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New Equity & Justice Research Series Announced

The series will invite equity and justice-focused researchers throughout the year, welcoming Dr. Rita Kohli as the first speaker on Thursday, December 5.

GSOE Interim Dean Inducted Into San Bernardino Alumni Hall of Fame

An Inland Empire native, Dr. Louie Rodríguez began his journey into higher education at the college, where he earned his associate’s degree in 1995.

What Does It Really Mean to Be a Land-Grant College?

Professor Margaret Nash is a historian of education. In recent years, she’s shifted her focus to land-grant colleges, which she describes as elements of settler colonialism and agents of American Indian dispossession.
By Tess Eyrich |

Athena Waite and Beverly Young Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards

Athena Waite (M.A. ’91) and Beverly Young (A.B. ’79, M.A. ’82, Ph.D. ’88) were honored for their profound commitment to education throughout their careers.

GSOE Welcomes New Members

Visiting Assistant Professor Kathleen R. King, Assistant Professor Rican Vue, and Supervisor of Teacher Education Jennifer Quezada join the Graduate School of Education.

Undergraduate Student Samia Alkam Discusses Her Passion for Education and Advocacy

Education and political science double major, and GSOE student ambassador, discusses how her own educational journey in both Palestine and the U.S. sparked her interest in education and advocacy, and how UCR is helping her achieve her dreams.

Should University of California Require SAT and ACT for Admissions?

Associate Professor of Higher Education and co-chair of a state wide task force currently reviewing the role of standardized testing speaks to L.A.'s local NPR station about equitable admissions for college students.

Equity in Higher Education Governance

Assistant Professor Raquel M. Rall aims to push research on higher education governance from the periphery to the core. Her transformative work is featured in the latest cover story of The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)'s Trusteeship issue.

Grant Addresses Needs of Students Struggling with Mathematics

Project led by GSOE's Asha Jitendra is supported by nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.
By Tess Eyrich |

New GSOE Dean Views Education as a Way to Transform Communities

Louie Rodríguez likes to draw from a saying by Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire that it’s not just about “reading the word but reading the world” in his approach to education. “I’m a big champion for promoting education, not just in terms of one’s own human capital growth, but also how we can use our education...
By IMRAN GHORI |

GSOE Dean is Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced today the appointment of Thomas M. Smith as interim provost and executive vice chancellor. Smith joined UCR in September 2014 as dean of the Graduate School of Education.

Arturo Nevárez Receives Prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Arturo Nevárez, a first-generation doctoral candidate, received the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, which includes $25,000 in graduate funding over one year.
By Tess Eyrich |

Field of Dreams: Former Student Athlete Pursues His Passion for Community and Service

“I am just a kid from Lake Los Angeles that wants to make a change, not just in my community, but in this world,” said first-generation undergraduate student, Francisco “Panchito” J. Ramirez Rueda, who is graduating this year with his B.A. in education and sociology. In August, he heads to the University of Michigan on...
By Julie Porter |

UCR Civic Engagement Research Group Co-Hosts Civics Showcase

On May 22, Riverside middle and high school students gathered at Riverside City Hall to present their civic learning projects in front of nearly 200 community members, City councilpersons, RUSD teachers, parents, and fellow peers for the first annual Riverside Unified District Civics Showcase . Students had the opportunity to showcase their awareness of current...

GSOE Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

On April 11, UCR faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends gathered at the UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Graduate School of Education. Following a reception, guests were treated to a series of “Ed Talks,” short, engaging talks from current faculty engaged in research areas...
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GSOE Faculty Awards and Research

Below is a round-up of recent Graduate School of Education faculty research, awards, and news. Dean Thomas M. Smith, Associate Dean and Assistant Professor Louie F. Rodriguez, and Professor John S. Levin were honored at this year's AERA in Toronto. Thomas M. Smith , professor and dean of the Graduate School of Education, was named...

Student Round-Up

Congratulations to all our students on your hard work and accomplishments this year! Read about some student highlights below. Arturo Nevárez , Ph.D. candidate in Education, Society, and Culture, was awarded the 2019 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship . Arturo’s dissertation focuses on the schooling experiences and critical literacies of Latinx/Chicanx youth in secondary Ethnic Studies...

"Autism Goes to College" Documentary Premieres

Though it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact number, a growing number of young people with autism spectrum disorder are choosing to go to college. Some write about their diagnosis in their college application essays and immediately request services from on-campus disabled student services offices. But many others don’t. They enter college hoping for a fresh...
By Tess Eyrich |

Dean Thomas M. Smith Named 2019 AERA Fellow

Smith is one of only 10 scholars nationwide to receive this prestigious honor
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UCR and NASA on Shared Mission to Bring STEM Education to Local Schools

Three years ago, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, joined forces with UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, programming to schools throughout the region. The partnership began when NASA selected UCR Assistant Professor of Teaching Cathy Lussier as a faculty team leader for NASA’s Minority University...
By Julie Porter |