September 12, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Quintin Love
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

Revisiting Three Comparisons of Unobserved Conditional Invariance Techniques for the Detection of Differential Item Functioning

Friday, October 10, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Ernest Davenport, adviser
Professor Geoff Maruyama, adviser
Professor Lesa Clarkson

Posted by bouch004 at 8:25 AM

September 9, 2014

UCCS Groups and Workshops

University Counseling & Consulting Services is recruiting students to join their groups this semester. They have a variety of groups available; the support groups for undergrad and grad students and the "Let's Do This!" group on procrastination/motivation may be of particular interest. Also, there are currently openings available in all of the dissertation/thesis support groups. For more information check out the groups page or call 612-624-3323.

The Graduate and Professional Student Support Group will meet Mondays 3:30-5:30pm.

Posted by bouch004 at 11:09 AM

September 5, 2014

Discovery Across Disciplines Showcase

Discovery Across Disciplines

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Third Floor, Coffman Memorial Union

Many intellectual, social, and practical problems transcend the scope of a single field of study. Creative solutions to these types of complex problems often require the integration of multiple perspectives, methods and concepts. The centers and institutes at the University of Minnesota provide opportunities for researchers to collaborate across disciplines, and to seek the answers to some of the world's toughest challenges.

The Discovery Across Disciplines showcase will highlight the exciting and engaging work of more than 50 of the University's interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. Take time to connect with others across campus who share your research and scholarly interests at this poster-session-style event. Browse the exhibits, interact with researchers, network with colleagues, and learn about opportunities for involvement in interdisciplinary inquiry. Graduate students, postdocs, and new and relatively new faculty are especially encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact field001@umn.edu, 612-625-6532.

Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research

Posted by bouch004 at 4:02 PM

September 3, 2014

Council of Graduate Students Representative

Educational Psychology is looking for a graduate student representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) for 2014-15. COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Our representative would attend general assembly meetings (usually three per semester), participate in discussions, and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in serving as Ed Psych's COGS representative, please contact me by Thursday, September 11th. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

Posted by bouch004 at 3:56 PM

August 29, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Anna Roth

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

Yoga as a Psychological Intervention: Conceptualizations and Practice Integration of Psychologist-Yoga Teachers

Monday, September 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Tom Brothen, chair
Professor Tom Skovholt, adviser
Professor Pat McCarthy-Veach
Professor Carrie Burke

Posted by bouch004 at 4:19 PM

August 18, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Julia Chears-Young

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

The Association Between Teachers' Moral Judgment Development and Self-Efficacy beliefs, and Their Relationship on Student Achievement

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriguez, chair
Professor Geoff Maruyama, adviser
Professor Muriel Bebeau, adviser
Professor Jean King

Posted by bouch004 at 10:30 AM

July 29, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

David Wells

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

Development, Experience and Expression of Meaning in Genetic Counselors' Lives: An Exploratory Analysis.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Bonnie LeRoy, chair
Professor Pat McCarthy Veach, adviser
Professor Carrie Burke
Professor Matthew Hanson

Posted by bouch004 at 11:56 AM

July 1, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Shiyu Liu

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

How people reason: A grounded theory study of scientific reasoning about global climate change

Friday, July 25, 2014
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Steve Yussen, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz, adviser
Professor Panayiota Kendeou
Professor Gillian Roehrig
Professor Melissa Koenig

Posted by bouch004 at 1:17 PM

June 30, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Morgan Paldron

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

The "Other" Mother: An Exploration of Non-Biological Lesbian Mothers' Unique Parenting Experience

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Bonnie LeRoy, chair
Professor Patricia Veach, adviser
Professor Kay Wahl
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor Harriett Haynes

Posted by bouch004 at 3:39 PM

June 2, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Angela Koivula

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

Is it all grist for the mill?: Supervisor experiences with supervisee personal self-disclosure in supervision

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Frances Lawrenz, chair
Professor Pat McCarthy Veach, adviser
Professor Caroline Burke
Professor Bonnie LeRoy

Posted by bouch004 at 10:32 AM

May 27, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Laura Ziegler

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

Reconceptualizing Statistical Literacy: Developing an Assessment for the Modern Introductory Statistics Course

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
250 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Bob delMas, chair
Professor Joan Garfield, adviser
Professor Michelle Everson, adviser
Professor Kathleen Cramer

Posted by bouch004 at 10:23 AM

May 14, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Ethan Van Norman

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

An Evaluation of the Accuracy of Time Series Interpretations of CBM-R Progress Monitoring Data

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
325 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Amanda Sullivan, chair
Professor Ted Christ, adviser
Professor Michael Harwell
Professor John Hughes

Posted by bouch004 at 8:10 AM

May 7, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Julie Young
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

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Positive Life Changes Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Jim Ysseldyke, adviser
Professor Annie Hansen-Burke
Professor Andrew Collins

Posted by bouch004 at 1:12 PM

May 5, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Sarah Berman-Young

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

Teacher-Student Relationships: Examining Student Perceptions of Teacher Support and Positive Student Outcomes

Friday, May 23, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kyla Wahlstrom, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, adviser
Professor Matthew Burns
Professor Annie Hansen-Burke

Posted by bouch004 at 9:26 AM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Amanda Besner

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

Comparison of Placement Decisions Based on Picture Naming 1.0 and Picture Naming 2.0

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriguez, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Joe Reichle

Posted by bouch004 at 8:17 AM

May 2, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Braden Schmitt

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

Developing a Teacher Rating Scale of Preschool Student Behavior for Use in an RTI Decision-Making Framework

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriguez, chair
Professor Ted Christ, adviser
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Steve Yussen
Professor Tracy Bradfield

Posted by bouch004 at 1:10 PM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Monica Froman
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

A Mixed Methods Study of the Impact of Providing Therapy to Traumatized Clients:
Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Post-Traumatic Growth in Mental Health Therapists


Wednesday, May 14, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Sherri Turner, chair
Professor John Romano, adviser
Professor Caroline Burke
Professor John Romano

Posted by bouch004 at 11:36 AM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Ting-Wen Chen

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

The Effects of Training in Universal Design for Learning

Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Susan Hupp, adviser
Professor Joe Reichle
Professor Michael Rodriguez

Posted by bouch004 at 10:31 AM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Sam Tourek

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

A Case for Mindfulness Practice in Fostering Multicultural Competence in Counseling

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Tom Skovholt, chair
Professor Michael Goh, adviser
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor Rashne Jehangir

Posted by bouch004 at 10:30 AM

April 23, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Barbara Monaghen

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

Screening with FAST earlyReading measures: An examination of individual measures and composite scores

Monday, April 28, 2014
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
375E Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Ted Christ, adviser
Professor Mark Davison
Professor Lori Helman

Posted by bouch004 at 8:48 AM

April 14, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

Marcuetta Williams

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


HBCU vs. PWI: Institutional Integration at PWIs and Black Doctoral Student Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Monday, April 28, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
227 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Professor Naim Madyun, chair
Professor Sherri Turner, adviser
Professor Ernest Davenport
Professor Pearl Barner

Posted by bouch004 at 9:22 AM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Chantel Barney

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


Comparing Cutaneous Sensory Reactivity between Children with and without Global Developmental Delay

Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Frank Symons, adviser
Professor Susan Rose
Professor George Wilcox

Posted by bouch004 at 9:20 AM

March 13, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Ju Ri Joeng

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

The Mediating Roles of Fear of Compassion from Self and others, Self-Compassion, and Social Support on the Relationships between Self-Criticism and Depressive Symptoms

Monday, March 24, 2014
10:00 - 1100 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, chair
Professor Sherri Turner, adviser
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor Darwin Hendel

Posted by bouch004 at 4:47 PM

February 17, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Julie Gdula
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

Self-Regulated Learning, Classroom Context, and Achievement: A Dual-Method Investigation

Monday, March 3, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, adviser
Dr. Annie Hansen
Dr. Michael Michlin

Posted by bouch004 at 10:35 AM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Zoila M. Ganuza Hoaglund

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

A Continuum of Persistence: Low-income and First-Generation College Students' Perceptions of Critical Factors for Postsecondary Success

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, adviser
Associate Professor Tabitha Grier-Reed
Professor David R. Johnson

Posted by bouch004 at 10:27 AM

February 12, 2014

SPRING GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ASSEMBLY

The SPRING GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ASSEMBLY will explore tools, technologies, best practices, and issues in building digital capacity in graduate education. The assembly will provide opportunities for participants to interact in a variety of formats with those on campus who are using digital tools and technologies to conduct research and scholarship, teach courses, publish, and develop a digital presence in scholarly or professional circles. Apr. 2, 1-4:30 p.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. For registration and more information, see Spring Assembly.

Posted by bouch004 at 9:24 AM

2014 SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM

THE 2014 SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM offers an opportunity for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students to showcase their work and to improve their ability to communicate the sustainability implications of their research or creative work with others engaged in sustainability issues across the University. Submission deadline is March 14. Symposium takes place Apr. 11. For more information, see Sustainability Symposium.

Posted by bouch004 at 9:22 AM

January 17, 2014

Grad School Workshops Spring 2014

Academic and Professional Development Workshops and Events are being offered by the Graduate School this coming term. Grad School Workshops Spring2014.pdf

Posted by bouch004 at 9:55 AM

January 14, 2014

New Graduate & Professional Student Advising Website

The U's new Graduate and Professional Student Advising website is now available. This website includes excellent resources for faculty and students, created by the Academic Civility Work Group, Student Conflict Resolution Center, and the Graduate School.

Posted by bouch004 at 11:18 AM

December 12, 2013

Award and funding opportunities

THE PRESIDENT'S STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD honors the accomplishments of outstanding students and their leadership and service contributions to UMTC and the community. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate current U students for the award, presented annually to one-half of one percent of University students. For nomination forms and more information, see President's Student Leadership and Service Award.

THE MN LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program is seeking applicants for fellowships in the 2014-15 academic year. MN LEND accepts pre- and post-doctoral students and community fellows for a yearlong interdisciplinary and leadership training program focusing on improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. Fellows are offered a stipend for participation. Applications will be accepted online untilFeb. 28. For more information, see MN LEND.

ICGC Fellowships: The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change sponsors an annual series of fellowship competitions to support graduate students at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities committed to the study of global change, especially as seen in the global south (particularly Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East) and in communities of color within North America.

Internal deadline: Monday, January 6, 2014

Only those candidates who have been nominated by the department or program will be eligible. The deadline for receipt of nomination and application materials in ICGC is Friday, January 31, 2014. Awards are announced in early March.

Fellowship competition materials and guidelines for all fellowship competitions are also available from the ICGC office in 537 Heller Hall or at www.icgc.umn.edu. Requests for application forms can also be made by phone (612-624-0832) or email (icgc@umn.edu).

Posted by bouch004 at 9:36 AM

October 25, 2013

Dissertation Seminar

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

Donna Patterson
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

Integration and Validation in an Hybrid-Online Teacher Preparation Program

Thursday, November 14, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
211A Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, adviser
Professor Sandra Christenson
Professor Cathrine Wambach

Posted by bouch004 at 8:55 AM

September 30, 2013

Dissertation Seminar

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

Jennifer Wilson

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

Effects of a Collaborative Intervention on the Quality of Preservice Teachers' Data Based Decision Making

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Susan Hupp, adviser
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Kyla Wahlstrom

Posted by bouch004 at 8:17 AM

September 9, 2013

Council of Graduate Students Representative

Educational Psychology needs a representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at http://www.cogs.umn.edu/.

Our representative would attend general assembly meetings (three per semester), participate in discussions, and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in being Ed Psych's COGS representative, contact Lori Boucher (bouch004@umn.edu) by Wednesday, September 18. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

Posted by bouch004 at 3:01 PM

August 23, 2013

Dissertation Seminar

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

Barbara Bengtson

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

Changing mental representations using related physical models: The effects of analyzing number lines on learner internal scale of numerical magnitude

Friday, August 30, 2013
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Sashank Varma, chair
Professor William Bart, adviser
Professor Robert Tennyson
Professor Terrance Wyberg

Posted by bouch004 at 8:34 AM

August 5, 2013

Limited Service -- August 5-9

Lori Boucher will be out of the office Tuesday, August 6th, and Thursday & Friday the 8th and 9th. Service will be limited during this time.

Posted by bouch004 at 8:49 AM

July 31, 2013

Dissertation Seminar

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

Barbara Bengtson

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

Changing mental representations using related physical models: The effects of analyzing number lines on learner internal scale of numerical magnitude

Thursday, August 15, 2013
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Sashank Varma, chair
Professor William Bart, adviser
Professor Robert Tennyson
Professor Terrance Wyberg

Posted by bouch004 at 4:09 PM

July 22, 2013

Examining the Evidence Base for Supplemental Interventions in a Large Urban District

Dissertation Seminar

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

David Klingbeil

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

Examining the Evidence Base for Supplemental Interventions in a Large Urban District

Thursday, July 25, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor James Ysseldyke, adviser
Professor Matthew Burns
Professor Kyla Wahlstrom

Posted by bouch004 at 8:33 AM

June 6, 2013

Dissertation Seminar

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

Mary Lindell

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

The Effects of Microteaching on Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge and Implementation of the Concept Mastery Routine

Friday, June 7, 2013
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Rose, chair
Professor Susan Hupp, adviser
Professor Kristen McMaster, adviser
Professor Roger Johnson

Posted by bouch004 at 5:52 PM

June 3, 2013

Dissertation Seminar

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

Yoonhee Sung

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

A Qualitative Investigation of Expert Group Therapist's Case Conceptualization of Group Counseling

Thursday, June 27, 2013
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor John Romano, chair
Professor Thomas Skovholt, adviser
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor Michael Miner

Posted by bouch004 at 1:36 PM

April 4, 2013

Dissertation Seminars

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

Ian M. Macfarlane

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

Anxiety's Effect on the Experience of Supervision of Genetic Counseling Students

Wednesday, April 17
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, adviser
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Bonnie LeRoy

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

Wendi M. Schirvar

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

Investigating Social Competencies in Students with High Intelligence

Tuesday, April 23
3:30-4:30 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor William Bart, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Sherri Turner
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama

Posted by kwalter at 3:40 PM

February 28, 2013

Spring Commencement

The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce that the Spring 2013 commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 1:00 PM in Mariucci Arena. The Educational Psychology Department will host a reception before the commencement ceremony.

All active students will receive an email early in March inviting them to commencement. To be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program forms; PhD students must have submitted the thesis planning panel form.

Be sure to RSVP by April 25.

Posted by kwalter at 2:43 PM

October 22, 2012

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 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.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit all of the following to the staff member in your area:

June 1, 2012

Limited Service -- June 14-30

Kathy Walter will be out of the office June 14-30. Please plan ahead as service will be limited during that time.

If you will be defending your dissertation during that time, be sure to contact Kathy. She will work with you to make sure that the required paperwork has been submitted to the Graduate School.

