Aderhold Hall will undergo a full building fire inspection on Thursday, which requires setting off the fire alarm. This will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, July 28. This is simply a test and no one must leave the building.
The academic wing of the Ramsey Student Center has recently been renovated! The Department of Kinesiology would like to extend an invitation for you to view all of the beautiful upgrades in person. Please join us for an open house beginning in our new, renovated lobby. Refreshments will be provided.
The Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant program was launched in 2014 to enrich the work of academic midcareer scholars who are seven to 20 years post doctorate. This targeted program provides support for those who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.
Details can be found on the Spencer Midcareer Grant program's website.
Please contact Grace Thornton if you are interested in applying.
Attached is a Dear Colleague letter from the National Science Foundation for a new program that focuses on the "Change Makers." Researchers are encouraged to read the letter to learn about the focus of this program. Proposals can be submitted to one of the following programs:
This letter is expected to be in effect from June 15 through March 1. Email the National Science Foundation for further guidance on identifying an appropriate program for Change Maker proposals.
Please contact Grace Thornton if you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity.
Faculty and friends in the College's Department of Counseling and Human Development Services are supporting Outpace Parkinson's, a 5K run/walk spearheaded by Athens residents Jane and Jack Armistead to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.
The race takes place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, starting from the Tate Student Center on UGA's campus. Registration is $25.
Pamela Paisley and Bernadette Heckman, faculty members in the department, are on the event's organizing committee. In addition to support from faculty members, several graduate students are volunteering their time to help with the logistics of the race.
Paisley was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2010 and during the past six years has connected with others in Athens and across the country who are living with the disorder. After attending the World Parkinson's Conference in 2013 and, more recently, conducting a qualitative research study of people living well with Parkinson's, Paisley says she is convinced of the importance counselors and psychologists can play in the treatment of the disease.
"Although much is being learned every day about what provides better management of the disease and enhanced quality of life, each person with Parkinson's is on an individual journey—a journey on which a professional counselor with appropriate knowledge and skills could provide great support," said Paisley. "Beyond this opportunity for the support counselors can provide, we also have a responsibility for advocacy as allied health professionals.
Paisley invites College of Education faculty, students, and staff to join CHDS for the event. Outpace Parkinson's is a family-friendly event, and strollers are welcome.
The seventh annual Southern Translational Education and Research (STaR) Conference will take place Sept. 22-23 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. This conference, open to all interested UGA faculty, students, residents, and fellows, will focus on the latest advances in research for improving human health. In addition to covering state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational science, the STaR conference will offer a valuable opportunity for faculty, students, and trainees to showcase their research and network with others. Highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by Dr. Ted Ross, professor and GRA Eminent Scholar of Infectious Diseases at UGA, and Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Faculty, students, and all those who are involved in research with clinical/translational relevance are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. Excellence in clinical and translational research will be recognized during the meeting through the following awards:
See the brochure for more information. To register and submit an abstract, please visit the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 26, and the deadline for reduced-rate early bird registration is Sept. 5.
Four years ago, Brittany MacLean's life was full of firsts.
She had just graduated from high school. The native of Canada was about to start her freshman year at the University of Georgia. And she was competing in her first Olympics.
Now more established on the international swimming scene, MacLean, who is entering her fifth year in the College of Education pursuing a sport management degree, is preparing for her second Olympics. She leaves for Rio de Janeiro on Friday feeling excited and even more confident than she did four years ago.
"It's definitely different (this time) ... I was just out of high school and everything was new to me," she said in a phone interview from Toronto, where she is visiting her parents before leaving for the games. "I made the finals, though, which was unexpected and exciting. But this time, I guess I'm a bigger name in the field; I've been competing internationally, and it's a different training atmosphere. I appreciate that it takes a little bit more."
The Office of Mathematics and Science Education has a very heavy, well-made, large, tan mail holder station available. The slots on the mail holder are not adjustable. It has 50 slots and measures 3 feet 9 inches by 5 feet 10 inches (45 inches by 70 inches).
If you are interested, please email Rita Tiller or call her at 2-4194.
If you are cleaning out your home or office, or making a trip to the store, consider donating extra supplies to the children who take part in programs at The Awesome Clubhouse @ La Escuelita. Graduate students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice are collectig supplies until Tuesday, July 26. Donation bins are located on every floor of Aderhold Hall.
Needed supplies include:
Supplies will go directly to children who take part in The Awesome Clubhouse, an after-school program supported by faculty and students serving the Garnet Ridge neighborhood. It is a partnership between the College of Education and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.
A new study by assistant professor Julianne Schmidt has gotten the attention of many in the football world after her new article, which examines the severity of head impacts in high school games, was published in the journal Pediatrics.
The study found a player's starting stance, the distance a player ran, and whether they made an impact with another player all had an effect on the severity of the head impact. The study has also been cited by stories from Reuters, HealthDay, and Neurology Advisor.
Amy Heath, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, is celebrating being cancer free by cycling in next month's Pelotonia event in Ohio.
The annual event raises millions of dollars for cancer research, and she and her UGA-based team were recently featured on the front page of the Athens Banner-Herald.
An electrical sub panel will be installed to service the new first floor office space, which will necessitate a power outage from 8 p.m. to midnight this Wednesday, July 20. Only the wall outlets in the southeastern portion of the building should be affected.
If your units need help ensuring equipment is powered off or if you have any questions regarding active machinery, please reach out to technical support.
The American Kinesiology Association has recognized a College of Education associate dean for his leadership in the field.
Karl Newell, the associate dean for research and professor of kinesiology, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology Association. This award recognizes outstanding administrative and leadership performance among departments that grant doctoral degrees.
Jolie Daigle, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, was recently elected as an editorial review board member of the American Counseling Association's quarterly flagship journal, the Journal of Counseling and Development.
During her three-year term, Daigle, who has been a member of the American Counseling Association for 20 years, will review practice, theory, and research articles across 19 specialty areas and work settings. Sections include practice, research, assessment and diagnosis, trends, and practitioner profiles.
"The association is important to me because the ACA represents professional counselors across multiple specialties, including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and counselor education," said Daigle.
Stephanie P. Jones, an assistant professor of education at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and an alumna of the University of Georgia College of Education, was selected as a new Mellon Faculty Fellow by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and service.
The Mellon Faculty Fellowship aims to enhance the diversity of new faculty who teach at liberal arts colleges, while also enhancing their careers and teaching programs. The program funds each fellow's salary and benefits for two years and guarantees a half-time teaching load for at least the first year.
"Implementing diversity initiatives like the Mellon Faculty Fellows program means that higher education is ready to support the hiring and mentoring of diverse faculty," said Jones, who graduated from the College with a Ph.D. in language and literacy education in 2016. "It is a great honor to have been named one of the Mellon Faculty Fellows for this year."