Upcoming Events

Dissertation Writing Camp

January 21, 27, and February 3, 2018 from 8:30 – 4:00p.m. in rooms 116 and 117 of the Porter Education Building. This free event is held for doctoral student at any stage in the dissertation process. These writing camps provide a quiet place for students to write and come together with other doctoral students in the dissertation process. Please if interested plan to attend all three consecutive Saturday's.

To RSVP for this event contact Christine Payne at

Spring Research Conference

The Spring Research Conference is an annual event held by the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, and University of Cincinnati for CEHD graduate students to showcase their research in a safe and collaborative environment, share ideas on their individual projects and receive feedback. This event also allows participants to network with scholars at the national and regional levels about research collaboration.

The 2018 event will be hosted by the University of Louisville on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Founder's Union Building on the University of Louisville's ShelbyHurst Campus. Registration for this event will close January 31, 2018. For more information check out the Spring Research Conference website.

Spring Research Conference

Doctoral Student Opening Session

All current doctoral student and department faculty are invited to join the CEHD Office of Research and Graduate Studies staff and other CEHD faculty as we welcome new doctoral students. This event provides an overview of CEHD and UofL resources and program; additional information will be shared during departmental orientation sessions. The 2018 session will be held on August 18th in room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building.

Past Events

Higher Ed Hot Topics: Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses


W. Carson Byrd an Assistant Professor in the Pan-African studies department presented on his book Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses. The research examine twenty-eight of the most selective colleges and universities in the country to see whether elite students’ social interaction with each other might influence their racial beliefs in a positive way. Byrd found that students at these universities believed in the success of the ‘best and brightest,’ leading them to situate differences in race and status around issues of merit and individual effort.

iRIS/IRB Training Workshop

Ms. Kristyn Singleton and IRB Module Analyst for iRIS from the Human Subjects Protection Program at UofL will be on site facilitating a hands-on workshop for students, faculty, and staff. This workshop is to help users become familiar with the iRIS system and how to navigate the IRB process. Ms. Singleton will be able to answer questions such as: How do I use iRIS? What are some insights into the IRB application process? What are the different types of IRB questions that I may encounter and need to respond to?

We will be hosting two separate sessions in the ERTC of the Porter Education Building.
Tuesday, September 26th 10 - 11a.m.
Wednesday, October 4th 4:30-5:30p.m.

These workshops are designed as stand-alone sessions. Feel free to attend more than one. If interested in attending please RSVP to Molly Tarter at

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