If you have questions or concerns, be sure to contact her at 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 3:31 PM

April 10, 2012

Dissertation Seminars

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

Jiyoon Park

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

Developing and Validating an Instrument to Measure College Students Inferential Reasoning: An Argument-based Approach to Validation

Monday, April 30, 2012
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriquez, chair
Professor Joan Garfield, co-adviser
Professor Robert delMas, co-adviser
Professor Tamara Moore

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

Anica Bowe

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

A Cross-cultural Comparison of Predictors of Achievement amongst Caribbean Students: Attitudes and Behaviors that May Explain the Achievement Gap between Girls and Boys in the English-speaking Caribbean

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
10:30-11:30 a.m.
325 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Robert delMas, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz,-adviser
Professor Leah McGuire
Professor Roger Johnson

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

Kathleen Joachim

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

The Relationship between Negative Life Events as Measured by Family Experiences and the Working Alliance

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
2:00-3:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Goh, chair
Professor Thomas Skovholt,-adviser
Professor Thomas Hummel
Professor Jodi Dworkin

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

Cacy Capel-Miranda

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

Portrait of the Master Genetic Counselor: A Qualitative Investigation of Expertise in Genetic Counseling

Monday, May 7, 2012
10:00-11:00 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Goh, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach,-adviser
Professor Matthew Hanson
Professor Bonnie LeRoy

Posted by kwalter at 2:06 PM

February 27, 2012

Spring Commencement

The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce that the Spring 2012 commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 PM in Mariucci Arena. The Educational Psychology Department will host a reception before the commencement ceremony.

All students will receive an email early in March inviting them to commencement. You will need to reply by April 27.

To be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program forms; PhD students must have submitted the thesis proposal and thesis planning panel forms.

Posted by kwalter at 3:16 PM

February 22, 2012

Dissertation Seminar

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

Viveca Pinto

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

Promoting Transfer of Peer Assisted Learning Strategies

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
9:30-10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Asha Jitendra, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, co-adviser
Professor Stanley Deno, co-adviser
Professor Paul van den Broek
Professor Christine Espin

Posted by kwalter at 10:41 AM

December 6, 2011

Dissertation Seminar

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

Catherine Close

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 Exploratory Technique for Finding the Q-matrix for the DINA Model
In Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment: Combining Theory with Data

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
8:30-9:30 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriquez, chair
Professor Mark Davison, co-adviser
Professor Ernest Davenport, co-adviser
Professor Singdhansu Chatterjee

Posted by kwalter at 3:50 PM

December 1, 2011

GRAD RESEARCH DAY -- Proposals due January 30

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 2. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposal forms are available at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/forms/default.html. Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, January 30.

Posted by kwalter at 3:00 PM

November 11, 2011

Privately Funded Fellowships

The University has several privately-funded graduate fellowships for 2012-2013. Applications and instructions are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/endowed/index.html. All applications are due by no later than 12 noon, Thursday, December 1, 2011. Note that the Eva O. Miller fellowship may be of particular interest to Educational Psychology students.

Posted by kwalter at 3:34 PM

October 21, 2011

Dissertation Seminar

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

Aimee Arikian

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


Who Does Not Return for Community Eating Disorder Treatment? An Examination of Personality, Eating Disorder and Situational Variables Measured at Initial Evaluation

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Kay Herting Wahl, chair
Professor Thomas Hummel, adviser
Professor John Romano, adviser
Professor Scott Crow

Posted by kwalter at 11:14 AM

September 21, 2011

New online process for Registration Exception Requests

There is a new online process for graduate students who need to request registration exceptions. Registration exceptions are defined as: adding courses or changing grade basis after the second week of the term; dropping courses after the eighth week; and registering for more than 18 credits in a term.

If you need to make changes to your registration after the deadline, go to http://www.onestop.umn.edu/special_for/graduate_students.html.

Posted by kwalter at 3:47 PM

August 26, 2011

Dissertation Seminars

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

Charles Fehr

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

Analysis of Two Randomized Field Trials Testing the Effects of Online Vocabulary Instruction on Vocabulary Test Scores

Thursday, September 1, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
108 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Jay Samuels,adviser
Professor Mark Davison, adviser
Professor Karen Mesce

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

Sarah Carlson

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 Effects of Questioning During and After Reading on Inference Generation
between Skilled and Less-skilled Comprehenders

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
1:30-2:30 p.m.
250J Education Science Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Charles Fletcher, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster,adviser
Professor Paul van den Broek, adviser
Professor Sashank Varma

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

Michael Mensink

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 Influence of Prereading and Recall Instructions on Attention and Memory for Scientific Seductive Text

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Jay Samuels,adviser
Professor Paul van den Broek, adviser
Professor David Rapp
Professor Sashank Varma

Posted by kwalter at 3:08 PM

August 16, 2011

Dissertation Seminar

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

Chayut Piromsombat

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

Differential Item Functioning in Computerized Adaptive Testing: Can CAT Self-adjust Enough?

Friday, August 19, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m.
320 Education Science Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor David Weiss, chair
Professor Ernest Davenport,advisor
Professor Mark Davison
Professor Robert delMas

Posted by kwalter at 4:02 PM

July 20, 2011

Dissertation Seminars

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

Virginia Clinton

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 Effects of Interest on Inference Generation While Reading

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m.
330 Education Science Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Paul van den Broek, co-advisor
Professor Sashank Varma, co-advisor
Professor Charles Fletcher

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

Chia-Chen Tu

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 Exploration of Sexual Trauma Therapists' Experience of Vicarious Trauma: Knowledge, Coping Strategies and Motivation Factors in Continuing Their Work

Thursday, August 4, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m.
320 Education Science Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, chair
Professor Kay Herting Wahl,advisor
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Harriet Haynes

Posted by kwalter at 11:49 AM

July 5, 2011

Limited Service -- July 18-28

We will not be able to process forms that require DGS signature from July 18-28. Please have all forms in by July 14 so that we have time for processing.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Walter.

Posted by kwalter at 3:20 PM

May 20, 2011

Dissertation Seminar

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

Jennifer Hall-Land

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

Chronic Social Isolation, Risk, and Protective Factors in Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study

Friday, May 27, 2011
9:30-10:30 a.m.
330 Education Science Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, advisor
Professor Annie Hansen
Professor Marla Eisenberg

Posted by kwalter at 6:54 PM

May 19, 2011

Limited Service -- May 23 through June 8

Kathy Walter will be out of the office May 23 through June 8. Please plan ahead as service will be limited during that time.

If you will be defending your dissertation during that time, be sure to contact Kathy. She will work with you to make sure that the required paperwork has been submitted to the Graduate School.

If you have questions or concerns, be sure to contact her at 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 11:07 AM

March 14, 2011

Dissertation Seminars

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

Heeyeon Lee

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

Interpretation of Ambiguous Emotional Cues of Children With Developmental Cognitive Disabilities and Its Relations to Their Social Skills

Thursday, March 24, 2011
1:30-3:30 p.m.
250J Education Science Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Frank Symons, chair
Professor Susan Hupp, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Lee Galda

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

Gina Johnson

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

A Consideration of Issues Related to the Confirmatory Factor Analysis Of the Evaluation Use and Evaluation Involvement Scales

Friday, March 25, 2011
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
325 Education Science Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Jean King, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz, advisor
Professor Robert delMas
Professor Michael Rodriquez

Posted by kwalter at 11:45 AM

February 16, 2011

Spring Commencement

The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce that the Spring 2011 commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, May12, at 7:00 PM in Mariucci Arena.

Students who intend to participate in the Spring 2011 commencement ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval form to Kathy Walter (250B EdSciB or kwalter@umn.edu) by Friday, February 25.

MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program forms in order for the form to be approved; PhD students must have submitted the thesis proposal and thesis planning panel forms.

Posted by kwalter at 2:45 PM

February 11, 2011

Limited Service

Kathy Walter, assistant to the DGS, will be out of the office the week of February 21. She will, however, be working off-campus and will respond to emails and phone messages during that time.

If you have forms that need to be submitted during that time, please email Kathy (kwalter@umn.edu) and attach forms as PDFs. It's not necessary to send commencement attendance forms; those can just be left in Kathy's mailbox in 250 EdSciB.

You can leave phone messages at 612 624 1698. If you need to talk to a staff member right away, you can call the front desk in 250 EdSciB at 612 624 6083.)

Posted by kwalter at 8:34 AM

January 24, 2011

GRAD RESEARCH DAY -- Proposals due February 2

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 4. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposal forms are available at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/forms/default.html. Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Wednesday, February 2.

Posted by kwalter at 3:17 PM

December 6, 2010

Some Important Dates

December 15: Deadline for submitting request for summer/fall student travel funds
December 20: Degree programs due
December 24-January 2: University winter closure
January 17: University closed for Martin Luther King Day; last day to register without paying late fee
January 18: Spring semester begins
January 28: Internal deadline for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship
February 2: Grad Student Research Day proposals due
March 4: Graduate Student Research Day

Posted by kwalter at 2:18 PM

December 3, 2010

University of Minnesota Winter Closure

The University will be closed from December 24 through January 2. Office staff will not be available during that time. Faculty and P&A staff will be working off-site Dec. 28-30. Students should not come to campus during that time.

For more information, see University Winter Closure.

Note: Kathy Walter will be also be out of the office December 22 and 23.

Posted by kwalter at 2:09 PM

September 16, 2010

Needed: COGS Representative

Interested in getting involved in the Council of Graduate Students? Ed Psych needs a student representative who will attend monthly meetings and send brief reports to their fellow students. The first meeting is on Wednesday, September 29, at 5:00 in The Whole at Coffman.

If you are interested in serving, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu). If more than one person expresses interest, we'll hold an election.

Posted by kwalter at 10:54 AM

August 24, 2010

Dissertation Seminar

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

Stacy Danov

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

Using Functional Analysis Methodology to Evaluate Neuroleptic Medication Effects on Positively and Negatively Reinforced Several Problem Behavior

Friday, September 3, 2010
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Frank Symons, advisor
Professor Susan Hupp
Professor Travis Thompson
Professor Raymond Tervo

Posted by kwalter at 11:07 AM

August 19, 2010

Dissertation Seminar

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

Tatsuya Hirai

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

Personal and Professional Characteristics of Japanese Master Therapists: A Qualitative Investigation on Expertise in Psychotherapy and Counseling in Japan

Friday, August 20, 2010
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Michael Goh, advisor
Professor Kay Thomas
Professor Josef Mestenhauser

Posted by kwalter at 10:35 AM

July 19, 2010

Dissertation Seminar

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

Juihsien Kao

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


Walking in Your Patient's Shoes: An Investigation of Genetic Counselor Empathy in Clinical Practice

Thursday, July 22, 2010
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Bonnie LeRoy, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, advisor
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Matthew Hanson

Posted by kwalter at 9:41 AM

June 15, 2010

Dissertation Seminars

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

Jason Wolff

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 Avoidance Extinction Procedures in Treatment of Maladaptive Higher-order Repetitive Behavior in Autism

Monday, June 21, 2010
2:00-3:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Susan Hupp, advisor
Professor Frank Symons, advisor
Professor Joe Reichle

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

Pey-Yan Liou

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

Cross-national Comparisons of the Association between Student Motivation for Learning Mathematics and Achievement Linked with School Contexts: Results from TIMSS 2007

Monday, June 21, 2010
2:00-3:00 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Robert delMas, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz, advisor
Professor Ernest Davenport, advisor
Professor Michael Davern

Posted by kwalter at 11:15 AM

June 10, 2010

Limited Service

Kathy Walter will be out of the office June 16-30. Please keep these dates in mind if you have forms that require DGS approval.

Posted by kwalter at 10:59 AM

June 8, 2010

Dissertation Seminar

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

Maria Pabon

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

Ethnic Identity Development in Latino Youth: A Meta Analysis of Research

Thursday, June 10, 2010
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriguez, chair
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, advisor
Professor David W. Johnson
Professor Marti Gonzales

Posted by kwalter at 6:22 AM

January 26, 2010

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Spring 2010 commencement exercises will be held on Friday May 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Spring 2010 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval form to Kathy Walter by Wednesday, February 24. In addition to this form, MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program in order to participate; PhD students must have submitted the Thesis Proposal and Prospectus forms.

Posted by kwalter at 11:02 AM

November 18, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Cheryl Videen

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

Longitudinal Look at Student Achievement and Psychological Engagement

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
1:00-2:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, advisor
Professor Sandra Christenson
Professor Kyla Wahlstrom
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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation Presentation by

Amy Mahlke

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

Does Systematic Miscue Analysis Explain Variance in Struggling Readers' Oral Reading Proficiency?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
2:30-3:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, advisor
Professor Theodore Christ
Professor Scott McConnell

Posted by kwalter at 11:24 AM

September 15, 2009

Fall Commencement

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Fall 2009 commencement exercises will be held on Friday, December 14 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2009 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval form to Kathy Walter by Monday, September 28. MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program forms in order for the form to be approved; PhD students must have submitted the thesis proposal and thesis planning panel forms.

Posted by kwalter at 1:49 PM

August 6, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Rebecca Pierce

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

Online Peer Collaboration: Teachers Supporting Each Other's Instructional Use of CBM Data

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Frances Lawrenz, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, advisor
Professor Stanley Deno
Professor Christine Espin

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

Christine Peper

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

Examining the Reliability and Validity of a Self-Determination Assessment for Transition Planning

Monday, August 31, 2009
4:00-5:00 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Stanley Deno, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster, advisor
Professor Frank Symons

Posted by kwalter at 11:43 AM

July 16, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Suzanne Russ

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

Identity Relativity: Linking Stereotype Threat and Social Comparison as Parallel Processes

Thursday, July 23, 2009
1:00-2:00 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Harwell, chair
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, advisor
Professor David W. Johnson, advisor
Professor Teresa Swartz
Professor Mark Snyder

Posted by kwalter at 3:34 PM

June 3, 2009

LIMITED SERVICE

Kathy Walter will be out of the office June 12-30. Please keep these dates in mind if you have forms that require DGS approval.

Posted by kwalter at 3:06 PM

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

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

April 20, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Kimberly Zahm

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

A Qualitative Investigation of Genetic Counselor Professional Development

Thursday, May 7, 2009
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, advisor
Professor Caroline Burke
Professor Bonnie LeRoy


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

Devjani Banerjee-Stevens

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

Critical Incidents in the Identity Development Of Second-Generation South Asian Women

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 325 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Michael Goh, advisor
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Rashne Jehangir


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

Alisha Wackerle-Hollman

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 Effects of Progress Monitoring and Consultation on Emergent Literacy Performance as Measured by the Individual Growth and Development Indicators

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Room 250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Joe Reichle

Posted by kwalter at 11:40 AM

April 7, 2009

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Science Building. This event will celebrate our students who are completing their degrees.

Invitations have been emailed to students who will be participating in commencement ceremonies, have applied to graduate, or who have graduated since fall semester. If you have not received an invitation but fit into one of these groups, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and she'll make sure you receive one.

Posted by kwalter at 1:20 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Philippe Gaillard

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 the Assumption of Homogeneity of Variance via Equivalence Testing

Monday, April 20, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Michael Rodriguez, advisor
Professor Robert delMas
Professor Shawn Curley

Posted by kwalter at 11:47 AM

February 5, 2009

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Spring 2009 commencement exercises will be held on Friday May 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter by Thursday, Feburary 26. In addition to this form, MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program in order to participate; PhD students must have submitted the Thesis Proposal and Prospectus forms.

Posted by kwalter at 8:19 AM

December 22, 2008

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $22,500, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. The Graduate School informs programs of the number of nominations they are allowed for both the new student and doctoral dissertation fellowships. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting

If you will meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 250 Ed Sci Bldg) by Friday, January 9. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 9 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims and must be completed and the thesis proposal submitted by February 9. Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 14 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 9 deadline will be considered for nomination. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFNomineeApplication2009.doc.)

Eligible students must have:
passed written and oral prelim exams by February 9, 2009
• an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School
• all program coursework completed (including internships and practica) by the end of spring semester 2009
• a thesis proposal submitted by February 9, 2009
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by March 13, 2009
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2010 (or no later than fall 2010)
• notified Kathy Walter of their interest in this award by January 9, 2009

Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2004 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2006 or later with a master’s degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.

