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Guest speaker: Harry Brighouse, noon, Hyde Hall, University Room

Guest speaker: Harry Brighouse, 5:00 p.m., Peabody, Room 104


Guest speaker: Harry Brighouse, 12:15 p.m.,
Caldwell Hall, Room 105

George Noblit to receive lifetime achievement award

George Noblit, who retired from the School of Education this semester after teaching here for 40 years, has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Division G. Noblit will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research during the AERA’s Annual Meeting next month in Toronto. Read more about Noblit’s career here.

Alumna Sallie Senseney wins grant to provide professional development to teachers

Sallie Senseney, a 2010 UNC-BEST graduate who teaches biology at Mountain Heritage High School in the N.C. mountain town of Burnsville, has won a $175,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Senseney will use the Career Award for Science and Mathematics to support her work to establish an Innovation Lab at her school. Under Senseney's direction, the lab will provide professional development programs for K-12 teachers in her district, with the goal of increasing the STEM opportunities for students.

Guest speaker Harry Brighouse to present at SOE on Tuesday

A talk by Harry Brighouse about his co-edited book, “Family Values: The Ethics of Parent Child Relationships,” followed by a panel conversation with Brighouse and UNC faculty will be held at the School of Education on Tuesday. The panel will include School of Education faculty Harriet Able and Suzanne Gulledge as moderator, and Melissa Lippold from the School of Social Work and Macy Salzberger, an instructor and doctoral student in philosophy and the Parr Center For Ethics. The event will be held in Room 104, beginning at 5 p.m. Brighouse also will give a talk earlier that day at noon in the University Room in Hyde Hall, and on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Room 105.

MEITE student hosting program April 2 to help students explore graduate school options

Undergraduate students, especially those in under-represented groups, interested in graduate school are invited to an event to help them learn about their options. Daniel Dinkens, a student in the Master’s in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, is hosting the event designed to help undergraduate students explore graduate school. Dinkens, through an internship in the MEITE program, has designed a program called “GradQuip” that helps students learn about grad school options and make informed decisions about them. The first test event for GradQuip will be held April 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 3201. Pizza will be served.

Guest speaker Heba Ledwon to talk April 2 about refugee education

Heba Ledwon from Kiron, a worldwide organization for open higher education access for refugees, will speak on April 2 about refugee access to higher education, specifically focusing on refugees in Germany and digital learning opportunities. Ledwon’s talk – entitled “Refugee Access to Higher Education Through Digital Innovations” – will be held at 5 p.m. in Peabody Hall’s Room 203.

Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

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

Matthew Bernacki, Michael Wolcott and Robert Plumley. (2019, March). Learning Analytics: Using Course Data to Contribute Towards Student Success. Presentation in the CIPhER Friday Seminar series at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Cizek, G. J. (2019, March a). The future of assessment: Technical challenges, opportunities, and enabling conditions for advancing assessment in 2040. Invited closing plenary session presentation, annual meeting of the Association of Test Publishers, Orlando, FL.

Cizek, G. J.(2019, March b). Communicating technical testing concepts to non-technical audiences: Usefulness and examples of analogies. Presentation to the annual meeting of the Association of Test Publishers, Orlando, FL.

Olivia Scott Kamkwamba presented “Education for Exclusion: Parallels and Paradoxes on Hastings Kamuzu Banda, HBCU’s, and Malawi’s First University” at Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on March 6, 2019.

Emily Holding & Melissa McWilliams.(2019, February). TIIP Program: Extending the Benefits of Parenting Programs Using Technology. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychology Convention. Atlanta, GA.

NCES Report: Chen, X., Elliott, B.G., Kinney, S.K., Cooney, D., Pretlow, J., Bryan, M., Wu, J., Ramirez, Nestor Alexis, and Campbell, T. (2019). Persistence, retention, and attainment of 2011–12 first-time beginning postsecondary students as of spring 2017 (First Look)(NCES 2019-401). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 26

Speaker: Harry Brighouse
Hyde Hall, University Room

Tuesday, March 26

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Peabody Hall, Room 206

Wednesday, March 27

Harry Brighouse: “Why Instructional Quality is the Most Important Equity Issue on Campus”
Caldwell Hall, Room 105

Tuesday, April 2

Heba Ledwon: “Refugee Access to Higher Education Through Digital Innovations”
5 p.m.
Peabody Hall, Room 203