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Speaker Series Lecture

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12 p.m.

Fernando Stein, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Immigrant Children and Families in the First Person"

Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum (Room 155), 111 Thayer Street

co-sponsored with CLACS and Lifespan

Bio: Fernando Stein is a practicing pediatrician and critical care specialist delivering bedside care for the past 35 years in Houston. A native of Guatemala, he did his specialty and subspecialty training at Baylor College of Medicine-affiliated institutions.

He is a founding member of the AAP Section on Critical Care and past member of the Council on Sections Management Committee and Committee on Membership. He is one of the original members of the Task Force on Minorities.

Dr. Stein has been an advocate for children in impoverished environments at the global level as a member of the technical advisers for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses of the Pan American Health Organization.

He is a leader in the area of chronically ill children as survivors of intensive care. More than 1,300 residents have rotated through the Progressive Care Unit, which he has directed for the past 35 years. Residents learn the intricacies of caring for children with technological dependency and the complexities of chronic care, reimbursement, and social and educational reincorporation of this ever increasing group of patients. His areas of research have included patient and family communications in clinical environments and mechanisms of death in children with severe neurologic disabilities.

Dr. Stein is an honorary member of 12 international medical societies. He has received more than 30 honors and awards for his educational contributions, including the AAP Clifford G. Grulee Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the Academy beyond that required of the elected leadership.







MAT Information Session


Saturday, December 2, 2017
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street, Providence
(Room 201 of Faunce House/The Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center)

Please RSVP here

Interested in hearing more about Brown's one-year intensive MAT program in which you can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and your teacher certification? 

Come meet Brown MAT faculty, staff, student ambassadors and alumni to learn about MAT admissions, financial aid, teaching placements, academic courses, life in Providence, and more! Lunch served.




5th-Year MAT Application Help Session
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
12-1 p.m. 
Barus Building, 340 Brook Street, Dewey Conference Room (2nd floor)

Current seniors: are you planning on staying on at Brown for a 5th year to earn your Master of Arts in Teaching degree with teacher certification in elementary or secondary (English, history/social studies, or science) education? Our MAT program faculty and staff will be on hand to guide you through the application process.

Pizza served!

Please RSVP here



UEP Information Session
Thursday, November 30, 2017
5-6:30 p.m. 
Location: 131 Waterman Street, Providence
Light dinner served.

Interested in hearing more about Brown University's one-year master's program in Urban Education Policy?

Learn about our UEP program from faculty, staff and current students! Presentations will include admissions, financial aid, program overview, internships, alumni connections, life in Providence, and any other questions that you bring!

Please RSVP here



Education Department Fall 2017 DIAP Conference
"Navigating Oppression: Toward Relational Pedagogy, Policy, and Praxis"
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence






Speaker Series lecture 

 Wednesday, October 25
5 p.m.

Adam Gamoran, president, William T. Grant Foundation 

"Boosting English Learner Success: How Lessons from Research on Tracking Can Change the Fate of Immigrant-Origin Youth in School"

Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106, 95 Cushing Street, Providence (to be followed by a reception in the adjacent lobby at 6 p.m.)















Fifth-Year/UTEP Information Session

Juniors and seniors: learn how you can stay at Brown one more year to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and become certified to teach! All undergraduates: learn how you can earn secondary teacher education certification along with your Brown degree!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Barus Building, Student Lounge (1st floor)
Pizza served!

Please RSVP at
















UEP Information Session
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5-6:30 p.m.
Location: 131 Waterman Street, Providence
Light dinner served.Please RSVP here.



























Speaker Series lecture
Monday, October 2, 2017
12 p.m.

 Amelia Tseng, scholar in residence in the American University School of Education, adjunct lecturer in the Georgetown University Department of Linguistics, and research associate at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

"Spanish in the Global City: Intergenerational Insights into Language, Diversity, and Social Justice from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area"

Watson Institute, McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street, Providence

co-sponsored with CLACS



 Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1-2 p.m.
Brown Data Science Initiative Research Networking Roundtable: "Action through Connection"

Professor Matt Kraft will lead a round table discussion on how education faculty use data in their research at the Data Science Initiative launch.