Posted by kwalter at 8:14 AM

GRAD RESEARCH DAY PROPOSAL DEADLINE -- January 5!

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 13. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc. Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, January 5.

Posted by kwalter at 8:00 AM

December 11, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Katie Jalma

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

Women’s Friendship Dissolution, a Qualitative Study

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Room 330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, chair
Professor John Romano, advisor
Professor Kay Herting Wahl
Professor Nicki Crick

Posted by kwalter at 9:01 AM

December 9, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Xiaoqing Du

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

Examining Three Types of Correctional Feedback about Errors in Mechanics and Grammar in Students
with Writing Difficulties in Grades 4-8


Friday, December 12, 2008
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Room 330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Stanley Deno, chair
Professor Christine Espin, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Susan Rose
Professor Susan Hupp

Posted by kwalter at 3:46 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Anne Betzner

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

Pragmatic and Dialectic Mixed Method Approaches: An Empirical Comparison

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
10:30-11:30 a.m
Room 320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Harwell, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz, advisor
Professor Robert delMas
Professor Debra Ingram

Posted by kwalter at 1:39 PM

November 26, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Jaehyun Cho

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

A Validation of the Korean Version of the Minnesota Self-Determination Scales (K-MSDS) for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
8:30-9:30 a.m
Room 320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor David R. Johnson, chair
Professor Susan Hupp, co-advisor
Professor Susan Rose, co-advisor
Professor Brian Abery

Posted by kwalter at 1:43 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Pahoua Yang

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

A Phenomenological Study of the Coming Out Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Hmong

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
2:00-2:30 p.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor John Romano, chair
Professor Michael Goh, advisor
Professor Kay Herting Wahl
Professor Zha Blong Ziong

Posted by kwalter at 10:06 AM

November 17, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Julie Yaekel Black Elk

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

American Indian Vietnam Combat Veterans: How Out of Home Placement and Having a Veteran Primary Care Giver Are Associated with Features and Symptoms of Trauma

Monday, November 24, 2008
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, chair
Professor Sherri Turner, advisor
Professor Jay Samuels
Professor Jane Hoveland

Posted by kwalter at 2:06 PM

November 12, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Chin-Chih Chen

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

Predictors and Development Patterns of Social/Behavioral Problems for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities


Friday, November 21, 2008
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Frank Symons, advisor
Professor Stanley Deno
Professor Scott McConnell
Professor Arthur Reynolds

Posted by kwalter at 4:14 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Robert Jorczak

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 Effects of Task Characteristics on Higher-Order Learning In Online Collaborative Learning


Tuesday, November 25, 2008
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Room 325 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor William Bart, chair
Professor Robert Tennyson, advisor
Professor Anthony Pellegrini
Professor Roger Johnson

Posted by kwalter at 12:02 PM

November 7, 2008

UPCOMING DEADLINES

November 17 -- Internal deadline for William Stout & Thomas Wallace Fellowship
December 1 -- Graduate School deadline for endowed fellowships
January 2 -- Grad Student Research Day proposals due
February 13 -- Grad Student Research Day

Posted by kwalter at 2:34 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Nicole Bottsford-Miller

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

Consistency between Classroom and Testing Accommodations and their Impact on Achievement for Elementary and Middle School Students with Disabilities: A Cross-sectional Study

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Room 10 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Harwell, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, advisor
Professor David R. Johnson
Professor Martha Thurlow

Posted by kwalter at 1:34 PM

September 16, 2008

CENTER FOR WRITING WORKSHOP

An Introduction to APA Documentation & Editorial Style

Learn the basics of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) documentation and editorial style through discussion, handouts, and exercises.

This workshop is offered twice:
Thursday, October 2
2:00–3:00 pm
Wilson Library, room S30C
West Bank Campus

Thursday, October 9
2:00–3:00 pm
Magrath Library, room 81
St Paul Campus

Register now online at (www.writing.umn.edu/sws/workshops.htm). Seating is limited.

Posted by kwalter at 2:28 PM

September 9, 2008

Mark Your Calendar: GRAD STUDENT RESEARCH DAY!

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 13. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposals will be due on Friday, January 2. Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc.

Posted by kwalter at 2:07 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Mayuko K. Simon

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

Comparison of Concurrent and Separate Multidimensional IRT Linking of Item Parameters

Friday, September 19, 2008
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
225E Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Ernest Davenport, chair
Professor Mark Davison, advisor
Professor Michael Rodriguez
Professor Charles Geyer
Professor David Weiss

Posted by kwalter at 1:15 PM

August 20, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Jessica Cherne

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 Praise on Student Behavior in the Classroom


Wednesday, August 27, 2008
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
225E Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Jennifer McComas, advisor
Professor LeAnne Johnson
Professor Gail Peterson

Posted by kwalter at 1:19 PM

July 14, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Amy Mayer

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

Trust in the Evaluator-Client Relationship

Monday July 28, 2008
10:00-11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Norman Chervany, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz, advisor
Professor Joan Garfield, advisor
Professor Robert delMas

Posted by kwalter at 2:42 PM

July 2, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Michelle Trotter

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 Participation in a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program on College Students’ Psychological Well-being

Thursday, July 10, 2008
10:00-11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Goh, chair
Professor Thomas Skovholt, advisor
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach
Professor Mary Jo Kreitzer

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

Kathleen Seifert

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 Relative Effects of Reading Interventions on Reading and Learning from Science Text for High School Students with Learning Disabilities

Thursday, July 17, 2008
10:30-11:30 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Christine Espin, advisor
Professor Paul van den Broek
Professor Misty Sato

Posted by kwalter at 11:52 AM

June 16, 2008

LIMITED SERVICE

Kathy Walter will be out of the office June 23-27 and July 18-28 and Jennifer McComas (DGS) will be out most of July. Please keep these dates in mind if you have forms that require DGS approval.

Posted by kwalter at 10:09 AM

June 5, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Bonnie Houg

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 Spirituality in the Ongoing Recovery Process of Female Sexual Abuse Survivors


Monday, June 9, 2008
9:00-10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, advisor
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Steven Fu

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

Angela Wagner

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

Child-Teacher Interactions and Early Literacy Development Among At-Risk Preschool Children


Tuesday, June 10, 2008
1:30-2:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Richard Weinberg, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Matthew Burns
Professor Lesley Craig-Unkefer
Professor Michael Harwell

Posted by kwalter at 2:08 PM

May 14, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Carli Braun Kody

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

Mothers’ and Adolescent Daughters’ Perceptions of Communication about Sex

Thursday, May 22, 2008
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Frances Lawrenz, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, advisor
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Kay Herting Wahl

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

Laura Lofy

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 Effects of a VSM Self-Modeling Training Package on the Behavior Management Practices of Parents

Thursday, May 29, 2008
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Joe Reichle, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, advisor
Professor Jennifer McComas
Professor Matthew Burns

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

Karen Cadigan

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

Specificity in Measuring Preschoolers’ Phonological Skills

Monday, June 2, 2008
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Richard Weinberg, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Jason Anthony

Posted by kwalter at 11:45 AM

April 30, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Denise Wyttenbach

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

Relationship of Identity Development and Parental Attachment to College Level Adjustment

Monday, May 5, 2008
10:00-11:00 a.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor John Romano, advisor
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach
Professor Darwin Hendel

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

Daphne Washington

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

Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Training Perceptions of Interns and Training Directors in University Counseling Center Predoctoral Psychology Internship Programs

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
1:30-2:30 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Hummel, chair
Professor John Romano, advisor
Professor Michael Goh
Professor Harriet Haynes
Professor Ann Masten

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

Julie Koch

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 an Early Elementary School Counseling Intervention on Academic Achievement, Behavior, and School Climate

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Goh, chair
Professor Kay Herting Wahl advisor
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, advisor
Professor Big Ngo


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

Sara Hall

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

Children's Emergent Literacy and Phonological Awareness: What is the Role of the Home Literacy Environment?


Tuesday, May 13, 2008
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Lee Galda, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Matthew Burns
Professor Kristen McMaster


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

Mary Jane White

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

Causality in Embodied Theories of Text Comprehension

Thursday, May 15, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Maria Sera, chair
Professor Jay Samuels, advisor
Professor Paul van den Broek, advisor
Professor Christine Espin


Posted by kwalter at 10:00 AM

April 11, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!

Michael Mensink, Psychological Foundations doctoral student and Center for Cognitive Sciences Affiliate, along with his co-authors, Panayiota Kendeou & David Rapp were awarded a best poster prize at the Center's Spring Research Day. The title of their poster was "The Consequences of Narrative and Expository Introductions on Learning Scientific Explanations."

Posted by kwalter at 11:06 AM

April 10, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Ling-Hsuan Tung

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

Choosing to Forgive: An Experimental Study of Factors that Affect Forgiving

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
12:30-1:30 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, chair
Professor Thomas Hummel, advisor
Professor John Romano
Professor Muriel Bebeau

Posted by kwalter at 3:26 PM

March 27, 2008

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM

"Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count"

Richard E. Nisbett
Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Professor, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Friday, April 11, 2008
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Cowles Auditorium,
Hubert H. Humphrey Center
West Bank, Twin Cities Campus

Abstract: IQ, which measures only one aspect of intelligence, is not as heritable as has been assumed in the past, and is highly population-specific. Heritability in any case poses no limits on modifiability. IQ -- and intelligence broadly defined -- are profoundly affected by schools, subcultures, and societal forces, and have been increasing for the past 90 years. Interventions, including early childhood education and ambitious school reforms can have very large effects on IQ, academic achievement and ultimate occupational attainment. Much can be done to reduce the SES and racial gaps in IQ and academic achievement.

Posted by kwalter at 1:55 PM

March 13, 2008

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP RESEARCH SHOWCASE

The Graduate School cordially invites you to the first Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, Noon – 2 p.m., in the Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Memorial Union.

Come meet more than 30 of the top recipients of 2007-08 doctoral dissertation fellowships—outstanding, final-year Ph.D. candidates—as they describe their work in fields from engineering to English. Candidates for these fellowships are nominated by their programs' directors of graduate studies in a University-wide competition sponsored by the Graduate School. This year, 114 fellowships were awarded.

Registration is requested by April 9 at www.grad.umn.edu/postersession/admin

Posted by kwalter at 2:14 PM

March 10, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Yasmine L. Konheim-Kalkstein

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

Facilitation of Bayesian Decision Making

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
11:00 a.m. -- noon
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jay Samuels, chair
Professor William Bart, advisor
Professor Michael Harwell
Professor Darwin Hendel
Professor Paul Schrater

Posted by kwalter at 11:48 AM

February 18, 2008

Internet Research Ethics: Issues and Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making

Research involving virtual human subjects in online spaces is becoming increasingly common in departments across the university. How do researchers determine when Internet speech or activities are intended as “public? or “private?? When can the researcher analyze and quote information online without consent, and under what conditions is consent necessary? Does most research concerning online groups pose “low risk,? especially where subjects’ identities are masked with screen names and avatars, or does research on some groups pose higher risk (e.g., research on special populations or groups dealing with sensitive issues or serious illness)?

These are just some of the ethical dilemmas and questions that must be considered when conducting research in online networks, communities, and learning environments.

Join us to explore “Internet Research Ethics: Issues and Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making?

February 21, 2008 from 10-11am
Peik Hall – Room 40, College of Education + Human Development (U of M East Bank campus)

Registration is FREE and attendance will fulfill your Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education Requirements. Details below.

PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limited to first 40 participants).

Come hear renowned Internet research ethicist, Dr. Charles Ess, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, and Religion at Drury University speak on: Internet Research Ethics: Issues and Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making. As the Chair of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR), Internet Research Ethics Committee, Dr. Ess lead a group of ethicists and interdisciplinary Internet researchers from 11 different countries in a two-year effort to produce guidelines for ethical decision-making in Internet research.

Dr. Ess will help us understand and apply those guidelines and provide opportunities to practice ethical decision-making in Internet research by leading us through a series of scenarios based on real experiences.

Moderator: Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development

This seminar is the first in a two-part seminar series sponsored by OVPR, RCR program with support from the College of Education + Human Development, Office of Research and Policy, and the Social Networks Research Collaborative, Institute for Advanced Study. Please feel free to contact the series chair Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies (greenhow@umn.edu) for more information.

SPACE IS LIMITED. PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limited to first 40 participants).

Posted by kwalter at 3:30 PM

February 14, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Elizabeth M. Whitehouse

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

Family Involvement in School: Family and Teacher Perceptions and Effects on Student Performance

Monday, February 18, 2008
12:30-1:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor W. Andrew Collins, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, advisor
Professor Nicki Crick
Professor Matthew Burns

Posted by kwalter at 3:57 PM

February 11, 2008

INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

Please join us for FREE LUNCH and interesting seminars sponsored by GAPSA, ISSS, SAO, and SLSA

TOPIC: EFFICIENCY, CULTURE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SPEAKER: Jennifer K. Alexander, Associate Professor in the Program for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
DATE: Monday February 11
TIME: Noon- 1.30pm
PLACE: Classroom Office Building Room 119, St Paul Campus
1994 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


TOPIC 2: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ASIA
SPEAKER: Professor Ngoh Tiong Tan, Vice Dean and Professor National University of Singapore
DATE: February 22 (Friday)
TIME: 12.00- 1.30pm
PLACE: Room 145, Peters Hall , 1404, Gortner Ave, ST Paul Campus

FREE LUNCH (RSVP to parkx347@umn.edu)

Posted by kwalter at 9:45 AM

February 6, 2008

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: TAX WORKSHOPS

"There is one thing all of you must take care of every year and that is taxes!!!!"

WHAT: Free Individual Workshops! Don't wait until the last minute!
DATES: Every Thursday evening from February 14 - April 10
TIME: 6:00 - 8:45 pm
PLACE: Carlson School of Management Room L-117 (Lower level), Minneapolis West Bank
MAP: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CarlSMgmt/index.html

For details on documents and materials you must bring with you to the Tax Workshops, please go to
http://isss.umn.edu/taxes/PreparingTax.html.

Posted by kwalter at 4:10 PM

COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School’s Spring 2008 commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 9, at 1 p.m. in Northrup Auditorium. If you are interested in participating, you must submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter (250 EdSci) for DGS approval no later than Monday, February 25.

In order to be approved, MA students must have an approved Degree Program on file; PhDs must have had their Thesis Proposal approved. You may have received a copy of this form with your Graduation Packet; forms are also available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html.

There will be a reception for commencement participants and their families (as well as other recent graduates and near graduates) on the morning of May 9. Watch for your invitation!

Posted by kwalter at 6:56 AM

February 5, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Jennet C. Silverman

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

“There is Always a Path to Success for Every Student:? Educator Thinking and Inclusion at Parkview Primary Center

Thursday, February 28, 2008
11:00 a.m. – noon
250J Ed Sci Bldg
(NOTE ROOM CHANGE)

COMMITTEE:
Professor S. Jay Samuels, chair
Professor William Bart, advisor
Professor Frank Symons
Professor Jennifer York-Barr

Posted by kwalter at 3:44 PM

January 31, 2008

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS

Juergen Konczak (Kinesiology) will present

International Research at Work: Aiming to Understand Normal and Abnormal Motor Development in Children

February 11, 2008
12-1:30pm
Wulling Hall 250

Pizza and drinks will be served

Posted by kwalter at 3:01 PM

January 29, 2008

First Annual MITER Lecture in the Education Sciences

CAUSAL CONCLUSIONS FROM QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DATA?

presented by William Shadish, University of California, Merced

February 22, 2008
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Bell Museum of Natural History Auditorium (Rm. 100), University of Minnesota

Registration required. You may register by e-mailing your name to mlif@umn.edu, or by calling Peggy Ferdinand at 612-626-8269.

