November 28, 2006

JURAN FELLOWSHIP & JURAN DOCTORAL AWARDS

JURAN FELLOWSHIP for doctoral students at U.S. universities

Every year the Joseph M. Juran Center selects and honors doctoral candidates from the University of Minnesota and other leading research universities whose research shows the most promise in broadening and fueling thinking and practices in the area of quality in their chosen fields.

The purpose of the Juran Fellowship Program is to support doctoral thesis research and to recognize doctoral students who show potential to make substantial career contributions to the field of leadership in quality. Applicants are typically in the third or fourth year of their doctoral programs. Award winners receive $10,000 and the honor of being named Juran Fellows.

Since 1998, the Joseph M. Juran Center has awarded more than 40 Juran Fellowships. Many of those Fellows have gone on to teach at leading research universities, including the University of Michigan, University of Illinois and The Pennsylvania State University.

Juran Fellowship applications are due January 18, 2007. More information and application materials are available at http://carlsonschool.umn.edu/Page5331.aspx.

JURAN DOCTORAL AWARDS for doctoral students at U.S. universities

The Juran Doctoral Awards are for first- and second-year doctoral students to stimulate their thinking about quality principles early in their Ph.D. careers. Requirements for the Juran Doctoral Awards include submission of an essay that includes a statement of interest, explanation of how quality principles relate to that interest, and plans for developing a research project using quality principles in the applicant's field. Award winners receive $2,500 and certificates of recognition.

Applications for the 2007 Juran Doctoral Awards are due January 18, 2007. More information and application materials are available at http://carlsonschool.umn.edu/Page5332.aspx.

An information session will be held on December 7th for doctoral students who are interesteed in learning more about the awards. The session will be held from 11 a.m. - noon in Room 4-118, Carlson School of Management. To RSVP, call 626 4555 or email jpwood@csom.umn.edu.

Posted by kwalter at 3:00 PM

APA MINORITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The APA's Minority Fellowshipo Program objective are to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. They do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.

For more information, go to http://www.apa.org/mfp/.

Posted by kwalter at 2:56 PM

November 27, 2006

DON'T FORGET THE NEW ORLEANS BOOK DRIVE

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) or 290 McNeal. 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 9:36 AM

INTERNATIONAL PIZZA AND TALKS

Join the the International Committee for the College of Education and Human Development for two Pizza and Talks:

International Perspectives on Community Development and Human Rights

Monday, December 4
Noon–1:30 pm
250 Wulling Hall
Minneapolis Campus

Presented by:
Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellows Dr. Claudia Fiorella Rojas-Gomez (Costa Rica) Mr. Arnold Tsunga (Zimbabwe) Ms. Arlene (Kaka) Bag-ao (Philippines)

Social Participation in the Education System of Mexico: Results of a FLACSO Study

Tuesday, December 5
Noon–1:30 pm
250 Wulling Hall
Minneapolis Campus

Presented by:
Professor Benjamin Temkin
Professor, FLACSO (Latin American School of Social Sciences)

Dr. Benjamin Temkin holds a Ph.D., with Distinction, in Political Science from Columbia University in New York, NY. He has been a Chubb Fellow at Yale University in New Haven, completed the most comprehensive study ever of Social Participation in Mexican Education for the Ministry of Education in the Republic. In this session, he will report on the results of this study. Given the events associated with the recent Presidential Election in Mexico this should be a most enlightening presentation.

FLACSO (Latin American School of Social Sciences), Mexico Campus, is one of 10 research and policy institutes spread across the whole of Latin American from Cuba in the Caribbean to Chile in the very south of the continent.

Sponsored by the International Committee for the College of Education and Human Development. For more information, please contact Prof. John Cogan in Educational Policy and Administration.

Posted by kwalter at 9:00 AM

November 21, 2006

UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY

The University will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 23 and 24) for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Posted by kwalter at 10:46 AM

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY

PFF Retreat

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2007
Location: 525 Science Classroom Building

The Center for Teaching and learning is offering a Preparing Future Faculty Retreat, which features workshops focused on teaching and learning in higher education as well as discussions on institutional fit.

The PFF Retreat--held on Thursday, January 11th from 8:30 am to 2 pm at 525 Science Classroom Building on the east bank of the Minneapolis campus--brings together graduate students from multiple disciplines and features workshop leaders with rich experience in teaching, research, and the faculty role at many types of higher education institutions.

The Retreat opens with a lively session on "a new way of teaching" and ends with a faculty panel discussion on finding an "institutional fit" during the job search process; in between, participants will choose to attend two of three workshops offered by PFF instructors.

The $10 Retreat fee includes morning beverages, lunch during the panel presentation, and handouts at each session a participant attends.

You can register online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/retreat/index.html

SPRING 2007 COURSES:

GRAD 8101: Teaching in Higher Education (3 credits)

GRAD 8102: Practicum for Future Faculty (3 credits)

GRAD 8200: Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (1 credit)
Section 001: Teaching With Technology - Practices, Problems and Promises
Section 004: Multicultural Teaching and Learning Across the Disciplines

More information on these courses and on other programs offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning is available at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/courses/index.html

Posted by kwalter at 10:29 AM

November 20, 2006

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Juliet Fenyk

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

Evaluating a School-based Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Anthony Pellegrini (chair)
Dr. Geoffrey Maruyama (advisor)
Dr. David W. Johnson
Dr. Renee Sieving

Posted by kwalter at 10:34 AM

November 14, 2006

ISSS SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

Join ISSS for freshly brewed coffee, tea, and delicious food from Israel (Mazzo balls and more). Relax, meet new people, greet familiar faces and explore the Israeli culture. As always have fun and enjoy an exuberance environment.

