Winter 2015 Newsletter
Dean Delivers 2015 State of the School Address
UC Irvine School of Education
Dean Deborah Lowe Vandell delivered the annual UC Irvine School of Education State of the School address on February 4, 2015. The address, which is shared with faculty, staff, students, and community partners, summarizes the past year’s accomplishments and communicates goals for the coming year.
2015 State of the School PowerPoint 
650+ Educators Attend the UCI Writing Project's 21st Fall Conference
The UCI Writing Project hosted its 21st Annual Conference for Teachers with the theme Helping Students Read and Write about Complex Literary and Nonfiction Texts in the Era of the Common Core. Over 650 educators from throughout Southern California, a record attendance, participated in a variety of workshops and attended two keynote addresses.
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Distinguished Professor Honored for Continuous Lifetime Contributions
Greg Duncan
Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan is being honored by the Society for Research in Child Development with the 2015 Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy and Practice in Child Development Award. Professor Duncan is being recognized for his continuous lifetime contributions to the scientific body of knowledge and understanding of children's development. 
Biography and CV.
Faculty Collaborate on Virtual Inclusion for Chronically Ill Children
Virtual Inclusion
School of Education faculty are collaborating with UCI researchers and specialists at Children's Hospital of Orange County in piloting a new effort to support chronically ill children with "telepresence robots."
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Morgan-Farkas-Maczuga Article is Third Most-Read of 2014 AERA Journal Articles
George Farkas
Based upon the number of times accessed online, "Which Instructional Practices Most Help First-Grade Students With and Without Mathematics Difficulties?" (by Paul Morgan, George Farkas, and Steve Maczuga) was the Third Most-Read AERA Journals Article of 2014
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Faculty and Students To Present at SRCD Biennial Meeting
Twelve faculty, 18 students, and 5 recent doctoral graduates will represent the UC Irvine School of Education at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), to be held March 19-21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dean Deborah Lowe Vandell will deliver an Invited Address: "Afterschool Programs: Expanding Learning Opportunities, Reducing Achievement Gaps." 
Symposia PresentationsPoster Presentations 
School of Education Leadership Council Holds Inaugural Meeting 
Inaugural Leadership Council Meeting

The newly-formed School of Education Leadership Council held its inaugural meeting on January 28th. The Council serves as a senior leadership group to the Dean and faculty for strategic planning and fund raising.
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Faculty Publish Special 10-Year Edition of Journal for Learning Through the Arts
Journal for Learning Through the Arts


Associate Professor Liane Brouillette and Ed.D. graduate Maureen Burns have published their 10th volume of the Journal for Learning through the Arts. Reports Dr. Burns: "This 10th volume, edited by a team from the U.S. Department of Education, reflects 10 years of work. We are fortunate that as early adopters of the electronic journal concept we benefited from the terrific tools and support provided by UC's California Digital Library."
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School of Education Celebrates UCI's 50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary

In keeping with the festive mood as UC Irvine celebrated its 50th year, the School of Education hosted a hospitality booth in Aldrich Park and an open house in the School. The open house featured a series of interactive workshops attended by alumni, current faculty and students, and community partners.  
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Keith Curry Assumes Leadership of Alumni Executive Council
Keith Curry

Keith Curry, CEO of Compton Community College District, has been named Chairperson of the School of Education's new Executive Alumni Council. The committee has been established to nurture alumni ties and encourage mutually-beneficial interactions between alumni and the School. Alumni are being invited to the next event for current students and graduates, scheduled for Saturday, April 18th.
Alumni Event Flyer

Faculty Art Featured at California Art Education Associate Juried Exhibit 
Kim Burge Art
Faculty members Kimberly Burge (pictured left with her entries) and Liz Greeban (see linked article) exhibited their recent paintings at the California Art Education Association's juried exhibit "Artists Who Teach," November 2014 through January 2015.  
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Three MAT Students Selected as 2014-2015 Mary Roosevelt Honor Scholars
MAT Students
Jennifer Auproux, Stephanie Walter, and Elya Filler have been selected as 2014-2015 Mary Roosevelt Honor Scholars. Scholars are selected because they exemplify a high commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of children and youth through education. 
Mary Roosevelt Leadership Spotlight: November 2009.
Mary Roosevelt 2010 Commencement Address
Two MAT Students Receive Dean's Scholarship
Araceli Brambila and Rebeca Hicks
Araceli Brambila (left) and Rebecca Hicks (right) have been awarded the 2014-15 Dean's Scholarship. Both recipients were selected by faculty as having demonstrated through their scholarship and activities a commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of students.

UCI Extended Day Students "Yarn Bomb" School of Education Entry
Yarn Bomb
Students from the UCI Extended Day Care Center selected the School of Education for displaying the different types of knitted and crocheted art they had learned to create in their afterschool program. 
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Teachers of Tomorrow Plan Spring Celebration for BA in Education Sciences Students
Teachers of Tomorrow

The Executive Committee of the Teachers of Tomorrow Club met on January 29th to plan a spring celebration for students majoring in the new B.A. in Education Sciences. Currently 420 undergraduates are enrolled in the Education Sciences major, with 720 applications received so far for fall 2015 admission.
Learn more about Teachers of Tomorrow.
Learn more about UC Irvine's new Education Sciences.  


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