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Retired faculty member Carol Malloy dies at age 71

Carol Malloy, a faculty member at the School of Education for 15 years, has died after a brief illness. She was 71. Malloy died Saturday in Wilmington, where she lived with her husband, William Malloy, also a retired School of Education faculty member. Malloy was an alumna of the School, earning her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in 1994. Malloy was frequently recognized for her teaching and mentorship. She received Carolina’s Favorite Faculty Award in 1997. In 2009, she received the University’s Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2010, she received the inaugural Impact Award from the Black Alumni of the School of Education. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics honored Malloy with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education in 2013. In November Malloy received the School of Education’s Distinguished Leadership Award. A funeral is planned for Saturday at Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church (USA), 712 Chestnut Street in Wilmington, at 11 a.m. More details about Dr. Malloy and her career are available here.

Graduate Student Association brown bag on Wednesday features IRB procedures

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association kicks off its spring semester GSA Brown Bag Series on Wednesday with a talk entitled “Navigating IRB, Conference Proposals and Presentations.” The presentation will be made by Janice Anderson and Barbara Goldman. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Peabody 02. Light refreshments will be provided.

MEDX holding Open House Jan. 31

The School of Education is hosting an open house on Jan. 31 for prospective students interested in the Master of Education for Experienced Teachers program. The open house, beginning at 10 a.m., will offer prospective students an opportunity to meet with faculty and to learn more about the part-time, two year program. The open house will include breakout sessions for more detail in the program’s specialty areas. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share word about the event with people who might be interested in the program. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Rachel Winters, or 919-962-6025. More details about the open house are available here.

Education Writers Association event examines Common Core, assessment

The development of the Common Core State Standards and the prospects for their future were among the topics examined at an Education Writers Association seminar for invited journalists that was co-hosted by the School of Education. Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, was a leading speaker. Two of the discussions from the Jan. 12 event are available online. An hourlong panel discussion about the Common Core by former N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue, current Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Florida state Sen. John Legg is available here. Another talk about Common Core by Ferrel Guillory of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of the Program on Public Life is available here. Additionally, the tweets by the roomful of journalists attending the event may be viewed here.

Recent publications, presentations

“Making sense of the evolving assessment landscape.” Gregory Cizek. Invited presentation to the Education Writers Association seminar on Covering Standards & Testing in the Common Core Era, Chapel Hill, Jan. 12.

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Wednesday, Jan. 21

GSA Brown Bag: Janice Anderson and Barbara Goldman
“Navigating IRB, Conference Proposals and Presentations”
Peabody 02

Monday, Jan. 26

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Christina Kasprzak and Katy McCullough
“The ECTA System Framework for Building High-Quality early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Systems”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, Feb. 9

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Jessica Kinard
“Parent-Mediated Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Families of Young Children with ASD”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, Feb. 23

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Kirsten Kainz and John Sideris
“Designing Intervention Research, Discussing a Broader Framework for Study Power”
Sheryl-Mar South, 284

Wednesday, Feb. 25

SOE Brown Bag: Jocelyn Glazier and colleagues
Peabody 02

Monday, Mar. 2

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Melissa Van Dyke, Laura Louison, Ellen Nacik and Oscar Fleming
“Our Magic Bean:” Enabling Community-Level Early Childhood Successes”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, Mar. 16

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Laura Kuhn
“The Role of Language in the Development of Preschoolers’ Executive Functions”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Wednesday, Mar. 18

SOE Brown Bag: Bill McDiarmid and Katie Caprino
Peabody 02

Monday, Mar. 23

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Genna Durante
“Family-Centered Care as a Predictor of Early Intervention Outcomes for Ethnically Diverse Families”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, Apr. 27

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Ximena Franco
“Classroom Quality, Teacher-Child Interactions, and Child Outcomes in the Nuestros Ninos School Readiness Project”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, May 11

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Kara Hume, Lauren Turner Brown and Brian Boyd
“Training Community Providers to Support Families and Their Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, May 18

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Meghan Swanson
“The Neural Circuitry of Early Language Development in Human Infants”
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B