DATE: Friday, November 17, 2006
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
PLACE: Heller Hall 110, Minneapolis West Bank
COST: ITS' FREE!!

Posted by kwalter at 1:02 PM

ETS FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

ETS Research & Development is now accepting applications for the programs listed below for the 2007 cycle.
The ETS Fellowship and Internship programs seek scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research and who are interested in research opportunities. Detailed information is available at http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.22f30af61d34e9c39a77b13bc3921509/?vgnextoid=49f5be3a864f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

Posted by kwalter at 11:22 AM

November 9, 2006

WALLACE STOUT FELLOWSHIP

DON'T FORGET THAT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, IS THE INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR THE WALLACE STOUT FELLOWSHIP! Submit all application materials, including two letters of recommendation, to Kathy Walter, 206 Burton. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review all applications and will forward one nomination to the Graduate School.

Application instructions are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/forms/AppStoutWallace2007-08.pdf

Posted by kwalter at 4:01 PM

TORSKE KLUBBEN FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship award has been established to support outstanding graduate students (master's or Ph.D.) currently enrolled in any field in the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Applicants must have outstanding academic achievement, excellent leadership potential, and an interest in or connection with Norway. Must be official state of Minnesota residents. The stipend is $13,000 for the academic year, plus full tuition. Sponsored by the Torske Klubben of Minneapolis.

Application is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/forms/tk_mn_residents.pdf

Posted by kwalter at 3:58 PM

November 7, 2006

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2006

College of Education and Human Development Calendar of Events

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Monday, November 13, 2006
Noon - 1:30pm
250 Wulling Hall
(86 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis Campus)

Special International Pizza & Talks "Researching HIV/AIDS NGOs from an HRD perspective in Port Elizabeth, South Africa" Presented by: Ken Bartlett & Melony Harris (Work and Human Resource Education)

Open to All
Pizza & beverages will be served at noon.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wallace Atrium, Burton Hall
(178 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis Campus)

Annual Dean's Reception in Honor of International Education

A reception to welcome the NEW College of Education and Human Development's new and returning international students, scholars, and visitors.

Open to CEHD community and friends
Refreshment will be served.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
4:30 - 6:00 pm
365 Peik Hall
(159 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis Campus)

"Teaching with International Case Studies: An Environmental Case from Thailand"

Presented by: Fred Finley (Curriculum & Instruction)

Open to all
Light refreshment will be served.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Peters Hall, Room TBA
(1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul Campus)

"State of Fear" Film Showing and Discussion

Open to all
Light refreshment will be served.

Posted by kwalter at 2:59 PM

November 3, 2006

FORMS & FORMALITIES WORKSHOP

Do you feel lost in the sea of graduate school paperwork?
Do you stay up at night wondering what forms need to be turned in when?
Do you wish someone would help walk you through the process of what is required by the Graduate School?

If your answer was “yes? to any of these questions you should consider attending the following workshop:

FORMS & FORMALITIES: Understanding Graduate School Paperwork and Procedures

Masters Students: Thurs, Nov 9, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall
PhD Students: Tues, Nov 14, 2:30-4:00 pm in 102 Fraser Hall

This workshop will be conducted by Graduate School staff who will explain key issues and deadlines you must know, in addition to answering any questions from the audience.

Don’t let an unsigned form stand between you and your future!

Organized by your Council of Graduate Students (COGS)

If you have specific questions contact your program rep: Caroline Hilk, hilkx006@umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 1:57 PM

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY WEEK IS NOVEMBER 6-10

There will be programs for faculty and students throughout the week as well as a table in Coffman Union each day from 10:30am-1:30pm where you can pick up information about the week’s events and Academic Integrity at the University of Minnesota.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, November 6
Workshop- “Designing Writing Assignments that Discourage Plagiarism?
10AM 15 Nicholson Hall

Workshop- “Writing a Dissertation: Strategies for Balancing Writing, Teaching & Life?
4:00PM 525 Science Classroom Bldg.

Tuesday, November 7
Workshop- “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism?
11:00AM CSOM 1-122

Coffee Break-“The Details: Legalities, Process, and What Not to Do?
11:30AM Morrill Hall 320

Wednesday, November 8
Coffee Break- “Planning Effective Group Work?
12:30PM 525 Science Classroom Building

Mock Plagiarism Hearing
4:00PM Wulling 220

Thursday, November 9
Coffee Break- “Difficult Conversations- Faculty Confronting Students?
10:00AM 525 Science Classroom Bldg.

Workshop- “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism?
4:00PM Ford 155

Friday, November 10
Workshop- “Plagiarism: Concerns about Non-Native Speakers of English
10:00AM Walter Library 101

Brown Bag Lunch- “Where to go from here: Roundtable/Resources?
11:00AM 304 Science Classroom Building

If you have questions about this event, please contact Debbie Gettemy (gette017@umn.edu) in the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (formerly the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and the Office for Student Academic Integrity)

Posted by kwalter at 8:08 AM

November 2, 2006

INTERNATIONAL PIZZA AND TALKS

Join us for free pizza and talk on:

"Barriers to Schooling for Ethnic Minority Girls in Vietnam: An Ethnographic Study"

Presented by: Joan DeJaeghere, EdPA

Date: Monday, November 6, 2006
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
Place: 250 Wulling Hall

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

Posted by kwalter at 9:07 AM