Proseminar Series 2012-2013

The Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program is an interdisciplinary fellowship program designed to train students of diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences. In addition to funding doctoral students from the six affiliated departments across NYU (Steinhardt/Applied Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Humanities and the Social Sciences, and the Institute for Education and Social Policy; GSAS/Economics and Sociology; and the Wagner School of Public Service) the program includes a proseminar series. The series brings together presentations by both NYU and external experts who will help to introduce, reintroduce, and consolidate students' advanced understanding of the concepts of internal, external, construct, and statistical validity.

The proseminars are held on Mondays from 12:00-1:30PM during the academic year. 

DateSpeakersUniversity AffiliationLocation

Fall 2012

9/10

Course Introduction
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

9/24

Catherine Bradshaw

Johns Hopkins University    Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "School-Based Prevention of Behavior Problems: Integrating and Advancing the Evidence Base"

Abstract

10/1

Janet Currie

Princeton University 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Is there a Link Between Foreclosure and Health?”

Abstract

10/8

Discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

10/22

Sara Rimm-Kaufman

University of Virginia Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: “Lessons Learned From Looking Inside Classrooms and Schools: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Responsive Classroom Approach”

10/29

Judy Scott-Clayton
Columbia University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Improving the Targeting of Treatment: Evidence from College Remediation"

Abstract

11/5

Jessica Boccardo, Dana McCoy, & Sharon Wolf

NYU IES-PIRT Fellows  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/12

Joshua Goodman
Harvard University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "First Degree Earns: The Impact of College Quality on College Completion Rates"

Abstract

11/19

Jonathan Bearak, Justina Grayman, & Alexandra Ursache     NYU IES-PIRT Fellows  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

11/26

Discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

 

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

12/3

Anna Gassman-Pines
Duke University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Improving the Targeting of Treatment: Evidence from College Remediation"

Abstract

12/10

TBA
  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Wed
12/12

Course conclusion
(Instructors and fellows only)
  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Spring 2013

1/28

Yossi Shavit
(Co-sponsored with IHDSC)

 Tel Aviv University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Another Look at Persistent Inequality in Israeli Education"

Abstract

2/4

Introduction & discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Tues
2/12

Jonathan Haidt
(Co-sponsored with IHDSC)

New York University

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Why so many Americans don’t want social justice and don’t trust social scientists"

2/25

Sarah Cordes & Emilyn Ruble Whitesell

 IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/4

Christopher Weiss

New York University Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Gender, Friendship Networks, and Violence in American High Schools"

Abstract

3/11

Meghan McCormick & Jeannie Kim

 IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

3/25

TBA

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Wed
4/3

Sean Reardon
(Co-sponsored with CASSR)

Stanford University Puck, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Floor
*NOTE LOCATION CHANGE*

Title: "Left behind? The effect of NCLB on academic achievement gaps"

4/8

Discussion
(Instructors and fellows only)

  Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/15

Allison Friedman & Maya Connors

 IES-PIRT Fellows

Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/22

Michah Rothbart, Vanessa Coca & Christine Baker-Smith IES-PIRT Fellows Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

4/29

Seth Pollak
(Co-sponsored with Applied Psychology, Developmental)

University of Wisconson-Madison Kimball, 246 Greene Street, Room 607W

Title: "Children's Emotions: Learning, Development, and Biology "

Abstract

5/6

Training Completion Ceremony   TBA