The Gevirtz School’s “Fast & Curious” lectures return in person to Santa Barbara Public Library

Friday, November 4, 2022
a previous Fast & Curious

The lecture series, “Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” returns for its first in-person event since Covid, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7 pm in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. The evening, which is free and open to the public, will feature three faculty members, two graduate students, and one postdoctoral fellow giving no more than eight-minute talks each about their research or work that is shaping education and applied psychology. For this edition of the series, all the presentations will discuss ways in which the Gevirtz School is centering its research and service on policy.

This evening will be the ninth in the successful series that began in February 2017. The Gevirtz School, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library, values this opportunity to bridge the town and gown divide, allowing the School to connect with a wider audience.Videos of talks from the other evenings, which have drawn crowds of approximately 75 each, can be seen online.

This event will also be the first of the series to offer both Spanish language and ASL interpreters.

Presenters and titles for January 25:

Eupha Jeanne Daramola, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Education, “Fever Dreams: The Promise of Multi-cultural Education Imaginaries”
Erika Felix, Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Psychology in Washington: Connecting Science, Practice, & Policy”
John Galisky, doctoral student, Department of Education, “Teaching is Easy, Motivating is Hard: Leveraging Career Motivation to Promote Academic Excellence”
Tania Israel, Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Putting the ‘Bi’ in the Biden Administration Priorities”
Natalie Larez, doctoral student, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “I Need an Interpreter: Disseminating Research for Policy”
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Associate Professor, Department of Education, “Ready or Not? Preparing Teachers to Educate Children of Immigrant Backgrounds”

The event is the brainchild of Professor Jeff Milem, who became Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) in July 2016. “Upon arriving in Santa Barbara I was struck not only by the immensely talented faculty and the breadth and depth of their research, but also by their commitment to the public good and their desire to make that research matter,” Milem explains. “This series is a very direct–and fun–way for faculty, alumni, and our students to share their insights with the local community. We greatly appreciate our partner the Santa Barbara Public Library for providing the perfect home for the series.”

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education offers M.A.s, M.Ed.s, and Ph.D.s from the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, the Department of Education and the Teacher Education Program, which also prepares students for teaching credentials. The School also offers three minors in Education, Applied Psychology, and Science & Mathematics Education. GGSE is a hub of educational innovation with world-class research produced by distinguished faculty and exceptional graduate students who are doing leading-edge work in research methods, science and mathematics education, literacy education, second language learning, culture and language, educational policy, autism, school safety, positive psychology, resilience and recovery from trauma, and strengths-based interventions with vulnerable populations. . . and this is only a partial list.

[The presenters are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805.886.5112]