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Category: Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program offered by Blackstone Launchpad and Taishoff Center

An innovative, interdisciplinary program focused on inclusive entrepreneurship and design is being offered for the 2020-2021 academic year in partnership with the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars (LaunchPad) at Syracuse University Libraries, the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education (InclusiveU), and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) through the generous donation from Gianfranco...
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Four outstanding SOE, InclusiveU students selected as 2020-2021 Remembrance Scholars

Four students from the School of Education and the Taishoff Center’s InclusiveU have been named 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars, one of Syracuse University’s most prestigious honors. Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, competitive process. Honorees include: Andrew Benbenek of Cicero, New York, studying broadcast and digital journalism through InclusiveU; Justine Hastings of...
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Beth Myers speaks to NBC News about the ADA’s 30th Anniversary

Assistant professor Beth Myers spoke to NBC News about the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the progress made, and the work still to be done. The ADA was landmark civil rights legislation when passed in 1990, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including education, employment,...
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SOE student support is key ingredient to InclusiveU success

Jared Khan-Bagley is an inclusive elementary education major in the School of Education and a peer trainer for InclusiveU, a program of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education that provides higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He plans events, seminars, and other activities that connect InclusiveU students with the larger campus...
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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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Jared Khan-Bagley ’22 on peer partnerships and plans for the future

Anybody walking through Huntington Hall or attending a School of Education event this year has probably seen or met Jared Khan-Bagley ‘22. His presence and demeanor is a model for any student and future educator. He’s friendly, approachable, and finds joy in supporting and mentoring other students. As well as these qualities will serve him...
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Deep Roots in Disability at Syracuse University

Since the 1940s, Syracuse University has been a leader in research, training, and advocacy efforts in disability Rights and Disability Studies. “If we have learned one thing from the civil rights movement, it’s that when others speak for you, you lose.” — Ed Roberts View this timeline as a PDF, as published in the Fall...
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InclusiveU’s Harry Dydo is Right Where He Belongs #BeOrange

Harry is a Syracuse University senior, and like his peers, he’s looking forward to what lies ahead: graduation, getting a job, owning a home and getting married to his girlfriend, Gabby. He was born with Down syndrome, and despite the obstacles in his path, has fully embraced life. The highlight so far has been the...
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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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Michael Gill: Change Doesn’t Come Overnight

But it certainly happens more quickly if you surround yourself with revolutionary thinkers. That’s one of the reasons Michael Gill, associate professor of disability studies, decided to take his teaching career to Syracuse University. Gill started as an assistant professor in disability studies in fall 2015; he held prior faculty roles at Grinnell (Iowa) and...
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