October 30, 2006


You and your friends are invited to join students, staff and faculty for refreshments and conversation in a relaxing environment at this Friday's Small World Coffee Hour! This Friday find out about the Spirit of the Cowboy of Old West!

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2006

TIME: 4-6 PM

WHERE: Heller Hall 110, Minneapolis West Bank

COST: It's free! Free refreshments, fun and surprises!

Posted by kwalter at 2:10 PM

October 27, 2006


Live Oak Pre K-8 School of the Arts is a public school in New Orleans that survived Hurricane Katrina, but not without the loss of all the school library’s books. The Educational Psychology Department is sponsoring a book drive with the goal of collecting 300 books for Live Oak’s library. The school’s principal, Pamela Randall, has stated a need for adolescent literature for the middle school students.

We encourage all faculty, staff, student and friends to participate. Please bring new and used books to the drop off box outside 206 Burton Hall or in the School Psychology Resource Room (Elliot 328). Books will be collected until December 1st.

Live Oak Quick Facts
• Re-opened in September 2006 after Hurricane Katrina related repairs were made
• Designated as the district’s (Orleans Parish) performing arts school for the lower and middle grades. In addition to the academic curriculum, the school offers dance, drama, visual arts, instrumental and vocal music. Enrollment is open to all district students.
• Approximately 350 students currently enrolled (over 85% students of color)
• 100% of students are expected to be on Federal Free and Reduced Lunch (official numbers not available yet)

For more info please contact Nicki Skaar (skaar041@umn.edu ) or Chris Buckley (buckl071@umn.edu)

Posted by kwalter at 1:55 PM


The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Cynthia L. Jiban

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

The Role of Reading Proficiency in Mathematics Achievement and Coursetaking Disparities

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
2:00-3:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

Dr. Scott McConnell (chair)
Dr. Stanley Deno (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. Matthew Burns
Dr. Anne Foegen (Iowa State University)

Posted by kwalter at 10:15 AM

October 25, 2006


Students and faculty are invited to attend the Fall 06 Educational Psychology Colloquium on Wednesday, November 15
12:15-1:15, in Room 120 Burton Hall.

Presenter: Professor Kristen McMaster (Special Education)
Title: Creating Conditions for Response to Reading Instruction: Classwide and Individualized Interventions

Refreshments will be provided.

(The Ed Psych faculty meeting will follow the presentation. Meeting will be held from 1:15-2:00 In 240 Burton.)

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM


The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Cary J. Roseth

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Effects of Peacekeeping and Peacemaking on Preschoolers’ Conflict:
A Multi-Method Longitudinal Study

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
1:15-2:15 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

Dr. Megan Gunnar (chair)
Dr. David W. Johnson (co-advisor)
Dr. Anthony Pellegrini (co-advisor)
Dr. Jeffrey Long
Dr. Roger Johnson

Posted by kwalter at 1:24 PM


Classes will be held on election night. On Tuesday, November 7, midterm elections will take place in Minnesota. All University classes will be held on that date. Instructors are expected to make reasonable accommodations for students who can only vote during class time. Students who will be late to, or absent from, class in order to vote on Tuesday, November 7 should speak with their instructor in advance of that date.

Posted by kwalter at 1:12 PM


We are the Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy, in the NEW! College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Monday, November 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 340 Appleby Hall, East Bank Campus

The Center's staff and faculty, including:
Dana Lundell, CRDEUL Director * Robert Copeland, Program Associate * Jeanne L. Higbee, Sr. Advisor for Research and Professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning (PSTL) * David Arendale, Advisor for Outreach and Associate Professor, PSTL * Irene Duranczyk, Advisor for Publications and Grants, and Assistant Professor, PSTL * Emily Goff, Coordinator for PASS IT Grant

CRDEUL has an in-house resource center, writes grants and hosts a U.S. Department of Education grant (PASS IT), sponsors publications, provides consultation, conducts research, hosts awards, and much more!!!

Games, prizes, beverages, snacks, and CHOCOLATE! (NOTE: Experimentally-designed studies have shown that increasing your intake of chocolate will increase your level of research productivity!)