Dr. Shadish is the author (with T.D. Cook & D.T. Campbell, 2002) of Experimental and Quasi- Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference, (with T.D. Cook & L.C. Leviton, 1991) of Foundations of Program Evaluation, (with L. Robinson & C. Lu, 1997) of ES: A Computer Program and Manual for Effect Size Calculation, co-editor of five other volumes, the author of over 100 articles and chapters, and former President of the American Evaluation Association.

Abstract
Early social experiments in the 1960s encountered significant technical and logistical problems, leading some researchers to prefer other methodologies. During the last 10 years, however, experiments have re-emerged as a more widely-used methodology. This talk will review the events that prompted this renaissance, and then examine progress in the use of several different kinds of designs: the randomized experiment, the regression discontinuity design, and the simple nonequivalent comparison group design with a pretest. For two quasi-experimental designs, empirical studies now suggest that they can provide estimates of effects that are as good as those from randomized experiments-although we still have much to learn about the conditions under which this optimistic conclusion might hold.

Colloquium sponsors:
Minnesota Interdisciplinary Training in Educational Research (MITER) Program
Psychological foundations of education track, Department of Educational Psychology
Quantitative methods in education track, Department of Educational Psychology
Minnesota Assessment Group (MAG)
Minnesota Evaluation Association (MnEA)

Posted by kwalter at 8:43 AM

January 11, 2008

Mark your calendar: GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 14. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposals will be due on Monday, February 4. Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc.

Posted by kwalter at 1:54 PM

December 18, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Lillian Duran

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 Analysis of Verbal Interactions during Dialogic Reading With Spanish-Speaking Children Enrolled in a Head Start Home Visiting Program

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
12:30-1:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Kathryn Kohnert, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Frank Symons
Professor Christine Espin
Professor Tara Fortune

Posted by kwalter at 9:14 AM

December 17, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Renata Ticha

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 Effects of Pairing the Use of Curriculum-based Measurement with A Structured Approach that Includes Instructional Alternative on Teacher Decision Making and Student Achievement

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Stan Deno, chair
Professor Christine Espin, advisor
Professor Susan Hupp
Professor Kristen McMaster

Posted by kwalter at 9:32 AM

December 11, 2007

Grad School Student Services Office closed December 14

The Graduate Student Service and Progress Office (316 Johnston Hall) will be closed this Friday, December 14, for the Commencement Ceremony. The office will re-open at 8:00 on Monday, December 17th.

Posted by kwalter at 1:35 PM

December 10, 2007

RESOURCE ROOM OPEN HOUSE

Please join us for an open house in the Educational Psychology Resource Room (350D Ed Sci) on Thursday, December 13, 2:00-3:00.

The Resource Room is a place for Ed Psych students to study and gather with others. The room has a small reference library and three public computers.

So stop in, take a look around, and join us for cookies and cider!

Posted by kwalter at 3:25 PM

November 26, 2007

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY RETREAT

Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a Preparing Future Faculty Retreat for graduate students, teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows who have NOT yet participated in the Preparing Future Faculty course, Grad 8101. The retreat is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. and will be held in 525 Science Classroom Building on the East Bank. There is a $10 registration fee that covers workshops, refreshments and lunch.

For more information and to register, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/retreat. Registration is limited to 60. Registration deadline is January 10, 2008.

Posted by kwalter at 11:59 AM

November 1, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

John Hoch

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 Emotion and Stress in Predicting Response to Relaxation and Social Skills Interventions in an Early Childhood Therapeutic Preschool Program

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
8:30-9:30 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Scott McConnell, chair
Dr. Frank Symons, co-advisor
Dr. Jennifer McComas, co-advisor
Dr. Anthony Pellegrini
Dr. Megan Gunnar

Posted by kwalter at 10:20 AM

October 25, 2007

THE MOVE TO EDUCATION SCIENCES BUILDING IS COMPLETE!

The Educational Psychology Department has now moved into the Education Sciences Building at 56 East River Road. The departmental office is in Room 250 and faculty offices are located on the first, second and third floors. There's even a coffee shop on the ground floor (on the river side). We're still waiting for student mailboxes to be delivered and installed. If you're expecting something, see the staff person in your area.

Be sure to stop by to see our new building!

Posted by kwalter at 3:20 PM

October 19, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Deanna Spanjers

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

Cognitive Engagement as a Predictor of Achievement

Monday, October 29, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Harwell (chair)
Dr. Matthew Burns (co-advisor)
Dr. Sandra Christenson (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Michlin

Posted by kwalter at 10:35 AM

October 11, 2007

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY MOVE

The Educational Psychology Department will be moving into the Education Sciences OCTOBER 16 AND 17.

Please note: There will be extremely limited service in 206 Burton, October 15-18.

Faculty and staff, as well as Ed Psych Graduate Assistants who currently have offices in Burton Hall, will be assigned to new office space in the new building. See the office supervisor in your area after October 8th to find out where your new office will be.

Posted by kwalter at 11:01 AM

October 4, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Di You

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

Interrelationships and Gender Differences among Components of Morality for Dental Students

Friday, October 5, 2007
9:30-10:30 a.m.
329 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach (chair)
Dr. David Johnson (co-advisor)
Dr. Muriel Bebeau (co-advisor)
Dr. Judith Puncochar

Posted by kwalter at 3:05 PM

October 2, 2007

THE OSCAR M. RUEBHAUSEN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN BIOETHICS

"Stem Cell Research: At the Intersection of Science, Politics, Law and Culture"
By Zach W. Hall, PhD, Founding President
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (2005-07)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Coffman Theater, University of Minnesota


Commentators:
Jonathan Slack, PhD, Stem Cell Institute
Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, Center for Bioethics

Moderator:
Susan M. Wolf, JD, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required if you wish to receive continuing education credits. (CEU, CLE, CME). To register and for more information on this event, visit: www.bioethics.umn.edu/zachhall.




Posted by kwalter at 3:12 PM

GUY FORD STANTON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Thomas Insel, M.D., will present the 2007 lecture, entitled "From Neurons to Neighborhoods: Making the Link between Science and Service." Dr. Insel is currently Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand, treat, and prevent mental disorders. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. From 1994 to 1999, he was Director of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta. While at Emory, Dr. Insel continued his research on the neurobiology of complex social behaviors in animals. He has published over 200 scientific articles and four books, including the Neurobiology of Parental Care (with Michael Numan) in 2003.

Dr. Insel has served on numerous academic, scientific, and professional committees, and he is the recipient of many awards including the Carl Richter Prize from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology.

12:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ted Mann Concert Hall — West Bank

Posted by kwalter at 09:50 AM

Posted by kwalter at 3:07 PM

September 25, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Ashley Lewis

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 Moral Judgment of Gifted Adolescents

Thursday, November 1, 2007
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. William Bart (chair)
Dr. Jay Samuels (co-advisor)
Dr. Paul van den Broek (co-advisor)
Dr. Muriel Bebeau
Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom

Posted by kwalter at 9:53 AM

September 24, 2007

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY MOVE

As you may be aware, the Educational Psychology Department will be moving into the Education Sciences OCTOBER 16 AND 17.

Please note: There will be extremely limited service in 206 Burton, October 15-18.

Faculty and staff, as well as Ed Psych Graduate Assistants who currently have offices in Burton Hall, will be assigned to new office space in the new building. See the office supervisor in your area after October 8th to find out where your new office will be.

Posted by kwalter at 11:36 AM

International Connections 2007-08

(formerly “International Pizza and Talks?)

“Education in Mexico: Development of Human Capital for the Future Workforce?

Dr. Gloria Castillo, Professor FLACSO-Mexico

Monday, October 1, 2007
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
250 Wulling Hall

Posted by kwalter at 9:36 AM

September 17, 2007

GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY ORIENTATION

THE BASICS - ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR /ANY/ GRAD STUDENT

Getting off to a Good Start! 7 Keys for Grad Student Success
Regardless of your major, there are certain resources, services and databases that EVERY grad student must know about in order to get ahead in their program here at the U. This session covers the BEST resources to help you become more efficient, more effective - more successful - in your career here, whatever your personal or professional career goals may be.
http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX60

Are You /Sure/ You Haven't Missed Something?
Digital Dissertations is just one of the tools for your 'research safety net' that can help you vet your research to make sure you haven't missed some key piece of literature - annual reviews and other sources will also be discussed. Whether you're working on a key paper, an article for publication or your dissertation - you'll want to come and learn how to hone your research skills! This 50 minute workshop could save you hours of searching and worry.
tp://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX192

Got money? Need more?
The University offers many great databases to locate sources of grants, fellowships and other funding to support yourself in your graduate work. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, the Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.
http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX235

Keeping up-to-date painlessly!
The pace of discovery is rapid in most disciplines today. Are you keeping up? Many research databases today offer automatic alerts - new research on specific topics regularly sent to your email inbox - a service used extensively in academe. It takes a just a few minutes to set them up - and it will save you hours of your time! Learn more about them and how to set them up for yourself!
http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX230

Citations - Tracing the past or raising your own visibility
Ci
ted references are available in a wide variety of databases today.
They can lead you important research or they can help you to see who's citing /your/ research. This workshop looks at some of the sources of citations and why you need to care about who's citing /you/!
http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX228

Finding All the News That's Fit to Print - From Today's Headlines to Key Historic Events
The Libraries offer databases that can give you news as it is being made - from press releases to transcripts from major network/cable news sources to thousands of newspapers across the globe - or give you access to the entire full-text of major newspapers since their first days of publication. Whether for personal information or secondary research, these resources are important to everyone.
http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/#eventidXX231

AND THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE INFORMATION ICEBERG!

For a complete listing of all 21 workshops - and registration information - go to http://www.lib.umn.edu/pdf/workshopsforgrads.pdf

This investment opportunity is too critical to miss!

Other events include a noontime reception - to meet your librarians and fellow grad students informally - tours of the award-winning MLAC caverns and self-guided tours to some of the amazing special collections and libraries on campus.

Join us!

Posted by kwalter at 10:12 AM

September 13, 2007

STUDENT WRITING SUPPORT WORKSHOPS

Center for Writing is offering two upcoming workshops for students

An Introduction to APA Documentation & Editorial Style

This workshop is offered twice:
Monday, October 1
1:00–2:00 pm
Magrath Library, room 81

Wednesday, October 3
2:00–3:00 pm
Wilson Library, room S30C

Learn the basics of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) documentation and editorial style through discussion, handouts, and exercises.

Register now online at (http://www.writing.umn.edu/register-sws.htm). Seating is limited.

Posted by kwalter at 11:07 AM

August 30, 2007

GUY FORD STANTON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Thomas Insel, M.D., will present the 2007 lecture, entitled "From Neurons to Neighborhoods: Making the Link between Science and Service." Dr. Insel is currently Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand, treat, and prevent mental disorders. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. From 1994 to 1999, he was Director of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta. While at Emory, Dr. Insel continued his research on the neurobiology of complex social behaviors in animals. He has published over 200 scientific articles and four books, including the Neurobiology of Parental Care (with Michael Numan) in 2003.

Dr. Insel has served on numerous academic, scientific, and professional committees, and he is the recipient of many awards including the Carl Richter Prize from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology.

12:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ted Mann Concert Hall — West Bank

Posted by kwalter at 9:50 AM

August 21, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Ellie Hartman

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 Immediate, Signaled Delayed, and Unsignaled Delayed Reinforcement on Response Persistence Following Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement

Friday, August 24, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
240 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Frank Symons (chair)
Dr. Jennifer McComas (advisor)
Dr. Gail Peterson
Dr. Joe Reichle

Posted by kwalter at 2:07 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Baozhen Xie

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

Chinese International Students' Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Seeking Psychological Counseling Services: A Qualitative Exploration

Monday, August 27, 2007
3:30-4:30 p.m.
240 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Gerald Fry (chair)
Dr. John Romano (co-advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Goh

Posted by kwalter at 2:04 PM

August 3, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Rae Hoesing

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 Attachment in Adolescent Offenders: Self- and Other-Model Correlates of Attachment Style

Monday, August 13, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
35 Nicholson Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Thomas Skovholt (chair)
Dr. Michael Goh (co-advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Miner

Posted by kwalter at 1:09 PM

June 19, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Joan Garfield who received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). The award was presented to her on May 18 at the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics, held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The award is for “timeless and continuing contributions to the improvement of statistics education.?

Posted by kwalter at 10:52 AM

June 8, 2007

SUMMER STAFFING

Kathy Walter will be out of the office July 4-24. If you need assistance during that time, contact Jennifer McComas (Director of Graduate Studies) at jmccomas@umn.edu or a staff person in your area.

Posted by kwalter at 10:20 AM

June 5, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Catherine Bohn

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

Event-Indexing Across Development

Friday, June 15, 2007
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Note time change)
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Paul van den Broek (chair)
Dr. Anthony Pellegrini (co-advisor)
Dr. Steve Yussen (co-advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. David Rapp

Posted by kwalter at 4:07 PM

May 15, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Sharon Lane-Getaz

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 and Validation of a Research-based Assessment:
Reasoning about P-values and Statistical Significance

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Frances Lawrenz (chair)
Dr. Joan Garfield (advisor)
Dr. Robert delMas (advisor)
Dr. Mark Davison

Posted by kwalter at 3:55 PM

May 10, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Mary V. Radomski

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

Impact of Post-discharge Habit Training of Self Care Skills on Independence, Caregiver Burden,
and Development of Automaticity for Survivors of Recent Stroke

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2:00-3:00 p.m.
128 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Frances Lawrenz (chair)
Dr. Jay Samuels (advisor)
Dr. William Bart
Dr. Jean King

Posted by kwalter at 11:28 AM

April 30, 2007

SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL PIZZA & TALKS

Join us for Free Pizza and Talk on:
Conversation about Youth Policy in Finland

Presented by:
Dr. Lasse Siurala
Director of Youth, City of Helsinki

Thursday, May 3
Noon–1:30 pm
250 Wulling Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Sponsored by: Minnesota Extension, Center for 4-H & Community Youth Development; EdPA Student Association; and the International Committee for the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 3:18 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Seth Langley

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

Identifying Self-regulatory Factors that Influence the Academic Achievement Motivation of Underprepared College Students

Monday, April 30, 2007
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Robert Tennyson (chair)
Dr. William Bart (advisor)
Dr. Ernest Davenport
Dr. Thomas Brothen

Posted by kwalter at 8:58 AM

April 26, 2007

TEACHING ENRICHMENT SERIES

Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering a teaching enrichment series for faculty, instructional staff and teaching assistants, including an orientation for new teaching assistants.

Teaching workshops are scheduled August 27, 29 and 30, each day at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Workshop topics include course design, designing multiple choice exams, teaching through active lectures, active learning, resolving conflicts in the classroom, student ratings of teaching, and more!

New TA orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Detailed information is available at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/ For questions or to register by phone, contact CTL at 625 3041.

Posted by kwalter at 2:17 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Theresa Palumbo

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

Unit of Word Recognition as an Indicator of Reading Fluency: Use of Lexical Decision Task

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
329 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. William Bart (chair)
Dr. Jay Samuels (advisor)
Dr. Robert Tennyson
Dr. James Ysseldyke

Posted by kwalter at 2:16 PM

April 24, 2007

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY RETREAT

Preparing Future Faculty Retreat is being offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This retreat is for graduate students, teaching assistants or postdoctoral fellows who have NOT yet participated in GRAD 8101 (Teaching in Higher Education).

