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March 2016

Runco explains why electric brain stimulation is "complicated"

March 1, 2016
Can zapping your brain with electricity boost creativity? Professor Mark Runco weighs in on a growing movement that's taking the Internet by storm.

Faculty member to help select top children's nonfiction books

March 1, 2016
Jennifer Graff, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, will serve a three-year term on the committee that selects top nonfiction books for children.

Professor named to research center's 'Scholars of Color' list

March 2, 2016
The oldest university-based LGBTQ research center in the country has named a College of Education faculty member to its annual Scholars of Color list.

2015-16 Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards honor nine for their achievements

March 4, 2016
Nine COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 11th annual Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards Dinner.

Newspaper profiles Johnson-Bailey as part of Women's History Month

March 7, 2016
A story about Juanita Johnson-Bailey kicked off a weekly series highlighting female faculty members who are champions of strength, power and intellect.

Alumnus selected as top 10 finalist for Global Teacher Prize

March 8, 2016
Kazuya Takahashi, an alumnus of the University of Georgia's College of Education, was selected as a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for his innovative work in the classroom.

Partnership with College helps build a bridge over poverty

March 9, 2016
The chance for UGA students to work with Downtown Academy's students expands traditional classroom experiences.

Student named one of country's top physical education majors

March 10, 2016
Nick Vena, a bachelor's degree student in health and physical education, has been named the Outstanding Major of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Student finds 'Treasure' with sustainability grant

March 14, 2016
Original theater production blends the arts with STEM topics, makerspace.

Professor's essays recall innovation, legacy of Foxfire program

March 18, 2016
Fifty years after launching the Foxfire program, the rural ways of life are still teaching important lessons for students in Rabun County, even though the name is no longer used to describe the form of education that connects students to the community.

Alumnus empowers students through books, school library

March 18, 2016
Andy Plemmons' biggest goal as a school library media specialist is to empower student voices.

Campus forum turns spotlight onto 2016 Olympics

March 21, 2016
An Olympic medalist remembered as much for his controversial statement from the podium as for his record-breaking sprints is among the featured speakers at a University of Georgia forum focusing on the Olympics.

Sightseeing bears, magical town win Georgia Children's Book Awards

March 22, 2016
The annual awards, which took place last weekend as part of the Conference on Children's Literature, gave top honors to "Breaking News Bear Alert" by David Biedrzycki and "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd.

'The Big Read' fills Athens with poetry this April

March 23, 2016
Professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has lined up a slate of readings, lectures, hands-on events and performances as a way to intertwine the work of Robinson Jeffers with the culture and landscape of the South.

Olympian recounts long journey from orphanage to success

March 23, 2016
Hoffa discusses the hardships he faced growing up and the lessons he learned as a student athlete.

Three students connected with the College named Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

March 28, 2016
Two College of Education students, as well as a student worker in the Office of Student Services, were recently named Coca-Cola scholars.

Professor honored by leading educational research organization

March 30, 2016
The American Educational Research Association has given Cynthia Dillard the Henry T. Trueba Award.

New summer program keeps kids learning when school is out

March 30, 2016
Camp DIVE expands partnership between UGA, Clarke County Schools