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February 2018

$3.3 million grant to help children stay active with virtual reality

February 1, 2018
Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers will introduce a new virtual reality system to help promote physical activity among children ages 6 to 10 year olds.

Associate professor works to refine school assessments for students

February 5, 2018
Laine Bradshaw was recently featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for her work on a pilot program that will help refine school assessments for Putnam County School District.

Professor emeritus, 85, investigated productive rehabilitation procedures

February 6, 2018
Former psychology professor Jerold Bozarth, who integrated research activities with contributions to practitioners and community organizations, passed away on January 25, 2018. He was 85.

Professor says student engagement is a sign of 'flourishing'

February 7, 2018
Amy L. Reschly, a professor in the department of educational psychology, was recently cited in the Harvard Business Review for her expertise in student engagement.

Faculty member wins Fulbright to research, refine teaching in Italy

February 8, 2018
Based in Padua, the months-long project also involves collaborations among Italian and American universities.

Professor leads next revision of association's ethics code

February 8, 2018
Linda Campbell will chair the committee charged with the first major update to the American Psychological Association's ethics code in 15 years.

There’s no shame in sweat, says kinesiology department head

February 8, 2018
Janet Buckworth’s comments in Women’s Health Magazine support larger idea of sweat as something to be embraced.

Instructional technology professor recognized for teaching excellence

February 12, 2018
Rob Branch was inducted into the UGA Teaching Academy as a member of the Class of 2017 for his leadership in teaching and learning.

When small movements make a big difference

February 13, 2018
New study looks at how vibration can help children with cerebral palsy.

Media Mentions: Lynall on concussions, Burke on books

February 22, 2018
A new blood test for concussions draws concerns, and faculty acknowledge the awkwardness of assigning their own books to a class.

Not a guilt trip: New study looks at couples' path to staying in shape

February 23, 2018
Graduate student's project looks at how exercising with friends, with a partner and with an electronic tracker come together to keep older adults active.

Professor emphasizes human relationships, not data points

February 27, 2018
Peter Smagorinsky highlights the importance of teacher-student relationships, rather than data points, in a blog post for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.