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October 19, 2011


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Featured News 

New Naslund Chair Announced
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Dr. Marleen Pugach
will join Rossier in January as the new Robert A. Naslund Chair in Curriculum: Teacher Education.

Pugach, who comes from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, focuses her research on teacher education, school-university partnerships, and diversity and special education.

Read more in the new issue of Rossier Reach.
Global Executive Ed.D. Recruiting for Summer 2012

global news
The USC Global Conference News website announced the launch of Rossier's new Global Executive Ed.D. program to be conducted through collaborative online learning and face-to-face sessions in both Los Angeles and Hong Kong.  Meetings about the new program took place at the Global Conference in Hong Kong last week. 

The two-year hybrid program will focus on preparing senior education leaders and policy makers from the United States, the Asia Pacific Rim, and other countries, to understand education policy from a global perspective. The first cohort will begin in summer 2012. More.

CUE signs Major Contract with Pennsylvania State Higher Ed
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has contracted with the Center for Urban Education (CUE) to work with system leadership and all of its campuses to engage in the Equity Scorecard process.

PASSHE is investing $1 million of its own funds over a two-year period into the effort. Its 14 campuses serve about 120,000 students in their baccalaureate programs and offer thousands of noncredit training programs to enhance adult employability and regional economic development efforts.

Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon and Dr. Alicia Dowd participated in PASSHE's annual diversity summit on Oct. 13, and met with leadership from the campuses on Oct. 14 to provide an overview of the Scorecard and discuss the formation of campus evidence teams.
Read about Rossier Scholars
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We hope you are enjoying the October 2011 issue of Rossier Reach, which focuses on some of the School's exceptional new faculty and the work of our research scholars and practitioners.  

For additional hard copies for your office or event, contact Thomas Jenkins. Read stories.  


Rossier News In Brief  

Faculty News
Adrianna Kezar
Dr. Adrianna Kezar was quoted in two Chronicle of Higher Education articles about training adjuncts to work with disabled students (here), and university faculty workloads (here). More.
jerry lucido
Dr. Jerry Lucido was elected to the Research Center board for the National Student Clearinghouse.

wgtierneyDr. William G. Tierney offered the opening address at the Conference on Schools, Family and Community in Portland, OR on Oct. 16. More.
Patricia Burch
Education Week noted Dr. Patricia Burch's co-authored report on Supplemental Education Services (SES). Read article. Read report. 
Dr. Larry Picus was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch about closing schools because of low enrollment. Read more.   
Alumni News
Dr. Lui Hokoana (EdD '10) was named State of Hawaiʻi Manager of the Year. Hokoana is Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at UH. More. 
chip kimballDr. Chip Kimball (EdD '95), former superintendent of Lake Washington School District, accepted the position of superintendent of the Singapore American School. More.
Student News
megan chase
Megan Chase, Ph.D. student and research assistant for CUE, recently published an article in Community College Review.More. 
Read article.
rocio hernandez
Ed.D. candidate Rocio Hernandez recently joined California Lutheran University as Associate Director of the ADEP program.More.
caitlin farrell
Provost Ph.D. Fellow Caitlin Farrell was awarded a Provost Travel Award by the USC Graduate School. More.
Other News
21st centuryRead the lineup for this week on CHEPA's 21st Century Scholar blog.  
Go to 21st Century Scholar.
The USC Language Academy has partnered with UCLA Community School for a unique internship program. More.