July 2015 Newsletter
University Honors Dean Deborah Lowe Vandell at "Stepping Down" Event
Stepping Down Event

Dean Vandell was honored by university administrators, colleagues, and community members for her 10-years of service as Chair and Dean. Effective July 1, Professor Vandell will be returning to the faculty. During her sabbatical leave, she will be focusing on her early childhood and afterschool research.
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Professor Mark Warschauer Appointed Interim Dean of School of Education
Mark Warschauer

Professor and former Associate Dean Mark Warschauer has been named Interim Dean of the UC Irvine School of Education, effective July 1, 2015. Professor Warschauer joined the then-Department of Education in 2001. He has served as Director of the Ph.D. in Education program and of the Digital Learning Lab.
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Research Finds Minority Children Underrepresented in Special Education
George Farkas

Professors George Farkas (left) and Paul Morgan's research studying K-through middle school children revealed that minority children are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for disabilities. 
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Awarded IES Special Education Research Grant 
Susanne Jaeggi

Assistant Professor Susanne Jaeggi is UCI PI in collaboration with University of Michigan for the IES Grant: "Combined Cognitive and Motivational Interventions for ADHD Individuals: Achievement and Classroom Behavior Outcomes." Pictured left: Nancy Tsai, Susanne Jaeggi, Jacky Au.

123 Earn BA in Education Sciences in Program's 1st Year
Tammie Kay Foliaki

UC Irvine has graduated the inaugural class of 123 majors in the new BA in Education Sciences. Tammie Kay Foliaki (left) graduated summa cum laude.
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Ph.D. Students Hooded at 2015 UC Irvine Commencement

School of Education faculty hooded 10 Ph.D. in Education students during UC Irvine's 2015 Commencement Ceremonies on June 13. Pictured left to right: Distinguished Professor of Education Jaquelynne Eccles, Katerina Schenke, and Rahila Munshi Simzar.
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MAT Candidates Readily Hired by OC Dual-Immersion Programs

Graduates from the School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a focus on bilingual classrooms are receiving high praise from Orange County's dual-immersion K-12 programs; placement rate = 100%.
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Ph.D. Student Receives NSF Award to Conduct Research in China

Ph.D.student Nancy Tsai has received a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) research award to conduct cross-cultural research in China and the U.S.
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School Awards Spring Scholarships

* Ph.D. student Cathery Yeh: 2015 Michael E. Martinez Prize. Read more.
* Ph.D. student Janet Garcia Mercado: Keith Curry Scholarship for academic excellence and perseverance. Read more.
* Ph.D. student Katerina Schenke: Associated Doctoral Students in Education Service Award. Read more.
* Senior Berenize Leal: Keith Curry B.A. in Education Sciences Scholarship. Read more.

School of Education Alumni Executive Council Holds First Meeting
Alumni Executive Committee

Members of the newly-formed Executive Alumni Council met to finalize their mission statement and set goals for the organization. The committee has been created to strengthen the ties of goodwill and communication between the School and alumni.
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