of Art, Education and Action”

The Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) will offer a half-day workshop on April 1 for area K-12 educators on improving school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) students. Pre-service teachers, students and allies are also welcome to attend. “Queer Students CNY: A Day of Art, Education and Action” will run...
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The School of Education Mourns the Passing of Professor Emeritus Wolf Wolfensberger

Wolf Wolfensberger, Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University, died on February 27, 2011. Hired by Burton Blatt in 1973, Wolf founded the Training Institute on Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry and was best known for popularizing the principle of normalization in North America and developing the concept of social role valorization. He is widely...
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Syracuse City Elementary School Receives Recognition for Inclusive Practices

Salem Hyde Elementary School in Syracuse has received a state grant and recognition as one of just 23 model schools in the state for inclusive special education. School staff and administration will celebrate their new honor with a banner-raising ceremony at 3:15 p.m., March 10 in the Salem Hyde library. The New York State Education...
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Columna to be Honored with National Social Justice and Diversity Award

Luis Columna, associate professor of physical education and exercise science in the School of Education, has been selected to receive the 2011 Social Justice and Diversity Young Professional Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).  Columna will be presented with the award at the organization’s national convention in San...
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School of Education alumna returns home in Haiti’s time of need

When her mother called from Haiti soon after the earthquake hit January 12, Gaëlle Simon ’00 knew her family and home were safe. It wasn’t until she returned to her Washington, D.C, home that night and turned on CNN that she realized the enormity of the situation. Within weeks, she would see the devastation firsthand, returning to...
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