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October 2015

UGA-schools partnership is 'game-changer' for teens

October 1, 2015
Foothills Education Charter High School helps nearly 1,000 get diploma

Two alumni named finalists for Superintendent of the Year

October 2, 2015
The College of Education is proud to claim two of the four finalists for Georgia's 2016 Superintendent of the Year award as alumni.

Marrying clinical practice with community service

October 7, 2015
Adapted physical education class offers hands-on experience for future practitioners.

Professor featured in Southern Poverty Law Center publication

October 9, 2015
The latest issue of Teaching Tolerance, a blog and magazine produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, features a question-and-answer with professor Stephanie Jones from the Department of Educational Theory and Practice.

Professor featured in latest podcast from American Psychological Association

October 9, 2015
Anneliese Singh, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, is the latest expert featured in the American Psychological Association's podcast series, "Speaking of Psychology." In her episode, "Helping Transgender People Thrive," she discusses how she and other researchers are trying to understand resilience within this population. She also talks about new guidelines for the mental health professional who work with them. Singh is part of a five-year

Student's stories link fantasy with reality

October 9, 2015
Rachael Jones pens award-winning tale, opts for unconventional main characters

Professor quoted in Sports Illustrated article on NCAA case

October 9, 2015
Known as O'Bannon vs. NCAA, the federal antitrust case centered on the question of whether people would stop watching college sports if the athletes were paid.

Professor emerita inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

October 12, 2015
Lorilee Sandmann was recently inducted into ACES for her longtime professional commitment to community engagement.

New report examines the effects of local school diversity plans

October 13, 2015
Elizabeth DeBray recently co-published a new report analyzing the impact of a little-known federal grant aimed at promoting school diversity.

Research support team serves key role in $8.2M grant to support Georgia families

October 14, 2015
The Program Evaluation Group has partnered with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the School of Social Work to secure a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

History of CLASE

October 15, 2015
The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) was created in 2003 through a generous grant from the Goizueta Foundation, to support the educational success of the growing Latino population in Georgia. Now, the Center has become a recognized Research and Development center with multiple research, professional development and outreach initiatives serving the Latino community and P-20 educators. Housed within the University of Georgia's College of Education, the Center's opera

Tracing the legacy of sporting events

October 19, 2015
One professor's research shows how the effects of a large sporting event can extend beyond a stadium's boundaries.

The researcher's researcher

October 19, 2015
Through a new PhD program in qualitative research and evaluation methods, Jori Hall teaches others about the best ways to gather data.

Using robotics to build for the future

October 19, 2015
Robotics partnerships foster creative problem solving among area students.

Richard O. Welsh examines K-12 policy and reforms

October 19, 2015
Research that examines equity in education.

Professor's work helps to break down barriers

October 19, 2015
Study on transgender identity development is first of its kind.

Class ensures fitness for everyone

October 19, 2015
Wellness program blends research, outreach to benefit all involved.

Student learns how survivors overcome life's mountains

October 19, 2015
Doctoral student examines factors that create survivors, not victims.

Nina Santus is passionate about students who stutter

October 19, 2015
Graduate student loved treating people who had a variety of speech and language disorders, but knew she could do even more by going back to school.

Faculty member works to create a culture of success

October 19, 2015
Community-driven research focuses on college access.

Complicating conversations about sexual assaults, white privilege

October 19, 2015
Chris Linder says she hopes to 'complicate the conversation.'

Undergrad's study adds insight to her future career

October 19, 2015
Most students wait until they are in graduate school before beginning a research project. But not Zoe Yurchuck.

Lab work spawns company model

October 19, 2015
Kevin McCully works with campus partners to create a tool to measure muscle health.

Rahul Shrivastav studies the meaning behind our voice

October 19, 2015
For the past two decades, Rahul Shrivastav has been making considerable contributions to the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Working to create a deeper understanding of mathematics

October 19, 2015
Solving 28x15 might seem easy, but can you explain why the answer is 420?

Student finds a common denominator with calculus, coaching

October 19, 2015
As a dual major in mathematics education and mathematics, Schoon can unite his passions for math, teaching and coaching as a high school math teacher.

100 years later, Torrance's creativity still flows

October 19, 2015
Research starting from the pioneering work of the College's Dr. E. Paul Torrance continues to influence gifted and creative education today.

Games add a new element of fun to learning

October 19, 2015
A new approach to educational games teaches scientific thinking.

How children's eyes move across a page of text can be as influential as what they're reading

October 19, 2015
Research works to influence reading habits for student success.

Award-winning partnership benefits future teachers, students, educators

October 19, 2015
Working together, the College of Education and a local school district have created a model that trains future teachers, supports current ones, and benefits students; today, it's a model used nationwide.

Kevin Burke gives kids new tools to discuss difficult topics

October 19, 2015
His research is largely focused on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and religion in schooling.

Message from the dean: It's about the people

October 19, 2015
Any time you make a personal connection, you influence another person's life.

Program for new principals named among state's innovative programs

October 20, 2015
A report from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement has highlighted a College of Education program that helps train new principals

Love of language sparks award-winning initiatives

October 21, 2015
The College's Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor wins prestigious Beckman Award for teaching excellence

Alumna is new dean at Texas A&M college

October 21, 2015
Joyce Alexander, ('90 MEd, '92 PhD) is now the dean of the College of Education and Human Development after years teaching at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Smagorinksy examines college PC culture on WABE-FM

October 22, 2015
Are college campuses too politically correct? English education professor Peter Smagorinsky tackles this hotly debated question.

MEd student breaks new ground at youth academy

October 22, 2015
Capt. Jared Smith, who is pursuing an online master's degree in education, was recently named the inaugural director for the Youth ChalleNGe Academy set to open on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital.

Early childhood education grad is Teacher of the Year finalist

October 22, 2015
Carolyn Stone is a seventh-grade teacher at Greenbrier Middle School near Augusta, Georgia.

30 years, 30 miles and a goal for everyone to get active

October 22, 2015
Sara Hendley made a promise to herself to run 30 miles on her 30th birthday.

Kinesiology labs play a role in successful CURO initiative

October 24, 2015
In its first year, the University of Georgia's Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Assistantship Program has given more than 250 students hands-on experiences.

Wearing many hats, award-winning teacher pushes kids to be successful

October 26, 2015
College of Education alumna named Newton County Teacher of the Year

Undergraduates' animation finds its way to California classrooms

October 27, 2015
Students delve into topics such as poverty, disasters and electricity using stop-motion films

Students, families and teachers celebrate LISELL-B's White House recognition

October 28, 2015
Over 100 Latino and Karen-Burmese middle and high school students and parents celebrated the recent White House award received by LISELL-B.