The retreat will be held in 525 Science Classroom Building (East Bank). There is a $10 registration fee that includes workshops, refreshments, and lunch. There are a limited number of seats so register early; the registration deadline is May 9.

More information is available at Center for Teaching and Learning .

Posted by kwalter at 10:07 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!

Alicia Vegell (Special Ed staff member) received a CEHD 2006-07 Civil Service Bargaining Unit Award for Service Delivery/Professionalism. The criterion for the award was as follows: Provided service, assistance and effort at a consistent level of high quality and professionalism. Alicia will be recognized for this award at the College Assembly and Recognition Event to be held tomorrow, April 25th, 2-5 pm in the Great Hall, Coffman Union.

Posted by kwalter at 9:22 AM

April 23, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Michael Atherton

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

Cognitive Transfer and Conservation in Chess Playing

Monday April 30, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Robert Tennyson (chair)
Dr. William Bart (advisor)
Dr. Jay Samuels
Dr. Sheng He

Posted by kwalter at 2:29 PM

April 20, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Janet Tilstra

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

What Good and Struggling 5th Grade Readers Do When Reading Expository Text for a Specific Purpose: Implications for Intervention

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
9:00-10:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Rose (chair)
Dr. Stanley Deno (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. Jennifer Windsor

Posted by kwalter at 1:48 PM

April 19, 2007

International Pizza & Talk

Join us for Free Pizza and Talk on: 25 Years Later…Alternative Cultural and Political Images of Iran

Presented by: Jinous Kasravi, Educational Policy and Administration

Monday, April 23, Noon–1:30 pm
250 Wulling Hall, Minneapolis Campus

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

Posted by kwalter at 1:29 PM

April 12, 2007

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum. This event will celebrate our students who are completing their degrees.

Invitations have been sent to students who will be participating in commencement ceremonies, have applied to graduate, or who have graduated since fall semester. If you have not received an invitation but fit into one of these groups, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and she'll make sure you receive one.

Posted by kwalter at 9:20 AM

March 30, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS!

We are pleased to announce that Julia Conkel, second year Ph.D. student in CSPP, has won the all-university President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. This prestigious award is the only university wide award for students. Julia was 1 of 12 of the 18,000 graduate and professional students across the University-Twin Cities campus to receive this award. The award is presented for exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and surrounding community. Recipients of this award are recognized for their empowerment of others on a unified path for the common good, their motivation to create positive social change in the community and the world, and their dedication and assistance to benefiting other individuals, groups, or communities.

The President's Student Leadership & Service Awards are facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Twin Cities Student Unions, and the Student Activities Office.

Please join us in congratulating Julia.

Posted by kwalter at 1:52 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Sarah Elkin

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

Investigation of the Minnesota Self-Determination Index for Use with Adults with Cognitive Disabilities:
Support for the Tripartite Ecological Model of Self-Determination

Monday, April 16, 2007
9:30-10:30 a.m.
118 Pattee Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. David R. Johnson (chair)
Dr. Sandra Christenson (advisor)
Dr. Brian Abery (advisor)
Dr. Susan Hupp

Posted by kwalter at 10:16 AM

March 27, 2007

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The recognition of a need for cross-program communication and collaboration within Educational Psychology has prompted the development of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC).

The role of this committee is to provide a vehicle of communication between graduate students in Educational Psychology and department administrators, specifically, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department. In addition we hope this new committee will promote cohesion between the programs in our department, especially among graduate students.

This committee will operate in an advisory position, so we feel it is important that graduate students within Educational. Psychology are aware of who their representatives on this committee are. Below is a list of current GSAC representatives by program.

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology: Chris Bedford (bedf0002) & Deanne Truax (truax027)
School Psychology: Monica Jacob (jacob858) & Isadora Szadokierski (szado001)
Special Education: Brian Cichy (cichy004)
Psychological Foundations: Danielle Dupuis (dupui004), Ben Siepel (seip0019), & Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein (konh0001)
Quantitative Methods in Education: Catherine Wanjugi (wanju001) & Lija Greenseid (gree0573)
Educational Psychology COGS Representative: Caroline Hilk (hilkx006)

The next GSAC meeting will be in April, so be sure to contact your representatives with any thoughts, ideas or concerns as well as ideas for future social events!

Thank you,
Danielle Dupuis & Monica Jacob
Co-Chairs of GSAC

Posted by kwalter at 11:51 AM

March 2, 2007

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

The 7th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 9th, 11:00 - 3:00, in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union.

Please join us! Paper presentations will begin at 11:00; posters and refreshments at 12:30
RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Posted by kwalter at 1:31 PM

March 1, 2007

UNIVERSITY CLOSURE: March 1

The University will close at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon due to the snow emergency. Classes and events have been canceled for today. Please listen to local news for possible University closings for Friday, March 2nd.

Posted by kwalter at 1:59 PM

February 14, 2007

DIVERSITY DIALOGUES

A presentation by Hillel:

Being Jewish at the University of Minnesota

Monday, February 19
12:00 noon - 1:15 pm
40 Peik Hall

Diversity Dialogues are monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. They feature presentations by faculty, staff, students or community members. These presentations are intended to provide the stepping points for thoughtful exchange and dialogue between all in attendance. Students, faculty, and staff interested in exploring and addressing issues of critical multiculturalism, difference, and inequality are encouraged to attend.

Please bring your bag lunch. No reservations are necessary.

Posted by kwalter at 2:04 PM

February 13, 2007

ISSS Events Calendar

International Student and Scholar Services now has an event calendar. Be sure to take a look at it for Small World Coffee Hour, workshops, movies, etc.

Posted by kwalter at 11:15 AM

February 9, 2007

ED PSYCH COLLOQUIUM

Dab Neeb Los Tshoj*: A Case Study of a Hmong-American Man in Distress

Presenters: Dan Hess, Pahoua Yang, & Michael Goh
Discussant: Timothy Dunnigan (Department of Anthropology)

*Because the spirits have come calling

Wednesday, February 21, 12:00-1:30, 250 Wuhling

Refreshments will be provided

Posted by kwalter at 3:55 PM

COMMENCEMENT ATTENDANCE

The Graduate School's spring commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 11, 1:00, in Northrop Auditorium. MA and Specialist students who wish to participate must have a degree program on file. PhD students who wish to participate must have submitted the thesis proposal and thesis planning panel forms.

In order to participate, students must submit a commencement attendance approval form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs54.pdf) to Kathy Walter (206 Burton) by Monday, February 26.

Posted by kwalter at 2:34 PM

February 2, 2007

SPRING ACTIVITIES FAIR

The Spring Activities Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 6 from 10am-2pm in Coffman's Great Hall. The Spring Activities Fair showcases hundreds of student organizations and involvement opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Students have the opportunity to find their place at the U as well as enjoy the free snacks! For more details, visit http://www.sao.umn.edu/fair/ or contact Laura at 612-626-691

Posted by kwalter at 9:49 AM

January 29, 2007

INTERNATIONAL PIZZA AND TALKS

IWhen: Monday, February 5, Noon to 1:30pm
Where: 250 Wulling Hall

Join Us for Free Pizza and Talk on:
New Initiative in the Kingdom of Jordan

Presented by:
Rosemarie Park & Shari Peterson
(Work and Human Resource Education)

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

Posted by kwalter at 3:12 PM

January 17, 2007

DIVERSITY THROUGH THE DISCIPLINES

Professor Sherri Turner will be presenting her research on "Preparing Inner-City Adolescents to Transition into High School" at the Diversity Through the Disciplines event on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 332 Coffman. This research was funded through the President's Multicultural Research Award.

Posted by kwalter at 1:56 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 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

October 30, 2006

ISSS SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

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

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). 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

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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


COMMITTEE:
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

ED PSYCH COLLOQUIUM

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

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

COMMITTEE:
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

CRDEUL OPEN HOUSE

WHAT'S A "CRDEUL"?
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

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?
Monday, November 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 340 Appleby Hall, East Bank Campus

WHO WILL I MEET?
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

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
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!!!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
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

MORE IMPORTANT DATES

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

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
llshurson@stthomas.edu

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 5, 2006

ISSS SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

CELEBRATES FABULOUS FALL FESTIVALS

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

INTERNATIONAL PIZZA & TALKS

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

September 21, 2006

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Annette Alliman-Brissette

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

Factors Associated with African American Adolescents Math Career Self-efficacy

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
128 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Ernest Davenport (chair)
Dr. Sherri Turner (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Goh (co-advisor)
Dr. Pearl Barner

Posted by kwalter at 11:52 AM

Center for Neurobehavioral Development Colloquium

The Center for Neurobehavioral Development presents: 2006-2007 Academic year Colloquium Dual Series on Dopamine Systems: Reward and Executive Functioning. To kick off this series Mark Thomas, Ph.D. from the Department of Neuroscience will be speaking on Synaptic Plasticity in the Mesolimbic Dopamine System.

Abstract: Long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) are thought to be critical mechanisms that contribute to the neural circuit modifications that mediate all forms of experience-dependent plasticity. It has, however, been difficult to demonstrate directly that experience causes long-lasting changes in synaptic strength and that these mediate changes in behaviour. To address these potential functional roles of LTP and LTD, we have taken advantage of the powerful in vivo effects of drugs of abuse that exert their behavioural effects in large part by acting in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and ventral tegmental area (VTA); the two major components of the mesolimbic dopamine system. Our studies suggest that in vivo drugs of abuse such as cocaine cause long-lasting changes at excitatory synapses in the NAc and VTA owing to activation of the mechanisms that underlie LTP and LTD in these structures. Thus, administration of drugs of abuse provides a distinctive model for further investigating the mechanisms and functions of synaptic plasticity in brain regions that play important roles in the control of motivated behaviour, and one with considerable practical implications.


This event will take place on Tuesday, September 26th at 4pm in the CNBD conference room, located on the third floor of the VFW Cancer Research Center. Food and beverage will be provided. Make sure to check out other upcoming events at http://www1.umn.edu/cnbd/research/events.php

Posted by kwalter at 11:50 AM

September 18, 2006

PEACE FOUNDATION: NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY TOUR

The PEACE Foundation hosts a monthly tour of the Northside, focusing on its assets and challenges. This two-hour tour by bus is lead by Council Member Don Samuels and is designed to give a deeper understanding of the Northside community to partners. It runs the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to noon and starts at St. Philips Church at the corner of 26th Ave N and Bryant Ave N.

Next Tour:

Saturday, September 23
10am to noon
26th Ave North and Bryant Ave North

Please join us.

Email the PEACE Foundation at michelle@citypeace.org to reserve your spot.

Posted by kwalter at 11:02 AM

September 15, 2006

ICD BAG LUNCH COLLOQUIUM

Tomoko Imura, Kwansei GakuinUniversity, Hyogo, Japan and Albert Yonas, ICD, will present: “The development of visual perception: research on infant humans and chimpanzees in the US and Japan.?

Thursday, September 21, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. , 172 ICD

Posted by kwalter at 1:10 PM

September 13, 2006

C&I DIVERSITY DIALOGUE

Please join the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for the year’s first Diversity Dialogue:

Exploring differences and common ground: Acting on the social science behind the Michigan Case with Heidi Barajas, PSTL.

These monthly gatherings are sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. It features a presentation by faculty, staff, student or community member, with time allotted for conversation. Complimentary pizza will be provided. No reservations are necessary.

Location: 40 Peik Hall
Date: Mon 9/18/2006
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

Posted by kwalter at 2:53 PM

September 12, 2006

ISSS WELCOME OPEN HOUSE

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is having an event to welcome students and scholars with their families to Minnesota:

Date: Thursday, September 28th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: 110 Heller Hall, West Bank

Come and meet staff from the International Student and Scholar Services office, and other campus organizations that serve international families, receive information for your family, and socialize with other families.

-Bring your children and spouse
-Activities offered for children
-Refreshments provided

If you have questions about the open house, please call Stacey Buachart at 612-626-7100.

Posted by kwalter at 2:47 PM

ISSS CROSS CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS: International & U.S. Students

You are invited to join the International Student and Scholar Services Fall 2006 semester cross-cultural discussion groups. Group members will meet once a week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. The groups will start soon. These groups might fill quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

For more information and to complete a participant application, visit the following web page: http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html

Posted by kwalter at 2:44 PM

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE FALL CONFERENCE

Community and School Partnerships: Creating a System Committed to Educational Equity and Social Justice

Save the Date: October 12th, 2006

REGISTER BEFORE 9/22/06 and save! Fees: $80- before 9/22 ; $95- after 9/22

Schools Cannot Fulfill Our Children’s Needs on Their Own.
The conversations about how to better educate our children—particularly those who are economically disadvantaged—have changed. These conversations have become more focused on the achievement gap and the No Child Left Behind policies as well as the results these policies seek to achieve. Consequently we have come to the recognition that schools alone cannot meet the learning needs of our children.

We must begin to build and strengthen partnerships with non–school supports that both complement learning in schools and collectively result in better developmental outcomes. Keynote speaker Dr. Heather Weiss of the Harvard Family Research Project will bring school, district, and community leaders together in addressing the achievement gap in an effort to foster learning for all children through a Complementary Learning approach.

Click on the following to register online and find out more! : http://www.neighb.org/updatedlearning/index.htm

Posted by kwalter at 2:37 PM

September 11, 2006

2006 GUY STANTON FORD MEMORIAL LECTURE

The 2006 Ford Lecture will be presented by Elaine Pagels, a preeminent figure in the theological community, whose impressive scholarship has earned her international respect. Details of the lecture are as follows:

Place: Ted Mann Concert Hall, West Bank Campus

Time: 12:15 p.m., Friday, October 6

Title: "Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Da Vinci"

'what we know from the gnostic gospels, including the Gospel of Judas'

Her bestselling books include, The Gnostic Gospels, an analysis of 52 early Christian manuscripts that were unearthed in Egypt; The Origin of Satan, which chronicles the evolution of Jewish and Christian concepts of evil; Adam, Eve and the Serpent, which examines the creation myth and its role in the development of sexual attitudes in the Christian West; and Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, which focuses on religious claims to possessing the ultimate “truth.? She has written many scholarly articles and book reviews and has been profiled in Time, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, and The New Yorker. In three consecutive years, she was awarded the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Fellowships.

Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

This lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/news/ford/index.html

Posted by kwalter at 9:44 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Aruyna Tuicomepee

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

Perceived Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Child and Adolescent Experiences of the 2004 Tsunami Disaster among Thai Youth: A Mixed Methods Study

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Goh (chair)
Dr. John Romano (advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl
Dr. Gerald Fry

Posted by kwalter at 8:22 AM

September 5, 2006

BOYNTON'S INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OPEN HOUSE

Boynton Health Service cordially invites you and your family to attend our 4th Annual International Student Open House on Tuesday, September 26. Enjoy free food from all over the world, meet Boynton staff, and get answers to your questions about health care services. For directions and more information, visit www.bhs.umn.edu/openhouse.

Posted by kwalter at 2:10 PM

2006-07 INTERNATIONAL PIZZA & TALKS

Join Us for Free Pizza and Talk on:

Multicultural Education in the New College of Education and Human Development

Presented by:
Heidi Barajas & Walt Jacobs
Department of Postsecondary Teaching & Learning

Monday, Sept. 11, 2006
Noon to 1:30pm
250 Wulling Hall, Minneapolis Campus

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

Posted by kwalter at 2:08 PM

August 7, 2006

LIMITED SERVICE

Kathy Walter will be out of the office August 14-18 and Jennifer McComas (DGS) will be out most of August. Please keep these dates in mind if you have forms that require DGS approval.

Posted by kwalter at 10:57 AM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Chi-Keung (Alex) Chan

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 Exploratory Study of Predictive Validity and Diagnostic Utility of Cognitive Profile Patterns on the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery – Revised (WJ-R) Clinical Database

Monday, August 14, 2006
3:00-4:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Geoffrey Maruyama (chair)
Dr. Ernest Davenport (advisor)
Dr. Mark Davison (advisor)
Dr. David Weiss

Posted by kwalter at 10:49 AM

June 19, 2006

RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

Bullies and Peer Victims: Parenting Intervention Research in South Korea

Hyun-Sim Doh, Ph.D.
Ewha Womans University


Elliott Hall N227
June 26th (Monday)
12-1 pm

Sponsored by the UMN Department of Psychology

Posted by kwalter at 12:54 PM

June 13, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Anna-Lind Petursdottir

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

Brief Experimental Analysis of Early Reading Interventions

Tuesday, June 20, 2006
9:00-10:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Scott McConnell (chair)
Dr. Jennifer McComas (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. Matthew Burns

Posted by kwalter at 9:40 AM

May 25, 2006

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Greetings from Bridge. We are promoting our grassroots volunteer program in Ghana and hope you can help us spread the word. We currently have two programs that work in rural communities of Ghana's Volta Region: The Civil Society Volunteer (CSV) program in which volunteers work closely with grassroots development organizations, and the Teaching English Volunteer (TEV) program in which volunteers teach various subjects at local schools. Some general information is available at http://www.bridgingdevelopment.org/involved.html , describing these programs, the minimal costs, as well as the types of organizations that volunteers will work with.

I hope you can help us spread the word to universities and elsewhere. Also, please visit Bridge's Hall of Volunteer Experiences to view the pictures and videos of past volunteers:

http://www.bridgingdevelopment.org/involvedpages/volunteerexperiences.html

Posted by kwalter at 3:27 PM

May 23, 2006

COLLOQUIUM AND STUDENT LUNCH

Professor Robert Lorch, from University of Kentucky, will be visiting campus on Thursday, June 8. Students are invited to a lunch meeting with Dr. Lorch in the Burton Hall Atrium, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Please RSVP to Peggy Ferdinand (mlif@umn.edu) by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, so enough pizza can be ordered.

Dr. Lorch will also be giving a colloquium presentation on "Topic Processing During Reading" from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm inN119 Elliott Hall ; all students are invited.

Posted by kwalter at 9:03 AM

CORRECTION: ROOM CHANGE

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

Korinne Cikanek

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 Investigation of the Relationships among Emotional Intelligence, Coping Skills and Counselor Self-Efficacy with Genetic Counseling Graduate Students

Thursday, May 25, 2006
2:30-3:30 p.m.
128 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Thomas Hummel (chair)
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach (advisor)
Dr. John Romano
Dr. Bonnie LeRoy


Posted by kwalter at 8:15 AM

May 17, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!

Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein (Psychological Foundations) received the Best Poster Award for her poster entitled "Use of a Classroom Honor Code" at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Teaching Pre-Conference in April.

Posted by kwalter at 6:53 AM

May 9, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Geoffrey Garwick

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

Intelligence-related Terms in Mental Retardation, Learning Disability, and Gifted/Talented Professional Usage, 1983-2001: The 1992 Mental Retardation Redefinition as Natural Experiment

Monday, May 15, 2006
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Rose (chair)
Dr. Susan Hupp (advisor)
Dr. Stanley Deno
Dr. William Bart

Posted by kwalter at 2:17 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Kristen Bogner Warzon

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

Social Contexts and Students’ School-Related Cognitions and Achievement: The Role of Peers within a Larger Systems Framework

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
303 Elliott Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Sandra Christenson (chair)
Dr. Scott McConnell (advisor)
Dr. Marika Ginsburg-Block (advisor)
Dr. Michael Rodriguez

Posted by kwalter at 10:03 AM

May 1, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Andrew Zieffler

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

A Longitudinal Investigation of the Development of College Students’ Reasoning about Bivariate Data during an Introductory Statistics Course

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
1:30-2:30 p.m.
329 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Harwell (chair)
Dr. Joan Garfield (advisor)
Dr. Frances Lawrenz
Dr. Lesa Clarkson

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Shu-fen Cheng

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

Examining the Technical Adequacy of Existing CBM and Alternate Measures of Written Expression for Students with and without Hearing Loss

Monday, May 15, 2006
10:00-11:00 a.m.
239 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Stanley Deno (chair)
Dr. Susan Rose (advisor)
Dr. Susan Hupp (advisor)
Dr. Benjamin Munson

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Hilda Ives Wiley

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

Collaborative Problem-solving Teams: The Relationship between Team Effectiveness and Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, and Concerns

Monday, May 22, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
239 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Scott McConnell (chair)
Dr. Stanley Deno (advisor)
Dr. Matthew Lau (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster

Posted by kwalter at 1:27 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Gabrielle Mauren

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 Effects of Foster Home Placements on Academic Achievement, Executive Functioning, Adaptive Functioning, and Behavior Ratings in Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
140 Nolte Center

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Goh (chair)
Dr. Thomas Skovholt (advisor)
Dr. Thomas Hummel
Dr. Pi-Nian Chang

Posted by kwalter at 1:27 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Timothy Brown

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

Protective Factors Associated with HIV Sexual Risk Behavior Among Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual American Indian Adolescents

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Goh (chair)
Dr. John Romano (advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc


Posted by kwalter at 1:26 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Korinne Cikanek

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 Investigation of the Relationships among Emotional Intelligence, Coping Skills and Counselor Self-Efficacy with Genetic Counseling Graduate Students

Thursday, May 25, 2006
2:30-3:30 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Thomas Hummel (chair)
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach (advisor)
Dr. John Romano
Dr. Bonnie LeRoy

Posted by kwalter at 1:26 PM

April 30, 2006

END OF THE YEAR GRADUATION CELEBRATION AND SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

Join the office of International Students and Scholar Services for the second annual year-end celebration this coming Friday, May 5, from 4 to 6 pm at the Bistro West (Humphrey Center) and the Carlson courtyard (if the weather cooperates!).

The event honors graduating international students and is a time for all internationals and their families and friends to gather and celebrate the end of the academic year. There will be live music by Tres Mundos, refreshments, and a slide show. Everybody is invited!

Friday, May 5th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Bistro West (Humphrey Center)

Posted by kwalter at 1:31 PM

April 25, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Don DeBoer

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

Partner Dance Classes as an Adjunct to Couples Counseling
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
310 F Wulling Hall

Posted by kwalter at 12:58 PM

ISSS: QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION ABOUT GENERAL HEALTH AND INSURANCE

On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, Boynton’s International Health Advocates (IHA) would like to invite you to participate in a chat room to discuss your questions regarding health insurance and general health on Wednesday, April 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. For instructions on how to participate please go to, www.bhs.umn.edu/iha/chat.htm The chat room will work best for those using a computer that has a high speed Internet connection. The IHAs are co-sponsored by Culture Corps.

Posted by kwalter at 6:53 AM

April 21, 2006

International Pizza & Talks 2005-06

Join us for free pizza and talks on:

Social Security Reform: A Case Study of Chile with Implications for Education and U.S

Monday, April 24, Noon - 1:30 pm
Room 250 Wulling Hall (86 Pleasant St. SE, Mpls)


Presented by Dario Menanteau-Horta, Center for Rural Sociology and Community Analysis

No reservations are necessary. This program is sponsored by the International Education Committee in the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 10:13 AM

April 17, 2006

SMALL WORK COFFEE HOUR THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY, April 21!!!

Feeling Lonely? Tired after the LONG week of study?
Do you want to reconnect with old friends?
Do you want to make new friends?

Come join us at the Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH). This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment.

The Small World Coffee Hour Staff invites you to this week's special "Africa today.? Come with the appetite for ethnic food, African music, exciting games and activities, and prizes to win!

We will also have our freshly brewed hot coffee, flavorful tea, and a relaxed environment where you can meet old friends, make new ones, or simply "network."

Come alone or with your friends! Hope to see you there!

Where: 110 Heller Hall, West Bank, U of M

When: April 21, 4 P.M-6 P.M.

Theme: Africa

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services

Co-Sponsored by Illume International, Student Activities Office, Coca Cola


END OF THE YEAR & GRADUATION CELEBRATION
Friday, May 5, 2006
West Bank Bistro, Humphrey Center (lower level)


Come join us for a special Small World Coffee Hour: End of The Year & Graduation Celebration! Celebrate all of your accomplishments, adventures, and happy events this year with your colleagues, friends and family! Enjoy: Live music by the band Tres Mundos! Free refreshments! "Happy Memories" Slide Show! Have your souvenir photo taken with Goldy Gopher! And much more! This event will be held on Friday May 5, in the West Bank Bistro (lower level of the Humphrey Center), from 4pm – 6pm. The celebration is co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services and the Office of International Programs, for more information visit: www.isss.umn.edu/services/Celebration.html

Posted by kwalter at 3:32 PM

April 14, 2006

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK

The week of April 17th-21st is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

GAPSA and its Member Councils are hosting a variety of activities and events. For more information, see http://www.gapsa.umn.edu/index.htm

Posted by kwalter at 1:53 PM

REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

As you may be aware, the Educational Psychology Department is participating in a review of our programs for which we’ve been preparing over the last several months. On Thursday, April 20, external reviewers will be visiting with faculty and students as part of this process.

If you would like to learn more about the graduate program in Educational Psychology, the review process, and why program reviews are conducted, please join Jennifer McComas for an information session for students on Tuesday, April 18, 9:00-9:45 a.m. in 128 Burton. Refreshments will be provided.

Posted by kwalter at 9:54 AM

AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

Colleagues and students are invited to join us in saluting

Professor Joan Garfield

for excellence in teaching. Joan is a recipient of the 2005-06 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Gradaute and Professional Education. This award recognizes contributions to postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional education through excellence in instruction; involvement of students in research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students.

Monday, April 24, 3:30 (registration); 3:45 (program); reception to follow.
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis

RSVP: Phone: 612 625 9174; Email: brek0045@umn.edu; Online: www.alumni.umn.edu/distinguished teaching

Posted by kwalter at 9:04 AM

April 13, 2006

WORKSHOP: Developing Your Ideas for Publication in APA Style: Resources for Professionals and Graduate Students

Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 315 Nicholson Hall.


This workshop offers guidelines for publication in APA style, the most widely used citation style for professional work in education fields. Writers will learn about the submissions process, specific citation requirements, and where to submit articles.

Presenters are Dana Lundell, director of CRDEUL; and Jeanne Higbee, senior adviser for CRDEUL. Both are coeditors of the Center's publication series, including reports, books, monographs, and proceedings.

No RSVP is required to attend this event.

Posted by kwalter at 2:44 PM

April 6, 2006

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY

The Center for Teaching and Learning Services is offering a retreat for graduate students and posdoctoral fellows who have NOT yet participated in Preparing Future Faculty's GRAD 8101 (Teaching in Higher Education).

The retreat will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The cost is $10 and includes workshops, refreshments, and lunch. For more information and to register, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/retreat/index.html.

Space is limited to 60 participants. Registration deadline is May 11, 2006.

Posted by kwalter at 11:08 AM

CENTER FOR COGNITIVE SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM

Neurolinguistics of Sign Language
Judy Kegl
Linguistics
University of Southern Maine

Thursday, April 13, 2006
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
N119 Elliott Hall

Light refreshments will be served prior to colloquium.

Posted by kwalter at 9:52 AM

March 28, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!

Joan Garfield is one of seven recipients of the University's 2006 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in instruction, involvement in students' research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students. Congratulations Joan!

Posted by kwalter at 3:47 PM

March 21, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Jean Klein

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

Predictors of Recovery in Adolescents with Alcohol and Chemical Addictions

Monday, April 10, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
303 Elliott Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Cheryl Perry (chair)
Dr. Sandra Christenson (advisor)
Dr. Michael Harwell
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach

Posted by kwalter at 10:33 AM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

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

Michelle Tichy-Reese

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

Constructive Controversy: A Long Overlooked Pathway to Moral Development

Thursday, April 20, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
375 Peik Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Roger T. Johnson (chair)
Dr. David W. Johnson (advisor)
Dr. Geoffrey Maruyama
Dr. Mark Umbreit

Posted by kwalter at 10:05 AM

March 20, 2006

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT CAREER FAIR

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the University of Minnesota's inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Career Fair, which will be held on:

Thursday, March 23 from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the main floor of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (West Bank)

Representatives from corporations, non-profits, and government agencies are eager to meet with University of Minnesota graduate and professional students to discuss employment opportunities. In addition to employers, career services professionals will be available during the fair to review resumes and C.V.s.

Additional information about the career fair is available online at www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Students also are encouraged to attend a free workshop designed to help them prepare for the career fair:

Using Networking to Find the Hidden Job Market Thursday, March 23
1-2 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
West Bank

Graduate and professional students can register for the career fair online, as well as view the list of participating employers, at www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Students can register for the workshops online at http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/workshops/.

Registration for the career fair and the workshops is free.

Posted by kwalter at 2:40 PM

March 2, 2006

Please join us for the

Sixth Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day

on Friday, March 10, 1:00-3:30
in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

(Paper Presentations, 1:00-2:30; Posters & refreshments, 2:30-3:30)

Over 25 graduate students will share their research via posters and paper presentations.

RSVP: 612 624 1698 or kwalter@umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 3:07 PM

Ed Psych Brown Bag Seminar

Like spreading butter: Students’ understanding of the standard deviation

Bob delMas, Associate Professor
General College

Wednesday, March 8: 12:15 – 1:30
240 Burton Hall

Faculty, staff, & students are invited to attend this brown bag seminar. This presentation describes the use of a unique technological tool to probe students’ reasoning about what makes the standard deviation larger or smaller. Results will be presented from an interview study of twelve college students who were given a task involving this tool to explore their understanding of standard deviation.

Cookies and lemonade will be served.

Posted by kwalter at 3:04 PM

SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

Learn about Ukraine at the Small World Coffee Hour this Friday

Want to meet Students/Professionals from All Over the World?
Tired after the LONG week of study?
Looking for a Fun & Relaxing time?

Join Us at the Small World Coffee Hour for:
·Freshly brewed hot coffee and flavorful tea
·Trivia, Drawing, & Other Activities
· Ethnic Music, Displays, Food, & Great Prizes

THEME: “Get to know a bit about Ukraine!"

Friday, March 3, from 4.00-6.00 p.m.
110 Heller Hall, West Bank, Minneapolis

This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment.

CO-Sponsored by:
International Student and Scholar Services
Minnesota Ukrainian Student Association

Posted by kwalter at 4:43 AM

February 22, 2006

Professional Grant Writing Workshop

The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota (St. Paul Campus), March 27 - 29, 2006. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute website at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com. Registration cost is $597.

Posted by kwalter at 3:35 PM

February 17, 2006

CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON PRECINCT CAUCUS NIGHT

There has been a change in University policy concerning the scheduling of classes on caucus night, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. State law, Section 202A.19, Subdivision 3, gives the University Board of Regents authority to allow classes and other events to be held on caucus night. Instructors are expected to make accommodations for students who will be attending their party caucus.

Posted by kwalter at 1:33 PM

GRADUATE SCHOOL INVITES PROPOSALS FOR INNOVATION IN GRADUATE EDUCATION

The Graduate School invites proposals for improving the quality of graduate education, and the quality of the graduate student experience, at the University of Minnesota. This initiative follows the exploration of three Graduate School priorities at the School's Centennial Symposium held this past October: increasing access to graduate education for underrepresented groups; promoting innovations in the design of graduate education to produce excellent student experiences and outcomes; and developing institutional policies and practices that facilitate interdisciplinary teaching, research, and training in graduate education. Proposals may address any aspect of graduate education that would benefit from innovation and change, but preference will be given to ideas that advance these three priorities.

Any University employee, currently enrolled (spring 2006) Graduate School student, Graduate School program, or department or college that offers a program(s) in cooperation with the Graduate School, is eligible to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 17, 2006. Awards will be announced in mid-April and celebrated at a public event on May 9. For complete information about the call for ideas, see "News, Events and Announcements" on the Graduate School Web site, http://www.grad.umn.edu/dgs/innovation.html.

Posted by kwalter at 1:31 PM

February 7, 2006

CAREER WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Student and Scholar Services offers a series of career workshops for international students, beginning Tuesday, February 14. The sessions provide practical information and materials on how to find a job, how to write a resume and cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, and visa options after graduation including H-1 B and permanent resident . Detailed information is available at http://www.isss.umn.edu/career/workshops.html
http://www.isss.umn.edu/career/workshops.html

Posted by kwalter at 2:25 PM

COLLOQUIUM: February 15

Matt Burns will be presenting at the spring Educational Psychology Colloquium on Wednesday, February 15, 12:00-1:30 in Room 110 Shevlin. His topic is "The Instructional Level: What it is, why we care, and what is it?" Matt is an Associate Professor in School Psychology.

(Please note room change. The colloquium will be held in 110 Shevlin.)

Posted by kwalter at 7:03 AM

February 3, 2006

MINNESOTA EVALUATION STUDIES INSTITUTE

Don't miss out the early registration for MESI-Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute-Feb. 17!!!

Great training opportunity for professionals and students who are interested in program evaluation! Come to learn and reflect on contemporary issues in evaluation with national experts and practitioners!

The Eleventh Annual Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) will be held at the Holiday Inn Bloomington/Airport/Mall of America on March 22-24, 2006. Distinguished speakers include Melvin M. Mark, Michael Q. Patton, and Richard Krueger. Pre-session workshops will be held on March 21-22, 2006.

For more information and registration forms, please visit their website at http://education.umn.edu/EdPA/MESI. Group and student discounts are available. Early registration discounts apply through ** February 17, 2006**.

Posted by kwalter at 3:20 PM

January 31, 2006

GRAD STUDENT RESEARCH DAY: Feb. 3 deadline

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Mark your calendars now!

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal?disciplined inquiry.

Please talk to your advisor and decide if you would like to do a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 3. Proposal forms are available from Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) and are posted throughout the department.

Posted by kwalter at 8:37 AM

January 30, 2006

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Heather Campbell

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 Technical Adequacy of Curriculum Based Measures in Writing for English Language Learners

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 p.m..
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Rose (chair)
Dr. Christine Espin (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. Paul van den Broek

Posted by kwalter at 6:57 AM

January 18, 2006

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY: Feb. 3 deadline

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Mark your calendars now!

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal?disciplined inquiry.

Please talk to your advisor and decide if you?d like to do a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 3. Proposal forms are available from Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) and are posted throughout the department.

Posted by kwalter at 4:18 PM

PEACE CORPS

Peace Corps is currently seeking candidates with degrees in Education to serve as Volunteers overseas with the mission of promoting Peace and Friendship. A Peace Corps representative is on campus every Tuesday to provide additional information, answer questions and assist students in the application process.

Campus Office Hours
Tuesdays

10am to 1pm
Learning Abroad Center
230 Heller Hall

2pm to 4pm
St. Paul Career Center
198 McNeal Hall

Appointments are also available by request. Contact:
Dan MacLaughlin
Recruiter, RPCV Slovakia, 1999-2002
612.348.1484
dmaclaughlin@peacecorps.gov

Posted by kwalter at 4:07 PM

January 11, 2006

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Joseph Betts

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 Effects of Different Methods of Handling Missing Values for the Computation of Internal Consistency

Monday, January 30, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m..
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Mark Davison (chair)
Dr. Michael Rodriguez (advisor)
Dr. James Ysseldyke (advisor)
Dr. David R. Johnson

Posted by kwalter at 10:30 AM

December 28, 2005

SIXTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

DON'T FORGET:

Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10,1:00-3:30, in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, February 3. Proposal forms are available in 206C Burton.

Posted by kwalter at 9:31 AM

December 1, 2005

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Susan Jensen

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 Investigation of the Relationship among Attitudes toward Cooperation, Math Anxiety, and Mathematics Performance in Vocational Education Courses with an Enhanced Mathematics Curriculum

Monday, December 12, 2005
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
329 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. James Stone (chair)
Dr. David W. Johnson (advisor)
Dr. Thomas Hummel
Dr. William Bart

Posted by kwalter at 2:36 PM

November 30, 2005

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Empirically-supported Treatments in Counseling Psychology

Presented by James W. Lichtenberg
Professor of Counseling Psychology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research for the School of Education, University of Kansas

Friday, December 2
Burton Hall, Room125
10:10-12:15

Posted by kwalter at 11:04 AM

November 29, 2005

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Mark your calendars now!

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal?disciplined inquiry.

Please talk to your advisor and decide if you?d like to do a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 3. Watch for email updates about the process for submitting proposals and other details.

Posted by kwalter at 8:32 AM

INTERNATIONAL PIZZA AND TALKS

Join Us for Free Pizza and Talk on:

The Tsunami Disaster in Thailand: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Counseling and Psychology in Relief Efforts

Presented by:
John Romano & Arunya Tuicomepee, Educational Psychology

Monday, December 5, 2005, Noon to 1:30pm, 250 Wulling Hall, Mpls Campus

Sponsored by the International Education Committee in the College of Education & Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 8:30 AM

SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR IS BACK THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd!!!

Feeling Lonely? Do you want to reconnect with old friends? Do you want to make new friends?
Come join us at the Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH) This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment. The Small World Coffee Hour Staff invites you to this week's special "Pakistani" event. Come with the appetite for spicy snacks, Pakistani music, exciting games and activities, and prizes to win! Of course, we will also have our freshly brewed hot coffee, flavorful tea, and a relaxed environment where you can meet old friends, make new ones, or simply "network." Come alone or with your friends! Hope to see you there!

WHEN: Friday December 2nd, 2005
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Heller Hall room 110, West Bank, U of MN Minneapolis Campus

Co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services and the Pakistani Student Association

Posted by kwalter at 8:21 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Yun Jung Kang

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

A Validation Study of the Professional Role Orientation Inventory (PROI)

Monday, December 12, 2005
11:00 – 12:00 noon
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Mark Davison (chair)
Dr. Geoffrey Maruyama (advisor)
Dr. Muriel Bebeau (advisor)
Dr. David W. Johnson

Posted by kwalter at 8:19 AM

November 11, 2005

POLICY FORUM

Policy Forum Breakfast Club
Sponsored by Target Corporation

The Value of Standardized Testing: Opportunities and Challenges

with
Dr. Dave Heistad, Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Minneapolis Public Schools

Dr. Pat Olson, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

Kent Pekel, Senior Associate for Policy, National Center on Education and the Economy

Mary Cathryn Ricker, President, St. Paul Federation of Teachers

No Child Left Behind aims to raise the achievement of all students by providing additional federal funding while holding schools and teachers accountable for student performance. In Minnesota, student test scores have risen dramatically since the federal legislation was passed in 2001. But what is really behind the increase in test scores? Are school districts using test score data to improve curriculum or are they "teaching to the test"? Are teachers able to link test results to effective classroom practices, and does test data help them identify and focus on the needs of struggling learners? Do standardized tests accurately measure student achievement and academic preparedness?

Please join us for this special opportunity to meet with local education experts. Moderated by Kent Pekel. Hosted by Policy Forum Co-director Tim Penny and Nate Garvis, vice president of Government Affairs for Target.

DATE: Wednesday, December 7, 2005

TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8:00 a.m.

PLACE: A.I. Johnson Room, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis (East Bank, University of Minnesota)

PARKING: University Ave. Ramp (www.alumnicenter.umn.edu/events/parking.html), entrance is from University Ave., nine blocks east of I-35W

RSVP: Ellen Tveit at etveit@hhh.umn.edu or 612-625-8330 Reservations required before December 1

The Humphrey Institute Policy Forum, co-directed by former Minnesota Congressmen Tim Penny and Vin Weber, is part of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. The Policy Forum organizes public conferences and leadership development activities related to current public policy issues.


Posted by kwalter at 10:21 AM

November 9, 2005

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Next week is International Education Week. Take a look at the schedule of events.

The College's International Education Committee is sponsoring several events including:

Special International Pizza and Talk: Commanding English
A panel presentation related to the challenges facing multicultural diaspora in the Twin Cities.
Monday, November 14, 11:30-1:00, 120 Burton

Special Panel: Reflections on the Peace Corps Experience
Viewing and then discussion of the controversial film, "The Foreigners," by a group of returned Peace Corps volunteers.
Wednesday, November 16, 7:30-9:00 p.m., 402 Walter

Annual Dean's Reception in Honor of International Education
A reception to welcome the College of Education and Human Development's new and returning international students, scholars, and visitors.
Thursday, November 17, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Burton Hall Atrium

Reflections of Humphrey Fellows
A panel of Humphrey Fellows will share information on their respective countries, such as Bhutan, Laos, and Cambodia.
Thursday, November 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m., 250 Wulling Hall

Posted by kwalter at 9:59 AM

November 7, 2005

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Saahoon Hong

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

Cognitive Effects of Chess Instruction on Students at Risk for Academic Failure

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
9:00 10:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Hupp (chair)
Dr. William Bart (adviser)
Dr. Jeffrey Long
Dr. Aaron Doering

Posted by kwalter at 10:52 AM

November 3, 2005

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY RETREAT

The PFF Retreat -- held on Thursday, January 12th 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.

This retreat is open to graduate students, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral fellows who have NOT yet participated in Preparing Future Faculty's Grad 8101 (Teaching in Higher Education).

Register at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/retreat.html. Spaces are limited. There is a $10 registration fee which covers materials, morning refreshments, and lunch.

Posted by kwalter at 10:14 AM

November 1, 2005

STRATEGIC POSITIONING: GRADUATE REFORM

As part of the Strategic Positioning process, the Graduate Reform: Student Support, and the Graduate Reform: Discipline Evolution, Task Forces will hold two town hall meetings for graduate and professional students as follows:

Thursday, October 27
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 62 Continuing Education and Conference Center

Thursday, November 10
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 303 Coffman Memorial Union

The charge for each Task Force is posted on the Strategic Positioning Web site.

(For Grad Reform: Student Support, see http://www1.umn.edu/systemwide/strategic_positioning/tf_acad_grad_stu_supp.html.)

(For Grad Reform: Discipline Evolution, see http://www1.umn.edu/systemwide/strategic_positioning/tf_acad_grad_discip.html)

Posted by kwalter at 3:15 PM

October 28, 2005

LECTURE: THE ETHICAL BRAIN

The Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences will present Prof. Michael Gazzaniga, PhD (Dartmouth College) on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Prof. Gazzaniga will lecture on "The Ethical Brain." Continuing education credit is offered (see below). The series is cosponsored by the University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences (www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu) and Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences (www.jointdegree.umn.edu).

Abstract: Cognitive neuroscience can either help or hinder how we should think about everyday ethical issues, such as whether an embryo has the moral status of a human being. However, there are important ethical areas that neuroscientists are being asked to weigh in on, when, in fact, they should not be. For instance, neuroscience has nothing to say about concepts such as free will and personal responsibility. And it probably also has nothing to say about anti-social thoughts. What cognitive neuroscience does do is suggest how brain research will instruct us on ideas such as universal morals possessed by all members of our species. This fundamental development will find cognitive neuroscience becoming central to the modern world's view of ethical universals.

Prof. Gazzaniga is the David T. McLaughlin Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Presidents Council on Bioethics. His work has advanced our understanding of functional lateralization in the brain and communication between the cerebral hemispheres. He has brought his work to a lay audience through his many books and his participation in several public television specials on brain function.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required if you wish to receive continuing education credits (CLE or CME). RSVP to lawvalue@umn.edu or 612-625-0055. Coffman Union parking is available in the East River Road Garage on Delaware Street behind Coffman Union. Maps may be found at http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/index.html.

This lecture is intended for students, faculty, researchers, scientists, policymakers, patients, health care professionals and organizations, and interested community. Following this lecture, participants should be able to:

-- Understand the neuroscientific findings that underlie moral and ethical behavior.

-- Explain how neuroscience contributes to our understanding of everyday ethical issues.

This lecture is the first in the 2005-06 Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences. This year's Lecture Series focuses on the social implications of neuroscience. For more information on upcoming events, visit http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu/news_and_events/#events.

Posted by kwalter at 4:13 PM

October 27, 2005

MORE IMPORTANT DATES

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 Wallace 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

January 2: Deadline for Juran Fellowship (full application is due January 20)

February 3: Deadline for submitting a proposal for Ed Psych Graduate Student Research Day (Proposal forms will be sent to the Ed Psych Listserv)

March 10: Ed Psych Graduate Student Research Day, 1:00-3:30, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union

Posted by kwalter at 12:03 PM

October 11, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

GUY STANTON FORD MEMORIAL LECTURE
Wednesday, October 12, Ted Mann Concert Hall
Beginning 10:15 a.m.

To commemorate the Graduate School's centennial, this year's Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture will feature a portrayal of America's third president, Thomas Jefferson by Clay Jenkinson, humanities scholar and University of Minnesota graduate. Mr. Jefferson will hold a press conference following his lecture. The Ford Lecture will be presented at Ted Mann Concert Hall, West Bank Campus, at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12. The lecture is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come first-served basis. Large commemorative posters are displayed around campus to publicize Mr. Jefferson's visit. For more information on the lecture, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/news/ford/index.html.

The Graduate Schools Centennial Symposium on Tuesday, October 18 (3:00 4:45 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union Theater), will focus on the Future of Graduate Education. The symposium will feature the following three key themes:

1) diversifying the American intellect by opening access to graduate education To underrepresented groups. Featured speaker Anthony Lising Antonio will share his views about the changes in institutional practice needed to advance this goal.

2) reimagining the scope, content, and purposes of the Ph.D., with an eye toward innovation in the design of doctoral education. Associate Dean of The Graduate School Shirley Nelson Garner will host a panel discussion with William Engeland, Ruth Karras, and Michael Nordquist, who have been at the forefront of these reforms.

3) identifying the changes in institutional policy and practice needed to foster interdisciplinary teaching, research, and training at the graduate level. As newly appointed Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, I will share findings from my recent work at the University of Washington on this subject, as a springboard for discussion about its relevance to seeding, supporting, and sustaining interdisciplinary initiatives at the University of Minnesota.

For more information and to RSVP, please go to http://www.grad.umn.edu/centennial/.

The Student Parent Association (new student group on campus) and the Student Parent HELP Center will be hosting a Student Parent Day on WEdnesday, October 19, 2005 from Noon to 2:30 PM, on Northrop Plaza in front of Morrill Hall.

