Jumping into the madness-creativity debate
Michelangelo, Cobain, Van Gogh...Does a troubled life spark creativity? It’s a question getting much attention, but Professor Keith Sawyer says no.
Suzanne Gulledge chosen for Academic Leadership Program
Gulledge was one of eight faculty members from across campus chosen for the 2014-15 cohort of the program, which is designed to help prepare and support current and emerging Carolina academic leaders.
Alumna Profile: Mallory Nickel ’12 teaches on the move
Mallory Nickel tells us how she runs her classes at Lee Early College High School in Sanford, N.C. The first rule: you can't sit still.
Student Profile: William Jackson making a dream come true
When William Jackson graduated from Norfolk State University in 2006 with a degree in chemistry, he was alone in one way: he was the only African American man to graduate from the chemistry program that year. Since then, Jackson has worked to fix that problem.
Doctoral student Dede Addy wins AERA dissertation award
Dede Addy, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, has won an AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship to support her research in literacy among middle class black families.
Legacy of Learning: Betty Debnam and The Mini Page
Directed to kids but of interest to readers of all ages as well as educators, Debnam’s four-page weekly newspaper feature addressed topics of significance to the elementary curriculum and included features about science, government, animals, hobbies, artists, holidays, biography, geography, history and manners, among others.
Donald and Justeen Tarbet leave $3 million legacy gift to School of Education
The bequest will be used to establish the Donald G. Tarbet Endowment Fund for Faculty Support, which will provide faculty stipends to facilitate development of innovative educational interventions and programs, support for junior faculty, and other areas of faculty support.
Ryoo named National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
Kihyun “Kelly” Ryoo, an assistant professor of learning sciences in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education, has been named a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
Education Students blog from Norway, Germany
Two groups of School of Education students did student teaching in Europe - in Hamburg, Germany, and in Bergen, Norway. Click through to read their blogs and see photos of their adventures.
Ph.D. student Justin Garwood seeking answers to classroom problems
Justin Garwood learned firsthand the importance of classroom management. Now he’s researching techniques that he hopes teachers can use to build stronger relationships with their students.
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