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UGA graduate programs among nation’s best in new rankings

In this year’s rankings, the College moved up one spot from last year to No. 30, and several of its programs ranked in the top 10.

Pathway to high-quality support for children with disabilities

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the Pathway Project is a five-year grant led by associate professor Rebecca Lieberman-Betz.

$1.8 million grant to improve post-concussion driving safety

Funded by NIH and led by associate professor Julianne Schmidt, the study will provide recommendations for when individuals with concussions are safe to drive again.

Assistant professor receives $1.7 million award from U.S. Department of State

Giovanni Dazzo, an assistant professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, received the award for his research project, “Promoting Rights-Based Evaluation (PRE).”

AI could improve assessments of childhood creativity

Researchers seek to increase reliability of evaluations on creativity assessments.

Three College of Education students receive 2023 Presidential Award of Excellence

The award recognizes undergraduate students in their final year of study who demonstrate exceptional achievements in academics, extracurricular activities, or service.

Harmful coping methods prevalent among adolescents who self-injure

According to a new study by associate professor Amanda Giordano, adolescents with a history of nonsuicidal self-injury are more likely to use negative coping methods to deal with emotional pain.

UGA posts record $545.6M in R&D spending in FY22

The College of Education also experienced increases in R&D expenditures.

Making a purposeful impact

New career advancement tool developed by College faculty provides personalized job, training opportunities for clinical research professionals.

Sexting, pornography use common among adolescents

More than one in 10 have sent a sext, and about half have seen pornography, according to a new study by associate professor Amanda Giordano.

Russian Flagship Program receives renewed funding

The Immersion in the Russian Language, Culture, and Communities in the Baltics program intends to shift back to Riga, Latvia in summer 2023.

Professor co-authors new policy brief to enhance elementary, secondary education

The National Education Policy Center recently released a policy brief by lead author Elizabeth DeBray, a professor in the College’s Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy.

The way you talk to your child about math matters

A recent study conducted by assistant professor Michael Barger found that parents’ responses to children’s math success and failure are linked to motivation and anxiety.

Two College alumni named to UGA’s 2022 40 Under 40 Class

Alumni Kenneth Johnson, Jr. (B.S.Ed. ’05, Ph.D. ’24) and Andrew Rasmussen (B.B.A. ’05, M.Ed. ’09) were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2022.

Moving beyond the horizon

Horizons at UGA, a six-week summer learning program, welcomed 30 students from Barnett Shoals Elementary School to kick off the program’s first year in Athens.

Associate professor receives two awards from GACTE

Associate professor Elaine Adams recently received two awards from the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE).

New tools help assess COVID-19 risks

People can use the COVID-Taser website, created by assistant professor Cameron Byerley, to predict their likelihood of severe illness or death.

International Conference of AI-based Assessment in STEM held at UGA

Assistant professor Xiaoming Zhai recently co-chaired the International Conference of AI-based Assessment in STEM.

Johnson-Bailey receives Zenobia Hikes Award from the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy

Professor Juanita Johnson-Bailey recently received the 2022 Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award from Virginia Tech.

UGA graduate programs earn top 10 U.S. News rankings

The Mary Frances Early College of Education rose nine spots to be ranked 32nd in the nation by the 2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools list.

O’Connor and alumna write paper explaining effects of daylight saving time transition on marathon run performance

A new research paper co-authored by Patrick O’Connor, professor in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, details the effects on marathon run performance when taking place on daylight saving time transition days.

Preserving intercollegiate athletics

A forthcoming paper by professor Thomas Baker offers a roadmap and suggestions to better protect and promote the rights of college athletes.

Sport teams instill sense of hope during pandemic

Involvement with sport brands may enhance psychological well-being, according to a new study by assistant professor Yiran Su.

New gifts to support lecture series, UGA student athletes

The University of Georgia recently received two gifts from alumnus Jimmy DeLoach Jr. (B.S.Ed. ’82) to support an annual lecture series in the College of Education and to provide scholarship support for UGA student athletes.

Immersive learning

UGA’s Russian Flagship Program continues to see record-high enrollment as students engage in culturally immersive experiences to gain professional-level proficiency in Russian.

Adolescents use social media to post about self-injury

Amanda Giordano, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, found that Instagram hashtags related to self-harm almost doubled over the span of a year.

$1.9 million grant to grow Georgia's behavioral health workforce

Professor Bernadette Heckman and the UGA School of Social Work will train students to deliver mental and integrated behavioral health services in high-need areas of the state.

Six Edudawgs to compete at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Edudawgs competing this summer include hammer thrower Denzel Comenentia; swimmer Chase Kalisz; triple jumper Keturah Orji; tennis player Ellen Perez; long jumper Chanice Porter; and golfer Sepp Straka.

New grant expands speech therapy services for those with Parkinson's disease

Nina Santus and T.J. Ragan, faculty members in the College’s department of communication sciences and special education, and their graduate students, will receive voice therapy training as part of a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project.

College clinic and center offer collaborative telehealth services

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research collaborated to conduct online autism, speech and language evaluations for patients simultaneously.

