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Five Questions for Jaime Castillo G’16

Jaime Castillo is a 2016 graduate of the School of Education’s Counseling and Counselor Education doctoral program. He also holds a B.S. in Psychology from Penn State University and an M.S. in School Counseling from the University of Scranton. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, he is currently Director of Counseling Services at SUNY-Geneseo. Castillo describes...
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School of Education Receives Gift to Fund Indigenous Teacher Preparation Scholarships

An anonymous benefactor has given $150,000 to the Syracuse University School of Education to provide scholarships for Native American students preparing to become inclusive education teachers. The School of Education Indigenous Teacher Preparation Fund will provide scholarships to at least seven undergraduate students in its first cohort, which will matriculate by the 2026-2027 academic year....
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School of Education Mourns the Passing of Professor Emeritus Alan Goldberg

Syracuse University School of Education mourns Professor Emeritus Alan Goldberg, 90, who passed on June 1 at Inova Hospital in Alexandria, VA. A distinguished faculty member in the Counseling and Human Services program, in 2006 he spearheaded SOE’s Holocaust and Genocide Education initiative, which includes the Spector/Warren Fellowship for Holocaust and Human Rights Education. Alan...
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Disability Studies Graduate Alexis Wilner ’24 Wins Orlin Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis

Alexis Wilner ’24 was awarded the David Orlin Prize for Overall Outstanding Thesis Project, as well as best professional studies thesis, at the 2024 Renée Crown University Honors Program Convocation on May 10. Wilner is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual Arts and Performing Arts’ drama program and the School of Education’s (SOE)...
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Nikkia Borowski G’20 Speaks to EdWeek about English Learners with Disabilities

(EdWeek | May 13, 2024) Students with disabilities face a gamut of challenges when it comes to accessing high-quality K-12 education, including a shortage of specialized teachers. The nation’s growing English-learner population faces outsized needs as their English-language proficiency scores remain lower than pre-COVID-19-pandemic averages, and immigrant English learners in particular require more trauma-informed instruction....
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Doctoral Student ParKer Bryant Joins Research Addressing New Conclusions About AI and Society

Today’s discussions of artificial intelligence (AI) tend to focus on its most visible presence, such as the chatbot ChatGPT. Yet, as two doctoral students discovered during their past year as Lender Center for Social Justice student fellows, AI exists in society in many forms, both readily apparent and not well recognized. ParKer Bryant and Aren...
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Emilee Baker G’24 Looks Ahead to Unique Postdoctoral Researcher Role

When she was a special education teacher, Emilee Baker G’24 could see that the educational system was failing students with disabilities. To address that challenge, she decided to pursue doctoral studies in Syracuse University School of Education, supported by a Project INCLUDE grant. She will graduate this spring and, in August, she’ll pursue a new career as a...
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Dean Chandler-Olcott Reflects on Work of Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence

Since the beginning of Fall 2023, School of Education Dean Kelly Chandler-Olcott has been working alongside Rob Hradsky, Vice President for Student Engagement in Student Experience, as the new Co-chair of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence. In a conversation with SU News, Chandler-Olcott says she is impressed by those working on...
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Inclusive Works Holds InclusiveU Networking Breakfast

The InclusiveU Business Engagement Group held its 2024 Inclusion Works Networking Breakfast on May 9, 2024, inviting the local business community to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management to meet with graduating InclusiveU students. View the photo essay: Now they are graduating, InclusiveU students are looking for integrated, meaningful employment—just like any other...
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Two School of Education Students Among Record Number of Fulbright Recipients

School of Education students Julianne Strauss ’23, G’24 and Elizabeth Vanek G’24 are among 14 Syracuse University students and alumni named as 2024 recipients of awards through the Fulbright US Student Program. Five students were also chosen as alternates. This is the largest number of US Student Fulbright recipients that Syracuse University has had in...
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7 Student Teams Win Prizes to Advance Their Intelligence++ Disability, Inclusion Innovations

Seven student-designed products, services, and technologies meant to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities won recognition and seed funding at the Intelligence++ Showcase on April 25, 2024. The showcase is the culmination of the two-semester Intelligence++ (DES 400/600) course taught by Don Carr, professor and Program Coordinator for Industrial and Interaction Design in the...
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Professor David Pérez II Awarded Pearson Excellence in Higher Education Award

David Pérez II, an associate professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at Syracuse University, has been awarded an Exemplary Teaching and Learning award from educational publishing and services company Pearson Education Inc. The awards recognize “the brilliance and hard work of faculty members [who] inspire us … honoring those who are doing...
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Disability Studies, Fermentation, and the Premier League: A Q&A with Professor Mike Gill

Soup Russell ’27 sat down with School of Education Associate Professor Mike Gill to talk about his passion for Disability Studies (a program celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024), his scholarly interest in fermentation, his love of English Premier League football (he’s a Tottenham Hotspur fan), and what he loves most about teaching at Syracuse...
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Christian Bevilacqua ’24 Awarded Prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

Christian Bevilacqua ’24, a Social Studies Education and Geography major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), and School of Education, is one of five Syracuse University undergraduates selected as recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), through which they will immerse themselves in intensive language study...
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Three School of Education Students Named 2024-2025 Remembrance Scholars

Three Syracuse University School of Education students are among 35 chosen as 2024-2025 Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars. Mason Garbus of Hannibal, NY, is a music education major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and the School of Education (SOE). Mason Romero of Olathe, KS, is a music education major in VPA and...
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Professor Wendy Moy’s “Resurrecting Song” Discussed by Music Mark

(MusicMark.org.uk | March 25, 2024) There was a time, not very long ago, when singing was at the forefront of debates about safety in classrooms and choirs were seen as the dangerous epicentre of “super-spreader” events. Though it might seem rather hazy to look back on now, Music Mark was at the forefront of conversations...
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