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School of Education dean works for equity in education

Joi Spencer, the new dean of the School of Education, comes to UC Riverside with deep ties to Inland Southern California and a mission to help the region realize greater educational equity in public education. The daughter of working-class parents grew up in South Central Los Angeles and was bused to a magnet high school in Los Angeles. During her...

By David Danelski |

UCR professor receives grant to probe racial barriers in teacher education programs

Rita Kohli, an associate professor in the UCR School of Education, has received a $50,000 grant from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation to probe the experiences of teacher educators of color as they navigate systemic racism in teacher education programs throughout the United States. The project will build upon findings from previous research...

By UCR News |

School of Education grad students, faculty member, alums win AAHHE fellowships

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, or AAHHE, has honored two UCR School of Education graduate students, a faculty member, and two alums with 2022-23 fellowships. Nelly Cruz and Nathaly Martinez received the 2022-2023 graduate student fellowships. Both are pursuing careers in higher education administration and policy. The...

By David Danelski |

OASIS initiative provides $1.7 million for UCR research projects

UCR's Office of Research and Economic Development (RED) has announced over $1.7 million in competitive funding for faculty research projects through its Opportunity to Advance Sustainability Innovation and Social Inclusion initiative, known as OASIS. The projects range from probing the severity of COVID-19 infection in Riverside County, through...

By David Danelski |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Sahin Acikgoz, an assistant professor of religious studies, is a member of the executive committee of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program. They...

By Imran Ghori |

Highlander celebrates 10-year anniversary of DACA with FLOTUS

Ariana Aparicio Aguilar, a doctoral student in UCR's School of Education and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was recently invited with Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to attend a 10-year DACA anniversary at the White House.

By Malinn Loeung |

American Council on Education awards fellowship to school psychology professor

Austin Johnson will join the 2022-23 class of ACE Fellows.

By Holly Ober |

School of Education launches Black Community Education Promise Program

The program supports incoming School of Education freshman or transfer students who are dedicated to serving the Black community via education upon graduation from UCR

By Holly Ober |

Reading intervention strategy shows promise for students with autism

A pilot study found statistically significant vocabulary gains for students with mild to moderate autism symptom severity.

By Holly Ober |

Racial justice group names award for education professor

A national organization dedicated to racial justice has named an award for UC Riverside education professor Tara J. Yosso. Color of Change, an online nonprofit, cited the power of Yosso’s research-based counter narratives, which shed critical historical light on the educational experiences of students of color. Color of Change held its inaugural...

By Imran Ghori |

Civic engagement project receives UC systemwide award

A UC Riverside effort to get more students involved with university boards of trustees has received a VOICE Award

By Holly Ober |

‘Autism Goes to College’ wins Anthem Award

The film follows five Southern California college students on the autism spectrum as they navigate college

By Holly Ober |

School of Education dissertation wins prestigious award

Arturo Nevárez received an award from the American Educational Research Association

By Holly Ober |

School of Education behavior analysis program ranked among top 10 in the state

The applied behavior analysis program at UC Riverside’s School of Education was ranked No. 9 in California by an online resource for those pursuing a career in the profession. The Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide considered student-to-faculty ratios, tuition, and Board Certified Behavior Analysis exam pass rates in determining the best...

By Imran Ghori |

Education professor’s paper receives highest rating from What Works Clearinghouse

Asha Jitendra’s work on schema-based instruction is designed to improve mathematics learning in a wide range of learners

By Holly Ober |

Educating lawmakers about ways to diversify California’s teacher workforce

Education professor Thomas Smith helped present a policy brief to legislature staffers

By Holly Ober |

Doctoral students receive grants for disability research

Two UC Riverside School of Education doctoral students have received grants from the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to support research aimed at improving the education of individuals with disabilities. Zaira Jimenez, a fourth-year student; and Aya Shhub, a third-year student; will each receive $5,000 to support their studies and data collection...

By Imran Ghori |

GSOE student awarded high-profile fellowship in behavioral health

A third-year doctoral student in school psychology has been awarded a national fellowship with the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program. The fellowship will provide Tyler Womack, a student in the Graduate School of Education, financial support during her fourth year at UCR and the opportunity to participate in a paid...

By Imran Ghori |

Fellowships awarded to two GSOE doctoral students

Two doctoral students in the UC Riverside Graduate School of Education are the recipients of the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network, or CTERIN, Fellowship. Patriccia Ordonez-Kim, whose work involves history and social studies curriculum, has earned the title of CTERIN Educating Teacher Educators (ETE) Fellow for her...

By Michaela Miller |

UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30. It was among several UCR programs that did well in the rankings, which are separated by discipline into different lists. Education, engineering, and social sciences moved up in their rankings or...

By Imran Ghori |