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Associate Professor Lillie R. Albert just published Rhetorical Ways of Thinking: Vygotskian Theory and Mathematical Learning (Springer, 2012). The book was written in collaboration with Lynch School alumnae Danielle Corea ’10 and Vittoria Macadino ’10.

Associate Professor Ana M. Martínez Alemán was appointed to the board of directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

Associate Professor G. Michael Barnett was awarded a two-year, $250,000 National Science Foundation grant for his project “Growing STEM Learning and Interest through Hydroponic Food Production.”

Research Associate and Professor Emeritus Beth Casey received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant for her study on the long-term changes in the relationship between spatial skills and math achievement in girls in grades five through seven.

Professor Penny Hauser-Cram was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. 

Professor M. Brinton Lykes won the Ignacio Martin-Baro Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award from the American Psychological Association Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence for “practice grounded in peace psychology principles and/or practice contributing to the better understanding or establishment of peace psychology principles on any level of society.”

Assistant Professor Julie Paquette MacEvoy’s research on children’s friendships was featured in a Boston Globe article.

Professor Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., was appointed to a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board. As a “non-public school administrator or policymaker,” he will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. He was also one of 30 invited participants—academics, educators, and clergy—who gathered in Rome in June for the Congregation for Catholic Education, which addressed challenges and opportunities confronting Catholic education throughout the world. Read more about the appointment » Read more about the Congregation for Catholic Education »

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded City Connects, led by Mary Walsh, Daniel E. Kearns Professor in Urban Education and Innovative Leadership, executive director of City Connects, and director of the Center for Optimized Student Support, a two-year, $400,000 grant to develop a strategy to sustain evidence-based student support efforts in schools. City Connects will partner with Boston and Springfield public schools for this work.