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June 2, 2020

  • Dean's Anti-Racism Message
    Over the past weeks, we have witnessed the senseless and violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed by white supremacists who felt entitled to confront him about being in the neighborhood in Glynn County, Georgia where he was...
  • holdfast drawing
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Kelp washes up on our gritty beach shore, while the waves splash against the bluffside rocks . . . .  At the bottom is a structure like a root called a ‘holdfast.’ Kelp attaches to...

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May 14, 2020

  • an apple rising up above the Earth from space
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Over my lifetime, I have experienced and witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly of schooling as both a student or an educator. My earliest memories as a student were, unfortunately...
  • Jules Zimmer and Marilyn Gevirtz

    Jules Zimmer and Marilyn Gevirtz at the Education Building dedication in November 2009 (photo by Nell Campbell)

    Anonymous gift establishes Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair in UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education After serving on the faculty for more than 30 years, and spending half that as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education...

May 11, 2020

  • a rock with "hello" written on it
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 I’ve regained an appreciation for chalk. When I was little, I used to spend hours outside, drawing my own house with chalk and using the dividing lines in the cement to create walls...

May 8, 2020

  • Christopher Ozuna
    Christopher Ozuna, a student in UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, was awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship for research in Denmark. During his ten-month grant, Ozuna will pursue his project, “Understanding Features of Teacher...
  • Betty White from "Golden Girls"

    There's a reason the theme song for Golden Girls was "Thank You for Being a Friend"

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 This past week, we introduced a task in ED 150 for students to interview a teacher. Students could choose any topic(s) from class they found interesting to include in the interview,...

May 6, 2020

  • When I feel upset, worried or disappointed, I can list with images
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 In my last entry, I discussed metaphorical grieving, but over the last two weeks I’ve been grappling with how to teach through actual grief, my own and my students’. I already use a...

May 5, 2020

May 4, 2020

  • Superman cartoon
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 My head has been a flurry this past week. Headlines detailing the executive order to keep meat packing sites open, the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on black and brown...

May 1, 2020

  • close-up of feet running on road
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 I have been a long-distance runner since my cross country days of high school. I have a favorite three-mile neighbor loop that I run nearly every day. The first leg of this route is a...
  • Richard Morrison, Jacqueline Kemp, and Gale Morrison

    Richard Morrison, Jacqueline Kemp, and Gale Morrison at the Fellowship Breakfast in January 2020

    Gevirtz Graduate School of Education doctoral student Jacqueline Kemp is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Gale and Richard Morrison Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded from an endowed fund to recruit top applicants to the Gevirtz School...

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April 26, 2020

  • Robin and Mary Franitza

    Department of Education's Mary Franitza (r) with her sister Robin working on their dance moves

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Collaborative efforts to combat boredom or find new ways of passing time together has been a challenge in its own right. Last week it was an effort to make a stop-go LEGO animation...

April 24, 2020

  • Stepping stones
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Do you feel that time is speeding up or slowing down? This is what one undergraduate student asked this week during our live session meeting. After a moment of silent...

April 23, 2020

  • drawing of children walking the Earth
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 5 of quarantine. I have a moment to come up for air, and reflect on what has transpired in the past month. Personally, I am feeling a little more secure in my family’s daily...

April 22, 2020

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