Why is everyone in love with Baby Yoda?

Based on her previous research on "Cute Aggression," Assistant Professor Katherine Stavropoulos provides some neuroscientific basis for our collective obsession.
By Julie Porter |

Grades vs. SAT scores: Which is a better predictor of college success?

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, GSOE Professor Eddie Comeaux weighs in about the importance of student and community networks in helping students succeed in college.

Understanding the racialized educational experiences of foster youth

GSOE welcomes Ph.D. candidate Kenyon Lee Whitman as second Equity & Justice Research speaker on Jan. 30.

School psychology program receives 10-year APA reaccreditation

The 10-year accreditation represents the highest number of years for which the American Psychological Association designates that status.

Assistant Professor Soojin Park receives grant to research health disparities among marginalized populations

The seed grant was awarded from The Center for Health Disparities Research at UCR.

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.

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 |

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.

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...

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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