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SOE Awards Inaugural Signature Seed Grants

Three interdisciplinary project proposals from School of Education faculty have received funding in the first round of Signature Seed Grant awards. These grants support faculty and graduate students in developing collaborative research around one or more of our signature areas of scholarship: Antiracist and Inclusive Pedagogy and Practice, Digital Pedagogy and Practice, and/or Experiential Pedagogy...
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Professors Beth Myers and Mike Gill Publish “Creating Our Own Lives”

A new book edited by School of Education professors Michael Gill and Beth Myers gives voice to young adults with intellectual disability and their experiences of higher education. Creating Our Own Lives: College Students with Intellectual Disability (Minnesota, 2023) offers a powerful challenge to assumptions that intellectual disability is b met with protection or segregation....
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Now Online, The Study Council Facilitates an Equity-Focused Community of Practice for CNY Schools

Leela George, a professor in Syracuse University School of Education’s Teaching and Leadership program, says moving The Study Council sessions online has created greater flexibility for its members, bringing together public school colleagues from across Central New York for what several participants say are “robust conversations”—most recently, on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Study...
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School of Education Student-Athletes Earn ’Cuse Awards

School of Education students and alumni were among those honored at the 17th annual ’Cuse Awards, celebrating the success of all Syracuse University student-athletes and Orange teams. The Syracuse Athletics Department honored outstanding performances on the field of competition, in the classroom, and in the community on May 2, 2023, in the National Veterans Resource...
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Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06 to Receive Posthumous Honorary Degree

The late Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06, who served as the University’s Vice President and Deputy to the Senior Vice President of Student Experience, as well as Chair of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors, is among four luminaries who will be recognized with honorary degrees from Syracuse University at the 2023 Commencement on...
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HEOP/TRIO SSS Programs Hold “Real Talk” Retreat

For the second year running, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) programs held an end-of-academic-year retreat at Minnowbrook Conference Center in Indian Lake, NY. This year, the April 21 to 23 event explored the theme “Real Talk.” “The purpose of the retreat is help students...
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Christian Bevilacqua, 2023-2024 Remembrance Scholar

Christian Bevilacqua ’24 Named a Remembrance Scholar

Christian Bevilacqua ’24, a Social Studies Education major in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education and a Geography major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been named a 2023-2024 Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar by the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. Bevilacqua also is a member of the Renée...
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Five Questions for Jeffrey Gray G’81

After 34 years of service to Fordham University, Jeff Gray is retiring as Senior Vice President for Student Affairs. During his tenure, he modernized the university’s student affairs function, introducing numerous new programs while facilitating growth in the residential population and overseeing the opening of four new residence halls. Gray served as a member of...
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Alex Levy ’25 and Sam Schreiber ’25 Win 2023 Intelligence++ Inclusive Design Competition

Alex Levy, a sophomore in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Sam Schreiber, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the 2023 edition of the Intelligence++ design competition, held on April 21 in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Runners-up were the teams of Carolyn Fernandes ’23 and Cassia...
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Clinical Simulations Take Manhattan

By Professor Ben Dotger The drop-off spot for Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is clogged with taxis and people moving steadily. To clear a path, ambulance drivers chirp their sirens. One of the nation’s oldest hospitals, Bellevue’s modern front entrance is a city-block-long glass atrium. Step inside though, and the atrium leads to a very old...
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Professor Cathy Engstrom Explains Lower College Acceptance Rates for

National news network interviewed Professor Cathy Engstrom, SOE Faculty Director of Graduate Programs, about declining college acceptance rates—5% or fewer candidates at elite Ivy League schools, for example, and 10% at the universities of Georgia and Florida. “There’s probably no safety school anymore,” says Engstrom, “and it has nothing to do with the candidates.”...
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School of Education Alumni Join First-Year Seminar Leadership

Syracuse University’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) 101 welcomes new leadership in 2023 as it builds upon a strong foundation, while expanding and strengthening its engagement and experiences for new students. The team welcomes School of Education (SOE) alumna Shannon Hitchcock Schantz G’21 (Ph.D. in Higher Education), who begins her role as Director on May 16. Jimmy...
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“Voices Off, Hands Up!” Popular American Sign Language Program Expands with New 200-level Courses

When Professor Corrine Occhino took the helm of the School of Education’s American Sign Language program in fall 2021, three sections of ASL 101 and one section of ASL 102 were offered. Since then, ASL has been added to the languages accepted for the University’s core language requirement, and the program has doubled in size....
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Professor George Theoharis Helps EdWeek with Equity Audit Explainer

Equity Audits in School Districts: An Explainer (Education Week | April 18, 2023) In late 2020, the Baldwinsville Central School District in upstate New York began gathering data on middle school students’ participation in accelerated learning programs, which aim to provide them with access to Advanced Placement and other college-level courses in high school, according...
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Graduate Students Win Awards for Research, Creativity, and Teaching

The School of Education is well-represented among 2023 graduate student awards for a wide-range of research and creative work, as well as teaching, mentorship, and the Three-Minute Thesis competition, an award that encourages effective scholarly communication. Joan N. Burstyn Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research Awardees Jessica Fundalinski (with Professor Ben Dotger) Atiya McGhee, Linzy Andre...
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“Wrapped in a Sense of Calm”: Intelligence++ Brings Together Design and InclusiveU Students

As part of the inclusive entrepreneurship and design course called Intelligence++, design student Rabia Razzaq G’23 spent time last year with Andrew Dingel ’22, a student who has autism. The idea was to learn about his daily routine, interests and obstacles he encounters—and come up with ideas for a product that could enhance his quality...
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