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Professor Michael Gill Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education

Professor Michael Gill, School of Education Associate Professor of Disability Studies and Cultural Foundations of Education, is among eight faculty members receiving a 2023 Syracuse University Graduate School Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The honor is presented to faculty members who have a significant, positive influence on graduate education through their commitment to...
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Savoring College Life: InclusiveU Student Mackenzie Gleason ’24 Finds Recipe for Success in Food Studies

It’s a blustery day in late November and Mackenzie Gleason ’24 makes sure she has a recipe safely tucked away in a pocket as she walks across campus to Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. She’s headed to the Susan R. Klenk Learning Café and Kitchens and is looking forward to...
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Professor George Theoharis Comments on Uptick in NYS Homeschooling

(CNY Central | March 16, 2023) New analysis released last month by The Education Trust finds the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated declining enrollment in New York State schools. This is driving the largest enrollment loss in the nation between the 2019-2020 school year and the 2021-2022 school year. But the analysis did see enrollment increases in...
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Now Accepting Applications for April 21, 2023, Intelligence++ Competition

Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad (LaunchPad) will be hosting the Intelligence++ showcase competition on April 21, 2023, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Undergraduate and graduate student teams across Syracuse University—including SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students taking innovation and entrepreneurship courses at Syracuse—who are interested in competing...
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School of Education Announces Annual Atrocity Studies Lecture on “Gathering Evidence of Atrocities”

The 2023 Atrocity Studies Annual Lecture—presented by the Syracuse University School of Education—will address how war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other atrocities are documented across the globe and the implications of this evidence for international courts and justice. The lecture features Ewa Schaller, Senior Program Officer, American Friends of Yahad-In Unum, and David M....
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School of Education Welcomes Educational Leader Nkenge A. Bergan ’95 as 2023 Convocation Speaker

Syracuse University School of Education is pleased to announce that Nkenge A. Bergan ’95, Board of Visitors member and an expert in educational leadership and school climate training, will address graduates at its 2023 Convocation Ceremony on May 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Schine Student Center Goldstein Auditorium. Named to the School of Education...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott Named Dean of the School of Education

Vice Chancellor, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter has announced the appointment of Kelly Chandler-Olcott as Dean of the Syracuse University School of Education (SOE). She has served as Interim Dean since 2021, during which time she has led and overseen a significant transformation of the School. The appointment, which was approved by the...
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Ronald Ditchek ’23: A Student Game Changer

Music education senior Ronald Ditchek ’23 is among seven students featured in Syracuse University’s “This Is Orange: Student Game Changers” feature video, explaining his role in OttoTHON, the University’s largest student-led philanthropy. The game-changing students discuss their academic pursuits, networking, and professional opportunities; study abroad experiences; and participation in clubs and organizations. They also share...
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School of Education Mourns the Passing of Ph.D. Candidate Megan Cartier G’20

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a dear member of the School of Education community. Our student, alumna, colleague, and friend Megan Cartier G’20 passed away on Feb. 28, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. Megan was a Ph.D. candidate focusing on inclusive education and disability studies, and she...
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“The Barriers Have Been Removed!” New Research Explores the Rise of Digital Music-Making in Schools During COVID-19

You are probably familiar with traditional school music learning. Starting in elementary grades with simple instruments such as recorders and xylophones through to chorus and jazz and marching bands in high school, music teaching often involves large ensemble instruction with one teacher addressing many students playing live instruments. Modern music technology—and in particular digital audio...
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School of Education Ph.D. Student ParKer Bryant Joins Lender Center AI Weaponry and Social Justice Project

These days, it’s hard to go anywhere without encountering artificial intelligence (AI). Predictive text offers to finish our web searches and our text messages. AI learning-based software can produce everything from research papers to poetry, solving complex math equations to writing computer code. AI can be used to write algorithms, collect data on which areas...
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Interview with Ibrahim Kizil G’21: SU Students Still Reeling from the Most Devastating Natural Disaster in Turkey Since 1939

On Feb. 6, 2023, at approximately 4:17 a.m., the first earthquake hit the town of Gaziantep, which lies in south-eastern Turkey near the border of Syria. This was the first and most destructive quake of that day, reaching a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. The second quake—nine hours later—read 7.5. These combined tremors...
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“So Cool”: Clinical Simulations Expand to Help Train Future Art Therapists

Continuing his pioneering work adapting clinical simulations (SIMS) across a spectrum of pre-professional and professional contexts, Professor Benjamin Dotger is collaborating with Emily Goldstein Nolan, Professor of Practice in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Department of Creative Arts Therapy. Together, Dotger and Nolan are facilitating two simulations for art therapy students in spring...
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InclusiveU Students Advocate in Albany on Student Empowerment Day

InclusiveU faculty, staff, and students journeyed to Albany, NY, on Feb. 8, 2023, to advocate with other colleges and universities from across New York State as part of a “Student Empowerment Day” urging increased state funding for higher education disability services. In partnership with the University’s Disability Cultural Center,  Center for Disability Resources and Burton...
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CNY Central: SU to Retire Jenna Caira’s ’12 Softball Jersey

Former SU softball pitcher Jenna Caira’s jersey first in program to be retired April 29 (CNY Central | Feb. 9, 2023) Softball player Eujenna Caira—a 2012 graduate of the School of Education’s physical education program and a bronze medal winner from Team Canada’s 2020 Olympic squad—will be the first former softball student-athlete to have their...
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Five Questions for Peg Koetsche ’73

A teaching artist, program manager, and evaluator, Peg Koetsch holds a B.F.A. in Synaesthetic Education (1973) from Syracuse University School of Education and a M.A. in Ceramics (1984) from Columbia Visual Arts College. Her career has taken her to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University; Madison (WI) Museum of Contemporary Art;...
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