Sayles Hall

Join us on Thursday, September 14 at 4 p.m. for our first Fall 2017 Education Department Speaker Series lecture! Free and open to the public; light refreshments served.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
4-5 p.m.
Rajashri Chakrabarti will present, “Getting Ahead by Spending More? Local Community Response to State Merit Aid Programs”

Barus Building, Dewey Conference Room

Bio: Rajashri Chakrabarti is a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her primary areas of interest include labor economics, economics of education, and public economics. Her research focuses on credit access and effects on educational investment decisions and future financial and economic outcomes, costs and returns to for-profit education, consumer debt, accountability and school choice, education finance, and econometric approaches to program evaluation. Prior to joining the NY Fed, Raji was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Program on Education Policy and Governance. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.
















Fifth-Year/UTEP Information Session

Juniors and seniors: learn how you can stay at Brown one more year to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and become certified to teach! All undergraduates: learn how you can earn secondary teacher education certification along with your Brown degree!

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Barus Building, Dewey Conference Room (2nd floor)
Pizza served!

Please RSVP at
















Following the main Brown University commencement, join us as we bestow M.A.T. and A.M. in Urban Education Policy degrees upon our graduate Education Department students!
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Approx. 2:15 p.m. - 
departmental degree awards at Salomon Center for Teaching, 79 Waterman Street, Providence
Approx. 3:15 p.m. - celebratory reception at Sharpe Refectory, 144 Thayer Street, Providence
















UEP Internship Conference
Tuesday, May 16
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club

The annual Urban Education Policy Master's Program Conference is coming up on May 16, 2017! The event will run from 8:30 to 5 at the Brown Faculty Club, with 24 students presenting the work of their internships relating to creating, supporting, and sustaining an equitable education system. Continental breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for the UEP Conference here


TRP Conference
Wednesday, May 17
5-8 p.m.
The Wheeler School 

At this annual event, current students in Brown University's Master of Arts in Teaching program will present their Teacher Research Projects (TRP). After a keynote speech and reception, both elementary and secondary education MAT students will present their year-long teaching experiences in a series of three sessions throughout the evening.

Register for the TRP Conference here.



Education Studies Capstone & Honors Thesis Presentation
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
3-5 p.m.
Dewey Conference Room, Barus Building, 340 Brook Street















The Education Studies DUG Presents:
Degree Day 

Friday, May 5th 2017
6:00 pm
BERT (Building for Environmental Research and Teaching) 015; 85 Waterman Street

Please join the Education Studies DUG at our annual Degree Day! Come listen to a panel of alumni speakers who have been doing fantastic and meaningful work in teaching, administration, and policy with or on behalf of youth. Dinner will be served. We hope to see you there! 


Brown 5th-Year UEP Information Session
Monday, May 1, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Barus Building Student Lounge, 340 Brook Street, Providence

Learn how you can stay at Brown another year and earn your master's degree in Urban Education Policy! Speak with faculty, staff, and current students. Pizza provided! Please RSVP here.



Education Department Spring 2017 Speaker Series presents Jayanti Owens
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Barus Building, Dewey Conference Room (2nd floor)

Jayanti Owens, assistant professor of sociology and public policy at Brown University and affiliate of the Population Studies and Training Center, will present "The Childhood Origins of the Racial Gap in School Suspension and Expulsion"

 Free and open to the public; followed immediately by a 5 p.m. informal reception in the Barus Student Lounge (1st floor)


















Assistant Professor of Education Andrea Flores will present "The Descendant Bargain: Latina Youth Remaking Kinship and Generation through Sibling Caretaking in Nashville, Tennessee" as part of the "What I Am Thinking about Now" seminar series by the Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12-1 p.m.
CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street



Education Department DIAP Spring Conference
"Resistance & Reclamation: Resisting Structural Oppression//Reclaiming Education For Our Students"
Friday, March 24, 12-5:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall, 90 George Street, Providence - Room 102 

The conference will serve as a space for open dialogue that explores culturally relevant best-practices, in the classroom and the policy arena, to meet the needs of the most marginalized student populations in today’s schools. The one-day conference will feature a variety of speakers, panels and workshops made up of a diverse array of respected educational leaders, community leaders, and current Brown graduate students in the education field. Lunch, snacks and dinner will be provided.

Register today for FREE here. For more information, check out the Facebook event page
Have questions? Email DIAP Graduate Research Assistant Bryce Celotto or DIAP Graduate Research Assistant Kunal Vasudev.



