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President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

UC San Diego, in collaboration with PAL, TIES and TMC, received The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award. It is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement. A very special thank you to all EDS faculty, staff and students who provided a hand to the program.

Dr. Frances Contreras awarded funding from UCOP

A study on African American college choice titled, “Choosing to go Elsewhere: Why African Americans are not Enrolling in UC Campuses" will be conducted by Contreras in collaboration with faculty and students from four UC Campuses, including Thandeka Chapman. It is the hope that this study informs both policy and practice for the UC system for the next admissions cycle as it works to better address the needs of African American students throughout the UC system.

Rusty Bresser receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award!

Congrats and thank you for your commitment to excellent teaching and learning! Bresser and co-author Sharon Fargason published "Becoming Scientists: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Grades 3-5". EDS affiliates, Kelly Nielsen and Laura Stevens are among the 2015 recipients.

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