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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.

Counseling students win awards

Two students in the school counseling program – Maureen Kurz and Camila Dossantos – have won awards. Kurz won a N.C. School Counselor Association graduate scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate proficiency in making professional presentations, leadership and community service activities, among other areas. Dossantos won UNC-Chapel Hill’s Nancy Blanche Norman Scholarship, which is awarded to a female graduate student pursuing a degree in education with a commitment to work in public education.


Leigh Hall co-authors paper

Leigh Hall, associate professor of literacy studies, is a co-author of a paper published in the Literacy Research Association’s “61st Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association.” The article is entitled “Clarifying formative experiments in literacy research.”


Books sought for ‘Book Fairy’ drive

The School of Education is once again helping with the “Book Fairy” book drive for pediatric cancer patients at UNC Hospitals. The drive is especially seeking English and Spanish-language board books and books featuring children and families of many cultures. You may donate books by placing them in the box in Suite 103 in front of Jodi Abatemarco’s desk.


GSA seeking proposals for SEAES Conference

The Graduate Student Association of the School of Education is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 Southeastern Association of Educational Studies Conference in January. The SEAES Conference will be held on Jan. 12, with the theme “Moving Education Forward: Connecting Research, Theory, Policy and Practice.” The SEAES Conference was created as a regional forum for the support, promotion and dissemination of research in educational studies. In keeping with this tradition, all individuals engaged in the study and research of education, regardless of specialty area, are invited to submit a proposal. Visit this page for the call for proposals and to register. Registration is free. For questions, send an email to


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Nov. 28
School of Education Research and Practice Lunch Series: Kelly Ryoo

Dec. 14
SOE Faculty-Staff Holiday Party
5 p.m.
Briar Chapel Clubhouse

Dec. 16
Fall Commencement
2 p.m.
Dean Smith Center

Jan. 12
SEAES Conference