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JANUARY 17, 2005 VOL. 1 ISSUE 5


The coE-NEWS is an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the academic
year by the College of Education News & Publications Office to keep faculty and
staff up to date on College news and activities.

GOT NEWS? Don't be shy. Submit individual or unit news and calendar events of
Collegewide interest for publication consideration to news(@coe.ufl.edu. All
submissions must be in writing and include contact information for follow-up
questions.



IN THIS ISSUE:
> Message from the Dean
> Top Stories
> Faculty-Staff Honors & Appointments
> Student Honors
> Publications & Presentations
> Announcements
> Calendar
> In the News
> In Memoriam
> Quick Links



MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

In her New Year's message to the College, Dean Catherine Emihovich offers
updates on activities associated with several Strategic Task Forces and reports on
how to keep abreast of events related to the College's Centennial Celebration.
(more)

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TOP STORIES

The New York Times columnist David Brooks to speak at Centennial kickoff
The New York Times op-ed columnist and best-selling author David Brooks, a
regular analyst and commentator on National Public Radio and PBS television's








"NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," will help the University of Florida College of Education
launch its yearlong Centennial Celebration, serving as featured speaker for a lecture
and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at UF's Emerson Alumni Hall.
(more)

Robert Jim6nez first speaker in Fien Lecture Series
As part of its centennial year celebrations and in conjunction with its search for the
Fien Professorship in Education, the College of Education at the University of
Florida is sponsoring a three-part lecture series to help keep UF connected to
outstanding scholars in the field. The Fien Lecture Series will get under way with a
talk by Robert Jimenez at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in the College of Education
Terrace Room. For additional events related to Jimenez, refer to the calendar
section of this newsletter. (more)

Black History Month event features speaker Michael Dyson
Best-selling author, scholar and cultural critic Michael Dyson is the featured speaker
at a Feb. 9 keynote event marking Black History Month. The free talk, co-sponsored
in part by the University of Florida Black Student Union and the College of
Education, is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the J. Wayne Reitz
Union. (more)

University recognizes distinguished educators at fall commencement
Five teachers, principals and administrators from public school districts throughout
the state are honored by the University of Florida as distinguished educators during
the University's fall 2005 commencement ceremonies. (more)

UF creates $1.5 million endowed professorship in early childhood education
The University of Florida has established the David Lawrence Jr. Endowed
Professorship in Early Childhood Studies, an endowed faculty position in the
College of Education named for the former Miami Herald publisher and UF alum.
(more)

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FACULTY-STAFF HONORS & APPOINTMENTS

Education professor awarded UF Research Foundation Professorship
Zhihui Fang, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been
recognized by the University for his research efforts with a UF Research Foundation
Professorship for 2005-2007. (more)

College professors receive international distinguished educator honors
Associate Professor Linda Cronin-Jones and Assistant Professor Richard Ferdig,
both in the College of Education School of Teaching and Learning, have been
recognized as international distinguished educators for their work in advancing the
globalization of the University of Florida campus and curriculum through teaching,
research and service. (more)

Professor joins panel to update national standards for school leaders
James Doud, professor in Educational Administration and Policy, will represent the
National Association of Elementary School Principals on a national panel of experts








who will work with a task force charged with revising licensure and certification
standards for school leaders across the United States. (more)

Professor to serve second term on literacy journal editorial board
Barbara G. Pace, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has
been asked to serve a second term on the editorial board of the Journal of
Adolescent and Adult Literacy, which is published by the International Reading
Association.

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STUDENT HONORS

Counselor education graduate student becomes Holmes Scholar
Sophie Maxis, a graduate student in Counselor Education, has been named a
Holmes Scholar, a designation that recognizes advanced-degree minority students
in education for their character, academic standing and career goals in education.
(more)

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PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Following is a sampling of recent faculty and graduate student publications
and presentations in the College:

> Dean, Nancy and Harper, Candace, Succeeding in Reading: Complete Cross-
Age Tutoring Program, Maupin House Publishing, 2005. Dean, a literacy specialist
at P.K. Yonge and assistant professor in the College of Education, is also author of
the textbooks Discovering Voice: Voice Lessons for Middle and High School and
Voice Lessons: Classroom Activities to Teach Diction, Detail, Imagery, Syntax, and
Tone. Harper is an assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning. This
is her first book.

l Ferdig, Richard E., Pearson, P. David, Blomeyer, Robert L. Jr., and Moran, Juan,
"The Effects of Technology on Reading Performance in the Middle-School Grades:
A Meta-Analysis With Recommendations for Policy," North Central Regional
Educational Laboratory, November 2005. (To download a PDF version of this article,
go to www.ncrel.org/tech/reading/ on the Internet.) Ferdig is an assistant professor
in the School of Teaching and Learning.

> Linda Behar-Horenstein, professor, Educational Administration and Policy, is co-
author of the following articles:
"Looking into Classrooms: Student Achievement, Student Absenteeism,
Teacher Efficacy and Teacher Instruction of Highly Mobile Students in
Specialized and Traditional School Settings," Curriculum and Teaching
(2005), 20, 15-39. (Co-written with Anusavice, S.H.)








"Improving patient care through patient-family education programs," Hospital
Topics (2005), 83, 21-27. (Co-written with Guin, P., Gamble, K. Hurlock, G.,
Leclear, E., Philopose, M., Shellnut, D., Ward, M., and Weldon, J.)
"Looking into classrooms: Teachers' use of models of teaching," Educational
Practice and Theory (2005), 27(1), 49-66. (Co-written with Seabert, D.M.)
"A case study examining instructional practices at a U.S. dental school,"
Journal of Dental Education (2005), 69(6), 639-648. (Co-written with Mitchell,
G.S. and Dolan, T.A.)