Please contact Bob Copeland with further questions, 612-625-6411, copeland@umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 9:53 AM

October 18, 2006


November 1: Deadline for Luce Scholars Program of Professional Apprenticeships in Asia. More information is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/research_abroad/luce.html

November 1: Deadline for Soros Fellowship. More information is available at http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1753/soros

November 16: Internal application for William Stout Fellowship. More information is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/endowed/index.html

December 1: Applications due in Graduate School for Eva O. Miller and other endowed fellowships. More information is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/endowed/index.html

December 15: Deadline for Juran Fellowship (full application is due January 18). More information is available at http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/Page5331.aspx

Posted by kwalter at 8:58 AM


UM Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is a U-wide, multidisciplinary effort to recruit promising scholars with strong potential to pursue future faculty positions, advancing the U's intellectual agenda and enhancing the cultural diversity of the U community. Up to three fellowships for at least one year will be awarded to begin in September 2007. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2006; application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/postdocfellowship .

Posted by kwalter at 8:53 AM

October 16, 2006

Graduate and professional school students can study abroad too!

The Graduate Adviser in the Learning Abroad Center, Jinous Kasravi, is available to discuss international opportunities for interested graduate students. She is available for walk-in appointments every Thursday from 10am-1pm in 230 Heller Hall. Appointments can be scheduled at other times Monday-Wednesday by emailing gradadv@umn.edu. During the appointments she will discuss international internship, study abroad, and research abroad opportunities as well as funding sources.

Posted by kwalter at 1:22 PM

October 10, 2006

2007 Midwest Qualitative Research Conference: Call for Proposals

13th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference
April 20-21, 2007
University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Midwest Qualitative Research Conference is a lively gathering of people who use a variety of qualitative research methods to understand the worlds in which they work and live.

This conference attracts practitioner-scholars and students from the Midwest and across the country to discuss in an open atmosphere the challenges and rewards of qualitative methodologies of all types.

For More Information
Phone: (651) 962-4878
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4878

Call for Proposals: The 2007 Midwest Qualitative Research Conference committee invites graduate students, faculty and practitioners to submit presentation proposals on qualitative research projects in the fields of: K-12 and higher education, sociology, ministry, social work, women's studies, health care, public policy, business, engineering and law. Presenting at the Midwest Qualitative Conference is a great way for doctoral students and alumni scholars to present their research in a professional yet comfortable setting. Proposal deadline is January 15, 2007.

More information and proposal form is available at http://www.stthomas.edu/education/events/mqrc/.

Posted by kwalter at 3:56 PM

October 6, 2006


On October 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 110 Heller Hall, West Bank, a representative from the Institute of International Education (IIE) will be speaking with interested students about the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships.

NSEP provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Fellowship provides $12,000 to $30,000 for graduate students to add an international component to their graduate studies.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.iie.org/nsep.

For more information please contact Meaka Henningsen at 626-9123 or meaka@umn or NSEP at 1 800 618 NSEP or nsep@iie.org.

Posted by kwalter at 3:34 PM

October 5, 2006



Join us for coffee, tea, food with special moon cakes! Let's celebrate the beautiful fall season in Minnesota!
Come, relax, and make more new friends and greet familiar faces. Have fun while learning about special activities to make your fall more enjoyable!

DATE: Friday, October 6, 2006

TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

PLACE: Heller Hall 110, West Bank

SPONSORED BY: International Student and Scholar Services

Posted by kwalter at 3:29 PM

October 2, 2006


The Spencer Foundation's Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Please note that, although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. In addition, although applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be citizens of the United Sates.

Visit www.spencer.org for more information. Applications must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2006.

Posted by kwalter at 4:13 PM


Join Us for Free Pizza and Talk on:

Maori and Pakeha Perspectives on Adult Learning in New Zealand

Presented by:
Ken Bartlett Work and Human Resource Education

Date: Monday, October 2, 2006
Time: Noon to 1:30pm
Place: 250 Wulling Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Sponsored by the International Education Committee for the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 7:02 AM