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Syracuse University community mourns passing of staff member and student Bridget Lawson

The Syracuse University community mourns the passing of Bridget Lawson, a dedicated staff member, friend, mentor, and emerging scholar. For twenty years, Bridget was a fixture in many Syracuse University initiatives, academic opportunity services, and organizations that benefitted diverse populations of students in educational and community settings. Bridget had recently stepped into a new professional...
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2020 School of Education End of Year Honors

The School of Education faculty and staff celebrate the accomplishments of all members of our community during this 2019-20 academic year! Below is a listing of some of the most notable honors received by students and faculty during this last year. Student Awards and Honors Faculty/staff Awards and Honors Kelly Chandler-Olcott—Divergent Book Award for Excellence...
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Alum honored with Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship

Congratulations to Juliann Anesi G’08 G’15, named a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation! She is one of 10 junior faculty members across the country who received a 12-month fellowship, which includes a sabbatical stipend, research-related funding, mentoring, and participation in professional development. The fellowship seeks to increase the presence...
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Mike Gill

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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Phillandra Smith

Phillandra Smith named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Phillandra Smith, second-year doctoral student in special education, is highlighted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) as Holmes Scholar of the Week. Smith is part of the first cohort of Holmes Scholars at Syracuse University; the program supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education. Smith is...
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The School of Education at AERA 2020

Due to CDC travel recommendations in light of the expanding impact of COVID-19, paired with the recent State of Emergency declared by the mayor of San Francisco, the American Educational Research Association has elected not to host a place-based Annual Meeting in 2020. Please visit the AERA website to read the official announcement. If and when...
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Khuram Hussain speaks at the CFE colloquia

Hussain G’10 appointed vice president at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Congratulations! Khuram Hussain G’10 has been named vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He previously served as dean of Hobart College and associate professor of education the Colleges. Hussain received his Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education, and spoke at a recent CFE colloquia on...
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Three women wearing 'label jars not people' t shirts

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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Joan Burstyn: A Lifetime of Poetry and Purpose

Joan Burstyn surprised herself when she was asked to reflect on how she has spent her life since retiring from the School of Education in 2005. “I was quite amazed at all the things that I have been involved with when I came to think about it all,” she said. Burstyn was School of Education...
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