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Roger Mills-Koonce participating in $3 million NIH-funded project

A project in which School of Education faculty member Roger Mills-Koonce is a co-principal investigator has won $3 million in funding from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. The five-year project builds on work led by co-principal investigator Allison Stuebe of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Mills-Koonce in which the two have studied the psychobiology of resilience among mothers and children exposed to maternal depression. The new funding extends their work, allowing them to continue to examine the genetic, hormonal, behavioral, and relational factors related to oxytocin functioning within mother-child pairs. The goal of this research is to better understand the psychobiological mechanisms promoting health and well-being within families experiencing pre- and postpartum depression. The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development is part of the federal National Institutes of Health.

SOE faculty, Durham Public Schools launch collaborative project

School of Education faculty and educators from Durham Public Schools have launched a collaborative project to support MAT pre-service teachers and Durham beginning teachers. The effort – called Project PACE for Partnership for Authentic Communities of Educators – started with a seminar on Thursday led by Jocelyn Glazier and Christine Joyce and Jennifer Petty of Durham Pubic Schools in which beginning teachers and student teachers came together to engage in learning, reflection and share in authentic conversation surrounding educational practices. SOE faculty who developed and are implementing and assessing Project PACE are Glazier, Diana Lys, Martinette Horner, Kristin Papoi, and Alison LaGarry. Project PACE brings local school districts and teacher-preparation programs together in partnership to support pre-service and beginning teachers to stem the teacher attrition tide while simultaneously supporting teacher leadership development.

School of Education Open House on Saturday

The School of Education will hold an Open House on Saturday for prospective students to learn more about our academic programs. School of Education faculty and staff from the Office of Student Affairs will lead participants in an overview of the programs, admission requirements, and the application process. Prospective students will have an opportunity connect with faculty, staff, and current students and get their questions answers in an informal setting. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in Peabody Hall. To register, go here.

2018 Alumni Awards Dinner to honor four on Oct. 6

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner will be held Oct. 6, honoring four alumni of the School of Education. Awardees are Angela Panel Scioli (A.B.Ed. ’93, M.A.T. ’00) with the Excellence in Teaching Award; Van O’Dell Dempsey (A.B.Ed. ’82, M.A.T. ’84, Ph.D. ’91) with the Distinguished Leadership Award; Rebecca Dailey Kneedler (A.B.Ed. ’67) with the Alumni Achievement Award; and, Moise Khayrallah (Ph.D. ’93) with the Leader in Innovation Award. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. RSVP to Laurie Norman.

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Tuesday, Sept. 25

Undergraduate Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Graduate Information Session

Saturday, Sept. 29

School of Education Fall Open House

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Teaching Fellows Information Session

Saturday, Oct. 6

2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
George Watts Hill Alumni Center