New research may explain shortages in STEM careers

A new study by the University of Georgia revealed that more college students change majors within the STEM pipeline than leave the career path of science, technology, engineering and mathematics altogether.

Congratulations to our nine First Honor Graduates!

To be a First Honor Graduate, a student must maintain a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies, as well as in all college-level transfer work before or after enrolling at UGA.

Creative Scholars Program fuels imagination, knowledge

The Mary Frances Early College of Education Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development will accept applications for the Creative Scholars Program through June 6.

Children's problem solving extends beyond the brain

New research by associate professor Theodore Kopcha suggests that computational thinking in young children extends beyond the brain to include bodily movements and interactions with people and the environment.

Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying

According to a study by associate professor Amanda Giordano, higher social media addiction scores, more hours spent online, and identifying as male significantly predicted cyberbullying perpetration in adolescents.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2021 winners

Stories about the depth of a father-daughter relationship and recollections of a childhood spent in American internment camps during World War II topped the list of children’s favorites for the 2021 Georgia Children’s Book Awards.

NEA 'Big Read' grant brings graphic storytelling to life

Thanks to a recent “Big Read” grant award, Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor will launch a series of readings, lectures and events focused on the works of famed American cartoonist Roz Chast.

Exercise is key to strength and function in older women

According to a new research study by associate dean and professor Ellen Evans, higher protein diets prove less important for weight loss and maintaining physical function in older women.

Making student teaching work during a pandemic

Taiesha Smith, director of the College’s Office of Experiential Learning, created a system that helped make sense of giant logistics puzzle.

Professor's work touches classrooms across country

Logan Fiorella, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, focuses on the science of learning to support quality instruction.

State-funded pre-K may enhance students' mathematical achievement

New research conducted by associate dean for academic programs and professor Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett shows the program has an impact on classroom success.

Cahnmann-Taylor sets the stage for Athens' first Poet Laureate

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the department of language and literacy education, will chair a selection committee that will nominate Athens-Clarke County’s first Poet Laureate.

College's online master's programs ranked fourth overall by U.S. News and World Report

The Mary Frances Early College of Education also ranked in the top 10 for three online programs.

Three faculty accepted into UGA's Rural Engagement Workshop

Through the program, faculty members will increase high quality, community-engaged research in rural Georgia communities.

Professor and colleagues offer educational recommendations for Biden administration

Professor Elizabeth DeBray provided six suggestions in a policy memo to help the new administration restore civil rights protections in schools.

Five Bulldog 100 companies linked to the Mary Frances Early College of Education

Congratulations to Rachel Florence (BSED ’05), Kelly Chasteen (BSED ’00), Matthew Ades (AB ’94, MED ’96), Christy Shadday (BSED ’93) and Denise Emami (BSED ’97, MSW ’00).

College of Education's Phaidra Buchanan named 2021 Rhodes Scholar

Phaidra Buchanan joined recipients from 64 countries around the world this weekend as she was named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar, bringing the total number of UGA Rhodes Scholars to 25.

Word choice matters in weather communications

Research by professor Alan Stewart shows certain phrases can make people feel helpless when facing storms.

Weight loss shouldn't be the goal of PE

A new study lead by Sami Yli-Piipari, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology, shows kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI.

Antigravity treadmill training improves muscle function in people with multiple sclerosis

According to a new study by researchers at UGA and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, antigravity treadmill training can improve muscle endurance in people with multiple sclerosis, even in the presence of moderate-to-severe disability.

Forming connections

Faculty in the College helped agriculture educators connect to their subject areas and enhance students’ problem-solving skills during a two-day professional development training session.

Sharing stories of resilience

Associate professor Tisha Lewis Ellison is conducting an international study on how teachers use digital tools to promote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor named Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador, helps send scholars abroad

Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the department of language and literacy education, has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador by the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Associate professor discusses new concussion research, driving with a concussion

Julianne Schmidt, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology, found that drivers with concussions had slower reaction times than those without a head injury by an average of nearly one second.

Study: Increased workloads lead to productivity loss

According to a new study by assistant professor Steven Salaga, National Football League running backs with heavier workloads tend to have higher productivity loss over time.

UGA's Russian Flagship Program renewed for additional four years

The program secured a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Security Education Program in the U.S. Department of Defense to continue helping students from all fields achieve intercultural competency and professional-level proficiency in Russian.

$1.2 million grant to prepare a diverse group of secondary mathematics and science teachers

Led by Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, the GEMS project will recruit and prepare a diverse group of STEM educators to teach in high-need Georgia schools.

Love named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education

Bettina Love, a professor in the department of educational theory and practice, was named the Athletic Association Professor in Education by the UGA Athletic Association.

HIIT exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome show benefits

Incorporating high-intensity interval training into exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome may help achieve critical health outcomes in a more time-efficient manner.

Professor discusses unconventional learning settings in response to COVID-19

While universities across the globe prepare for online or face-to-face learning during COVID-19, Stephanie Jones says there is a lack of thought in the all-or-nothing approach to teaching.

