November 12, 2014

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship for 2015-16

Educational Psychology will submit one nomination to the Graduate School Fellowship Office. Application instructions are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/liebmann-fellowship.

The internal deadline for Educational Psychology is Monday, November 24th, 2014. Your materials for the nomination packet should be sent to Lori Boucher (bouch004@umn.edu) electronically by the end of the day.

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FROM: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office
RE: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund trustee, J.P. Morgan Bank, has invited the University of Minnesota to submit up to three nominations for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship competition. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. Her primary concern, as expressed in her will, was to support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. Eighty-seven schools have been invited to participate in the national competition. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $18,000, plus tuition, renewable for up to three years of total support.

Eligible students:
• must have an outstanding undergraduate record
• must demonstrate substantial educational debt
• are pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree at the University of Minnesota in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training)
• must be citizens of the United States
Programs may submit one nomination to the Graduate School Fellowship Office by 12 noon, Monday, December 8, 2014. Three nominations will be forwarded to the national competition. Departments will be notified in December.

Nominees for the national competition will be required to provide official certified copies of all transcripts, and original letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead), for inclusion in the national submission, due on January 23, 2015.

Complete nomination instructions are at http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/liebmann-fellowship.

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School Fellowship Office at 612-625-7579.

Posted by bouch004 at 4:02 PM · Funding

Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota Residents

Deadline: 12 noon, February 23, 2015

I am pleased to announce the Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota residents enrolled in the University of Minnesota Graduate School. The Fellowship provides support for students with high academic achievement who show great promise of becoming leaders in their chosen profession. The Fellowship is supported by the Torske Klubben of Minneapolis, whose members, being of Norwegian ancestry, are interested in fostering relationships between Norway and America.

Please forward this announcement to eligible students. Applicants need not be of Norwegian heritage themselves, but they should explain their interest in or connection to Norway and its culture, expressing more than a superficial appreciation for Norwegian traditions.

Detailed information is available at
http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/torske-klubben-mn

Posted by bouch004 at 11:07 AM · Funding

November 10, 2014

USAS meeting at the University of Minnesota

United Students Against Sweatshops is a national student-run organization with 150 chapters across the country that runs campaigns for workers rights on campus and abroad.

Tuesday, November 11th, at 5pm in Folwell 32, students will be meeting for the very first USAS meeting at the University of Minnesota (pizza included). As thousands of fast food and Walmart workers take a stand against corporate greed, workers in sweatshops abroad fight for better working conditions and workers on our campuses struggle for better wages it is more important then ever that students get involved in these campaigns.

You can check out USAS's website for more information.

Arianna Feldman
USAS Regional Organizer for Minnesota
United Students Against Sweatshops
1155 Connecticut Avenue NW - Suite 500 - Washington, DC 20036

Posted by bouch004 at 8:22 AM · Events and Announcements

November 4, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Kellie Krick Oborn

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Professional Development Including Performance Feedback to Support Part C Home Visitors' Use of Caregiver Coaching Strategies During Home Visits

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Joe Reichle, adviser
Professor LeAnne Johnson, adviser
Professor Jennifer York-Barr

Posted by bouch004 at 2:28 PM · Events and Announcements

November 3, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Andrea Egan

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Testing a Model for Assessment and Intervention Decision-Making for Students with Co-Occurring Behavior Problems and Reading Difficulties in the Classroom:
Exploring the Relative Effects of Matched and Mismatched Antecedent Intervention Strategies

Monday, November 24, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Jennifer McComas, adviser
Professor LeAnne Johnson
Professor Matt Burns
Professor Lori Helman

Posted by bouch004 at 10:09 AM · Events and Announcements

October 23, 2014

Student Travel Funding

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology MA, SC or PhD student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

We do not reimburse for poster printing, however the CEHD Dean's Office in Burton Hall can do wide format printing for posters. This is a free service to faculty, staff, and students if the poster is related to the college (i.e. conference, display, research). Go to http://sky.cehd.umn.edu/communicate/going-to-a-conference-or-fair/ for contact and formatting information.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit:
Student Travel Funding Request form (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/forms/default.html)
• Proof of attendance (conference badge)
• A copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• Original receipts for expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement (do not include meal receipts).
• Signed and completed expense reimbursement form (available at http://policy.umn.edu/Policies/Finance/Travel/TRAVEL_PROC02.html). Be sure to include detailed information about your travel: who, what, when, where and why (for example: I traveled to Indianapolis, IN to present a poster at the national meeting of ABC Society, December 1-3, 20xx). In addition, include a sentence on how your presentation benefits your research or project. Detailed instructions are available at http://policy.umn.edu/prod/groups/president/@pub/@forms/@procurement/documents/form/um1612instructions.pdf

Submit to your program staff within 30 days after the conference.

Last date to submit for reimbursement is June 5.

Other possible sources for student travel funding:
• GradSEHD (http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/index_files/Page517.htm)
• Council of Graduate Students (http://www.cogs.umn.edu/index.html)
• GAPSA (https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/gapsa/home/grants/scholarly-travel-grants)

Posted by bouch004 at 5:09 PM · Funding

October 10, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Lan Huang

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Improving the Use of Subscores on a Test Battery: Some Reliability and Validity Evidence From the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Ernest Davenport, chair
Professor Mark Davison, adviser
Professor Michael Harwell
Professor Adam Rothman

Posted by bouch004 at 11:03 AM · Events and Announcements

October 1, 2014

COGS Grant Announcements

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is now accepting grant applications for Fall 2014. A variety of grants are available to fund conference travel, professional development opportunities, or intellectual and social community building events. Applicants must be COGS fee-paying graduate students in order to be eligible to apply. For guidelines and deadlines, please visit http://www.cogs.umn.edu/Grants.html or email COGS.

Posted by bouch004 at 3:54 PM · Funding

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. The program provides three years of support for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. Learn more >

Posted by bouch004 at 3:52 PM · Funding

September 18, 2014

2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa

Attention Students of the Educational Psychology Department!

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of 2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered: April 20 - November 6, 2015.

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
* Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue


We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to
APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!
Next Application Deadline: Sept 26

For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/

Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!
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ONEHEARTSOURCE is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania and South Africa.

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