Dr. Kēhaulani Vaughn and her husband, Dr. Charles Sepulveda from the School of Cultural and Social Transformation, have each been awarded a Postdoctoral Ford Fellowship. They are only the second couple in the University of Utah's history to win such an award. Congratulations to both!
April 13-15, 2021, the Utah Bar Association will be hosting the Police Use of Lawful and Unlawful Force: Issus and Solutions event and Dr. William Smith will be joining other notable figures including police chiefs, judges, lawyers, judges, and community leaders to discuss the issue.
Sonny Partola, a first-year PhD student in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society, presented at the Pride, Not Prejudice Conference, a conference for Utah educators, students, and caregivers.
Chelsie's editorial, "Black Lives Matter in School; Racism, Disposability and Dehumanization within Education," was written as part of Dr. Alvarez Gutiérrez’s ECS 7820: Juvenile (In)Justice & Education seminar.
The University of Utah and the Spencer Foundation have both honored William Smith, chair of the Education, Culture & Society department in the College of Education and professor of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Social Transformation, with awards recognizing exemplary mentorship.
Dr. Cynthia Benally, an assistant professor in the college's Department of Education, Culture & Society, is featured as a guest editor and contributor in the most recent edition of the Journal of American Indian Education.
"Why Charlottesville students walked out — and what it will take to keep them from doing it again" provides some historical context for the recent high school student walkouts in Charlottesville, Virginia
Belinda Saltiban received her Ph.D. from the ECS department in 2012. In her new role, Dr. ’Otukolo Saltiban will provide leadership in areas that promote inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and opportunity.
Education, Culture & Society Professor, William Smith, has received an unprecedented two of four awards this year from the 12th District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is now nominated for the International Award given in July 2018
The students presented their research findings from the course Dr. Gutiérrez taught in fall 2017 titled: Juvenile (IN)Justice & Education. The ECS Department is very proud of the research that these students completed to share at the symposium.
AlterNet education editor Jennifer Berkshire talks with historian Harvey Kantor about how the US gave up on the idea of responding to poverty directly, instead making public schools the answer to poverty.