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Balcazar, Hollinshead, and Vo named Guerrier "Hope" Fellowship Recipients 2020-21

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Vanessa Balcazar, Eleni Hollinshead, and Stephanie Vo were named the recipients of the 2021 Guerrier “Hope” Fellowships. The “Hope” Fellowships are awarded to Teacher Education Program credential students who demonstrate the sense of personal courage and hope that Vivian Guerrier embodied as a stalwart member of the Gevirtz School community. All three are M.Ed. students pursuing Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials.

This endowed...

Somer Levine the recipient of the 2021 Delaine A. Eastin Fellowship

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UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has named Somer Levine the recipient of the 2021 Delaine A. Eastin Fellowship. This fellowship is given to a graduate student pursuing an MA or Ph.D. in the Department of Education who is the first in her family to attend grad school and show academic progress, with a preference for female students.

Somer Levine is a first-year doctoral student focusing her research in critical reading instruction and...

Tania Israel to present as part of TEDxSanLuisObispo on April 24

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Tania Israel from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will present a talk about how to win a political disagreement as part of the TEDxSanLuisObispo virtual conference on Saturday, April 24.

Tickets for the two-day Interconnected: TEDxSanLuisObispo 2021 Annual Conference (April 23 and 24 from 11 am – 1 pm PDT) are available on line.

Tania Israel is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC...

Student Profile: Sabiha Sultana changes how we assess critical reading skills

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Sabiha Sultana is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Education focusing her research in critical reading assessments under the guidance of Dr. Diana J. Arya and Dr. Andrew Maul. She earned her B.Ed. (Honors) from University of Dhaka in Language Education. She later received her M.Ed. in Bilingual/English as a Second Language/Multicultural concentration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst as a Fulbright scholar. Being an...

Faculty and graduate students from the Gevirtz School take part in the virtual 2021 Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting

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Faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School recently took part in the 2021 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting (that was held virtually because of COVID-19), April 7-9, 2021.

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is an international, multidisciplinary, nonprofit professional association whose primary goal is to promote the understanding of child development through...

Maryam Kia-Keating and Miya Barnett part of team awarded $2.4 million grant focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Maryam Kia-Keating and Miya Barnett of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School are part of a team that has been awarded a $2.4 million grant to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in partnership with the Office of the CA Surgeon General, chose this project as one of four awardees for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine request for proposals, Addressing Health...

Four students given 2020-21 Ray E. Hosford Memorial Research Awards

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Alissa Der Sarkissian, Adriana Sanchez, Ginette Sims, and Ida Taghavi of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School received 2020-2021 Ray E. Hosford Memorial Research Awards. This memorial fund was established in memory of former Education Professor, Ray E. Hosford by his surviving wife, Phyllis Hosford, former students, and friends. The awards support qualified graduate students within...

Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara take part in 58 events at the virtual 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

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Counted separately for each of their appearances, 118 faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara, the overwhelming majority from or affiliated with the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, will take part in 53 events, panels, poster presentations, and workshops at the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting that will be held virtually because of COVID-19. The scholars, researchers, and teachers...

Participants from The Gevirtz School and UC Santa Barbara 2021 AERA Annual Meeting

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Participants from The Gevirtz School and UC Santa Barbara
2021 American Educational Research Association
Annual Meeting
April 7 – April 12, 2021

(all times PDT)

Wednesday April 7

10-11:30 am
Jonathan Downey
“IRT Measurement and Validation of Vocabulary Proficiency”
Division D Graduate Student in Progress Research Gala

Thursday April 8

9-10 am
Xochitl Briseno...

Student Profile: Madeline Spiess adapts to challenges to promote students’ strengths

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Madeline Spiess is a doctoral student with an emphasis in School Psychology working with Dr. Erin Dowdy. She received her B.A. in Psychology from University of San Francisco. After graduation, she worked at UCSF within the Hyperactivity, Attention and Learning Problems (HALP) Clinic. Spiess was the lead project coordinator for the Collaborative Life Skills Program, a school-home intervention focused on behavioral parent training, child skill...

Four Teacher Education Program students awarded 2021 Marika Ann Critelli Memorial Fellowships

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Sophia Bajak, Haley Hamman, Lupita (Maria) Mendez, and Lili Talkin of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School have received 2020-2021 Marika Ann Critelli Memorial Fellowships for Community Service. This fellowship is designated for Teacher Education Program (TEP) credential candidates who demonstrate a personal dedication to bettering the lives of others through volunteer service – either through their own efforts and/or by providing opportunities...

Dean Jeffrey Milem guest lecturer in Harvard University’s “Bravely Confronting Racism in Higher Education” course

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Jeffrey Milem, Jules Zimmer Dean of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, will be a guest lecturer in Harvard University’s Bravely Confronting Racism in Higher Education online course on April 12. The course, presented by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is designed to help participants, build a more equitable environment for the community of students, faculty, and staff within their higher education institutions by developing...

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