Law School Prep, Anthropology Education Trends, Student Affairs Impact
Law School Prep, Anthropology Education Trends, Student Affairs Impact
Cook Honors College student selected for prestigious law-school preparatory program; faculty discuss experiences committing to applied anthropology approach; 2017 graduate receives department Impact Award; and more
A group of about 15 young people is pictured in the distance, some standing and interacting, some sitting, under trees in a park-like setting with a building in the background.
Learn about this new organizational model that provides proactive, direct support to students, builds on the University College and other existing resources, and streamlines tools and processes—all in the name of student centeredness.
A Cook Honors College student and political science major, Caio Gomes was one of 20 students selected from a pool of 1,500 for the 2023 Trials program at New York University. This five-week summer residency helps students from underrepresented backgrounds prepare to compete for admission to top law schools.
The recent Society for American Archaeology annual meeting included presentations by all of the university’s archaeology faculty, talks and poster presentations by graduate students, and a second-place finish by the IUP Ethics Bowl team. See a list of participants and the topics they covered.
At IUP’s recent Scholars Forum, Shane Monteleone presented “Mapping Sowell’s Conflict of Visions: A Framework for Understanding Political Partisanship,” and Koan Weinstein presented “The Ethics of Asimov: Philosophy of Robots.” Leo Yan served as their faculty mentor.
The College of Education and Communications presented its Impact (alumni achievement) Award for the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department to Brandon Sousa ’17, a career coach and instructor at the University of Rhode Island. Sousa also started the SAHE Alumni Connect Mentor Program, which matches program students with alumni.
Anthropologists Abigail Adams and Amanda Poole presented a paper, “All In for Applied Anthropology,” at the Society for Applied Anthropology National Conference in Cincinnati. Their paper discusses the curricular challenges, experiential components, and ideological underpinnings of committing to an applied approach in undergraduate anthropology education.
John Wesley Lowery and Mimi Benjamin, professors in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, both gave presentations at the 2023 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Conference in Boston. The department and the Division of Student Affairs also held a reception to reconnect with program alumni.
Daniel Wissinger, associate professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, Amber Konek, a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral candidate, and colleagues published “The Validity of Two Tests of Silent Reading Fluency: A Meta-analytic Review” in the journal Reading & Writing Quarterly.
Hans Pedersen and Leo Yan, Philosophy and Religious Studies, presented papers at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Denver. Pedersen’s “A Clear and Unambiguous Defense of Vagueness and Ambiguity in Philosophical Writing” was part of a panel, and Yan’s “Combining Determinate and Indeterminate Values” was a poster presentation.
Ragia Hassan, a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral candidate, published “Educational Vlogs: A Systematic Review” in the journal SAGE Open. Through the analysis of 60 papers from the last decade, this study provides scholars and practitioners in education and educational technology with information on how to improve learning and teaching through vlogging.
Crystal Machado, a professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, and Koga Chilume, a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral candidate, presented a paper, “Empowering Preservice Teachers to Use Snapchat for Visual Representation of Thought,” at the International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in March.
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