Conversations on Research in Education (CORE)

The Conversations on Research in Education (CORE) Lunch Series provides the GGSE and greater UCSB community with an opportunity to discuss research ideas and questions. Specifically, the meeting provide a forum for faculty/researchers to present studies or projects in progress and receive/offer feedback. Past topics have included “Cutting a Path for NSF Funding Opportunities: Thinking Differently," “A Blessing and a Curse: Modeling Flexibility with Mixture Models,” and "SOCIAL=SUCCESS: Why Learning How to Make Friends Might Be the Most Important Lesson Taught in School."

The previous CORE talk:

Jennifer Flashman presented the lecture “Friendship Dynamics, Academic Achievement, and Race: A Longitudinal Test of the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis” on May 28.

Dr. Flashman’s research focuses on friendship and the role it plays in affecting the achievement trajectories of youth. In this presentation, she discussed recent work on differences in friendship patterns across race and ethnicity. Using dynamic network models and data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this project addresses the often‐ignored social complexities of peer relationships and their broader implications for race and ethnic achievement disparities. Dr. Flashman is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the University of Notre Dame.