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Qiu Wang and Nicole Fonger Contribute to New Book on Contemplative Practice

Several Syracuse University professors, representing a number of different disciplines, have contributed to a new book, Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices (Nova Publishers, 2018) that explores the question of how to research contemplative practice to better illustrate its value. Qiu Wang, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, co-edited the book along with Diane...
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Waterman Receives Award from NASPA

Stephanie J. Waterman, Ph.D. ’83, G’04 (Higher Education) received the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award from NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has provided dedicated service, consistent advocacy, and outstanding leadership to the higher education community on the national or international level. Stephanie is currently...
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Dawn Johnson Named ACPA Senior Scholar

Dawn Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, has been named a Senior Scholar by the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International. This award goes to faculty members who advocate for integration of scholarship into the practice of student affairs. “ACPA has long been my professional home, so I am humbled and honored...
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Meagen Donoghue appointed to Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority

Meagen Donoghue G’01 (Higher Education) has been named the new Executive Director of the Fitchburg, Massachusetts Redevelopment Authority. Donoghue also teaches part time in the Urban Studies and History departments at Worcester State University.
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School of Education at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting

The Syracuse University School of Education is well represented by our faculty, students, and alumni at the American Educational Research Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting in New York, NY, April 13-17. Presentation titles, locations, and times are listed below. The full program including abstracts is available on the AERA website. Reception for Faculty, Students, Alumni, Colleagues, and...
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School of Education Offers New Graduate Scholarship Initiative

The Syracuse University School of Education announces a new scholarship initiative that will provide master’s tuition support for the children of Syracuse University employees. The Orange Family Scholarship will offer funding covering 25% of the cost of tuition to children of Syracuse University faculty and staff members who have graduated from their undergraduate degree programs within the...
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School of Education Presentations at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting

The Syracuse University School of Education is well represented by our faculty, students, and alumni at the American Educational Research Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, April 27-May 1. Presentation titles, locations, and times are listed below. The full program including abstracts is available on the AERA website. Reception for Faculty, Students, Alumni, Colleagues,...
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Vincent Tinto awarded National Award from NASPA

Vincent Tinto, distinguished professor emertius of higher education in the School of Education, was selected as the recipient of the 2017 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award by the NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs...
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Tamara Durant G’15 receives honors for her dissertation

Tamara Durant G’15 is the runner-up recipient of the NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Melvene D. Hardee dissertation of the Year Award. Durant’s dissertation titled, “Is Faith On the Campus Tour? Rural, Public College Students’ Exploration of Spiritual and Religious Identity,” was one of top four dissertations reviewed by a committee of faculty...
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