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Articles for: Department of Language and Literacy Education

'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.

Doctoral student merges art and literacy with GMOA exhibition

April 30, 2018
While studying in the College of Education, Rachel Sanders noticed a glaring paradox in the field of new literacy. In response, she presented her doctoral defense solely outside the written word with an exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Two student organizations in literacy education receive 2018 SOAR Awards

April 19, 2018
JoLLE and LLEGO were recognized for their achievements during the 17th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Award.

Two faculty members receive 2018 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Awards

April 11, 2018
Kevin Burke and Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor were recognized by UGA for their success as innovative teachers in the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program.

Smagorinsky shines light on effective school leaders

April 9, 2018
During his ongoing research study, Peter Smagorinsky discovered an outstanding principal who was praised by a participant for his leadership and involvement at a Madison County high school.

Associate professor receives UGA's 2018 Engaged Scholar Award

April 6, 2018
Ruth Harman received the 2018 Engaged Scholar Award from the University of Georgia's Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach for contributions to advancing public service, outreach and community engagement at the University.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2018 winners

March 23, 2018
More than 30,000 children across the state took part in this year's vote.

Dissertation award helps doctoral student focus on Russian verbal research

March 20, 2018
Thanks to a dissertation research award, Albina Khabibulina can dedicate her efforts to researching conceptually complex topics for those learning Russian.

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.

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.