The purpose of this event is to increase the visibility for U of MN students with children. All student parents undergrad or graduate, their children, friends and staff/faculty supporters are welcome to attend this first of it's kind campus event. In addition to several speakers and presenters that will begin the program at Noon we are also excited to host a group of 40 teen parents from AGAPE Alternative High School. These teen students will be queried in advance regarding their future major and career interests, and then matched with volunteer student parentmentors from the U of MN who are currently in those selected majors or fields. The AGAPE teen parents and our own U of MN STudent Parents will then enjoy a pizza luncheon together from 1 to 2:30, giving them time to discuss college life, amjor interests and career plans. This event is sponsored by a U of MN Coca Cola Grant that SPA received. All U of MN student parents and their supporters are welcome to attend this event.

Posted by kwalter at 2:55 PM

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Mark your calendars now!

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goaldisciplined inquiry.

Please talk to your advisor and decide if youd like to do a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 3. Watch for email updates about the process for submitting proposals and other details.

Posted by kwalter at 9:33 AM

October 3, 2005

NSEP REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS

Liz Veatch, director for the NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, will be visiting the Twin Cities campus on Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (other times by appointment), 110 Heller Hall, West Bank, to meet with students to discuss fellowship opportunities. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique U.S. government-sponsored fellowship opportunity for U.S. graduate students to enhance their understanding of countries whose languages and cultures are less frequently studied. The maximum award for overseas study is $12,000 per semester for up to two semesters. A maximum of $12,000 is available for a program of domestic study only. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Application deadline is January 30, 2006. For more information contact, Meaka Henningsen, Office of International Programs, meaka@umn.edu or http://nsep.aed.org/

Posted by kwalter at 2:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ockjean Kim, a recent graduate in Special Ed, received a dissertation award from CEC Teacher Education Division. Ockjean is currently on the faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Congratulations to Ockjean!

Posted by kwalter at 10:43 AM

ISSS CAREER WORKSHOPS

International Student and Scholar Services is offering Career Workshops Fall 05 for international students, beginning this coming Tuesday (October 4). The sessions provide practical information and materials on how to find a job, how to write a resume and cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, academic job search and visa options after graduation Detailed information can be found at http://www.isss.umn.edu/career/workshops.html

Posted by kwalter at 10:22 AM

GRAD SCHOOL CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM

The Graduate Schools Centennial Symposium will be held on Tuesday, October 18 (3:00 4:45 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union Theater) and will focus on the Future of Graduate Education. The symposium will feature the following three key themes:

1) diversifying the American intellect by opening access to graduate education to underrepresented groups. Featured speaker Anthony Lising Antonio will share his views about the changes in institutional practice needed to advance this goal.

2) reimagining the scope, content, and purposes of the Ph.D., with an eye toward innovation in the design of doctoral education. Associate Dean of The Graduate School Shirley Nelson Garner will host a panel discussion with William Engeland, Ruth Karras, and Michael Nordquist, who have been at the forefront of these reforms.

3) identifying the changes in institutional policy and practice needed to foster interdisciplinary teaching, research, and training at the graduate level. As newly appointed Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, I will share findings from my recent work at the University of Washington on this subject, as a springboard for discussion about its relevance to seeding, supporting, and sustaining interdisciplinary initiatives at the University of Minnesota.

For more information and to RSVP, please go to http://www.grad.umn.edu/centennial.

Posted by kwalter at 10:20 AM

UPCOMING EVENTS

TODAY!

Join us for free pizza and talk on:
Maoist Insurgency and Education in Nepal: The Plight of School Children
Presented by Bhaskar Upadhyay, Curriculum and Instruction

When: Monday, October 3, 2005, Noon - 1:30
Where: 250 Wulling Hall, East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Free and open to all.

National Depression Screening Day
Thursday, October 6
Minneapolis campus screening 302 Eddy Hall, 10:00-2:30
St. Paul campus screening 199 Coffey Hall, 11:00-1:00

University Counseling & Consulting Services, 624 3233


SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR IS BACK OCTOBER 7!!!

Feeling Lonely? Do you want to reconnect with old friends? Do you want to make new friends?
Come join us at the Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH). This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment. This week we will celebrate Columbus Day together. Come and ...discover America with us! We will have interesting information about the life and journeys of Christopher Columbus, a small window on Native American history and culture, and an exciting drawing contest (with prizes!). As always, we will also have great snacks, crafts, games, freshly brewed hot coffee, flavorful tea, world music, and a relaxed environment where you can meet old friends, make new ones, or simply "network." Come alone or bring your friends. Hope to see you there!

WHEN: FRIDAY, October 7, 2005
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 110 Heller Hall, Minneapolis, West Bank Campus
COST: FREE!!!

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services

This event is sponsored by the International Education Committee for the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 10:14 AM

September 23, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating the General College Vision: A New Book and A New Future
Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
401 and 402 Walter Library

This forum will provide a lively discussion format about the new GC Book; The General College Vision: Integrating Intellectual Growth, Multicultural Perspectives, and Student Development. Authors will discuss their chapters, summarizing some of the ideas in the section and seeing how this might apply positively to future work at the University of Minnesota.

Free copies of the book will be available to all CRDEUL Forum attendees

Featured Panelists: Jeanne Higbee, Dana Lundell, and David Arendale; CRDEUL Co-Editors. Thomas Brothen, Catherine Wambach, Patricia James, Susan Staats, Mary Ellen Shaw, Irene Duranczyk, Donald Opitz, and Leah Woodstrom; Authors from the GC faculty, staff and student body.

Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy
(CRDEUL), General College, University of Minnesota, 612-625-6411

Bag Lunch Sponsored by the Center for Reading Research Topic: Assessing Reading Comprehension: Should We Measure Process or Product?
Friday, September 30, 2005, 12-1:15 PM bring your own lunch
R380 Vocational Technical Education Building, St. Paul campus.

Speakers include Professors Michael Graves, David Rapp, Matt Burns, and Barbara Taylor. This is a follow-up to last Spring's highly productive discussion on factors to consider in measuring reading comprehension.


National Depression Screening Day
Thursday, October 6
Minneapolis campus screening 302 Eddy Hall, 10:00-2:30
St. Paul campus screening 199 Coffey Hall, 11:00-1:00

University Counseling & Consulting Services, 624 3233

Posted by kwalter at 2:53 PM

September 20, 2005

SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR: Sept. 23

New on campus? Tired after a LONG week of studying? Come join us for the Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH) "Exploring Minnesota" event this Friday. If you are looking for new places to go out with your friends, we have some great ideas for you! If you are already experienced in sightseeing in Minnesota, come share your experience with new friends! We will have great snacks, crafts, games, and information about places and events not to miss both at the U and in the Twin Cities area. We will also have a drawing at 5:00 pm to award prizes (Must be present to win!). As always, we will provide freshly brewed hot coffee, flavorful tea, world music and a relaxed environment where you can meet old friends, make new ones, or simply "network."

Come alone or bring your friends. Hope to see you there!

WHEN: FRIDAY, September 23, 2005
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 110 Heller Hall, Minneapolis, West Bank Campus
COST: ITS' FREE!!!

(Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services)

Posted by kwalter at 6:56 AM

September 19, 2005

CROSS CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS: ISSS

International and U.S. Students are invited to join our Fall 2005 semester cross-cultural discussion groups. Group members will meet once a week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. For more information and to complete a participant application, visit the following web page:
http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.
These groups might fill quickly, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Posted by kwalter at 4:11 PM

GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BOND CONFERENCE ON STRUGGLING READERS

The Center for Reading Research will provide 10 - 20 awards to graduate students to enable them to attend the Bond Conference on Interventions for Struggling Readers at no cost. The conference is scheduled for October 10-11 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center on the St Paul campus. The Bond conference will bring in many of the nation's experts on development of reading skills and on instructional interventions to use with students (especially students with limited English proficiency or disabilities) who struggle learning to read. The agenda for the conference is available at www.education.umn.edu/reading.

Attendance at the Bond Conference will provide our graduate students with a very unique opportunity to hear so many outstanding professionals focus on what their research says about how to intervene with struggling readers. The conference provides considerable opportunity for discussion among participants, and our students would gain from an opportunity to interact with area teachers, reading specialists and professors. We are offering these awards as an incentive to enable as many students as possible to attend the meeting. The cost of the meeting is $60 and this cost will be waived for students who are selected for the awards.

To apply for these awards, students must submit a one paragraph statement (maximum 250 words indicating why they believe they should be selected and how they would benefit from attendance at this meeting. Individuals who have previously registered and who are selected for this scholarship will have the cost of registration refunded. Those selected for the award are expected to attend the full conference, attending all day on Monday and Tuesday October 10-11.

The deadline for application is 5 pm Tuesday September 27. Applications should be submitted by email to Professor Jim Ysseldyke, Co-Director of the Reading Research Center. The email address is jim@umn.edu. Any questions should be directed to that same email address.

Posted by kwalter at 4:08 PM

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS

The purpose of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. To that end, the program provides support for graduate study in a wide variety of fields. Under the terms of the program, a "New American" is an individual who:
(1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card; or
(2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen; or
(3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society. Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies, but full consideration will be given to candidates in the first or second year of graduate studies in their current program. To be eligible, an applicant must not be older than thirty years of age as of November 1, 2005. Fellows will receive an annual maintenance grant of $20,000 and a tuition grant equivalent to one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year).
DEADLINE: November 1, 2005
MORE INFO: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1753/soros

Posted by kwalter at 4:05 PM

September 8, 2005

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Ann Ooms

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 Iterative Evaluation Model for Improving Online Educational Resources

Monday, September 12, 2005
9:00 10:00 a.m.
329 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Joan Garfield (chair)
Dr. Frances Lawrenz (co-adviser)
Dr. Michael Rodriguez (co-adviser)
Dr. Joan Hughes

Posted by kwalter at 11:43 AM

COUNCIL OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. Each track will be selecting a student to represent EPsy in the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). Please see a staff member if you are interested in serving.

Posted by kwalter at 8:48 AM

PUBLIC PURPOSE OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING

Bic Ngo and I are working on the development of a new program area in C and I that will encompass issues and ideas related to teaching, learning, curriculum, urban education, teacher development, and social / cultural contexts of teaching and learning. With the spirit of this new program, we would like to invite you to watch and discuss The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling with us on Wednesday, September 14 from 12:15 1:30 in Peik 152 area. Please bring your lunch and we will bring the popcorn. Join us !!

The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling (70 minutes; Institute for Educational Inquiry, 1996)

The rhetoric of school reform continues to focus on the private purposes of schooling. We have all but forgotten the critical public role of schools in promoting the ideals of our American democracy. In this new videotape, seven prominent educators and scholars discuss and debate the purposes of schooling in America today. They consider the social and political forces that shape educational policies and explore the vital links between education and a civil society.

Panelists: John I. Goodlad, Moderator ; Benjamin R. Barber ; Linda Darling-Hammond ; Gary D. Fenstermacher ; Donna H. Kerr ; Theodore R. Sizer ; Roger Soder.

More to come,

Misty Sato
Assistant Professor of Teacher Development

Posted by kwalter at 8:28 AM

September 7, 2005

Welcome (back) International Student

SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR KICK OFF THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9!!!

Feeling Lonely? Do you want to reconnect with old friends? Do you want to make new friends? Come join us for the Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH) Kick Off event for a special welcome / welcome back to the U of M international students and scholars! This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment. The SWCH Kick Off event is scheduled for this Friday, September 9, and co-sponsored by the Minnesota International Student Association (MISA) and the Minnesota International Center (MIC). We will have great snacks, crafts, games, and information about events not to miss both at the U and in the Twin Cities community. We will also have a drawing at 5:00 pm to award several prizes, including: gift certificates to the U bookstore, local restaurants, etc (Must be present to win!). And as always, we will provide freshly brewed hot coffee, flavorful tea, world music and a relaxed environment where you can meet old friends, make new ones, or simply "network." Come alone or bring your friends. Hope to see you there!

WHEN: FRIDAY, September 9, 2005
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, Blegen Hall, Minneapolis, West Bank Campus

COST: IT'S FREE!!!

Posted by kwalter at 3:55 PM

August 29, 2005

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

Dr. Abi Gewirtz is conducting a longitudinal study examining the recovery of mothers and children (ages 6-12) over the first few months following an acute episode of domestic violence. There's been a lot of research showing that women and children who are exposed to domestic violence are at high risk of developing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and aggression. However, not much is known about how these individuals react at the time of the crisis and if/how they recover over time. This study aims to learn more about these issues. We will then use this information to design an intervention to help prevent these mothers and children from developing mental health problems. Additionally, we maintain a database of families throughout Minneapolis who have called 911 due to domestic violence.

We are currently looking for graduate students to help with one of two different research tasks:

1. As part of our assessments we videotape the mother and child playing games together and discussing areas of conflict. We are seeking individuals to help code these tapes for aspects of parenting and the quality of the relationship.
Once you are trained, the hours you work could be very flexible based on your schedule. You would need to be free Monday mornings to attend coding meetings when they occur. Each tape takes about 3 hours to code and you would need to commit to coding at least 2 tapes per week.

2. We need individuals with moderate to advanced statistical skills and experience with SPSS to help with data analyses. You would need to commit a minimum of 8 hours per week. The hours that you work are very flexible.

We generally expect a commitment at least through December 2005 with a preference for individuals able to stay through May 2006. Participating in this study may be helpful to you in several ways including the potential to complete a dissertation or thesis project through this lab and/or future publication opportunities. This is a relatively rare research opportunity to help gather information about a population in need of services while knowing that your work is directly leading to interventions to help families living with violence.

If you're interested in learning more about this study, please contact Kristin Schneider as soon as possible but no later than MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12 at kschneid@umn.edu.

Posted by kwalter at 3:29 PM

August 25, 2005

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Cynthia Fuller

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

Voices of Non-western International Students: A Grounded Theory Study of Persevering in APA-Accredited Counseling Psychology Programs

Tuesday, August 30, 2005
1:30-2:15 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Frances Lawrenz (chair)
Dr. John Romano (adviser)
Dr. Kay Thomas
Dr. Michael Goh

Posted by kwalter at 9:37 AM

August 17, 2005

Dissertation Seminar

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

Jiyoung Choi

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

Social Interdependence and Social Dominance: Determinants of Elementary Childrens Bullying, Victimization, and Prosocial Behaviors

Monday, August 22, 2005
2:00-3:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. William Bart (chair)
Dr. David W. Johnson (adviser)
Dr. Mark Davison
Dr. Nicki Crick
Dr. Geoff Maruyama

Posted by kwalter at 9:03 AM

August 16, 2005

Dissertation Seminar

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

Tacksoo Shin

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 Missing Data Methods on Convergence Rate,
Parameter Estimate, and Model Fit in Latent Growth Modeling:
Students Mathematics Achievement

Tuesday, August 23, 2005
10:00 11:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Jean King (chair)
Dr. Mark Davison (adviser)
Dr. Jeffrey Long (adviser)
Dr. Michael Rodriguez

Posted by kwalter at 4:06 PM

EPsy Alumni Social Hour at APA Convention

For those of you going to APA, our department will participate in the APA Alumni Social Hour this year. The Social Hour will be held, on Thursday evening from 6-7 PM in the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Constitution Level (3B), Latrobe Room. Students and faculty are invited to attend. I am not sure how many of our alums will attend (since it has been awhile since we did this), but it may be a good time to connect with them.

Posted by kwalter at 4:02 PM

August 4, 2005

REMINDER: Announcement of Final Oral

The Graduate School Catalog states, "The final oral examination consists of a seminar in which the candidate presents the thesis and to which the scholarly community is invited." Be sure to send the time, place, and title of the presentation to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu). A notice of each final oral examination will be posted in 206 Burton, outside 210 Burton, and on the EPsy student listserv to inform interested persons. Only the committee members remain in the room and participate in the vote at the end of the presentation.

Posted by epsy-adm at 2:36 PM