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Blending of the Blues Forum, 6p.m., Dental School Atrim, Koury Oral Health Sci.

Kelly Ryoo co-PI on $1 million NSF-funded project

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a UNC-Chapel Hill project that will work to promote mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields. School of Education faculty member Kelly Ryoo is a co-principal investigator on the project. The three-year project – entitled “Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM ADVANCE)” – aims to promote faculty mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with a particular focus on women and women of color across the University. Ryoo’s participation in the project will focus on developing mentoring programs for young faculty. She will also co-lead data collection and analysis, as well as internal evaluations of the project. Read more.

Doctoral student Jerry Wilson named 2019 David L. Clark Scholar

Doctoral student Jerry Wilson has been named a 2019 David L. Clark Scholar by the University Council for Educational Administration. Wilson, a student in the Policy, Leadership and School Improvement strand of the Ph.D. program, is one of 42 students from around the country selected for the program. The David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration & Policy brings emerging educational administration and policy scholars and noted researchers together for two days of presentations, discussion, and professional growth. The seminar will be held at the beginning of the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Toronto in April. Read more.

A minute with … Eileen Parsons

Faculty member Eileen Parsons served on a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine expert panel that recommended ways to improve science and math learning in grades six through 12. The report calls for deliberate efforts to understand and address inequities in science instruction that have excluded and continue to exclude some students. Parsons talks about those recommendations in an installment of “A minute with …”.

Carolina Student Council on Family Relations holding meeting Jan. 28

The Carolina Student Council on Family Relations, a student affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations, is having its first meeting of the semester on Monday, Jan. 28 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Peabody 104. HDFS majors collaborate to promote the field of family studies and engage in activities to improve the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities. Recent projects include creating 500 greeting cards for patients in children’s hospitals, volunteering with family service organizations and co-hosting a film series with the HDFS program.

Submission deadline extended for SEAES conference proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2019 Southeastern Association of Educational Studies (SEAES) conference has been extended to midnight on Feb. 1. The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association will host the conference March 1 and 2 in Peabody Hall with the theme “Student Safety and Well-Being: Shifting the Narratives.” Proposals may be submitted through this form. For questions, email The link to register for the conference is now live. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.

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Faculty members are noted in bold, graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Lori Edmonds has been selected for an Adobe Course Development Grant to develop upgrades to her Teaching English Language Learners course. For one of the upgrades, students will develop an interactive digital map that contains the students' linguistic varieties and where their dialects are located geographically.

Education minor student Jessie Huang has been awarded a $300 travel grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to make a presentation from her capstone research paper at the annual conference of the Association for Asian American Studies.

Cizek, G. J., Kosh, A., & Toutkoushian, E. (2018). Gathering and evaluating validity evidence: The Generalized Assessment Alignment Tool. Journal of Educational Measurement, 55, 477-512.

Marraccini, M.E., Lee, S., & Chin, A.J. (2019). School reintegration post-psychiatric hospitalization: Protocols and procedures across the nation. School Mental Health.

Wang X., Rong X.L. (2019) Variations in Educational Inequalities in China and Policy Implications. In: Yu J., Guo S. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Local Governance in Contemporary China. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore

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Monday, Jan. 28

Carolina Student Council on Family Relations meeting
Peabody 104