February 2020 Newsletter
$3.18M NIH grant to support identification of developmental language disorders in English language learners
Prof. Elizabeth Peña , the grant's PI, said the five-year study is employing a "completely new approach," that will address a growing need in the underserved field.
Distinguished Prof. Eccles honored with Outstanding Mentor Award
Prof. Jacquelynne Eccles will receive the Society for Research on Adolescence Outstanding Mentor Award. "Mentoring students, postdoctoral scholars and junior scholars has always been my greatest professional joy," she said.
Professors named to Hess 2020 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings”
Annual rankings recognize Dean and Professor Richard Arum ( left ) and Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan ( right) as top education scholars in the U.S.
Faculty and students present at STEAM symposium in Anaheim
"The STEAM Symposium has always had a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women, girls, and underrepresented groups in STEAM fields," said Acacia Warren , single subject coordinator of UCI's MAT program.
Interview with Associate Prof. Peppler
Kylie Peppler sits down with Dean Richard Arum to share her views on connected learning, the intersection of new technology and the arts, and maker culture.
School welcomes new director of undergraduate programs
Alumna Janice Hansen (Ph.D. ’13) will focus on elevating the undergraduate student experience.
Alumni News
Alumna evaluates impact of family engagement program for PBS
As education research and evaluation analyst at PBS SoCal, Tarana Khan (Ph.D. ’19) is utilizing the skills she learned in the School of Education's doctoral program.
Alumna committed to success for all students
Lauren Shea (Ph.D. ’12) provides content consultation for a new PBS series, while also teaching at American and George Washington universities.
SoCal educators attend School's Research-Based Strategies Workshop
More than 75 educators attended the second workshop in the UCI Writing Project's 2019-20 series, "Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age."
CalTeach students present research on sustainability
The "Sustainability Goes to School" poster session summarized work on secondary school lesson plans with a focus on sustainability.
Upcoming Events
UCI Teacher Academy Workshops
The UCI Teacher Academy invites teachers and administrators of all experiences and grade levels to participate in professional development opportunities that address the greatest needs and issues facing Southern California's school districts.

Below are a few upcoming workshops across the UCI California Subject Matter Projects.

To view the Teacher Academy's full offerings, and to register for a workshop, please click here .
Dean's Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series
"Fool Me Once: Disproportionality and Vulnerability to Trust among Black Families in an Affluent School District"

Karolyn Tyson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Friday, February 7, 2020
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Given limited seating, we ask that you please RSVP here if you are interested in attending.
School of Education Brownbag Series
Yazmiyn Irizarry , Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Education Building room 2010. Open to the public.
School of Education Brownbag Series
Chezare Warren , Associate Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Education Building room 2010. Open to the public.
School of Education Brownbag Series
Nicole Patton-Terry , Professor, Center for Reading Research, Florida State University, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Education Building room 3238. Open to the public.
Apply by March 27 for the UCI Writing Project Summer Institute for 2020 – “Teaching with Joy: Cultivating Literacy Expertise, Literacy Leadership, and a Renewed Sense of Excitement about Teaching."