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  • Newbery Maker Studio Poster

    Newbery Maker Studio

    Join the Center for Children's Books (CCB) for a Zoom craft-making session on February 5, in honor of the Newbery Medal's centennial.

  • Amir Maghsoodi

    EPSY Doctoral Student Amir Maghsoodi Awarded Research Grant

    Educational Psychology doctoral candidate Amir Maghsoodi has been awarded a research grant from the Center for Arab American Philanthropy. He will use his award from the Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research to support his study, “Making sense of the Census: A mixed methods study of Arab Americans and racial classification”, which seeks to understand the psychological impacts of continued non-recognition of Arab and other Middle Eastern/North African peoples (i.e., their classification as “white”) on racial demographic forms in the U.S.

  • Adrienne Dixson

    Education Week Blogger Names Adrienne Dixson in Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

    American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess recently released his 2022 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.” This annual exercise spotlights the top 200 education scholars who move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation. Using nine metrics, Hess calculated how much university-based academics contributed to public discussions of education.

  • Save the Dates: McCarthey and Meadan-Kaplansky Investiture Events

    The Office of the Dean is pleased to remind the College of Education community of its two new named faculty appointments. Effective January 1, 2022, Dr. Sarah J. McCarthey is the Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education, and Dr. Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky is the Margaret Joy Smale Valpey Professor in Special Education.

  • Kevin Carey, EdD

    Kevin Carey, EdD '21 EPOL, Receives ACPA's 2021 Tracy Davis Outstanding Emerging Research Award

    Congratulations to recent doctoral graduate Kevin Carey, who is receiving the American College Personnel Association's (ACPA) 2021 Tracy Davis Outstanding Emerging Research Award from the Coalition on Men and Masculinities. 

  • UPDATED: Education Leads Several Funded Projects in 2021-22 Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program

    Chancellor Jones has announced the first U of I projects to be awarded funding under this $2 million annual commitment by the university to respond to the critical need for higher ed institutions across the nation to prioritize research focused on systemic racial inequities and injustices, as well as the expansion of community-based knowledge that advances the understanding of systemic racism and generationally embedded racial disparity.

  • Michelle Sands

    Special Education Alumna Michelle Sands Wins 2022 CEC-DR Student Research Award

    Congratulations to Department of Special Education alumna Michelle Sands for her Council for Exceptional Children Student Research Award in Mixed Methods Design.

  • Newbery Maker Studio Poster

    Newbery Maker Studio Pop-Up

    Come de-stress from Finals Week by crafting with the Center for Children’s Books and the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab! We will be creating Newbery Medal-inspired pop-up cards, designing our own literary awards, and more.

  • Nomination Deadlines Approaching for Campus-Level Student Awards

    Nominations are open for several campus-level student awards, but application deadlines are fast approaching.

  • Call for Proposals: Student Success Initiative Symposium

    Call for Proposals! There is a great deal of outstanding work conducted across campus to foster student success and we want to hear about it! Review the proposal submission guidelines. The deadline for submitting your program proposal is December 15, 2021.

  • Announcing the 2022 College of Education Public Engagement Faculty Fellows Program

    The new Public Engagement Faculty Fellows Program is open to full-time faculty with their primary appointment in the College of Education. A maximum of three faculty fellows will be selected for the 2022-2023 academic year. Faculty at the assistant professor level are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Seeking Community-engaged Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

    The Community-Academic Scholars Program supports faculty and staff conducting community-engaged research with project matching, training, support and a $4,000 stipend for an undergraduate research assistant. Prof. Kevin Tan recently shared his experience and advice at a recorded info session. Details and FAQs are also available on the academic mentor web page.

  • EPOL doctoral student Leslie Morrow

    PhD Candidate Leslie Morrow Awarded OVCDEI's Larine Y. Cowan 'Make a Difference Award'

    Morrow will be honored with the award during the 36th Celebration of Diversity for her outstanding research and advocacy for the LGBTQ population, achievements as Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, and contributions within the College, campus, and community.

  • MSTE Continues Partnership with IEPA to Provide 5th-6th Grade Online Science Curriculum

    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) have again partnered to create a new online science curriculum unit for fifth and sixth grade educators: How does a bulb light? The unit helps students explore energy, electricity use, and power sources and how they relate to climate change. The Illinois EPA’s Annual Poster, Poetry, and Prose Contest theme “Get Energized About Slowing Down Climate Change!” will follow the new curriculum.

  • Michael McKelvey

    Michael McKelvey, MSTE, Wins First Annual Greg Gulick Service Excellence Award

    At the recent campus IT Pro Forum, two winners of the first annual Greg Gulick Service Excellence Award were named. Congratulations to the Office of Math, Science, and Technology Education's Michael McKelvey on this outstanding recognition.