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3 faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

September 15, 2017
This year, out of 24 Fellows selected across the University of Georgia, three were recognized in the College of Education, including Morgan Faison, Amanda Ferster and Liz Saylor.

New patent perfects muscle mitochondria test for diseased populations

September 7, 2017
Professor Kevin McCully's device makes it easier to diagnose and treat problems such as fatigue, muscle weakness, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure.

Alumna recognized twice for excellence in teaching

August 23, 2017
Amber Simmons (PhD '12), an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, was one of only 15 winners nationwide to receive the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence Award.

Students enjoy their moment in the sun

August 23, 2017
Science education and early childhood majors help kids with a 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience.

Educational psychology professor Marty Carr helped children excel in mathematics

August 1, 2017
Marty Carr, a professor in the department of educational psychology, who dedicated her career to researching the development of mathematics literacy in young children, died on July 30, 2017. She was 59.

CNN visits College for report on dyslexia

July 26, 2017
Associate professor Jennifer Lindstrom is featured in a segment examining assistive technologies for dyslexia.

Learning on the job

July 19, 2017
COST program participant Sophie McKenzie gains eye-opening experience in Australia.

Alumnus receives staff award from Office of the Vice President for Instruction

July 18, 2017
Gregory Spillers (PhD '17), director of the Pre-Health Advising Office at UGA, was recently honored with the Lightbulb Award for his innovative ideas and creative solutions to improve student services.

Alumnus reaches milestone with Order of Palmetto, second Verner Award

July 14, 2017
Leo Twiggs (EdD '70), an alumnus of the College of Education and a celebrated batik artist, has earned two of South Carolina's highest honors.

Record-breaking number of College of Education alumni named to 2017 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

July 7, 2017
Nine alumni of the College of Education were recently named to the University of Georgia's 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. This is the highest number of alumni from the College named to the list since the program began in 2011.

Local middle-schoolers interpret art through hip-hop

June 30, 2017
If you visited the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia on a Tuesday afternoon this June, you might have heard someone rapping about women's empowerment.

Professor wins fellowship to study college access among rural black students

June 26, 2017
Darris Means, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is one of 30 chosen as a 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

Program explores links between language and social justice

June 21, 2017
WIDA researcher visits College to see middle school program, share vision for organization.

Faculty member works to spread word about heat-related illness

June 16, 2017
Bud Cooper, clinical associate professor in the department of kinesiology, is one of several professionals behind The Heat Factor, a new website dedicated to sharing information about heat-related illness.

District honors College's research-based after-school program

June 9, 2017
The Physical Activity and Learning Program, or PALS, is among the recipients of the 2017 Impact Awards given by the school district.

Doctoral student receives 2017 NAACP Image Award

June 1, 2017
Jasmine Jenkins was recently honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for her commitment to social justice, diversity and equality in the Athens-Clark County community.

Students in study abroad program meet town's mayor

May 23, 2017
Mayor Gian Carlo Muzzarelli met with 23 College of Education students and professor Beth Tolley while they are taking part in the annual study-abroad trip to Modena, Italy.

Second annual Camp DIVE expands opportunities for students, teachers

May 22, 2017
About 80 Clarke County children will spend a month immersed in history, reading and STEM projects—among others—as the second year of Camp DIVE launches June 5.

Robotics lessons developed at UGA find global audience

May 9, 2017
Tanzania students benefit from a partnership that connects researchers at the UGA College of Education, faculty and students at Handong University in South Korea and professionals with the socially conscious company E3Empower.

Russell Yeany, dean emeritus of the College of Education, 1941-2017

May 8, 2017
Russell Yeany, professor emeritus and former dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, died May 5 from kidney complications. He was 76.