Alumna receives Leon Bradley Scholarship to continue work in anti-racist education

Elaine Liu (B.S.Ed. ’20) received a Leon Bradley Scholarship to continue her work in anti-racist education and promote well-being in elementary school classrooms.

Torrance Center director edits handbook that explores human imagination

A new handbook—edited by Anna Abraham, director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development—focuses on how human imagination manifests in different forms.

Three College alumnae named to UGA's 2020 40 Under 40 Class

Laine Bradshaw (B.S.Ed. ’07, M.Ed. ’07, Ph.D. ’11), Brittany Kisner (B.S.Ed. ’07), and Samantha Livingstone (B.S.Ed. ’05, M.Ed. ’08) were named to UGA’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 for their personal, professional and philanthropic achievements.

Through exercise, a doctoral candidate with autism thrives

Benjamin Boudreaux shared his journey of living with autism and how exercise plays an important role with the founder of Exercise Buddy, an autism-friendly exercise system that leads to better fitness and behavior.

The Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars' inaugural teach-in will provide information about homeschooling Black children

Cheryl Fields-Smith has seen a dramatic increase in homeschooling inquiries due to COVID-19. Because of these increases, she co-founded Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars.

UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic offers curbside services; teletherapy

The clinic is supporting audiology patients through a new curbside service model, which reduces physical contact between patients and audiologists. Speech-language patients can engage with the clinic via telepractice.

Study aims to enhance citizens' understanding of COVID-19 data

Assistant professor Cameron Byerley and her research team are conducting interviews with U.S. and South Korean participants to gain insight about their understanding of mathematical models as the pandemic unfolds.

Professors discuss effect of COVID-19 on education

Stephanie Jones and Hilary Hughes, faculty members in the College’s department of educational theory and practice, participated in UGA’s Ask Me Anything series on Thursday, May 21.

Coordinating efforts to protect medical professionals

UGA Mary Frances Early College of Education alumni and staff are working together to produce face shields for local medical professionals.

2020 Mary Frances Early College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor eight for their achievements

This year, seven graduates of the College and a professor emeritus received 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards to recognize their career achievements and community leadership.

College students prepare to educate the future

Students are dedicating research and thought into educating and interacting with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff in the public-school system.

From the experts: How to cope with anxiety

We asked some of our faculty and graduate students in the UGA Mary Frances Early College of Education to share their tips for coping with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tips for working from home with kids

Two University of Georgia family and education experts/faculty have a few recommendations to keep your kids engaged and hopefully provide opportunities to get work done.

Why people are panic buying and what can help

Alan E. Stewart, a weather and climate psychology professor in the department of counseling and human development services, shares his thoughts on the pandemic and accompanying behavior.

Associate dean and professor emeritus co-edit new book on social psychology and counseling

“Social Psychology and Counseling: Issues and Application” provides innovative approaches to the social psychological underpinnings of professional mental health services.

UGA professor emeritus co-authors new book on democratizing education

A new book co-authored by Carl Glickman provides a set of practical guidelines for educational leaders striving to renew their schools.

Bierema and associate professor Monica Fedeli are a dynamic research duo

From Italy to America, Laura Bierema and Monica Fedeli use the Fulbright Award to conduct research in the field of higher education teaching and organizational development.

UGA College of Education named for Mary Frances Early

The University of Georgia held a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the naming of the College of Education in honor of Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate and a pioneering music educator.

Leadership award named in doctoral student's honor

The Georgia First Generation Foundation recently named their leadership award in honor of Bobby Gueh, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of counseling and human development services.

UGA College of Education ranked 5th in country for online degrees

The College continues to rank among the nation’s top online graduate degree programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Two College of Education students receive the 2020 President's Fulfilling the Dream Award

Marques R. Dexter, Ph.D. expected ‘20, and Caleb Kelly, a third-year sports management student, will be honored at the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast on Jan. 17.

Research through community service

Two kinesiology professors are the first to publish research on the comparison of youth tackle and flag football head impact biomechanics.

College of Education to be named in honor of Mary Frances Early

The University of Georgia’s College of Education will be named, effective February 2020, to honor one of the state’s pioneering educators—Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate.

Assistant professor aims to create alliance for Parkinson's research

Tarkesh Singh is investigating whether non-contact boxing can alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease with the help of local businesses, clinics and the Athens community.

A 'thoughtful' workout goes beyond physical benefits

Professor Philip Tomporowski found that certain physical activities may have an effect on the brain’s response to aging and even help improve cognitive function.

Virtual reality reduces leg muscle pain during high intensity cycling

High intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

UGA researchers receive $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

Awarded by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, the grant will bring an interdisciplinary team of researchers together to grow the state’s opioid-related behavioral health workforce.

Three College of Education alumni named to 2019 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Colin Muething (BSEd ‘07, MEd ‘09), Cindy Quinlan (BBA ‘02, MEd ‘03, EdS ‘09) and JaNaè Taylor (MEd ‘03, PhD ‘07) exemplify leadership in their industries and communities and uphold the Pillars of the Arch.

