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Eccles talk today looks at social contexts and human development

Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California, Irvine, will provide a talk today entitled “Linking Social Contexts and Human Development.” The talk will be the Cairns Capstone Lecture in the Carolina Consortium on Human Development speaker series. The talk will be held in the Kresge Foundation Common Room in Graham Memorial Hall, starting at 2 p.m. (NOTE the room change from earlier talks in the series.) Relevant readings and the schedule for upcoming talks in the series are on the consortium website here.

Education Minor students present capstone projects Tuesday

Faculty, students and staff are invited to attend as five students in the Minor in Education program will host roundtable discussions on their capstone projects on Tuesday. The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. and be held in Room 02. Each student will describe their research project, tell what they have learned and then lead a discussion on the topic. Refreshments will be provided. The students who are presenting and their topics:

  • Lauren Condor: School Suspensions & Expulsion and Exceptional Children
  • Ella Froelich: Defining Parental Involvement
  • John Mark Harmeling: Ebonics, Educational Opportunity and Equity
  • Jorian Hoover: Flipped Classrooms
  • Alexica Smith: Teacher Expectations, Relationships and Black Male Students

CEPSA hosting brown bag discussion Tuesday on education issues in November elections

The Carolina Education Policy Student Association will host a brown bag talk on Tuesday focusing on education issues in the upcoming election. The talk – entitled “Bang for Your Ballot: What the 2014 Midterm Election Means for Public Education” – will be held in Room 02, beginning at 11 a.m. The talk will focus on the upcoming election, specifically the education platforms of the candidates in the major U.S. congressional races and of the political parties in North Carolina. The event is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Claudia Cervantes-Soon giving SOE Brown Bag talk Wednesday

Claudia Cervantes-Soon will give an SOE Brown Bag talk on Wednesday entitled "Interrupting the Silence of Latin@ Students in Dual Language Education.” The talk is scheduled to begin at noon, and will be held in Room 02. Light lunches will be provided for about 25 people. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. ’77, Ph.D. ’80) and Metametrics, Inc.

School hosting 2014 Alumni Awards Dinner on Nov. 1

The School of Education will host the 2014 Alumni Awards Dinner on Nov. 1, during which six Carolina alumni will be honored for their work, achievements and contributions to the School of Education. Tom Lambeth, who served as executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for 23 years and has been a longtime supporter of the School of Education, will receive the Peabody Award, the School’s highest honor. The event will be held at the Carolina Inn. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by Oct. 24 by sending an email to Laurie Norman,, or calling 919-843-6979.

Black Alumni of the School of Education hosting luncheon Nov. 1

The Black Alumni of the School of Education – BASE – will hold its annual “Coming Home: BASE Celebration” luncheon on Nov. 1. At the event, former School of Education faculty member Bill Malloy will be presented with the 2014 Impact Award. BASE members will also award their first BASE Fellowship, a $1,000 scholarship that will be given to Nitasha Clark, who works as a graduate research assistant with the First School Project at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The luncheon will begin at noon and will be held at the Carolina Inn. Those wishing to attend the BASE Luncheon are asked to RSVP by Oct. 24 by sending an email to Laurie Norman,, or calling 919-843-6979.

WorldView Fall Symposium explores introducing global topics into K-12 classrooms

WorldView, a UNC public service arm that helps educators incorporate global education into their teaching, will host its annual Fall Symposium on Oct. 22-23 at the Friday Center. The day-and-a-half event will feature more than 30 sessions for teachers at every K-12 grade level. Registration is required. More information is available here.

Recent Publications

Child care instability from 6 to 36 months and the social adjustment of children in prekindergarten. Bratsch-Hines, Mary E.; Mokrova, Irina; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; The Family Life Project Key Investigators; Early Childhood Research Quarterly. In press.

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FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Christina Kasprzak, Betsy Ayankoya, Pam Winton
“DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

CCHD series: Jacquelynne S. Eccles, “Linking Social Contexts and Human Development”
2 p.m.
Kresge Foundation Common Room, Graham Memorial Hall

Oct. 21

Education Minor Capstone presentations
Peabody 02

Election Brown Bag: Hosted by the Carolina Education Student Policy Association (CESPA)
11 am
Peabody 02

Oct. 22

SOE Brown Bag: Claudia Cervantes-Soon
"Interrupting the Silence of Latin@ Students in Dual Language Education"
Peabody 02

Oct. 22-23

WorldView Fall Symposium
Friday Center

Nov. 1

Black Alumni of the School of Education Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Carolina Inn

Nov. 1

Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
6:30 p.m.
Carolina Inn

Nov. 8

SCALE 25th Anniversary Celebration
5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
N.C. Botanical Gardens

Nov. 11

SOE Brown Bag: Sherick Hughes and doctoral students
"Recent Research from the Carter Qualitative Thought Laboratory"
Peabody 02

Nov. 12

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Allison Metz and Melissa Van Dyke
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Dec. 1

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: FPG Visiting Scholar Weiya Li (Zhejiang Normal University)
“Research on Intervention and Education for Children with Autism in China”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Dec. 15

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Kate Gallagher, Connie Wong, Leslie Fox and Jessica Page
“Toddlers and Families Together: Year 1”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B