Derrick Barnes and Gordon James on CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2 p.m. – Joy, imagination, swagger and style animate Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, as a young black boy prepares to take on the world with a fresh cut. The author and illustrator share the story of their picture book, which earned Newbery and Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Honors, the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor, and a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators during Cleveland Book Week.

Become a Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellow!

Students interested in enhancing their undergraduate experience are encouraged to apply to be a Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellow in Child Studies. The fellowship supports undergraduate student experiential learning and research in the areas of childhood and adolescence. All majors and minors are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate students may apply for between $200 and $1000. Costs may include conference fees and travel, research-related expenses, internship support, etc. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All majors and minors are encouraged to apply.

Schubert Center Welcomes Research Director

After celebrating 20 years of the Schubert Center, the center is excited to announce that we are beginning this academic year with the appointment of Associate Professor of Psychology, Anastasia Dimitropoulos, as Research Director. Dimitropoulos will lead the center’s research initiatives through the oversight of Faculty Associate involvement and our community-based research projects. Read More

Ohio Passed Legislation Improving Student Supports and Safety

Ohio passed legislation to improve school climate and safety, increase student social emotional supports and reduce suspensions in pre-k – 3rd grade.House Bill 318 (132nd GA) includes guidelines and standards for school resource officers (SROs) to better clarify the SRO role and ensure SROs have an understanding of child and adolescent development, as well as training in age-appropriate practices for conflict resolution and de-escalation. The SAFE Act (“Supporting Alternatives for Education” formerly SB 246) is also included in HB 318, which seeks to reduce the removal of young students from school for disciplinary reasons and instead address the contributing causes for challenging classroom behavior. To read more about the Schubert Center’s efforts, visit our policy to action page.