Summer poetry series enhances teachers' creative outlets

A Seat in the Shade puts poets on the stage at Hendershot’s for three Tuesdays in July.

New law goes beyond helping children with dyslexia

UGA faculty lends expertise for SB48, which benefits young readers across Georgia.

Meeting their match: Doctoral psychology students receive internship placements

Otherwise known as “Match Day,” the placements represent the culmination of each student’s training at UGA as they move on to positions in health centers, Veteran’s Administration facilities, counseling centers and academic facilities.

Muscles struggle to ever fully recover after losing tissue, study finds

The overall effects of muscle damage could have implications on physical therapy strategies and long-term health.

College launches campaign for naming in honor of Mary Frances Early

President Morehead provides lead gift in initiative to name College after UGA’s first African American graduate.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2019 winners

Narwhals and service dogs receive the newest nod from children across the state.

2019 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor seven for their achievements

Seven graduates of the University of Georgia’s College of Education will be recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 14th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 5.

College moves up to No. 36 in country

The University of Georgia College of Education remained steady in its ranking among graduate schools of education, moving up one position to No. 36 for the 2019-2020 list.

Study: Teacher retention bonuses result in lower turnover rates, higher test scores

Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study by assistant professor Walker Swain.

Event series uses art to explore our differences

Programs culminate in powerful retelling of award-winning book, ‘Citizen.’

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

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.

UGA establishes Russian Flagship Program

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.

Official partnership paves way for South Korean collaborations

An agreement signed earlier this month by the College’s Research and Innovation in Learning (RAIL) Lab will help bring South Korean university students to a top American university to learn lessons in robotics and virtual reality and deliver them to K-12 students in South Korea.

Gift supports graduate certificate in dyslexia

The Zeist Foundation helps educators and clinicians gain a deeper understanding of reading development.

When hurricanes threaten, take time to focus on mental health

Alan E. Stewart, a professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services who studies weather and climate psychology, shares his advice on staying calm and clear-headed in a severe weather event.

Two College of Education alumni named to 2018 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Tameka Rish and Michael Williams were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

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

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.

Mixing health care and engineering for new careers

Professor helps turn students on to emerging careers in the field of bio-engineering.

Denise Spangler named dean of the College of Education

Spangler joined the UGA faculty in 1995 and has held a series of leadership positions, from head of the department of mathematics and science education to senior associate dean and, most recently, interim dean.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2018 winners

More than 30,000 children across the state took part in this year’s vote.

When small movements make a big difference

New study looks at how vibration can help children with cerebral palsy.

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

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.

$1.1 million grant to promote collaboration among service professionals

A new five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will help graduate students gain collaborative clinical experience serving young children and earn an advanced degree.

New partnership opens up opportunities at community center

The University of Georgia is working with the Athens Housing Authority to connect with residents and offer new programming.

State-of-the-art lab opens for athletic training students

A new donation helps enhance the learning experience by funding realistic mannequins to help simulate injuries and examinations.

UGA researchers to improve STEM instruction in elementary classrooms

Thanks to a $2.1 million study funded by the National Science Foundation, the UGA College of Engineering and the UGA College of Education will develop a model course that prepares elementary school teachers to more efficiently teach mathematics, science and coding using interdisciplinary approaches.

Research examines the creative process for a hit TV show

Findings from a recent presentation could have wider implications throughout the entertainment industry.

Local middle-schoolers interpret art through hip-hop

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.

Presidential Scholars event highlights UGA connections

The first-ever awards program honors a College alumna, while a new partnership with UGA houses the Scholars’ archive.

A concussion may affect your driving even after symptoms disappear, study finds

Even though participants felt like they had recovered from their concussion, they were still likely to drive erratically while using a driving simulator.

Stocking up for a storm goes beyond your pantry, researcher says

The last-minute stockpiling may be driven by childhood experiences or weather-related trauma.

Partnership helps English language learners in 2 countries

The partnership draws from research from the College of Education’s Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, which found a particular method of instruction called “instructional conversation” was extremely successful in helping English-language learners catch up with their peers.

OLLI@UGA welcomes new executive director

Tim Meehan brings with him years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in the United Kingdom.

Planning, preparation help ease stress of powerful storm

Empty shelves of bread and canned goods aren’t just a sign of last-minute hurricane cravings—the purchases are also a coping mechanism.

Study: New high school heat guidelines 'very successful'

Rules governing high school athletes have gone a long way to prevent exertional heat illness, according to a new study by the Georgia High School Association and researchers at the University of Georgia.

'Poe-tober' events haunt Athens this fall

Edgar Allan Poe-themed activities sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts

Rural location, race influence students' access to college, according to new study

Students from rural communities who want to attend college face challenges on their pathways to higher education, according to a new study from a College of Education researcher.

Study reinforces dangers of football's early practice days

The four-year study evaluated the rates of exercise-related heat illness among NCAA football players at 60 colleges across the United States.

