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Summer 2011

Colloquia Newsletter
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From Interim Dean Maureen Kenny

Dear Alumni and Friends:

As I write to you in my fourth month as interim dean, I am happy to report that the Lynch School continues to thrive and move forward on many fronts.
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Fond farewell

On April 29, alumni and students gathered together at Boston College to pay tribute to retiring Associate Dean John Cawthorne, and his work with LSOE undergraduates over 13 years.
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Greening city schools

In this brief video, Associate Professor of Science Education and Technology Mike Barnett talks about two external programs in environmental science that are teaching children about nature and growing food in urban settings.
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Commencement 2011

On May 23, the Lynch School celebrated the achievements of 269 graduate students and 161 undergraduates at Boston College's 135th Commencement. 
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Faculty news

Thomas More Brennan Chair Andrew Hargreaves received Leaning Forward’s Contribution to the Field award in recognition of his work in professional learning development. Hargreaves received the award—the highest distinction the organization bestows on an individual—for his research on the effects of educational reform on secondary schools and teachers. He accepted the honor last December, at Leaning Forward’s annual conference in Atlanta, where he was also the keynote speaker.  Leaning Forward was formerly known as the National Staff Development Council.

The American Counseling Association recognized Professor David Blustein with its Extended Research Award, given each year to an association member who has conducted and published research of interest and significance to the counseling profession for 10 years or more.
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Alumni notes

The Rev. Jennifer Grumhaus Daly ’84 and Michelle Sanchez ’97, M.Ed. ’98, and Ed.D. ’10, co-founders of the Epiphany School in Dorchester, recently established the Bridge Boston Charter School. Daly will be the principal and Sanchez will serve on the board of the new school, which is slated to open this fall in Jamaica Plain. The school will focus on the whole child and work to alleviate health and social obstacles that hinder learning.

Renée Greenfield, Ph.D. ’11 received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Outstanding Graduate Student Member of the Year award at the council’s national convention in April in Washington, D.C. 
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