Education Department Spring 2017 Speaker Series presents Kirabo Jackson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12 p.m.
Barus Building, Dewey Conference Room

Kirabo Jackson, associate professor of human development and social policy at the Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research, will present "Reducing Inequality through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending"

Free and open to the public; lunch served



Faculty Spotlight Dinner: Professor Andrea Flores

Please join the Education Studies DUG in welcoming Professor Andrea Flores to the Education Studies Department on March 16th at 6 pm in the Barus Building Student Lounge! 

A graduate of Harvard and Brown, Professor Flores is a cultural anthropologist whose research examines the relationship between educational aspiration and senses of self, particularly among Latino youth and immigrant communities. Prior to her professorship, Professor Flores was a research assistant at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, where she investigated youth's online ethics and their conceptions of trust. She has two current projects. The first focuses on how Latino youth who participated in a college readiness program in Nashville, TN conceptualize the value of higher education. The second analyzes low-income Latino students' persistence in private, religious universities. This semester, she is teaching 'New Faces, New Challenges: Immigrant Students in U.S. Schools' (EDUC 0410A) and 'Adolescence in Social Context' (EDUC 1270). This past fall, she taught 'The Psychology of Teaching and Learning' (EDUC 1450).



Education in Africa Conference
Friday, March 10, 2017

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Drawing on a broad array of national and regional contexts, participants will discuss university student activism and the politics of higher education, as well as how students and parents use education as a particular means of social mobility. 

Free and open to the public; learn more here and register here.



Stanton Wortham, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean of the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education at Boston College, will present "Multimedia Representations of a New Latino Diaspora Town" 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
4 p.m.
Mencoff Hall Seminar Room, 68 Waterman Street, Providence 

sponsored by CLACS, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Education 



Urban Education Policy Program Live Chats

Have questions about applying to our UEP master's degree program? Chat live with a student ambassador!

Recurring live chats: every Thursday between December 1, 2016-January 12, 2017 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

To participate, log in here and use password aVJBdvHm




 WINTER BREAK Please note that the Brown Department of Education will be closed for winter break from Friday, December 23, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. We will resume business on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.





MAT Information Session

Learn more about Brown's Master of Arts in Teaching program from MAT faculty, staff and alumni. Lunch served.

Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sharpe Refectory Dining Hall, 144 Thayer Street, Providence. Please RSVP here.



Webinar: UEP program and admissions overview

On Tuesday, December 13 from 1:30-2:00 p.m.,  join Director of Urban Education Kenneth Wong, Assistant Director of Graduate and Special Programs Ann D'Abrosca, and Graduate Student Ambassador Ariel Neumann for a program and admissions overview of Brown University's Urban Education Policy program.

UPDATE: Click here to watch a capture of the webinar.


UEP December Open House

Learn about our Urban Education Policy master's program from faculty, staff and alumni! Light dinner served.

Thursday, December 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. / 131 Waterman Street, Providence. Please RSVP here.




Internships in Education Panel

Join the Education Studies DUG on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at noon for our Internships in Education panel! Panelists discuss how they found, funded, and thrived in their summer internships.

Dani Dichter - US Dept. of Education, Washington, DC 
Aniela Mack - Breakthrough San Francisco
Anna Meyer - National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Katya Barrett - Generation Teach, Boston; thesis research in Lyon, France

Location: Barus Building, Dewey Conference Room (2nd floor)
Food from Kabob and Curry will be served.
Please RSVP at the event's Facebook page



Faculty Spotlight Dinner

Join the Brown Education Studies DUG in welcoming Professor David Rangel on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 7-8 p.m. at their Faculty Spotlight Dinner.

Dinner from Kabob and Curry will be provided.

Location: Dewey Conference Room, Barus Building, 340 Brook Street, Providence.



Brown Education Department Speaker Series: "Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture" by Hilary Levey Friedman, visiting assistant professor in American Studies at Brown University

Thursday, Nov. 10 at noon (lunch served)
Dewey Conference Room, Barus Building


UEP Information Session

Undergraduates: stay another year at Brown and earn a master's degree in Urban Education Policy! Learn more more about our Urban Education Policy program from UEP faculty, staff, and student ambassadors. Pizza served.

Tuesday, November 1 from noon-1 p.m. /Student Lounge at Barus Building, 340 Brook Street, Providence. Please RSVP here.