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Peabody Pulse

The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wednesday Brown Bag to focus on mentoring

Faculty perspectives on student mentoring will be the subject of Wednesday’s Brown Bag, with School of Education faculty member Leigh Hall, former faculty member Carol Malloy and Dean of the School of Information and Library Science Gary Marchionini taking part in a panel discussion. The discussion will be moderated by School of Education Graduate Student Association President Matt Greene. The event, which is being presented in conjunction with the GSA, starts at noon, and will be held in Peabody 02. Light lunches will be provided for approximately 25 people. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. ’77, Ph.D. ’80) and Metametrics, Inc.


Kara GrawOzburn wins University advising award

Kara GrawOzburn, assistant director of student affairs, has been named a recipient of the Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence. The University-wide award is given annually to three Carolina academic advisors. Advisors in academic departments, undergraduate professional schools, and the Academic Advising Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and General College are eligible for these awards. The Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence was first awarded in 1998 from the endowment created by the Class of 1996.


FirstSchool conference explores teacher education topics

FirstSchool’s working conference on pre-service teacher education, co-hosted with the School of Education, sparked two days of vigorous debate and productive conversations. The conference, entitled Learning from Our Differences: Re-thinking Pre-Service Teacher Education for Pre-K through 3rd Grade, was held March 29-30 at the Carolina Inn. It brought together national and local scholars, teacher educators, administers and members of FirstSchool’s leadership team.  Participants addressed the divide between scholarship in early, elementary and special education; the marginalization of early childhood in the teacher education discourse, and continued ideological debates among scholars within these groups about what teacher education is all about. Future initiatives and resources related to the conference will be posted on the FirstSchool website. Go to and click on Teacher Education in the right column. For further information, please contact Rebecca New at


Donate books for SCALE book drive

In celebration of Global Youth Service Day on April 21, please help SCALE collect new or gently used books for elementary to middle school aged kids. There is a marked box in the Graduate Student Lounge for donations. For more info, please contact Mike Dermott at Mikedermott(AT)

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Wednesday, April 11
SOE Brown Bag: Faculty perspectives on student mentoring
Peabody 02

April 23
FPG Seminar Series: RACE Committee Presentation and Discussion
“The Lens of Race and Culture on our Work: Interpretation of Data and Dissemination of Findings”
Sheryl-Mar South, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms

April 25
Faculty meeting
1:30 p.m.
Peabody 206

April 30
FPG Seminar Series: Brian Boyd, Kara Hume and Sam Odom
“Comparison of Two Comprehensive Treatment Models for Preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”
Sheryl-Mar South, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms

May 7
FPG Seminar Series: Wendell Fortson
“Research and ethics: Multiple Perspectives”
Sheryl-Mar South, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms