The Peabody Pulse

Feb. 8, 2021

Contact:  Michael Hobbs (michael_hobbs (AT) unc.edu)

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This Week

Tuesday: ‘COVID-19 and Schools’ webinar, 1 p.m., Register here

Thursday: Black History Month Conversation: Paul Harris, 11 a.m., Register here

Thursday: MSA Career Connections event, 5 p.m., Details

 

Marisa Marraccini joins panel discussing COVID-19’s impact on children on Tuesday

Faculty member Marisa Marraccini will be one of the discussants in a webinar on Tuesday examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and schools. The 1 p.m. event — “Children’s Health Forum: COVID-19 and Schools” — is co-sponsored by UNC Health and Duke Children’s Hospital. The webinar will feature researchers from both institutions. Register for the event here.

 

Black History Month Conversation Series features Paul Harris on Thursday

Paul Harris, associate professor at the University of Virginia, will be the guest speaker on Thursday in the School of Education’s Black History Month Conversation Series. The series features talks around the role of schools of education in uplifting and elevating Black youth, families, and communities. The talks will be held each Thursday this month at 11 a.m. on Zoom. Register for the Paul Harris talk here.

Other upcoming talks in the series:

Feb. 18: Dr. William Jackson, CEO, Village of Wisdom

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4wIwg51yRKaUA6ZwQgfnZQ

Feb. 25: Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Professor and Dean, School of Education, American University

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gTgQ-Zi4Sv6QgH-7pMhZQw

 

Rune Simeonsson work on disability classification system profiled

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, a system of classification of neurological symptoms developed by a team led by faculty member Rune Simeonsson, is described in an article by the website Technology Networks. The article explains the system, describes how it is used, and explains how it is an improvement on earlier systems. The story is available here.

 

In the Media: Teaching Fellow Emma Pickard featured by television station

Student Emma Pickard, a N.C. Teaching Fellow, is featured by Greensboro television station FOX 8. The story describes how Pickard came to Carolina after attending an early college in Alamance County, and shows her working as a student teacher in the high school she attended. She describes how teaching and learning looks different during a pandemic, but is still going on. The story is viewable here.

 

In the Media: Alumna Ronda Taylor Bullock profiled

Alumna Ronda Taylor Bullock (’05 M.A.T., ’18 Ph.D.) and her work in anti-racist education among children and families in Durham is profiled in two recent publications. Care.com, a national online publication featuring resources for early childhood education, featured Bullock in an article about how to find anti-racist child care providers. Health and Healing, a Triangle-based online publication, featured a column by Bullock about her work.

 

Doctoral student Guan Wang profiled by Graduate School

Guan Wang, a doctoral student in Applied Developmental Science and Special Education, is the subject of a profile by the Graduate School. Wang describes why she chose to come to Carolina, and describes her academic work. She says she plans to use the analytical skills she has gained at the School of Education in the business world. Read the profile here.

 

Inaugural Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture scheduled for Feb. 17

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will hold its inaugural Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 17, with Anna C. J. Long as the presenter. The title of Long’s talk is “Towards Empirically-Supported, Responsive Practice: The Emerging Science of Cultural Adaptation.Long is an assistant professor of school psychology at Louisiana State University and a licensed psychologist. She is a founding member and chair of the Committee on Diversity and Outreach in Psychology in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the APA Division 16 Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. The lecture honors Barbara Wasik, who taught at the School of Education for 46 years, building a career as a leading researcher in the development and evaluation of early intervention programs for children at risk for social, emotional or academic difficulties. She also was one of the developers of Project CARE, a longitudinal, early childhood intervention study of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She also served as interim director of the Center for a year. Those interested in attending the online presentation may RSVP by sending an email to Erica Nouri — erica.nouri@unc.edu — by Thursday.

 

UNC Teaching Fellows seminar series presents DEI discussion for educators on Feb. 17

The next event in the UNC Teaching Fellows seminar series will present on Feb. 17 a discussion entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pre-Service and In-Service Educators,” led by Dana Griffin. The talk is part of a seminar series sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill cohort of the N.C. Teaching Fellows program. The theme of this year’s series is “Diversity in Schools: Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial.” Additional events in the series are planned for next semester. Griffin’s talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend should email Tammy Siler, tsiler1@email.unc.edu.

 

Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Gibbs, B.C. (2021). Images of Violence: Can Lynching Photographs Prepare Students for the World? Educational Studies. (Early online publication) https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2021.1873737

Jeffrey A. Greene, Clark A. Chinn & Victor M. Deekens (2021) Experts’ reasoning about the replication crisis: Apt epistemic performance and actor-oriented transfer, Journal of the Learning Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/10508406.2020.1860992

Marraccini, M.E., Griffin, D. (February 3, 2021). Building Best Practices for School Mental Health Supports: Supporting Adolescents with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors. North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 2021 Virtual Annual Conference.

Marraccini, M.E., Pittleman, Cari. (in press). Returning to School Following Hospitalization for Suicide-Related Thoughts and Behaviors: Recognizing Student Voices for Improving Practice. School Psychology Review.

McDaniel, S., Rentschler, Lindsay, Kan, Delia (2021, February 3). Examining high school exit exams and diploma status: What’s the impact? [Peer-reviewed blog post]. NTACT: the Collaborative. Retrieved from https://1539635743964.medium.com/examining-high-school-exit-exams-and-diploma-status-whats-the-impact-1d6373df472a

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture

3 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

MEDX, ECIFS info session

6 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Teaching Fellows seminar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pre-Service and In-Service Educators

6:30 p.m.

Email Tammy Siler for details, tsiler1@email.unc.edu

 

Thursday, Feb. 18

Black History Month Conversation Series: William Jackson

11 a.m.

Register here

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

Black History Month Conversation Series: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

11 a.m.

Register here

 

Wednesday, March 3

Undergraduate programs info event

6 p.m.

Details

 

Thursday, March 11

MEDX, ECIFS info session

6 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, March 17

MEITE info session

6 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, March 17

Teaching Fellows Seminar: Culturally Responsive Teaching

6:30 p.m.

Email Tammy Siler for details, tsiler1@email.unc.edu

 

Thursday, March 18

MSA info session

6 p.m.

Details