> Zhihui Fang, associate professor, School of Teaching and Learning, recently
returned from China, where he delivered invited lectures to students and faculty of
English at Xiamen University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
His talk to students was titled "Understanding Reading: What Does It Take to
Comprehend a Text?" and his presentation to faculty was titled "Assessing Students'
Academic Language Competence Through Functional Grammar Analysis."

> Herrera, Susan W. and Herrera, Jorge M., "Why Long-Term Repatriates From
Asia to the U.S. Face Greater Challenges Than Long-Term Repatriates From
Europe to the U.S," Journal of Pro-Change International, September 2005,
Volumel, Issue 2. (To download a PDF version of this article, go to www.pro-
change.ora and click on the journal link in the navigation bar.) Susan Herrera is a
doctoral student in Educational Administration and Policy.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Got news? Send us an e-mail at our new address
The News and Publications Office is now accepting news and calendar items of
Collegewide interest for publication consideration via e-mail at news(@coe.ufl.edu.
Submissions should include as many pertinent details as possible to help news staff
provide readers with the most timely and newsworthy information about College
activities. Details should include contact information and answer questions of Who,
What, Where, When, Why and How?

College of Education Centennial Web site now online
The College is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with several exciting events
and activities. To stay abreast of the latest information in news and events related to
this important milestone in College history, you may want to add the Centennial Web
site at http://www.coe.ufl.edu/centennial/ to your favorites list on your Web browser.

Conference addresses early literacy education
The Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc. is sponsoring a conference
on national classroom literacy and children's literature for Reading Recovery
teachers, school administrators, university professors, early literacy educators,
classroom teachers and others interested in early literacy education. The
conference will be held Feb. 4-7 in Columbus, Ohio. For specific information on
conference sessions and registration, visit the Reading Recovery Council Web site
at www.rrcna.org/sections/conferences or call (614) 310-7340.


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coE-CALENDAR

JAN. 20
Alumni Lunch and Lecture featuring Tom Oakland speaking on "The
Development of Children's Temperament in the U.S."
11:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

JAN. 22
Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians performance
2 p.m., P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center
Contact: 392-1554, ext. 260 for ticket information

JAN. 24
Centennial Celebration kickoff featuring The New York Times columnist David
Brooks
6:30 p.m., Emerson Hall
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

JAN. 26
Fien Lecture Series featuring Robert Jim6nez* speaking on "Literacies Within
and Without Mexico"
3 p.m., Terrace Room
*Jimenez also will meet with doctoral students 9:30 a.m. and faculty at 11 a.m. in
Norman Hall 158.
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

The Florida Today Series: From UF Alumni to Community College President
Featuring President Carlyle Ramsey of Danville Community College
7 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Patty Lefevers, 2-2391, ext. 261

JAN. 27
Lastinger Center board meeting
11 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Laverne Smith, 2-0726, ext. 301

JAN. 31
Doctoral Committee and Dissertation Orientation
3 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Thomasenia Adams, 2-072, ext. 267

FEB. 6
Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring David Figlio
Noon, Terrace Room
Contact: Susie Lonon, 2-0726, ext. 234

FEB. 8
Staff Council meeting








9 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Sabrina McLaughlin, 2-0726, ext. 262

Faculty Development Conversations series
UF faculty panel discussion titled "Helping Doctoral Students Finish with Flair"
3:30 p.m., J. Wayne Reitz Union Room 282
Contact: Debra Walker King, 2-6004

FEB. 9
Black History Month talk by author Michael Eric Dyson
8 p.m., J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Contact: Ashley Gantt, (302) 978-3371

FEB. 17
Alumni Lunch and Lecture featuring Terry Scott speaking on "Preventing
Student Failures in School Through Positive Behavior Support"
11:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

Fien Lecture Series featuring Gloria Ladson-Billings
3 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

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IN THE NEWS

Click on the headlines below to view recent "media hits" from News & Publications
news release distribution and media inquiries:

> SFCC offers shortened path to becoming a schoolteacher

> School districts' pay plan alarms critics

> Professorship named for former publisher

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IN MEMORIAL

Frances Pauline Hilliard
Frances Pauline Hilliard, professor emeritus in elementary education and curriculum
and former chair of the department of elementary education at the UF College of
Education, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, of natural causes. She was 96.

According to her obituary Dec. 21 in the Gainesville Sun, Hilliard served as chair
from 1960 through 1968. She also chaired the board of editors for the journal
Childhood Education and authored two professional books and numerous articles.
She retired from UF as professor emeritus in 1979. Her previous teaching posts








were at Clinton (Ky.) High School, Memphis State University, the University of
Kentucky and Columbia University.

In an e-mail, Education Professor Linda Lamme wrote of Hilliard: "She was a
remarkable woman at a time when we had incredibly talented faculty from Teachers
College, Columbia, who were great innovators for their day and women were in
strong leadership positions. In the '60s and '70s, (the College) grew so much that
some of that elegant quality dissipated. Pauline had a beautiful house on NE Ninth
Avenue, where she elegantly entertained prospective faculty members at
receptions. She was quite a lady."

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QUICK LINKS

UF: www.ufl.edu
College of Education: www.coe.ufl.edu
coE-News: www.coe.ufl.edu/pubs
Education Times magazine: www.coe.ufl.edu/pubs



coE-NEws is produced by:
College of Education, University of Florida
Dean's Office/News & Publications
Dean: Catherine Emihovich
Director, Managing Editor: Larry Lansford (llansford(coe. ufl.edu)
Editor: Joy L. Rodgers (irodgers(,coe. ufl. edu)

Writers:
Larry Lansford
Joy L. Rodgers
Chan Tran, student-writerintern (ctranufl.edu)




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