Study: Player-on-player hits cause more serious head impacts

In football, player-vs.-player hits will likely cause more severe head impacts than other impacts, according to a new study by a College of Education researcher.

Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

Study finds ultrasound is reliable, inexpensive way to measure health

When kinesiology graduate student Hui-Ju Young began looking into ways to use ultrasound to measure muscle health, she had no idea her research would be based on cattle-and cuts of beef.

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity

A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity: aerobic exercise.

Second NEA 'Big Read' grant brings more poetry to Athens area

Thanks to a recent “Big Read” grant award from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), the Athens community can enjoy a series of poetry events this June and another one in the fall.

Creating a chain of positivity

First districtwide bullying prevention essay contest honors students, teachers and administrators.

Kinesiology professor receives award from the Office of International Education

Rose Chepyator-Thomson received the Richard F. Reiff Internationalization Award for her major contributions to the overall internationalization of the university.

Moving beyond autism awareness

In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, members of the Athens community are invited to learn more about autism’s complex nature.

Study finds exercise can help enhance diabetic medication

Doctoral candidate Melissa Erickson examines the effects of exercise on blood glucose levels among patients taking metformin.

New summer program keeps kids learning when school is out

Camp DIVE expands partnership between UGA, Clarke County Schools

'The Big Read' fills Athens with poetry this April

Professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has lined up a slate of readings, lectures, hands-on events and performances as a way to intertwine the work of Robinson Jeffers with the culture and landscape of the South.

Sightseeing bears, magical town win Georgia Children's Book Awards

The annual awards, which took place last weekend as part of the Conference on Children’s Literature, gave top honors to “Breaking News Bear Alert” by David Biedrzycki and “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd.

Campus forum turns spotlight onto 2016 Olympics

An Olympic medalist remembered as much for his controversial statement from the podium as for his record-breaking sprints is among the featured speakers at a University of Georgia forum focusing on the Olympics.

Leap year still leaves our calendars off

This month’s extra day will go a long way in bringing our clocks and calendars back in line, says a University of Georgia mathematics education researcher, but the result is still not perfect.

'Big Read' events bring California poet's works to Georgia audiences

Professor contributes to new science education guidelines

The report, “Science Teachers’ Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts,” produced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, assesses and discusses essential learning opportunities for elementary, middle and high school science teachers.

College's online graduate programs ranked 3rd in the country

The annual list of best online graduate education programs places UGA at No. 3, tied with Florida State University. Last year the College ranked No. 28 on the list.

Along with your morning, coffee may also boost your exercise routine

The caffeine in your morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study.

COE launches new autism, behavioral analysis research center

The University of Georgia College of Education has pooled its expertise to form a new research center focused on autism and behavioral analysis.

Kinesiology labs play a role in successful CURO initiative

In its first year, the University of Georgia’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Assistantship Program has given more than 250 students hands-on experiences.

Love of language sparks award-winning initiatives

The College’s Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor wins prestigious Beckman Award for teaching excellence

Research support team serves key role in $8.2M grant to support Georgia families

The Program Evaluation Group has partnered with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the School of Social Work to secure a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

UGA-schools partnership is 'game-changer' for teens

Foothills Education Charter High School helps nearly 1,000 get diploma

Birthday celebration and lecture focuses on creative kids, teenagers

Parents, teachers and caregivers can hear about simple ways to enhance a child’s creativity at an upcoming celebration hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education.

Study: 'Guilting' teens into exercise won't increase activity

Adults who guilt middle-schoolers into exercising won’t get them any more active.

Runco contributes 30 years of creativity research to new NEA report

Mark Runco recently participated in a new report that examines how creativity works in the brain.

College's Innovation in Teaching and Technology program gets new director

Nicholas Holt, an information technology manager in the College of Education’s Office of Information Technology who has years of experience in digital game systems and interactive technology, has been named the director of the College’s Innovation in Teaching and Technology program.

Kennedy ranks 3rd among country's 'most influential' education deans

Craig H. Kennedy, dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the third “most influential” dean of education by Mometrix Test Preparation.

Georgia finalizes adoption of standards to ensure new teachers ready for the classroom

Starting this fall, the state of Georgia is strengthening its standards for licensing new teachers by requiring them to pass edTPA™, a performance assessment indicating they really are effective and ready for the classroom.

Parents, do your homework when looking for educational apps

Parents need to do their homework to find apps that keep kids’ skills sharp over the summer, say several University of Georgia researchers.

Jackson County teachers learn real-life robotics at STEM workshop

Elementary and middle school teachers will learn how robotics can bring math and science concepts to life in their classrooms during a two-week workshop that begins July 13 at the University of Georgia.

Annual conference gives instructional designers an edge

UGA educational psychology professor takes on Singapore

George Engelhard, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, recently conducted a five-day workshop in Singapore, titled “Measurement, evaluation, and assessment: The role of assessment in improving educational processes.”

Poetry series explores inspirations behind works

A weeklong poetry series in June not only puts University of Georgia graduate students on stage, but also allows them to share it with several established, published poets.

