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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.

NSF funding topic of discussion on Wednesday

Faculty interested in pursuing funding from the National Science Foundation are encouraged to take part in an informational discussion on Wednesday at noon. The meeting will take place in Room 101C.


Students leave for China on Tuesday

Five School of Education students leave for a four-week student teaching internship at Beijing Royal School in China on Tuesday. The students are Michael Baker (UNC-BEST Math), Wendy Bateman (MAT Spanish), Kay Cee Butcher (MAT English), Brianna Donabedian (Middle Grades Science), Kailey Williams (Middle Grades Science). They are being accompanied by Ph.D.-student Pei-Ying Wu.


Gwen Roulhac (M.A.T. ’00, M.Ed. ’05) wins Durham counselor of year award

Gwen Roulhac (M.A.T. ’00, M.Ed. ’05, School Counseling) has been named the high school counselor of the year by Durham County Public Schools. Roulhac, who is currently a student in the School of Education’s doctoral program in Educational Leadership, has been a school counselor at Southern School of Engineering for two years. Previously she has worked as a school counselor for six years at Riverside High School and Durham School of the Arts.


Educational Leadership students provide recommendations on single-gender course

Six educational leadership doctoral students and practicing administrators in the area, under the leadership of Catherine Marshall, worked with Orange County Schools to evaluate the single-gender world history program being offered at one of the system’s high schools. The students presented a 30-page report to the school system on March 15, providing a historical perspective of single-gender education, legal issues involved, and controversies associated with programs. Qualitative data collected through interviews, observations, and focus groups as well as quantitative data on student attendance, discipline, and achievement were also presented. Based on the report, students provided recommendations for how Orange County Schools should move forward. The students involved in the report were Charles Aiken, Choya Boykin, Esther Hahm, Michael Fuga, Sheldon Lanier and Jillian La Serna.


GSA hosting brown bag on handling stress on Wednesday

The Graduate Student Association will hold a brown bag on handling stress Brown Bag on Wednesday. Clinical Psychologist IIana Karakeur and Kevin Shepard from UNC's Counseling and Psychological Services unit will speak with students on the topic of handling stress. Desserts will be provided. The event will be held in Peabody 02 at noon.


GSA hosting bowling outing on Thursday

The Graduate Student Association invites students to go bowling at Mardi Gras Bowling on Thursday. The GSA is covering the cost of the lanes. All you need to rent are your shoes. The bowling begins at 8 p.m. at the bowling alley located at 6118 Farrington Road, at the intersection of N.C. 54, near the I-40 interchange. Anyone interested should email Mandy Bean at akbean(AT) today.


Author, researcher Bettina Love to give talks April 10

Bettina Love, assistant professor at the University of Georgia and author of “Hip Hop's Li'l Sistas Speak,” will visit the School of Education on April 10. Her visit is sponsored by the Graduate Student Associaiton. Love has published articles on the topics of hip hop in education, queer youth, race and equity in education, and issues of politics and race.  Love is a former teacher whose research frequently takes her back into the classroom. Love will meet with graduate students at 1 p.m. in Room 10 and give a talk at 5:30 p.m. in Room 104.


TIP: Technology in Peabody

A faster way to access websites on your iPad
A quick way to access websites on your iPads that you or your students visit often is to add the site to your device’s homescreen. Call up the website, then click on the square with the arrow in the top left of the browser screen. A menu will pop up. One of those choices is "Add to Home Screen."  Enter a name for the icon. An icon with that name will be added to your home screen, allowing you or your students to call up that website by clicking the icon.
--TIP submitted by Helen Crompton
Submit your TIP to Mike Hobbs, michael_hobbs(AT)


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NSF funding sources discussion
Room 101C

GSA brown bag on stress
Peabody 02

GSA bowling
8 p.m.
Mardi Gras

April 10
Bettina Love grad student chat
1 p.m.
Room 10

Bettina Love lecture
5:30 p.m.
Room 104

April 17
Bytes and Bagels
9 a.m.
Room 206

April 19
Underwater Basket Weaving

The Rooftop Pool