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November 2017

Graduate School honors 2 College alumni

November 1, 2017
Mary Frances Early (M.M.Ed. '62, Ed.S. '71) and Flora W. Tydings (B.S.Ed. '76, M.Ed. '79, Ed.D. '03) were among nine who received the 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award.

A way to perk up your day with a jolt of exercise

November 8, 2017
The next time you head to the vending machine for a can of caffeinated soda, just keep on walking—that exercise will likely wake you up more than the drink.

Lab explores the story behind the technology

November 8, 2017
RAIL ideas can start with a 'what if' question, and then the team weighs the impact of the solution. Other times, researchers blend new technologies with instruction to help teachers.

Blending research with civic engagement to teach literacy

November 8, 2017
By connecting children with the community, faculty inspire a new generation of researchers.

Erasing the line between learning and play

November 8, 2017
What if a child's energy release can also help reinforce what's being learned in the classroom? An ongoing project explores this effect.

Concussion research: Getting ahead of the problem

November 8, 2017
Faculty members and their labs in the College of Education are taking an innovative approach to treating concussions, looking at ways to support students as they return to their daily schedules following a head injury.

Giving a population its voice

November 8, 2017
Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services are reaching out to local immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations to help them get the counseling services they need.

Have solutions, will travel

November 8, 2017
Students in the College's special education program are branching out to assist with children and families across the state.

Love of technology by design

November 8, 2017
A Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar during her four years as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, Enid Truong found her connection in the College of Education.

Sport management takes hold in an emerging market

November 8, 2017
A new partnership he formed with China's Southwest University of Finance and Economics is well timed, offering a unique opportunity for both University of Georgia students as well as Chinese scholars.

Professor emeritus, 74, shaped and defined field of student affairs

November 8, 2017
Roger B. Winston Jr., professor emeritus in the department of counseling and human development services, who contributed over more than 20 years in the field of student affairs, died on November 4, 2017, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

Program helps new principals gain an edge

November 8, 2017
The College of Education's Early Career Principal Readiness Program exists to help navigate the waters of leading a school.

Research helps children reach their potential

November 8, 2017
Research is helping children learn new ways to express themselves—and teaching them a preferred way to communicate that they are more likely to retain.

The gifts you can't touch

November 8, 2017
By tailoring assessments to what's being taught in the classroom, teachers better understand student needs.

Research project explores the next top model

November 8, 2017
Dan Capps is working with a small team of teachers from Georgia and Alabama to develop and test two modules that will help students learn that models are abstractions, not copies.

The science of teaching

November 8, 2017
Julie Luft wants science teaching to be fun and engaging, and as a result she also was tapped to help faculty at UGA make the most out of the gleaming new space.

Accentuate the positive

November 8, 2017
Katherine Raczynski draws from her extensive research in bullying prevention to work with schools and educational organizations across Georgia to improve school climates.

Five myths about campus sexual violence

November 9, 2017
Often, perception is very different from reality, argues associate professor. Race, gender and other stereotypes play into many misconceptions and distort how we approach solutions.

Professor and retired associate professor receive 2017 AECT Special Service Award

November 9, 2017
Rob Branch and Mike Orey were awarded the 2017 Special Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for their significant contributions to the association.

SERVE Conference: PDSD takes part in 1st regional event

November 10, 2017
UGA faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and Clarke County School District teachers, traveled to Atlanta to the first PDS South East Regional Vision for Education conference.

Camp DIVE makes a splash for a second summer

November 10, 2017
Everyone who participated came away with a new appreciation for the power of experiential learning and contributed to the positive energy that characterized the month-long summer camp.

Clarke Middle School principal elected to national position

November 10, 2017
MacMillan will serve a three-year term on the board of the the National Association for Professional Development Schools as one of the P-12 leadership representatives.

Fifth annual workshop helps build new partnerships

November 10, 2017
The Professional Development Schools Workshop took place Oct. 24 with an energetic group representing eight universities and P-12 school districts from the Southeast.

Climate change: Kat Raczynski helps district set course for improved social-emotional development

November 10, 2017
The director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools project in the College of Education became the Clarke County School District's district-wide professor-in-residence for school climate in fall 2015.

Workshop trains dozens of mentor teachers

November 10, 2017
Offered each summer, the workshop trains mentor teachers in co-teaching strategies to best support their teacher candidates.

Turning political emotions into classroom assets

November 10, 2017
New study aims to reveal how students encounter and process their beliefs and reality.

Teamwork creates lesson that's made in the shade

November 10, 2017
College of Education and Clarke County School District partner for students' solar eclipse experience,

New leaders, new energy in PDSD for 2017-18 school year

November 10, 2017
The Professional Development School District partnership experienced significant leadership changes at both the university and district levels for the 2017-18 school year.

Assistant professor quoted on test-based accountability

November 13, 2017
Richard Welsh was recently quoted by the AJC on Georgia's new scoring system proposal.

College staffer supports Girl Scouts as troop leader

November 14, 2017
Barbara Galvond has seen her involvement with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, one of the state's two councils, come full circle.

Hurricane supply drive connects students across campus

November 15, 2017
Students, including members of the College of Education's BIEN research team, collect 25,000 pounds of hurricane supplies for Puerto Rico.

Grant propels business venture to next step

November 15, 2017
Biomedical research, which began at a lab in the College of Education, now spawns new software to measure muscle health.

Want that second piece of pie? Take a quick stroll to help handle the carbs

November 27, 2017
College of Education studies find even a 15-minute walk will help with blood-sugar levels.