$643,000 grant breaks new ground in transgender research

Graduation day update: Navigating traffic from Atlanta to Athens

A small plane crash on I-285 Friday morning may force University of Georgia graduation day guests to find an alternate route.

UGA education professor Mary Atwater elected president of NARST

Learning English happens best when conversation is part of curriculum

Talk it out: Learning English happens best when conversation is part of curriculum

A new teaching model using small groups significantly improves how well English-language learners increase vocabulary and reading comprehension, according to a pioneering new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.

Speaker named for inaugural kinesiology Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Dr. Phil Sparling, professor emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology, with give the inaugural Department of Kinesiology Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Oct. 16.

Symposium celebrates artistic side of research

Graduate students and faculty in the University of Georgia College of Education combine artistic talents with research practices for this showcase of visual, literary and performing arts.

'Girl Talk' summer camp tracks being active

A new summer camp gives middle school-age girls a full week of healthy activities and education this summer—at no cost to families.

Study: Low-achieving students who 'tutor' class do better in own studies

Low-achieving students who were allowed to teach a virtual class performed better in their own courses, according to a new University of Georgia study. The students taught a virtual class through tutoring software, which increased the low-achieving college students’ motivation and engagement in the classroom.

Study finds cystic fibrosis decreases muscle strength

Researchers also break new ground in testing for childhood diseases

Professor selected as W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute fellow

Bettina Love, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been awarded a fellowship to the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, the leading institute of African-American studies in the country.

Program gives students chance to Experience UGA

More than 450 Clarke County high school students had the opportunity to take a look behind the curtain of university science in two recent STEM-focused trips to University of Georgia laboratories and research facilities.

'Automatic for Autism' raises awareness, money for BCBA Clinic

A resource fair and movie screening in April will raise awareness of autism while celebrating the successful end to a fundraiser for an autism treatment clinic on the University of Georgia campus.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names winning authors

The Georgia Children’s Book Awards has announced this year’s winning picture book and chapter book as part of its annual awards and Conference on Children’s Literature on the University of Georgia campus.

College remains 33rd best in country

The University of Georgia College of Education remained 33rd overall among graduate and professional schools, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

UGA-school district partnership wins national recognition

A partnership between the University of Georgia College of Education and the Clarke County School District that gives more than 500 teacher candidates classroom experience each year has been named one of the top programs in the country.

Clinic's methods could get boost from proposed law

A proposed new Georgia law could have larger implications on the Board Certified Behavior Analysis program and clinic at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Awards and conference highlight best in kid lit

9th annual forum focuses on women's roles in sciences

Top women who study topics such as medicine, global hunger and obesity will share their experiences at the ninth annual Global Educational Forum on March 19.

Should you drive with a concussion?

A pioneering study looks at the effect a head injury has on driving

Community event boosts after-school program

An annual fundraiser for the GRU/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will also benefit a unique after-school program that links physical activity to learning.

Conference features latest research from UGA's College of Education

Faculty and graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Education will show the public their latest research at the 2015 Faculty and Graduate Student Research Conference later this month.

Robotics partnership becomes official

College and school system join forces with company to provide materials, training and curriculum

Public education advocate speaks at UGA Chapel

Anthony Cody’s talk will address national educational policies and their effects on local schools

Online graduate degree options keep College in top rankings

The University of Georgia College of Education continues to rank among the top 30 of the country’s best online education programs, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings released today.

Looking to get fit in the new year? First, clear your schedule

There are many trendy new ways to exercise. But sometimes, the most successful method is going old-school.

Award-winning curriculum blends hall of famers, exercise

A growing number of children around the state are learning about the benefits of exercise, sports and the Georgia stars who excel at it thanks to curriculum developed by professors at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Researchers assess Department of Defense schools' gifted program

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia College of Education has received a one-year, $360,000 cooperative agreement to assess gifted education programs in U.S. Department of Defense schools around the world.

Grant helps professor teach meaning behind numbers

Kevin Moore finds connections between math at all levels

UGA faculty participate in White House conference on counselors

More than a dozen University of Georgia faculty and local public school partners were among a 20-member team from Georgia who participated in a White House conference on improving school counseling preparation this week at San Diego State University.

Students honored at educational communications conference

Three College of Education doctoral students in the learning, design and technology program were honored at the 2014 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Convention held Nov. 4-8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

COE researchers help link vitamin D, depression

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health, it may also impact mental health, says a team of researchers who have found a link between seasonal depression and a lack of sunlight.

Student in gifted education receives national scholarship

Teresa Mapson Reddish, a graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Education and a gifted education teacher in Cobb County Schools, has received a scholarship from the National Association for Gifted Children.

Cramond receives 2014 Distinguished Service Award from NAGC

Professor Bonnie Cramond receives the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children

Two COE graduates co-author chapter in new book on adult education

Two College of Education alumni have co-authored a chapter in the new book, Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners.

Moore receives $741,492 NSF grant to increase quantitative reasoning in math teaching

College of Education researcher has been awarded a five-year, $741,492 National Science Foundation grant to study how to increase the use of quantitative reasoning in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

$1.3M grant will train more school counselors

2 College of Education faculty members lead project to recruit and train students in school counseling throughout Northeast Georgia’s K-12 schools.

