The Gevirtz School’s “Fast & Curious” lectures will offer ASL and Spanish language interpreters

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
ASL and Spanish Language Interpreters at Fast & Curious

In an effort to increase accessibility to the lecture series “Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” the School will provide ASL and Spanish language interpreters for the first time at its upcoming event. The evening, which is free and open to the public, happens Wednesday, January 25 at 7 pm in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Three faculty members, two graduate students, and one postdoctoral fellow will give 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.

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”

“We are pleased to take these important next steps for inclusivity to all of our community,” Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair Jeffrey Milem explains. “In addition to our partner the Santa Barbara Public Library providing the perfect downtown home for the series, we now can reach out to even more of Santa Barbara.”

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