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November 2018

New round of funding expands UGA lab’s involvement in concussion research

November 1, 2018
$22.5 million from Department of Defense, NCAA will now look at longer-term effects of head injuries.

Executives, alumni honored by graduate school

November 1, 2018
Allison Moran (M.Ed. ’91) and Frank Ros (M.Ed. ’84) received the 2018 Alumni of Distinction Award from the University of Georgia Graduate School.

Doctoral student receives two awards for mental healthcare work

November 5, 2018
Daniel Balva received the Meddy Award for Excellence in Medical Missions from Jose’s Hands for his work with Emmaus Medical Mission in Guatemala after Volcán de Fuego erupted in June 2018.

UGA establishes Russian Flagship Program

November 6, 2018
A grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education Program was recently awarded to the University of Georgia to establish the Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program.

Army veteran finds his calling in sport science

November 7, 2018
While in the Army and stationed in Afghanistan, Jvonte Ross helped his roommate and others train to get better scores on their physical fitness tests. This interest in fitness eventually brought him back to the University of Georgia, where he's now intending to major in exercise and sport science.

Four faculty members receive 2018-2019 SEC Faculty Travel grants

November 8, 2018
College of Education faculty members Tisha Ellison, Ellen Evans, Peter Smagorinsky and Dorothy White received 2018-2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel grants to bolster intra-SEC collaboration.

Active classrooms, active learning

November 12, 2018
Instructional technologies encourage collaboration and engagement among students and faculty in UGA’s College of Education.

Amazing Student: Mary Terry

November 12, 2018
As a student-athlete and a College of Education student ambassador, Mary Terry is committed to serving the campus and community and has been honored for that passion several times over.

Study: New approaches to school discipline still fall short of goals

November 13, 2018
Despite gains made by alternatives to suspension, low-income and minority students continue to be disproportionately disciplined, according to a new study by a College of Education professor.

College partnership uses literacy to build bridges

November 14, 2018
New activities in Parkview Homes’ community center offer experiences to residents, UGA students.

Doctoral student wins 2018 Georgia Women’s Chess Championship

November 14, 2018
Alisa Scherbakova won her first chess championship at the age of 10. Today, the third-year doctoral student is the 2018 Georgia Women’s Chess Champion.

Sport management student receives UGA Disability Resource Center scholarship

November 15, 2018
Tyler Farmer was one of 29 UGA students recognized at the Disability Resource Center’s annual reception on Oct. 18 in the Grand Hall of Tate Student Center.

Camp DIVE’s 3rd summer offers new opportunities

November 16, 2018
The program, a partnership among the UGA College of Education, Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County community, continued to provide enriching, hands-on learning experiences for campers as well as new leadership and arts-based opportunities.

College of Education dean launches Office of (School) Engagement task force

November 16, 2018
Over the summer, Denise Spangler, dean of the UGA College of Education, initiated a task force to rethink the future of the Office of School Engagement.

Committee overseeing partnership welcomes 4 new members

November 16, 2018
New school members are Xernona Thomas, and Claire Suggs of the Clarke County School District and Denise Spangler and Erica Gilbertson of the UGA College of Education.

District welcomes 8 professors-in-residence

November 16, 2018
The Professional Development School District executive committee initiated a new process for selecting professors-in-residence from UGA to serve in the Clarke County School District for the 2018-19 school year.

Amazing Student: Tyler Haaland

November 26, 2018
Senior blends business sense with love of sports as a dual major. 'My ultimate goal is to be a CFO for a sports team,' he says.

Associate dean named to 2019 class of Women’s Leadership Fellows

November 27, 2018
Anneliese Singh was one of nine women at UGA named to the 2019 class of the university's Women's Leadership Fellows Program.

End-of-semester event blends art, education and research

November 29, 2018
Student showcase highlights issues in education through performance.

Alumnus honored with South Carolina’s highest civilian honor

November 29, 2018
Tom Poland (MEd '75), author of several books on South Carolina, received the Order of the Palmetto in recognition of his lifetime service, achievements and contributions to the state.

Faculty member joins editorial board of flagship counseling journal

November 30, 2018
Collette Chapman-Hilliard, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is serving on the editorial board for The Counseling Psychologist.