Johnson named Academy of Leisure Sciences Fellow

College of Education professor Corey W. Johnson has been named a 2014 Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences. It is the highest honor in the field.

2014-15 Alumni Awards honors 5 for their achievements

Five College of Education graduates were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership with 2014-15 alumni awards at the college’s second annual Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards Dinner Oct. 3 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Congratulations to this year’s award winners: Whitney Myers, Ian Altman, Kimber Shelton, Tonya Harris Cornileus and Mark Slonaker.

Thai program sends top teachers to learn at UGA

​Throughout October, a group of science and mathematics teachers from Thailand will learn about classroom structure, curriculum and the latest teaching methods at the College of Education, as part of a program to increase the country’s STEM education efforts.

Call receives Georgia Partners in Regenerative Medicine grant

University of Georgia kinesiology researcher Jarrod Call and Georgia Institute of Technology bioengineering researcher Robert Guldberg have received a Georgia Partners in Regenerative Medicine one-year seed grant of $70,000 to study the use of stem cells to improve muscle recovery after injury.

Dishman: Study links declining fitness, sleep complaints

​A new study from the University of Georgia finds a link between a person’s fitness level—specifically cardiorespiratory fitness—and sleeping ability. Led by Rodney Dishman, a professor of kinesiology in the College of Education, the study featured in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise analyzed data collected over 35 years.

Choi's web-based critical thinking tool wins national award

A web-based tool designed to teach critical thinking skills to veterinary students, created by a multidisciplinary team of University of Georgia faculty led by College of Education faculty member Ike Choi, has won a second prestigious national award.

Research adds up to better-prepared mathematics teachers

New research taking place at the University of Georgia College of Education examines how future mathematics teachers can develop flexible methods for solving problems in middle grades mathematics.

Calhoun to be inducted into Business Education Hall of Fame

The late College of Education professor and department head Calfrey C. Calhoun will be inducted into the Business Education National Hall of Fame at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Nov. 1.

Partnership brings robotics lab to new Barrow school

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new technology-focused high school in Barrow County on Sept. 3 also ushered in the next phase of a robotics education partnership between the University of Georgia’s College of Education and the Barrow County School System.

International Creativity Collaborative October 16-18

Dozens of scholars, researchers and innovators from the around the world in the field of creativity will forge new connections and discover new applications for their work.

New program enriches children's lives

Five faculty members across two UGA colleges lead after-school program for children in two Clarke County elementary schools.

Muhammad named a UCEA Jackson Scholar

Farris Muhammad, a graduate student in the College of Education, has been selected as a 2014-16 Barbara Jackson Scholar by the University Council for Education Administration (UCEA).

Daigle receives national counseling award for vision, innovation

College of Education faculty member Jolie Daigle has received the 2014 Counseling Vision and Innovation Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Schools take on new approach to bullying

With the new school year comes a new focus on bullying that could help schools stop the victimization before it starts, according to the College of Education’s Safe and Welcoming Schools program.

Archway fellowship allows professor to bring technology to rural Georgia communities

In fall 2014, COE faculty member Theodore J (T.J.) Kopcha was awarded a Public Service and Outreach fellowship with the UGA Archway Partnership. Kopcha is using his fellowship to extend his work with technology-enhanced learning.

Three graduate students win dissertation, research awards

Three doctoral students in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology—Ashley Dubin, Tori Foster and Christina Simmons—have received internal and external awards for their scholarship.

UGA ranks 5th in Best Colleges for Online Degrees

The University of Georgia, led by the College of Education, ranks fifth best for four-year schools on’s 2014 list of 100 Best Colleges for Online Degrees.

Summer Poetry Reading Series at Hendershots

Five of the top poets in Georgia will read and discuss the poetic craft during the third annual Seat in the Shade: A Poetry Reading Series June 19-20 and 24-26 at Hendershots in downtown Athens. The series, which was founded and is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia College of Education, will feature poets on June 19 and 20 at 5 p.m.; and June 24-26 at 7 p.m.

Cox receives Georgia Department of Transportation Scholarship

Brooke Cox, a junior majoring in communication sciences, has received the 2014 Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Scholarship Award.

COE speakers share big ideas at TEDxUGA

A College of Education faculty member, staff member, student and an alumna—Bettina Love, Elizabeth Brantley, Megan Pendleton and Lora Smothers—were among 17 people and groups who shared ideas and performances at the University of Georgia’s second annual “TEDxUGA” event.

Schmidt receives 2014 Impact Award from UNC Graduate School

Julianne Schmidt, assistant professor in the College of Education’s athletic training program in the Department of Kinesiology and director of UGA’s sport-related concussion laboratory, recently received a 2014 Impact Award from the University of North Carolina Graduate School, her alma mater.

