December 2, 2022

Welcome new staff member: Gabriel Lopez Gutierrez

The Office of Undergraduate Advising is pleased to announce the hiring of Gabriel Lopez Gutierrez to serve as an academic advisor. Gabriel will work with undergraduate students in exercise and sport science.

Gabriel is joining us from Piedmont University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and his master’s degree in business administration. He most recently served as a diversity recruiter for Piedmont’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Gabriel was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and raised in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The Office of Undergraduate Advising is thrilled to welcome Gabriel to the Mary Frances Early College of Education and UGA.

Please join us in welcoming him to our team!

Apply for the inaugural Domestic Field Study Fellows program by Jan. 23

  • Application deadline: Monday, Jan. 23 by 11:59 p.m. (apply today)

The UGA Office of Instruction seeks to expand the breadth of available domestic field study programs to enhance the academic experience of students across campus. During the 2023 Domestic Field Study Fellows program, participants will be guided through the development, revision, and submission of relevant curricular, budgetary, and logistical components for their proposed field study program in advance of an inaugural run during academic year 2023-24.

UGA Domestic Field Study programs integrate place-based, active, and experiential learning at relevant locations in the United States. These programs are unique in that they are based off-campus for all or a substantial portion of the course.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 UGA Domestic Field Study Fellows program, to be held June 13-30, 2023. Fellows will receive $7,500 for completion of the 2023 summer program.

For questions, please contact Kait Farrell, director of domestic field study.

RSVP to join the College of Education at the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast

  • Date: Friday, Jan. 13
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Location: Tate Center Grand Hall
  • Keynote speaker: Arthur Tripp, state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Georgia and former president of Albany State University
  • RSVP today

The University of Georgia’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast is an annual partnership between the University of Georgia, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, and the Clarke County School District. The Freedom Breakfast honors the legacy of the late civil rights leader and recognizes community members dedicated to furthering race relations, justice, and human rights with the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award.

The College of Education will have a table at the event and will hold seats for the first RSVPs received. Please express your interest in attending by Tuesday, Dec. 20. Additional ticket sales information can be found on the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity website.

Freedom Breakfast speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is Arthur Tripp, state executive director of the USDA FSA in Georgia, former president of Albany State University, and former vice president of public service and outreach at the University of Georgia. To learn more about the Freedom Breakfast and Arthur Tripp and his contributions to higher education, please visit UGA Today.

Important parking information

Attendees should note that the Tate Center parking deck fills up very fast before the event, and the lines to use the Tate Center elevators and enter the Grand Hall can also be long. Therefore, we strongly advise you to arrive early, carpool, and/or take the bus, so you can enjoy the start of the event.

Save the date: College of Education Research Conference on May 2, 2023

  • Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Aderhold Hall

The Office of Research and Graduate Education invites you to save the date for the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s annual Research Conference on Reading Day of spring semester. Activities will include student and faculty poster sessions, presentations by faculty, and the 3-minute thesis competition.

Stay tuned for more details coming in January.

Kajder gives conference presentation on CCSD/UGA partnership

Sara Kajder, clinical associate professor and director of clinical practice in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and Office of Clinical Practice, recently gave a presentation on the partnership between UGA and the Clarke County School District (CCSD) at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission 28th Annual Certification and Program Officials Conference.

The presentation, “(Re)imagining Our Practice: How School/University Partnerships Evolve with Intention and Purpose,” was developed by Kajder and Christopher Pendley, director of employee development at CCSD.

“Our presentation centered on unpacking the history of our partnership over the past decade and a half in an attempt to illustrate how school-university partnerships shift responsively over time to meet the needs of K-12 learners and the teachers who learn alongside them,” Kajder said. “Where that requires necessary moments of struggle and unlearning, it also has led to abundant opportunities to do better things, not just ‘things’ better.”

Read the full story on our website.