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Alumni Highlights: New Appointments for Cantor, Lisi, Hayman, Austin

School of Education alumni are impacting education every day with their passion, creativity, and skill. Recent appointments and promotions showcase this dedication. Do you have a new job, recent award, exciting project? Let us know! Ronald G. Cantor G’95 (cultural foundations of education) has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cayuga...
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Campus Community Invited to Wacheva’s 10th Anniversary Open House July 20

Wacheva Cultural Arts is holding an open house fundraiser to celebrate their 10th anniversary on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include classes in dance, drumming, mindful movement, and more. Roberto Perez ’07, an instructor in the School of Education’s I-MOVE program will lead Cardio Salsa. “I want to...
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Joanna Masingila addresses graduates at Convocation

2019 Convocation Offers Wise Words to Graduates

The School of Education celebrated its 43rd Annual Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Manley Field House. 336 degree recipients were recognized, including 137 bachelor’s, 135 master’s, 43 Certificates of Advanced Study, and 21 doctoral degrees. Thirteen InclusiveU students were also recognized for completing certificate programs. In her remarks to the class of 2019,...
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Third Annual End of Year Celebration Recognized Student, Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

The 3rd annual School of Education End of Year Celebration was held on Friday, May 3 in the Schine Student Center. This event gives the School of Education community an opportunity to come together and celebrate the end of the academic year, and recognize the awards, scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other honors that students, faculty,...
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Shawn Bissetta

Alumnus Appointed Superintendent of Canastota Central School District

Shawn Bissetta ’93 G’94 has been appointed the new superintendent of Canastota Central School District in Madison County, NY starting on July 1, 2019. Bissetta is a graduate of the Social Studies Education master’s program and also holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in physical education, also from Syracuse University. He is...
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Caitlin Johnson, Brandon Fascia, Justine Hastings, and Lourdes Moralez Hernandez

School of Education Students Receive Inaugural SOURCE Grants

Four School of Education students are among the 103 students whose projects represent the first cohort of awardees funded by Syracuse University’s new Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement, known as The SOURCE. The SOURCE was created through a collaboration of the Student Association, the University Senate Research Committee, the Renée Crown University Honors...
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Gwendolyn Thomas

Exercise Science Professor Gwendolyn Thomas Secures NIH Grant to Study Exercise and Cannabis Use

Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor of exercise science in the School of Education, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the effects of resistance exercise on people with severe cannabis use disorders (CUDs). It’s the first such study, Thomas says. Thomas, director of the Exercise Prescription Laboratory (ExRx Lab), will perform this...
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Thomas Talks to Cancer Network on Exercise Research

Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and director of the Exercise Prescription Lab, and Maggie Bedillion, graduate student in the lab, spoke with Cancer Network about their research on exercise and its effect on depression and anxiety in cancer patients. Previous research has shown that there is a link between cognitive...
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Tiago Barreira Discussed Global Childhood Obesity on CNN Health

“There are still more children that are underweight in the world than there are obese, but that’s likely to change pretty soon” Tiago Barreira, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise, spoke with Jacqueline Howard of CNN Health on the global issue of childhood obesity. The World Health Organization calls childhood obesity “one of the most serious...
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