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WednesdayGSA Social, 4-7p.m., Babalu Tacos & Tapas
Diana Lys named N.C. Education Policy Fellow

Diana Lys, assistant dean of educator preparation and accreditation, has been chosen to join the 2018-19 cohort of the N.C. Education Policy Fellowship Program. The statewide program focuses on leadership and professional development in the field of education policy, with participants coming from public schools, higher education, community colleges, state agencies, and education organizations across the state. The program is designed for fellows to learn about issues and perspectives in education so that they can be more informed, rounded contributors to the education debates that shape the quality and focus of schools.

Nianbo Dong selected as research affiliate for UNC system initiative

Nianbo Dong, associate professor of quantitative methods, has been selected by the University of North Carolina system to serve as a research affiliate in a new initiative that will work to fund and evaluate innovations that improve college student outcomes. The Student Success Innovation Lab will work to develop rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of student success interventions, increase collaboration and communication across UNC system institutions, and assemble the data needed to evaluate the interventions. Dong, who joined the School of Education this year, will be focused on evaluation of the interventions during Phase One of the initiative. Read more here.

Graduate Student Association hosting social on Wednesday

The Graduate Student Association is hosting a get-together at Babalu Tacos & Tapas on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Babalu, located in the Eastgate Crossing shopping center, where Trader Joe’s is located. Babalu has free parking and a light happy hour with food and drink specials. Anyone needing a ride or offering a ride can use this link.

GSA creates Groupme site for students

Students who want updates about other GSA social activities are encouraged to join the GSA Groupme. Students are urged to use the app to post social outtings, things for sale, or general questions related or unrelated to the School of Education and life in Chapel Hill.

School of Education co-sponsoring talk about race on Oct. 25

Stacey J. Lee, professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will give a talk on Oct. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. entitled “The In/flexibility of Race: Chinese Americans, Schooling & Race in the Jim Crow South.” Lee is known nationally and internationally for her research on the educational experiences and academic achievement of two growing student populations: im/migrants and Asian Americans. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asian Ceter, will be held in the Dey Hall Toy Lounge Auditorium at noon. A light lunch will be provided.

HDFS program hosting career and professional development conference Oct. 26

The Human Development and Family Studies program is hosting a Mini Career and Professional Development conference on Oct. 26. The event will include sessions on describing career opportunities for students majoring in HDFS, undergraduate research opportunities and networking with representatives of graduate programs for HDFS majors. Snacks and a lunch are provided. Those interested in attending are asked to register here.

Publications, presentations, etc.

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

Brown, K. & Shaked, H. (2018). Preparing Future Leaders for Social Justice: Bridging Theory and Practice through a Transformative Andragogy (Second Edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Cohen-Vogel, L., Allen, D., Rutledge, S. Harrison, C., Cannata, M. & T. Smith. The dilemmas of research-practice partnerships: Implications for leading continuous improvement in education. Journal of Research on Organization in Education.

Keith Sawyer presented a talk entitled “The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity” at Princeton University on Oct. 9.

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Thursday, Oct. 25

Stacey J. Lee: The In/Flexibility of Race
Dey Hall, Toy Lounge

Friday, Oct. 26

HDFS Mini Career and Professional Development Conference
Peabody Hall