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  • Dr. Diane Reese Elected to the ASCA Board of Directors

    September 18, 2017

    Assistant Professor Diane Reese was elected to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Board of Directors during the 2017 ASCA Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Reese will serve a term of three years.  The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

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    Dr. Karobi Moitra Co-Authors Paper with Trinity Students in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences

    September 11, 2017

    Last Spring, Dr. Karobi Moitra, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, co-authored a paper with Trinity students titled, “ABCC6 and Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: The Face of a Rare Disease from Genetics to Advocacy,” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.


    Moitra K, Garcia S**, Etoundi C**, Jaldin M**, Cooper D**, Roland A**, Dixon P**, Reyes S**, Turan S, Terry S and Dean M. ABCC6 and Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: The Face of a Rare Disease from Genetics to Advocacy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(7), 1488.

     Additional spring and summer presentations and collaborations include:

    A published book chapter on podcasting:

    Moitra K. (2017) Unplugging the Classroom. Teaching with Technologies to Promote Students’ Lifelong Learning. Chapter 12.  STEM to Social Awareness: Connecting the Dots through Audio Storytelling with Podcasts. Edited by S. Pixy Ferris and Hilary A. Wilder. Pages 159-167.  ISBN: 978-0-08-102035-7. Elsevier, Chandos publishing.

    A published paper on breast cancer research:

    Yang X R, Devi B, Sung H, Guida J, Rogan PK, Mucaki EJ, Xiao Y, Best A, Garland L, Xie Y, Hu N,   Rodriguez-Herrera M, Wang C, Jones K, Luo W, Hicks B, Rosenberg P, Tang TS, Moitra K, Dean M (2017). Prevalence and spectrum of germline rare variants in BRCA1/2 and PALB2 among breast cancer cases in Sarawak, Malaysia. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 1-11. DOI 10.1007/s10549-017-4356-8

    A poster presentation on Novel Variants in ABCC6 and Modifier Genes in PXE Patients:

    Moitra K, Jaldin M**, Etoundi C**, Garcia S**, Cooper D**, Borsa A**, Turan S, Ebert-Zavos A**, Dyba M**, Im K, Terry S and Dean M. Novel Variants in ABCC6 and Modifier Genes in PXE Patients Identified by Next Generation Sequencing. Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, TX, March 26-31, 2017. (** Indicates students)

    An oral presentation on Case Based Active Learning in STEM:

    Speed Casing: Case-Based Active Learning in STEM. 50-minute session. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Asheville, NC.  August 7-9, 2017




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    Dr. Denisha Jones Delivers Thomas H. Wright Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College

    August 30, 2017

    Dr. Denisha Jones, Assistant Professor of Education, was invited to give the 2017 Thomas H. Wright Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, July 10, 2017. Her lecture was titled, When All Else Fails, We Must Protect Childhood.

    The Thomas H. Wright annual lecture honors the former member of the Sarah Lawrence College Board of Trustees and is the keynote of the Empowering Teachers Program.

    Watch the lecture video here on the Sarah Lawrence College Website

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    Dr. Bweikia Steen Workshop Accepted for the NBCDI’s 47th Annual Conference

    August 28, 2017

    Dr. Bweikia Steen’s workshop proposal, Starting Young: Meeting the Needs of Black Children in Preschool” has been accepted for presentation at the National Black Child Development Institute’s 47th Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, September 30-October 3, 2017.



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    Reading Specialist Kia Joppy Co-Presents at Lilly Conference

    August 22, 2017

    Reading and Writing Specialist Kia Joppy co-presented a presentation titled, “Transferring the Learning Responsibility: Tips, Tricks and Hacks” at the evidence-based teaching and learning Lilly Conference held in Bethesda from June 1-4, 2017.


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