May 22, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Insoon Han

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

Reading Instruction for English Language Learners in Elementary Grades: Converging Evidence from Meta-Analysis

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
9:00-10:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, advisor
Professor Christine Espin
Professor Lori Helman


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

Nicole Skaar

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

Development of the Adolescent Exploratory And Risk Behavior Rating Scale

Thursday, June 11, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Harwell, chair
Professor Theodore Christ, co-advisor
Professor Sandra Christenson, c-advisor
Professor Marti Gonzalez


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

Cheryl Bemel

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 Effect of Small Learning Communities on Indicators of Student Progress

Thursday, June 18, 2009
9:00-10:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Theodore Christ, co-advisor
Professor Sandra Christenson, co-advisor
Professor Kyla Wahlstrom


Posted by kwalter at 2:33 PM

STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS

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 $200 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• 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.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 15, 2008, submit requests and required documentation by December 15, 2008.
• For travel between December 16, 2008 and June 30, 2009, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 5, 2009.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:

student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

Submit all of the above to the staff member in your area .

Posted by kwalter at 2:39 AM

May 14, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS!

Stacy Danov, Special Education, was awarded the Graduate School's 2009-2010 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Frank Symons is her advisor.

Chia-Chen Tu, CSPP, received this year's College of Education and Human Development Hauge Fellowship. Kay Herting Wahl is her advisor.

Posted by kwalter at 2:03 PM

May 11, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Chee Soon Tan

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

An Examination of the Relationships between Teachers’ General Attributions, Specific Attributions for Reading Difficulties and Treatments

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer York-Barr, chair
Professor James Ysseldyke, advisor
Professor Sandra Christenson
Professor Michael Goh

Posted by kwalter at 9:39 AM

May 8, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Jessica Shryack

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 Structure of Virtue: An Empirical Approach


Tuesday, May 12, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 240 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Harwell, chair
Professor William Bart, co-advisor
Professor David W. Johnson, co-advisor
Professor Joan Patterson
Professor Auke Tellegen

Posted by kwalter at 9:02 AM

May 5, 2009

ISSS-End-of-The-Year and Graduation Party - Thursday, May 7

Students, scholars, families and friends! Mark your calendars for this get-together to celebrate the end of the academic year 2008/09 and congratulate all those graduating from their programs. Great food! Have your souvenir picture taken with Goldy Gopher! View the enlargements of the awesome ISSS Photo Contest winners on display! (Check them out on the website as well: http://www.isss.umn.edu:80/isssalbum/PContest/pc-default.html)

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Place: Weisman Art Museum
No reservation required.
(Please note that this special exciting and fun event is on THURSDAY, NOT FRIDAY!)

Posted by kwalter at 9:49 AM

Graduate School Student Services -- limited service

The Graduate Student Service and Progress Office (316 JohH) will be closed this Friday, May 8 for the Commencement Ceremony. Limited service will be provided in the Graduate Admissions Office (309 JohH).

Posted by kwalter at 9:48 AM