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GSA Brown Bag on Wednesday explores getting papers published

The Graduate Student Association is hosting a brown bag session on Wednesday aimed at helping students prepare papers for publication. The session will be held at noon in Peabody 02. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch or enjoy the provided snacks.

Tom Popkewitz of University of Wisconsin to give talk on Thursday

Tom Popkewitz, professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give a talk on Thursday, hosted by the High School Journal. Popkewitz’s talk, at 4 p.m. in Peabody 02, is entitled "What is 'Really' Taught as the Content of School Subjects: Teaching School Subjects as Alchemy." Popkewitz is a curriculum theorist whose research explores the knowledge or “systems of reason” that govern educational policy and research related to pedagogy and teacher education. Popkewitz also will meet with graduate students over a light lunch, from 11 a.m. to noon in the LEARN NC room on the bottom floor of Peabody Hall. To attend the lunch, RSVP to

SEAES Conference issues call for proposals

Organizers for the 20th Southeastern Association of Educational Studies Conference have issued a call for proposals for paper and poster presentations and panel discussions. The conference, hosted every year by the School of Education’s Graduate Student Association, will be held on April 1 in Peabody Hall. Proposals should be submitted by Feb. 24. Learn more and submit proposals at

Doctoral student Dalila Dragnic-Cindric among NSF fellows profiled

Dalila Dragnic-Cindric, a doctoral student in learning sciences and psychological studies, is among the Carolina National Science Foundation Fellows profiled by the Graduate School. Dragnic-Cindric last year won one of the highly competitive three-year fellowships in a program that supports the training of future researchers.

Education Policy Colloquium Series hosting Chris Curran talk Feb. 8

Chris Curran of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will give a talk Feb. 8, the first in the 2017 Education Policy Colloquium Series. The series is focusing on early childhood education during the spring semester. Curran’s talk is entitled “Estimating the Relationship between Preschool Attendance and Kindergarten Science Achievement: Implications for Early Science Achievement Gaps.” The talk will be held at 4 p.m. in Peabody 02. Refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Student Association holding canned food drive

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association is collecting canned food to donate to local needy families. Canned food items may be dropped off in the Graduate Student Lounge on the second floor of Peabody Hall through the end of this month.

GSA selling School of Education apparel

The Graduate Student Association is taking orders for School of Education apparel. T-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, fleece jackets and even loungers are available. Online orders will be taken through Feb. 6. To place an order, go here.

Publications, presentations, grants, etc.

Becky New has won a $1,200 gravel award from the UNC Chapel Hill Center for European Studies to support her research involving the Reggio Emilia, Italy early childhood education system and their responses to the growing presence of refugee families in Italy.

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Thursday, Feb. 2

Tom Popkewitz lecture
4 p.m.
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Education Policy Colloquium Series: Chris Curran
4 p.m.
Peabody 02

Saturday, Apr. 1

20th SEAES Conference
All Day
Peabody Hall