Save the Dates

Enlighten your minds through research presentations, discussions, and outings led by fellow ed-psychers, professors and special guest speakers! Following include dates for Brown Bags, and all other events hosted by the EdPsy Students. Save these dates, and stay tuned for more information as they get closer!

Fall 2014 scheduled events:

Brown Bag 1: Wednesday October 1st, 2014 11:30am-1pm in ED 335
                     Presentation by Dr. Joan Newman and Georgia Brooks: 'Ongoing research on effects of environmental pollution with the Mohawks of Akwesasne: An application of propensity score analysis'.

Brown Bag 2: Wednesday October 29th, 2014  11:30am-1pm in ED 335
                     Presentation by Dr. Kim Colvin: Will give a talk based on her most recent conference-presented research

Brown Bag 3: Monday November 24th, 2014   7pm-8:30pm in ED 335
                     Presentation by Dr. David Dai'Selective High Schools Across the World'

Fall Outing:  Saturday, October 11th, 2014  11am-4pm
                    Apple Picking at Indian Ladder farms, Picnic at Thacher Park


April 3, 2013
Brown Bag: Dr. Hung Bin Sheu from Counseling Psychology on Cross-cultural Research
11:30am-1pm, ED 335

March 13, 2013
Brown Bag: Panel Discussion of 1st Year Teaching Experiences
11:30am-1pm, ED 335

February 20, 2013
Brown Bag: There Is No 'I' In Assessment, But There Should Be
A Call For Assessment Literacy
11:30am-1pm, ED 335
Join us to see how components of assessment and measurement in education come together!  Presented by Zach Warner

February 16 2013
Social Outing to the Henry Hudson Planetarium
Meet at 12:45, Show starts at 1pm, $3 admission
25 Quackenbush Square
Albany Star Sighting
Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer geared toward children aged 8 and above, as well as adults. Get to know your fellow Ed Psych students!

December 5, 2012
Brown Bag:  Results of and Challenges in Conducting an Evaluative Study
11:30am-1pm, ED 335
What do recent Ed Psych and Methodology PhD graduates think of this program? What were the methodological challenges in gathering data for an evaluative study? Within the context of this study conducted to gather information about alumni satisfaction of the educational psychology and methodology division, results will be shared, and general issues of research methodology for this and other research (e.g. response rates, anonymity and confidentiality, online versus paper) will be discussed. Sponsored by the Educational Psychology and Methodology RGSO—your GSO funds at work!

November 14, 2012
Brown Bag:  Dr. Jillmarie Murphy "Literature and Attachment Theory"
11:30am-1pm, ED 335
Dr. JillMarie Murphy from Union College will be discussing literature and attachment theory. She is an English and American literature professor at Union College and will also discuss African American placement attachment and the great northern migration and cognitive neuroscience, therapeutic environments, and nineteenth-centure nature writing.

November 7, 2012
Student Research Roundtable Event
11:30am-1pm, ED 335
Roundtable featuring Victoria Coyle and Tammy Ellis Robinson.  Come support our fellow colleagues by providing feedback, comments, and suggestions on their research and ideas, with some light refreshments

October 25, 2012

Bowling & Fundraising at Playdium Bowling Center
$6/person all night long (join in at any time) at Playdium (363 Ontario Street)
Our fall social event - for students, faculty, family and friends to get to knows each other outside the school environment!  This will also serve as a fund raising event and funds will go to a local charity.  Email to RSVP by Monday, Oct 22.

October 17, 2012
Brown Bag Event:  "Readiness to Deal with the Unexpected"
11:30am -1pm in ED 335
Dr. Sigmund Tobias is returning for our first Brown Bag of the Fall 2012 semester!  This time along with Dr. J. Dexter Fletcher, Institute for Defense Analyses.  Their general topic will be "Readiness to Deal with the Unexpected."  How do we prepare individuals to deal with surprise and the unexpected?  Join Drs. Fletcher and Tobias in a lively discussion on this topic, with an introduction to the 12 components of cognitive readiness!

Friday, September 21, 2012
Special Event: Therese Huston 
"The Joy in the Chaos: Teaching Beyond What You Know Best"
10:30am – 12:00pm, ITLAL Underground, (Library 69)
You MUST register for this event by going here:
Most people don't like to admit it, but we know it's true: as faculty, we often find ourselves teaching the unfamiliar. In some instances, we're adding our own cutting edge research into our courses, and in others, we're teaching topics we haven't studied (or used) since we were sophomores ourselves. We can immediately picture the pitfalls of this latter scenario, but in what ways can this make us better teachers and our students better learners? In this interactive seminar, Therese Huston shares her research and interviews with faculty from across the country. What are best practices from professors who teach material outside of their comfort zone and do it well? What are some of the most common but fully avoidable mistakes we all tend to make? Whether you're teaching your next course for the first or the umpteenth time, we hope you'll join us to examine this experience of "teaching while learning" and what it suggests for how we can work more creatively and innovatively with students.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Special Event: Therese Huston
"Teaching What You Don't Know Well--and Staying Just Ahead of Your Students" 
3-5pm, ITLAL Underground, (Library 69)
You MUST register for this event by going here:
The landscape of university teaching has been changing in ways that faculty and administrators can be reluctant to admit: at many institutions, it's necessary but no longer sufficient to be brilliant in one's discipline. There is a growing demand to broaden teaching repertoires and teach on the edge of one's expertise. This does not, however, have to be the excruciating squeeze of a square peg in a round hole. How can we be prepared to enter the professoriate with the tools and attitudes needed to navigate such challenges? And what can we learn from professors who have mastered this mindset (and skill set) that might inform, invigorate, and improve our own teaching?

Saturday, February 25, 2012
MOVIE NIGHT with the Turkish Student Association
presenting Babies
7:30pm-10:00pm LC6

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Brown Bag #1: "Future Peer Reviewers"
a student-driven brown bag
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
for more details, check out event flyer

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Brown Bag #2: "Advancing and Assessing Collective Knowledge"
Presented by Jianwei Zhang
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
for more details, check out event flyer

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Brown Bag #3: "Academic Writing"
Presented by Kristie Asaro-Saddler and Bruce Saddler
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
for more details, check out event flyer

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Brown Bag #4: "Tiger Mom's Revisited"
Panel Discussion led by Joan Newman and David Dai
5:30pm-7:00pm ED335
for more details, check out event flyer

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Poster Session and Steve Graham
Hosted by School of Education
Poster Session 2:45 to 3:45
Steve Graham 4:00 to 5:00
D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Science Building

For Photos of these Spring 2012 events, please click here!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
RGSO Welcome Meeting: "Brown Bag 101"
Led by the EdPsy Students Officers
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
For more details, check out the event flyer

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Brown Bag #1: "Conversations about Research"
Led by Sigmund Tobias and Heidi Andrade
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
For more details, check out the event flyer

Friday, October 7, 2011*
is the LAST collection day for
Schoharie Collection of School Supplies
Donations can be brought to ED 233 or ED 009
For more details, check out the event flyer

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ed Psych and Methodology & Turkish Student Association
Apple Picking and Fall Picnic!
(with BBQ and Turkish desserts!)
For photos of the outing, click here

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Brown Bag #2: "Tiger Moms"
Led by Joan Newman and David Dai
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
For photos of this event, click here

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Brown Bag #3: "NYS Teacher Evaluation: A Value Added Model"
Led by Zach Warner
11:30am-1:00pm ED335
For more details, check out the event flyer

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Brown Bag #4: "Grant Writing 101"
Led by Debi May
11:30am-1:00pm ED335