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Neuroscience Expert Shares her Love for Dance with People with Parkinson’s Disease

When asked about her dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), Tumay Tunur is clear, “It is a dance class, not dance therapy,” she says. She feels dance helps people with PD escape from their world of problems, medication and illness. Her program is called Moving Through Possibilities and is designed to help people...
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Doctoral Students Present at United Nations in Vienna

Two School of Education special education doctoral students, Brent Elder and Michelle Damiani, presented at the 2016 Zero Project Conference, convened by the Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre at the United Nations Office in Vienna. The conference was held from Feb. 10-12 and highlighted 98 innovative policies and practices...
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School of Education Hosts Student Group from Japan’s Kobe University

A group of students from Kobe University in Japan visited the University during the first week of February. The seven students, both undergraduate and graduate, and their faculty mentor spent a week with School of Education faculty and local school sites to see various educational structures and learn about disability studies and inclusive education from...
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Syracuse University Fit Families Program To Include Children with Autism

The Syracuse University Fit Families Program for Children with Autism, a research-based physical activity program for families with children with autism ages five to 10, is currently accepting applications for its five-session workshop beginning in March 2016. Thanks to the generous support of the John Hussman Foundation and the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, Luis Columna,...
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Community 4 All: Digital Toolkits Will Promote Community Inclusion and Participation for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities

For the past year, School of Education faculty, staff, and students, self-advocates, and experts from around the country have been developing six digital toolkits for people with intellectual disabilities. The toolkits are part of the “Community 4 All” project, a five-year $2.3 million dollar grant awarded to Syracuse University’s Center on Human Policy from the...
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Kwame Alexander to Speak on ‘The Good Ones’

The School of Education continues the Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. with author Kwame Alexander. Alexander is a poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author of 21 books and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel “The Crossover.” His talk, “The Good...
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A Homecoming of Homecomings for the Syracuse 8

Members of the Syracuse 8 will forever bleed orange. Dubbed the Syracuse 8 by the media in the seventies, the group included nine members of the 1970 Syracuse University football team who petitioned for racial equality on the team. The group came back to Syracuse University for homecoming weekend to tell their story and talk...
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Writing Our Lives Fosters Community of Writers

For the past six years, the Writing Our Lives conference has been helping young area writers share their stories and listen to the stories of other young people. But the event also brings about a wider impact. The conference—being held Nov. 7—is continuing to strengthen and build a vibrant local community of writers. That was...
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Doug Biklen Imaging Disability in Film Showcase to be presented at Syracuse International Film Festival, October 17

The filmography of Syracuse University School of Education Dean Emeritus Douglas Biklen will be celebrated at the 12th annual Syracuse International Film Festival, October 14-18, 2015. The Doug Biklen Imaging Disability in Film Showcase will be on Saturday, October 17, 2:30 – 5 PM at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202....
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ULSAMP Hosts Forensic Science Camp for Syracuse City Students August 3-7

From Aug. 3-7, 45 students from the Syracuse City School District in grades 7-12, lived on the Syracuse University campus and participated in an academic schedule as rigorous as most college students’. They were part of the NSBE Jr. program, hosted by the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. The National Society for Black...
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