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Being Fat, Being Disabled and Doing Things That Feel Good

In his research, Mike Gill, associate professor of disability studies in the department of Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education, references an episode of the public radio show “This American Life” titled “Own Worst Enemy” featuring stories of people that “can’t get out of their own way” to the point of sabotaging...
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Prof. Marcelle Haddix honored with 2020 Orange Circle Award

Transforming people’s lives through access to affordable housing, improving literacy in some of Syracuse’s most impoverished communities, using the art of step to give back, increasing public health awareness at an area high school, and providing essential medical supplies to a hospital at the epicenter of the coronavirus—five unique endeavors that highlight the Syracuse University...
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SOE Holmes Scholar to present at TEDx Syracuse University Conference, Feb. 7

Tiffany Hamm, a Ph.D. student in science education will represent the School of Education at the 2020 TEDx Syracuse University conference on Feb. 7. This year’s event, titled “A Seat at the Table” and will feature an all-student lineup, each of the eleven presenting undergraduate and graduate students representing one of Syracuse University’s schools and...
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Justine Hastings ’21 named 2020 Unsung Hero

Justine Hastings ’21, an English education undergraduate student, has been named a 2020 Unsung Hero Award winner by the 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. She will be honored along with four other Unsung Heroes at the Celebration on Sunday, January 26. The awards are bestowed annually on people who, in...
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Finding the Beat, Finding the Story: Researching Music Education

Where is hip-hop in school music education, asks David Knapp? Music education should stress the vernacular—that is, reflect the music language of students—says Knapp, assistant professor of music education in the School of Education and the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, who uses hip-hop, rock and steel drums...
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Chandler-Olcott Looks at “What’s Strong, Not What’s Wrong”

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, professor of reading and language arts, shared her thoughts on highlighting student assets over deficits with Education Week. This week’s question was “What can teachers do to help highlight student assets and not their deficits? In other words, what can teachers do to help create that mindset for themselves when they look at students...
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Associate Dean, Dean’s Professor Melissa Luke named Provost Faculty Fellow

Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele G. Wheatly has announced the appointments of faculty members Dennis Kinsey, Brian Lonsway and Melissa Luke to serve as Provost Faculty Fellows. Luke is associate dean for research and a Dean’s Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the School of Education. Her area of focus will...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott on Importance of Inclusion in Writing Instruction

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in Reading and Language Arts, wrote about the benefit of classrooms that include all students for the Harvard Education Publishing Group Voices in Education blog. In “Why Writing Instruction Works Best in Inclusive Settings”, Chandler-Olcott says: A commitment to educating students with and without...
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Faculty Holding Leadership and Editorial Roles for Fall 2019

School of Education faculty deepen their commitments to research and teaching through leadership positions in regional and national professional organizations, and serving in editor positions at prestigious publications. Leadership Positions Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s Professor, Reading and Language Arts President, Literacy Research Association Kevin Heffernan, Dean’s Associate Professor, Exercise Science President, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter, American College...
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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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