University of California, Riverside

Graduate School of Education



Spotlight Archive


GSOE Spotlight September - October 2012


October GSOE Open House
GSOE Open House
Monday, October 29, 2012
HUB 302 North, 4-5:30 pm


The Graduate School of Education invites you to stop by and chat with faculty and current graduate students to learn about our PhD, MA, MEd, and teaching credential programs.

Click here for the full flyer.

GSOE Spotlight August 2012


Dr. Eddie Comeaux
The GSOE is
pleased to welcome
Dr. Eddie Comeaux
to its faculty.


A scholar of higher education, Dr. Comeaux's research focuses on student engagement, intercollegiate athletics, as well as diversity competence and leadership in student affairs, using an explicit framework of social justice and activism. His work has appeared in academic journals such as Educational Researcher, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, and the Journal of College Student Development, and has been funded by the Ford Foundation as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Dr. Comeaux is the co-founder of the Special Interest Group, Research Focus on Education and Sport for the American Educational Research Association. Prior to his life in academe, Dr. Comeaux was drafted by the Texas Rangers and spent four years playing professional baseball.

GSOE Spotlight June 2012

2012 Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2012




The Graduate School of Education congratulates the graduating Class of 2012. The commencement ceremony held June 18th, 2012, conferred 9 Ph.D.’s, 51 Master Degrees and 39 Teacher Credentials.

Like us on Facebook and view the GSOE pictures from the ceremony.

GSOE Spotlight March 2012



2012 Homecoming

GSOE Homecoming Reception March 2, 2012, 5-7 pm




GSOE Alumni are invited to the Homecoming Reception at the California Museum of Photography located in downtown Riverside.

This event is FREE OF CHARGE for alumni and guests but reservations are required. RSVP no later than Thursday, February 23, to Deidre Stowell, at deidre@ucr.edu, or 951-827-1493. Homecoming is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and classmates. We look forward to seeing you there! Come Play! Come Celebrate! Come Home!

For questions about the event, please contact Deidre Stowell at deidre@ucr.edu.

GSOE Spotlight July 1, 2011

Dr. Rollanda O'Connor


Dr. Rollanda O'Connor
appointed as the
Vernon Eady/Irving Hendrick Chair
in Learning Disabilities.



Dr. Rollanda O’Connor was appointed the Vernon Eady/Irving Hendrick Chair in Learning Disabilities on July 1, 2011. She will hold this distinguished position until June 30, 2014. Dr. O’Connor is a nationally and internationally prominent scholar in the Graduate School of Education. Her work, focused on special education programs and how children acquire reading skills, is helping to address one of the many challenges faced by today's K-12 educators.

The title of Endowed Chair is one of great recognition within the University of California system, and it affords many mutual benefits to both the University and the chair holder. U.C. Riverside and the Graduate School of Education are honored to have such a notable scholar on our faculty, and we congratulate Dr. O’Connor on her ongoing accomplishments.

GSOE Spotlight May 16th, 2011

Class of 2027




GSOE welcomes
the future Highlanders
Class of 2027


For the second year in a row, the Graduate School of Education has adopted a class from Alvord Unified School District. The students from Foothill Elementary were treated to a pizza picnic here on campus. Alejandrina Vasquez, a GSOE Alumna, brought her class of 25 students to campus for the field trip.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight April 2011

Kagan Event



GSOE Hosts Second Kagan
Cooperative Learning Workshop

This intensive workshop - an all-day event focused on student engagement - was attended by over 100 GSOE candidates, their mentor teachers, and the cohort supervisors. Truly, a community of learning.

GSOE Spotlight April 2011

Dr. Margaret Nash



Professor Margaret Nash
speaking on the history
of women in education.

 

Professor Margaret Nash is interviewed
about the history of women in education. 

Watch the video!

GSOE Spotlight February 25th, 2011

Homecoming 2011





Homecoming 2011
Special GSOE Alumni Event
on
February 25, 2011

GSOE alumni are invited to a fabulous wine tasting event at the spectacular Culver Center of the Arts on Friday, February 25, 2011. Wine will be provided by the Winery at Canyon Crest. Reservations are required. Please contact Deidre Stowell at 951-827-1493 or email deidre@ucr.edu for more information. For information on all Homecoming events at UCR check out the homecoming web site.

