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May 2018

Alumna receives Outstanding Research Award from NC State University

May 1, 2018
Jessica DeCuir-Gunby (MA '00, PhD '03), a professor of educational psychology at North Carolina State University, received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Research Award from NC State's Alumni Association.

Faculty member's work launched powerful partnership to prepare teachers

May 2, 2018
After 11 years, Dr. Janna Dresden will step down as Director of the College of Education's Office of School Engagement in July.

Q&A with a winner: Laura Whitaker

May 2, 2018
As executive director of the Watkinsville-based nonprofit Extra Special People, Laura Whitaker helps children with special needs reach their full potential.

Welsh focuses on policy, equity, discipline issues across district

May 2, 2018
Richard O. Welsh, assistant professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, became a district-wide professor-in-residence in January.

Couple's success demonstrates the power of perseverance

May 2, 2018
Education is a tradition in the Coleman and Sanders families. Now, alumni who came to UGA as graduate students show how the experience elevated their own lives.

Study underway to evaluate Camp DIVE's impact

May 2, 2018
The research team is using a mixed-methods approach that will look at student achievement through various lenses.

'Education is a people business'

May 2, 2018
The superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools since 1996, J. Alvin Wilbanks has spent more than 50 years in education.

Addressing sustainability across Colleges

May 2, 2018
Meagan Bens, a master's student in the College of Education, and Nick Slagel, a doctoral student in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, share their experiences interning with the Athens Farmers Market.

Researcher navigates the intersections of Latino culture and mental health

May 2, 2018
CristalĂ­s Capielo is among the next generation of researchers at the forefront of Latino psychology.

'Inquiry fair' highlights teachers, candidates

May 2, 2018
More than 70 teacher candidates in the early childhood and middle grades programs shared inquiry projects in a gallery walk format and talked with UGA faculty and mentor teachers and administrators.

National organization honors professor for groundbreaking work

May 2, 2018
Anneliese Singh will receive the inaugural award, which is in her name, for her work with queer and trans populations.

'You give kids that freedom, powerful things happen'

May 4, 2018
Graduate student Jason Mizell made a connection with one of his students, and the effect changed an entire neighborhood.

New scholarship benefits students seeking an education degree

May 4, 2018
New need-based program also includes summer experience, experiential learning and mentorship.

Faculty research looks at link between eggs and bone health

May 9, 2018
UGA researchers to determine if egg consumption can improve bone strength and cognitive function in children.

Connecting the dots: UGA helps high schoolers document local history

May 11, 2018
New grant bolsters collaboration between Putnam County, College of Education and Willson Center to engage students in research, digital humanities.

Associate dean and diversity office honored with Founder's Award

May 14, 2018
Anneliese Singh was honored with UGA's Lavender Graduation Founder's Award for her contributions to the LGBTQ community and her leadership of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

When the answer is wrong, but the solution is right

May 16, 2018
'Case-based' curriculum helps students of all ages become better problem solvers.

Gift supports scholarships for 5 students a year to 'pay it forward' as teachers

May 17, 2018
UGA College of Education students studying to become educators now have more opportunities for financial support thanks to a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

'School choice' options hasten neighborhood gentrification, study finds

May 22, 2018
Communities may benefit from overlapping education and housing policies.

Scholarship winner works to inspire new mathematics instructors

May 23, 2018
Doctoral candidate Claudette Tucker received 2018 Mary Frances Early Scholarship to support research in mathematics education.

An added bonus: Communication sciences and disorders students get hands-on experience

May 25, 2018
Working with selection of 'augmentative communication' devices gives students real-world experience using this new technology before graduation.

Baker honored by sport management society

May 30, 2018
Thomas A. Baker III, an associate professor of sport management, was recently honored for his outstanding work as a reviewer.

Professor emeritus, 80, provided support for cutting-edge UGA facility

May 31, 2018
College of Education faculty member Jack Razor, who was instrumental in the construction of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities at the University of Georgia, has died. He was 80.