Kim's proposal one of six funded by new UGA interdisciplinary grant

A research proposal by ChanMin Kim, an assistant professor of learning, design, and technology in the Department of Career and Information Studies, is one of six projects funded through the University of Georgia’s new Interdisciplinary Proposal Development program.

COE helping lead UGA expansion of online education

The University of Georgia has dramatically expanded its online course offerings and degree programs, providing students the flexibility to complete their degree requirements more quickly and expanding access to undergraduate and graduate programs for working adults.

Zhang elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology

James Zhang, a professor of sport management, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Jenkins, Mason receive UGA innovative instruction grants

Nathan Jenkins and Illse Mason, both assistant professors in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, were among 17 University of Georgia faculty to receive funding from the UGA the Office of the Vice President for Instruction for projects designed to improve teaching.

Buxton named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education

Cory Buxton, a professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education.

Jenkins, Schmidt receive OVPR Faculty Research Grants

Two rising researchers in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology—Nathan Jenkins and Julianne Schmidt—have received Faculty Research Grants from the University of Georgia Office of the Vice President for Research.

Morris, Love recognized with 2014 UGA Research Awards

Two College of Education faculty members – Jerome Morris and Betina Love – were among those UGA faculty and graduate students recognized for outstanding research and scholarship at the university’s 35th annual Research Awards Banquet on April 10.

University Judiciary honors Jenny Penney Oliver

The University of Georgia Judiciary has renamed its annual celebration the Jenny Penney Oliver University Judiciary Recognition and Induction Ceremony in honor of the late former adviser, and College of Education faculty member Jenny Penney Oliver.

UGA Archway Facilitates Birth to Five Community Engagement in Whitfield County

With a growing consensus that early learning opportunities and intervention are critical to success, community leaders set a goal that every student in the county will read on grade level by third grade.

Smagorinsky receives national award for best publication in literacy research

College of Education professor Peter Smagorinsky has received another national award for his 2011 book on literacy research during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Philadelphia April 3-7.

Jenkins to receive New Investigator Award from ACSM

Nathan Jenkins, an assistant professor of kinesiology in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been selected to receive a 2014 New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Watkins inducted into AHRD Scholar Hall of Fame

Karen E. Watkins, professor and associate head of the lifelong education, administration, and policy department in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been inducted into the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Scholar Hall of Fame.

COE partners with South Korean educational robotics company

With the demand for STEM education increasing in today’s workforce, the University of Georgia College of Education’s Department of Career and Information Studies has established a partnership with Roborobo Co., Ltd., one of the leading robotics education companies in South Korea.

Speech & Hearing Clinic to offer summer programs for children, adults

Children and adults with speech or language concerns (including reading) can benefit by participating in one of four Intensive Communication Program sessions being offered this summer by the University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Seven doctoral students in educational administration receive scholarships

Seven students in the University of Georgia College of Education’s doctoral program in educational administration and policy received scholarships at the program’s annual awards luncheon on March 21 at Rivers Crossing.

COE leadership program recognizes two Georgia school administrators

Two outstanding Georgia educational administrators—Wanda Creel and Glenn Pethel—were recognized for their distinguished service to the field of supervision and leadership by the University of Georgia College of Education’s educational administration and policy program on March 21 at Rivers Crossing.

Moje to speak at COE Faculty-Graduate Student Research Conference April 18

One of the leading scholars in literacy education Elizabeth B. Moje will speak at the University of Georgia College of Education’s 2014 Faculty/Graduate Student Research Conference on Friday, April 18 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis to give 2014 Torrance Lecture April 6

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will deliver the 2014 E. Paul Torrance Lecture at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia on Sunday, April 6.

Atwater voted president-elect of NARST

Mary M. Atwater, a professor of science education in the College of Education, has been voted president-elect of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). She is the first African American to be elected to this NARST position.

COE rises in U.S. News rankings

In the just released US News and World Report rankings, the College of Education has made a significant jump forward – to 33rd among all schools of education and 23rd among public schools of education

Cahnmann-Taylor receives state foreign language award

College of Education faculty member Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has received the 2014 Post-Secondary Leadership Award from the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG). The award recognizes her for promoting foreign language education in Georgia through professional and academic endeavors.

UGA Griffin to host 2014 Math Milieu for elementary students May 3

More than 150 students from Griffin-Spalding County School District elementary schools are expected to compete in the fourth annual Math Milieu competition on Saturday, May 3 at the Student Learning Center on the University of Georgia Griffin campus.

DeKalb, Gwinnett schools win 2014 TEAMS competition

Student teams from Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) and Lithonia Middle School in DeKalb County won first places in their categories in the 2014 TEAMS ((Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition recently hosted by the University of Georgia.

Adeyemo receives $20,000 SREB Dissertation Fellowship

Adeoye Adeyemo, a graduate student in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, has received a 2014 Dissertation Fellowship from the Southern Regional Educational Board that includes a $20,000 stipend.

Archway Partnership in Dalton-Whitfield County connects families to schools

Archway Partnership launched its work with Dalton-Whitfield County this fall to support the community in its efforts to develop tri-directional partnerships among schools, families, and community organizations.

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