Winery and Wine Bar at Canyon Crest

GSOE Spotlight November 17th, 2010

2010 Open House



GSOE Open House
draws quite a crowd.

GSOE's open house on November 17th, 2010 drew over 100 prospective students looking for information about our programs. If you are still interested in information, please contact Vanda Yamaguchi for Graduate Programs and Paula Sutton for Teacher Credential Programs.

GSOE Spotlight August 6th, 2010

Teacher Credential Class of 2011



GSOE welcomes
the
Teacher Credential 
Class of 2011

The Graduate School of Education welcomes the Teacher Credential Class of 2011.  Over 90 students attended a school orientation on August 6th, 2010.

Class of 2011

GSOE Spotlight May 3, 2010

Picnic and Scotty the Bear



GSOE hosts Picnic Fieldtrip
for Adopted Kindergarten Class.

Alumna Alejandrina Vasquez' Class from Alvord Unified School District is participating in a national program that teaches elementary school children the value of a college education.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight April 15, 2010

Dr. John Levin



Dr. John Levin named
Interim Dean of the
Graduate School of Education

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Dallas L. Rabenstein announced that Professor John Levin has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Education, effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight April 8, 2010

On Mixed Methods book



Dr. Robert Calfee and Dr. Melanie Sperling
publish book titled "On Mixed Methods.”

This book examines the use of mixed methods for conducting language and literacy research, defining how and why this approach is successful for solving problems and clarifying issues that researchers encounter.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight March 3, 2010

Read Across America



Teacher Education Teams Up
With Adopted Class for Read Across America

Candidates in the Multiple Subject Credential Program joined Director of Teacher Education Dr. Anne Jones and UCR GSOE alumna Alejandrina Vasquez and her Kindergarten class at Foothill Elementary School in Alvord Unified to participate in national Read Across America Day.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight February, 13, 2010

Homecoming 2010





Homecoming 2010
Special GSOE Alumni Event
on
February 13, 2010
2:00-4:00 PM

GSOE alumni are invited to a fabulous wine tasting event on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at the Alumni and Visitor Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Dr. Wine will be provided by the Winery at Canyon Crest. Reservations are required. Please contact Deidre Stowell at 951-827-1493 or email deidre@ucr.edu for more information. For information on all Homecoming events at UCR check out the homecoming web site.

Winery and Wine Bar at Canyon Crest

GSOE Spotlight November 25, 2009

Alejandrina Vasquez

Alumna Alejandrina Vasquez teaches her
students an early lesson in the
value of a college education

It’s never too early to learn about the value of a college education and UC Riverside alumna Alejandrina Vasquez’ kindergarten class at Foothill Elementary School in Riverside is no exception. Inspired by the national program No Excuses University Network, Foothill’s principal Hector Zaldivar is encouraging his teachers to have their classes adopt a campus, and Vasquez was quick to seize the opportunity to make hers a UCR classroom.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight August 3, 2009

Dr. Margaret Nash

Dr. Margaret Nash receives the
2009 Dolores Grayson Research Award

Dr. Margaret Nash is the recipient of the 2009 Dolores Grayson Research Award, which was established in 2006 to honor Dr. Dolores Grayson, a lifelong advocate for gender equity and first recipient of the award.  Dr. Nash will join a handful of active members of the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) having achieved excellence in scholarship, and research related to gender equity in education.  Dr. Nash will be formally awarded and recognized on August 3, 2009 at the Marriot Manhattan Beach Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California.

GSOE Spotlight April 24th, 2009

Dr. Anne Jones

Dr. Anne Jones appointed to
the Committee on Accreditation (COA)

On April 24th, 2009, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing selected Dr. Anne Jones, Director of Teacher Education, along with 2 other educators, to join veteran colleagues on the Committee on Accreditation (COA). The COA is a statutory committee appointed by the Commission and charged with approving the initial and continuing accreditation of educator preparation programs. Dean Steven Bossert nominated Dr. Jones for this position. In making the appointment, the Commissioners publicly commented on the exceptional qualifications of Dr. Jones and each appointee. Congratulations Dr. Jones!

