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Staff-Faculty Happy Hour, 4:30p.m., Crossroads, Carolina Inn

ThursdayBaby Shower for Gia Branciforte, 2p.m., Peabody 02
In the media: DTH profiles MEITE program

The Daily Tar Heel today profiles the Master’s in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The story describes the three-year-old program and its focus on combining learning sciences with courses about entrepreneurship and educational technology.

A minute with … Matthew Springer

The “A minute with …” series features Matthew Springer, the School of Education’s Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Education Reform. Springer helped lead a pair of recent studies examining the effectiveness of paying teachers in high-need schools retention bonuses. In the feature, Springer talks about findings that bonuses do help retain highly effective teachers in struggling schools.

Deadline extended to today for Outward Bound applications

The application deadline has been extended to today for School of Education students to apply for full tuition for a 28-day outdoor adventure course with North Carolina Outward Bound this summer. Recipients receive full tuition for the course, which entails hiking, rock climbing and white water canoeing among other activities. As part of the course, students also receive Wilderness First Aid certification. Students who participate may also enroll in a 1-credit EDUC course in fall 2019. The summer 2019 course will take place July 1 – July 28. For more information, visit the NCOBS scholarship page or the NCOBS website. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

Staff-Faculty Happy Hour being held Tuesday

The first in a series of Staff-Faculty Happy Hours will be held Tuesday at Crossroads, the bar in the Carolina Inn. The 4:30 p.m. start time was set to make the event more convenient for staff and faculty. Attendees are responsible for their own drinks and food. Additional Happy Hours are planned for March 20 and April 25.

Guest speaker Paula McAvoy to talk Feb. 25 about ethics of steering discussions

Paula McAvoy, assistant professor of social studies education at NC State’s College of Education, will give a talk entitled “The Ethics of Steering Classroom Discussions” on Feb. 25. The talk, part of the Ethics Across the Disciplines Lecture Series sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics, will explore whether teachers are ever justified in steering discussions of moral and political controversy. McAvoy is co-author of “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” which was awarded the 2016 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award and the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Education. The talk will be held in the Unks Lecture Hall, Room 104, with refreshments being served.

IPEP event on Feb 26 to explore the biology of stress

The Interprofessional Education and Practice collaboration is holding a screening of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” on Feb. 26. The film, hosted by the School of Social Work, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the School’s auditorium. Pizza will be served and the film will be followed by a discussion. RSVP here. The IPEP initiative, of which the School of Education is a part, is aimed at creating collaborations between professional schools to help faculty and students develop multi-disciplinary learning and collaboration.

Publications, presentations, etc.

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

Marraccini, M.E., Brick, L.A., Weyandt, L.L., Francis, A., Clarkin, C., & Fang, Y. (2019). Effects of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors on Sexual Risk Taking Through Emotional Control. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Brick, L.A., Marraccini, M.E., Micalizzi, L., Benca-Bachman, C.E., Knopik, V.S., Palmer, R.H.C. (2019). Overlapping genetic contribution between suicidal ideation and neurocognitive functioning. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Juan F. Carrillo, Lucia I. Mock Muñoz de Luna. (2018) Toward a curricular epistemology of dissent and possibility. In: Theodorea Regina Berry, Mariela Rodriguez, Crystal A Kaline Craig (eds.) Latinx Curriculum Theorizing. Lexington Books, Lanham, Md.

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Tuesday, Feb 12

Staff/Faculty Happy Hour
Carolina Inn, Crossroads

Thursday, Feb. 14

Baby Shower for Gia Branciforte
Peabody 02

Monday, Feb. 25

Guest Speaker: Paula McAvoy
Unks Lecture Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 26

IPEP event: Screening of film 'Resilience'
School of Social Work auditorium

Friday, Mar. 1 & Saturday, Mar. 2

Southeastern Association of Educational Studies Conference
Peabody Hall
SEAS Website