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Augustus Long Professor of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Janet E. Helms has been named a 2011 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. The award grants 15 distinguished professors from universities across the United States a one-time $25,000 cash award.

The National Research Council of the National Academies has named Diana Pullin a “lifetime national associate” of the organization, which works to shape policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Pullin was selected for her work on more than a dozen pro bono publico projects, including recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education on the Race to the Top initiative.

Dennis Shirley told an international audience of researchers, policy makers, and business leaders about his research on global education reform movements at TED+Unisinos in Brazil. View his lecture »

Division Five of the American Psychological Association (APA) has selected Zhushan (Mandy) Li the 2012 recipient of its Distinguished Dissertation Award. Li will receive the award at the 2012 APA convention in August.

Marilyn Cochran Smith received a honorary degree in education from the University of Alicante in Spain. She is the first woman and first professor of education to receive the honor.   

Julie MacEvoy’s study of differences between how young boys and girls react to failed friendships was published in the November 2011 issue of Child Development. 

Ana Martínez-Alemán's book Accountability, Pragmatic Aims, and the American University, which frames the debates on teaching and learning accountability in higher education, was published in November 2011 by Routledge/Francis Taylor Group. View an interview with Martínez-Alemán about the book »

Leigh Patel Stevens is the primary investigator on the Critical Internship Project. Now in its third year, the project has provided adult and peer mentoring to 60 immigrant Boston public school students who have been placed in internships through the project. Ninety-five percent of the graduates of the program are enrolled in college or gainfully employed.

David Blustein spent his winter vacation as a visiting professor at the University of Florence. While there, he shared his research on the psychology of work with the Florence City Council and at a press conference.