Wednesday, July 18 , 2018, 7:46 am | Overcast 65º


Gevirtz School Presents Fast & Curious Lecture Series

Fast & Curious: ED Talks, a lecture series from UCSB’s Gevirtz School, featuring education and psychology research, will debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature eight faculty and alumni from the Gevirtz School giving no more than an 8-minute talk each about their research that is shaping education. The talks are the brainchild of Professor Jeff Milem, who became dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) in July 2016.

“Upon arriving in Santa Barbara I was struck not only by the immensely talented faculty and the breadth and depth of their research, but also by their commitment to the public good and their desire to make that research matter,” Milem said.

“This series will be one very direct — and fun — way for faculty, alumni, and eventually our students, to share their insights with the local community,” he said.

Presenters are:

Jason Duque, senior lecturer with Security of Employment, Department of Education and Teacher Education Program: “To Solve Educational Problems, Don’t Focus on Them”

Tania Israel, professor and chair, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology: “Free Your Mind: Unlearning LGBT Stigma”

Don Lubach, associate dean of students and GGSE lecturer: “Jet Fuel into the Upward Mobility Machine: A Course for Transfer Students”

Andrew Maul, assistant professor, Department of Education: “Educational Testing and Psychological Measurement: One Hundred Years Gone Astray?”

Yukari Okamoto, professor, Department of Education: “Speaking of Numbers…Does Language Matter?”

Russell Rumberger, emeritus professor, Department of Education: “Ensuring High School Graduation for All”

Jill Sharkey, lecturer with Security of Employment, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology: “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in School and Mental Health Systems & Overrepresentation of Youth of Color in Juvenile Justice”

Ty Vernon, assistant professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology: “Fitting In: How the Need to Belong Impacts Everything”

For information about the Gevirtz School, visit

While the event is free, attendees are asked to RSVP to: [email protected]

— George Yatchisin for UCSB's Gevirtz School.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >