College of Education and Human Development

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WINTER 2024

Ambiguous loss

When closure doesn't exist

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Professor Emeritus Dr. Pauline Boss (Photography by: Jairus Davis)

Giving matters: empowering sport for all Giving matters: empowering sport for all

Anna Goorevich has a passion for gender equity in sport that is rooted in her own experiences as an athlete. “I played soccer growing up and throughout college, and I have first-hand experiences of the gendered barriers that many athletes face in..

Anna Goorevich

Policy breakfast: accountability system for MN schools Policy breakfast: accountability system for MN schools

In October, CEHD hosted more than 120 educational leaders and policy makers for a Policy Breakfast at the Historic Chateau Theatre in Rochester, Minnesota. University of Minnesota Chancellor Lori J.

Panel members at the Policy Breakfast include (left to right) Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Willie Jett, CEHD Dean Michael C. Rodriguez, CEHD’s Executive Director of Educational Leadership Katie Pekel, and Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools Kent Pekel

Toward a more equitable school system Toward a more equitable school system

When she was younger, Annie Christenson (MA ’19, EdS ’20) rarely spoke up during classroom discussions. “During conferences, my teachers would tell my mother, ‘We really wish she’d share her thoughts more often,’” she says.

Annie Christenson

From a small rural village in South Korea to the U of M and beyond From a small rural village in South Korea to the U of M and beyond

As an international doctoral student, I am always enjoying interacting with and learning valuable lessons from my academic mentors, colleagues, friends, neighbors, and prospective teachers from different places around the world. How wonderful it is..

Dugyum Kim

Addressing trauma in southeast asia Addressing trauma in southeast asia

The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia has emerged as the largest recipient of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region, hosting a substantial population of displaced individuals. Recent reports place the number of registered refugees at 180,440. .

Mahinder Kaur and CEHD researchers

Intersections: exposing and closing disability research gaps Intersections: exposing and closing disability research gaps

While still a teenager, Anjali Forber-Pratt filed a lawsuit against her school district, alleging it failed to provide accessibility features. Among other alleged shortcomings, she was prevented from registering for an applied technology course...

NIDILRR Director Anjali Forber-Pratt with dog, Kolton

Centering relationships and learning Centering relationships and learning

A group of European school administrators visited CEHD for a week last fall as part of an educational exchange program that has been regularly taking place around the world since 2016. The International School Leaders Association (ISLA)...

Group meeting of ISLA students

Winter 2024: From the Dean Winter 2024: From the Dean

This past fall, we were visited by White House staff, MN state legislators, and European school leaders, among many others. And as in the past, CEHD faculty, staff, and students continue to expand boundaries by connecting with communities locally...

Dean Michael C. Rodriguez

50 years of ‘giving away’ early childhood expertise 50 years of ‘giving away’ early childhood expertise

Head start was launched in the summer of 1965. Sesame Street premiered in 1969. Early Childhood Family Education was first proposed in Minnesota in 1973. In the 1960s and 1970s, interest in early childhood was growing nationwide. At the University...

CEED Banner includes Erna Fishhaut, Richard Weinberg, and Shirley G. Moore.

Ambiguous loss: when closure doesn’t exist Ambiguous loss: when closure doesn’t exist

Sometimes people call Dr. Pauline Boss a grief expert. She always corrects them. “I’m not a grief expert,” she says. “I’m a loss expert.

Pauline Boss
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THE MAGAZINE OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

CEHD Connect magazine is a publication from the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) that showcases the latest research, innovations, and achievements within the college. Each issue picks a timely topic that highlights stories about students, faculty, and alumni while provides insights into the contributions to the fields of education and human development.

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