School of Education's Welcome Week to Feature Inaugural Dean's Equity and Inclusion Lecture from Award-Winning Author and UCI Alumnus, Annual Ph.D Poster Presentations
The UCI School of Education's Welcome Week will feature a multitude of events, including the inaugural Dean's Equity and Inclusion Lecture by award-winning author, UCI alumnus and Harvard Professor Roberto G. Gonzales. In his lecture - "Lives Still in Limbo: (Un)DACAmented and Navigating Uncertain Futures" - Gonzales will explore how schooling has both the capacity to contribute to a sense of belonging for undocumented youth and foster profound alienation. The lecture will take place on September 25, and is open to UCI faculty, students, supporters and alumni. More info, RSVP.
On September 27, doctoral students entering their second year of study will present findings from their first year of research at the School's annual Ph.D. Poster Presentations. The event is an opportunity to celebrate and share research that, collectively, studies the entire lifespan of human development and learning. The event is open to the campus and the public.
The School of Education is welcoming 29 new Ph.D. in Education students, the largest first-year cohort in the School's history. They join 65 current doctoral students for a program total of 94. Master of Arts in Teaching students, 126 in total, have been enrolled in summer courses since June, and will soon begin the credential portion of their MAT curriculum. Nearly 100 freshmen and 45 transfer students who have selected Education Sciences as a major will be joining 701 returning students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences program.
Doctoral students begin Welcome Week on September 17 with a two-day academic research and writing workshop. Led by fourth-year doctoral student Nestor Tulagan, students will receive personalized attention in their application to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Ford Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program has awarded a fellowship to seven doctoral students from the School of Education in the past three years.
On September 23, new doctoral students will attend orientation. The daylong event is packed with School-specific events featuring new and current students and faculty. Students will be welcomed by Associate Dean Elizabeth van Es and Program Director Stephanie Reich, and enjoy lunch with Dean Richard Arum. Information sessions will detail student organizations and financial, technical services and facilities support. Students will then attend meetings specific to one of the the three areas of study available to doctoral students - Educational Policy and Social Context (EPSC); Teaching, Learning, & Educational Improvement (TLEI); and Human Development in Context (HDiC). The day will conclude with an ice cream social.
Teaching Assistant training will take place September 24-25.
Undergraduate activities begin on September 23 with New Student Convocation. Following greetings from Chancellor Howard Gillman and other vice chancellors, deans, student body representatives, the UCI pep band, and Peter the Anteater, new School of Education undergraduates will meet with Dean Arum and the School's Student Affairs staff for a welcome event. The remainder of undergraduate orientation activities on September 24-25 will occur at the campus level and include sports and recreation events, ASUCI Open House, the Anteater Involvement Fair, Part-Time and Campus Job Fair, and Aldrich After Dark. More information is available here.