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Schupak Family Gift Establishes Endowed Scholarship and Fund

Syracuse University is thrilled to announce The Schupak Family Fund and Scholarship for Education, Leadership, and Public Service. The gift is composed of annual support and a significant bequest from alumnus Donald Schupak ’64, L’66. The Schupak Family Fund and Scholarship represents the deeply held values of Schupak, who recognizes that Syracuse University is a...
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Dean Masingila Participates in Discussion for The New York Times

Joanna Masingila, dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education, appeared along with a panel of educational experts in a New York Times feature. Masingila, along with a half-dozen other educational professionals from the public and private sectors, participated in a discussion on teaching styles. Masingila was approached because of her expertise...
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Jennifer Berke named an Exceptional Master Leader by Exchange Magazine

Jennifer E. Berke, Ph.D. (Markulis), a 1970 graduate of Syracuse University , has received the honor of being named an Exceptional Master Leader by Exchange magazine, a bimonthly publication for over 30 years, focusing on the administration of programs for young children. Over 27,000 early childhood professionals rely on Exchange for practical ideas and proven strategies for dealing with...
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Assistant Professor Tiago Barreira Contributes to Global Study on Childhood Obesity

Tiago Barreira, assistant professor in the School of Education’s department of exercise science, is part of a team of researchers who collaborated on The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle, and the Environment (ISCOLE). The study, which took five years to complete, collected data from over 7,000 children (ages 9 to 11 years of age),...
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Taishoff Center Receives $2 Million to Create Model InclusiveU Program

The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education in the School of Education has received $2 million in federal funds to develop programs and conduct research for national use through the InclusiveU initiative, which supports individualized and inclusive options for students with intellectual disabilities at the University. The funding comes from the U.S. Department...
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Kathy Hinchman, Educator and Administrator, Receives Prestigious Award

Kathy Hinchman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education and professor in the Reading and Language Arts Center, received the Albert J. Kingston Service Award given by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). Formerly the National Reading Conference (NRC), the LRA honors individuals with the Kingston Award based upon their distinguished contributions and...
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School of Education to Sponsor Honorary Degree Recipient at 161st Commencement

The Syracuse University School of Education is pleased to sponsor Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto as she takes the stage to receive an honorary degree from Syracuse University at its 161st Commencement on Sunday, May 10. Sonia Nieto is professor emerita of language, literacy and culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, but her teaching and ideas have...
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Former Bangor High football star looking forward to first season as defensive line coach at UNH

When former Bangor High School football star and Fitzpatrick Trophy winner Peter McCarty first attended the University of Massachusetts, he majored in criminal justice. Temporarily. “I didn’t want to be stereotyped as a jock,” explained McC arty, who was a fullback and defensive end at Bangor. “But by the end of the first semester, I...
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School of Education Student Appointed to White House Committee

President Barack Obama has appointed Micah Fialka-Feldman, a student and employee at the School of Education, to serve on the President’s Committee for People for Intellectual Disabilities. Ten other individuals around the nation were appointed to this committee for a term expiring in May 2016. President Obama says, “The extraordinary dedication these men and women...
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SOE Alum Dr. Linda LeMura Selected as Le Moyne College’s 14th President and First Female Lay President in the History of Jesuit Higher Education

Dr. Linda M. LeMura has been unanimously elected by the Le Moyne College Board of Trustees to become the next president of the Jesuit institution. In being selected to assume Le Moyne’s presidency, Dr. LeMura will become the first lay female to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world. “I...
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