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TuesdayDrop-in with teacher-activist Angela Panel Scioli, 10 a.m., Room 212
WednesdayCelebration of recent doctoral grads, 7 p.m., The Station, Carrboro

Book talk: “Cultural Constructions of Identity,” 9:30 a.m., Room 02

Guest speaker Daniel Klasik, noon, Peabody 02

Graduate School’s Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, 7 p.m., Alumni Center

FridayGuest speaker Ethan Hutt, noon, Room 02
‘Celebration of Scholarship’ events this week

A series of events this week – “Celebration of Scholarship” – will recognize students and faculty for their scholarly work.

  • Wednesday, 7 p.m.: A party to celebrate recent and upcoming doctoral program graduates will be held at The Station in Carrboro. Music by The Blue Star Travelers, a string band that includes faculty member George Noblit on bass. The party runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is a “buy your own” event.
  • Thursday, 9:30 a.m.: A book presentation featuring the book “Cultural Constructions of Identity: Meta-ethnography and Theory” co-edited by George Noblit and Luis Urrieta. Chapter authors include a number of SOE students and alumni. The event will be held 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Peabody 02.
  • Thursday, noon: Guest speaker Daniel Klasik will give a talk “Place Matters: The Relationship Between Geography and College Choice.” From noon to 1:30 p.m., Peabody 02. Bring your own lunch.
  • Friday, noon: Guest speaker Ethan Hutt will give a talk “Project Talent: The Origins of Federal Longitudinal Data and a National View of Educational Policy.” From noon to 1:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch.
Teacher-activist Angela Panel Scioli available for drop-in Tuesday

Angela Panel Scioli (A.B.Ed. '93, MAT '00), featured in the documentary “Teacher of the Year,” will be available for conversation during drop-in before she speaks in a class taught by Eric Houck. The drop-in begins at 10 a.m. in Room 212. Scioli has been an activist on education issues, having worked with the Red4EdNC advocacy group. The film “Teacher of the Year” has been profiled in national publications and has been shown at film festivals around the country.

Three graduate students to be recognized Thursday

Three SOE graduate students – Dalila Dragnic-Cindric, Anna Johnson and Olivia Scott -- will be recognized at the 20th Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on April 5. The event recognizes graduate students who have won prestigious external fellowships. Dragnic-Cindric is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Johnson received a P.E.O. Continuing Education Scholarship/Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship and Scott is the recipient of a Gates Millennium Scholarship. The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

Four Education Minor students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Four seniors minoring in Education have been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. The four are Patrick Graham Archer of Randolph, N.J.; Andrea Jacqueline Barnes of Fort Washington, Maryland; Tracy Kim Edwards of Apex; and, Kenya Iman Lee of Moncure. They were among 190 Carolina students inducted. Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements.

Doctoral student Nikki Lobczowski accepted for doctoral consortium

Nikki Lobczowski, a doctoral student in Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies has been accepted into the International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Doctoral Consortium. The consortium is a highly competitive program for doctoral students, with Lobczowski being one of only ten from across the world chosen for the program. The International Society of the Learning Sciences will hold its consortium workshop in June.

Alumnus Terrell Morton chosen for CADRE program

Terrell Morton (Ph.D. ’17) has been selected to be one of ten to participate in the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity aimed to help young scholars working in STEM education. In the program, participants will take part in capacity-building activities designed for early career researchers. They will also attend the Discovery Research K-12 PI Meeting, hosted by CADRE in Washington, D.C., in June.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Helyne Frederick has been awarded a $5,000 “Large Course Redesign Grant” from the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence. The grant program is designed to support faculty members working to make large enrollment courses more effective and engaging.

Marisa E. Marraccini, Leslie Ann D. Brick & Lisa L. Weyandt (2018) Instructor and peer bullying in college students: Distinct typologies based on Latent Class Analysis, Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1454926

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Tuesday, Apr 3

Drop-in with teacher-activist Angela Panel Scioli
Peabody 212

Thursday, Apr 5

Book talk: "Cultural Constructions of Identity"
9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Peabody 02

Tuesday, Apr 12

Ed Policy Drop-in: Kris Nordstrom of N.C. Justice Center
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Peabody 212

Tuesday, Apr 17

HDFS Film Series: "Disabilities in Childhood"
Peabody 104

Wednesday, Apr 18

Deans' lunch with faculty
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Peabody 02

Friday, Apr 20

Active shooter training
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Wednesday, May 9

Deans' lunch with faculty
11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Peabody 02

Career Development Events for graduate students

The following events are offered by the Graduate School. Prior registration is often requested. Register at

Tuesday, April 3

L.E.A.D. Workshop: Conflict Management
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FPG Student Union, Room 2422

Friday, April 6

Navigating the Pipeline: The Progression of First-Generation Students Through Doctoral Education
Noon to 1 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium

Wednesday, April 11

L.E.A.D. Workshop: Values-Based Leadership
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
FPG Student Union, Rom 3503

Thursday, April 19

L.E.A.D. Workshop: Implicit Bias
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
FPG Student Union, Room 2422