UCEA Spotlight October 2022

Dear UCEA,  

23 days until the 2022 Annual Convention! I hope those who are able have their flights confirmed, rooms reserved, and dancing shoes packed (don’t miss this year’s banquet at the MoPop). We will miss seeing our virtual attendees in person and we will miss all who are not able to attend this year.

In this Spotlight you will find all things Convention – registration, health protocols, presentation uploads, banquet. You will also see info on the Graduate Student Summit. We also have two off site events this year. One to Lopez Island for a school visit in rural Washington sponsored with CIRCLE (waitlist only) and to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience with the Asian American and Pacific Islander SIG (more information on cost and contacts coming soon). Now that our UCEA Awards recipients have been announced, I hope you will join our celebration at the awards luncheon. 

Do not get distracted by all the Convention information, though. We also have other important news on the 2023 Clark Scholar Seminar (deadline for nominations and to volunteer as a reviewer or mentor on November 4), educational policy updates, partner news (like the AERA Brown Lecture on November 3), and other Graduate Student Council announcements. 

I am also very proud to share that UCEA is sponsoring the 2022 AERA Brown Lecture. Dr. John B. Diamond will give this year’s lecture, Defending the Color Line: White Supremacy, Opportunity Hoarding and the Legacy of Brown, on Thursday November 3rd at 6:00pm EDT. For information and to register click here

Lastly, you will find information on the new student loan debt relief programs. If you – or someone you know – may be eligible for federal student loan relief use this link to the application and more information.  

Please take a few minutes and enjoy all the information in this Spotlight! 

Mónica Byrne-Jiménez

Executive Director 

Check out the entire October issue here.