GSOE Spotlight March 12th, 2009

JAAH Logo

The Journal of African American
History publishes winning article.

"The 'Long Movement' as Vampire: Temporal and Spatial Fallacies in Recent Black Freedom Studies" by Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua and Clarence Lang, which appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of The Journal of African American History, has been selected as cowinner of the 2009 EBSCOhost America: History and Life Award. This award is given biennially to recognize and encourage scholarship in American history in the journal literature advancing new perspectives on accepted interpretations or previously unconsidered topics. As editor of the journal, Dr. V.P. Franklin will receive a certificate.

GSOE Spotlight March 6th, 2009

C4 Logo



Workshop:
Teaching and Planning Programs for Adult Learners:
From the Basics to a Social Justice Perspective

C4 will be hosting a workshop in collaboration with Riverside Community College, Moreno Valley and Norco Campus'. The workshop will be held Friday, March 6, 2009, from 9:00 am– 3:00 pm, at the University Extension Center, Room D.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight February 6-7, 2009

Homecoming Logo



UCR Homecoming – February 6-7, 2009

Check out the UCR Homecoming web page for a list of exciting events! Homecoming is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and classmates or make new ones.
Come Play! Come Celebrate! Come Home!

Read More

GSOE Spotlight November 11, 2008

Succes 2008



2008 Strategies for Understanding College
and Careers in Engineering and Science (SUCCES) Day

Over 600 attended The Copernicus Project’s annual college and science exploration day for local middle and high school students and their families. In collaboration with UCR’s Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) School Programs and the Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of San Bernardino, Strategies for Understanding College and Careers in Engineering and Science (SUCCES) Day included a welcome from UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White, workshop sessions on college admissions and financial aid, a tour of UCR, and hands-on science activities. During lunch, attendees participated in a technology and college resource exposition. Campus departments and science businesses host tables with collegiate information and additional hands-on science activities.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight July 23rd, 2008

SSI 2008




Copernicus Project Hosts
2008 Summer Science Institute

The Copernicus Project hosted 160 elementary school teachers from their eight partner school districts (Alvord, Corona-Norco, Jurupa, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Rialto, Riverside, and Val Verde), Noli Indian School District, the Lewis Center for Educational Research, and the Norton Space and Aeronautics Academy. The focus of the 2008 Science Summer Institute was combining science and literacy, implements inquiry based teaching methods, and utilizing new, hands on science activities in elementary classrooms. Over the course of the two weeks, participants were subject to 24 hours of science content, from astronomy, chemistry, earth science, life sciences, or physics. Workshops for English language learners and technology were also presented.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight June 23rd, 2008

EBS Conference




2008 Commencement

The University of California, Riverside celebrated its 54th Commencement this year. The Graduate School of Education recognized a substantial number of dedicated students; six Ph.D., six Master’s, 42 M.Ed. and 116 Teaching Credential Candidates all representing the GSOE participated in Monday night’s ceremony on Pierce Lawn. GSOE Ph.D. candidate Patrick Guggino was a Commencement speaker, and Teacher Education student Ashley Peterson beautifully sang the National Anthem.

Read More

 

GSOE Spotlight June 2nd, 2008

EBS Conference



GSOE Hosts 10th Annual Educating the Bilingual Student Conference

The 10th annual EBS conference hosted workshops that centered on this year’s theme, “Focusing on Opportunities to Learn.” The one day conference provides educators with opportunities to attend workshops that offer strategies, techniques and open discussion on teaching English language learners.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight May 8th, 2008

Susana Sanchez



Susana Sanchez Awarded Rockefeller Brothers
Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color

University of California, Riverside student Susana Sanchez has received one of the twenty-five highly competitive Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color awarded for the 2008-2009 academic year. These fellowships are intended to honor the highest achieving and most promising undergraduate students, wishing to pursue a graduate degree in education and teach in American elementary or secondary schools.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight May, 2nd, 2008

Dr. Audrey Jaeger.



C4 and Riverside Community
College Host Workshop

Dr. Audrey Jaeger, an Associate Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State University, will be presenting a seminar on “Using Student Development Theory in Practice” on Friday, May 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Riverside Community College, Norco Campus in the Wilfred J. Airey Library, room 121. Participants will have a unique opportunity to model “theory to practice” through hands on activities and case studies. Additionally, open conversation will discuss, critique and adapt various student development theories as enhancement to their programs.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight April 7th, 2008

Luis Cruz.



Ph.D. Student, Luis Cruz,
Wins $250,000 Grant

Luis Cruz is a doctoral candidate in GSOE’s Institutional Leadership & Policy Studies, as well as a principal of Baldwin Park High School. Cruz received the grant from the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP), to help Baldwin Park High School ensure a path to college for its students. CAPP awards grants to partnerships between schools, higher education institutions and business entities to improve academic programs so that more students are prepared for college.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight March 14, 2008

C4 logo.


The California Community
College Collaborative (C4) is
pleased to announce the launch
of our newly established
electronic journal.

The California Community College Collaborative (C4) at the University of California, Riverside is a research and policy center established by the University of California's Office of the President and the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges. In support of C4's mission of improving community colleges a series of commissioned papers has been completed and are available to the public via the newly launched C4 e journal. To access this new journal go to the C4 website (www.C4.ucr.edu) and click on the link for the C4 electronic journal. Bookmark this site as we plan to continue publishing other issues of this journal with more articles pertaining to important issues facing California's community colleges and community colleges nationally.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight March 10, 2008

Homecoming.

Graduate Student Alumni Reunion a success!

Homecoming provides alumni with an annual opportunity to return to their alma matter. Homecoming 2008 was a success for the Graduate School of Education, and graduate student alumni came back for the friends, the faculty and to reminisce about their time spent at UCR.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight March 7, 2008

Dr. Estela Bensimon.C4 Hosts Workshop

“Equity for All: Using Communities of Practice to Address Disparities in Student Outcomes"
***This event was cancelled due to illness***

Join Dr. Estela Bensimon for a workshop on "Equity for All: Using Communities of Practice to Address Disparities in Student Outcomes" on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Estela Mara Bensimon is Professor of Higher Education and the Director of the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the USC Rossier School of Education. Her research interests include academic leadership, organizational change, social action research, urban colleges and universities, and women and minority faculty in education.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight February 23, 2008

Homecoming.

  

The Graduate School of Education Graduate Student Reunion Saturday, February 23 from 2-4 p.m.

Come join us on the Sproul Hall Lawn on Saturday, February 23, between 2:00-4:00 p.m. for refreshments, fun and an opportunity to reconnect with a favorite faculty member or advisor. It will be a reunion you won’t want to miss. The event is free and parking is free, but reservations are required.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight January 29, 2008

Book cover.

The SEARCH family autism resource center sponsors a book signing at Sweeney Art Gallery on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Join the Graduate School of Education’s SEARCH center as they welcome Dr. Barbara Firestone, author of Autism Heroes: Portrait of Families Meeting the Challenge. Come to the UC Riverside’s Sweeney Art Gallery for a discussion and book signing on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Firestone is the President, CEO and Founder of The HELP Group.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight January 17, 2008

California Community College Collaborative Logo

C4 has partnered with Riverside Community College to organize a series of professional development seminars on topics of importance to faculty, administrators, and students at RCC.

Come join Dr. Robert Teranishi of New York University for his seminar on “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Higher Education: Race, Education Policy, and the Stratification of College Opportunity.” on Thursday, January 17, 2008 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Read More

GSOE Spotlight January 8, 2008

Sharon DuffyGSOE Associate Dean Doing Double Duty as Interim Dean at Extension

UC Regents Appoint Sharon Duffy of UCR's Graduate School of Education

GSOE Associate Dean, Sharon Duffy, is now also the interim dean of UCR Extension, according to a UC Board of Regents' decision.

Read More

December 12th, 2007

December 6th, 2007

November 15, 2007

November 9, 2007

October 18, 2007

October 4, 2007

September 20, 2007

August 13th, 2007

July 20th, 2007

Documentary Links: Click here to download. (Extended download time on slow connections)

June 27th, 2007

June 12th, 2007

May 18th, 2007

May 9th, 2007

April 18th, 2007

 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

GSOE Information

Graduate School of Education
1207 Sproul Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5225
Fax: (951) 827-3942
E-mail: robert.wolfer@ucr.edu

Footer