University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty member Dipra Jha recently delivered a series of workshops for luxury hospitality professionals across India. Jha, an assistant professor of practice in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, spent May 12-31 in India as professor in residence with the Oberoi Center of Learning and Development (OCLD). The center is part of Oberoi Group, a hospitality conglomerate that owns and operates some of the most recognized luxury hotels in the world.
Dean Marjorie Kostelnik announced today the appointment of two department chairs in the College of Education and Human Sciences. After a national search, Nick Pace was selected chair of the Educational Administration Department (EDAD) and will begin his duties July 17. Linda Boeckner has been named interim chair of Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS). Pace is currently professor and chair of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa.
Michelle Maas, research project assistant in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been named a CEHS Staff Star Award recipient. CEHS Staff Council President Nancy McConkey made the announcement and presentation in February.
As part of her 2016-17 graduate assistantship with Associate Dean Deb Mullen, May master’s graduate Alisha Tesfalem took her passion for diversity and inclusion and planned activities through the year for CEHS faculty and staff.
The inaugural class of the Buffett Institute Graduate Scholars program presented its research at a symposium last week in Omaha. The 2016-17 Buffett Scholars, University of Nebraska doctoral students Jon Cavanaugh (University of Nebraska-Omaha), Abbey Gregg (University of Nebraska Medical Center), and Amanda Moen (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), along with their faculty mentors, shared their findings and described the implications for the early childhood field.
Impact. It’s how every professional is judged. And judging from the comments of peers and students, Chadron High School teacher Willie Uhing has a remarkable impact on his students and his school. For excellence as a teacher, leader, mentor, role model and advocate, Uhing has been named the 2017 Frieda Battey Distinguished Educator Award, presented by the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
A fixture on campus for more than four decades, Ellen Weissinger, recently retired from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but slowing down is not on the immediate horizon. She began her tenure at Nebraska as a faculty member in health and human performance in the former Teacher’s College and concluded it in the College of Education and Human Science’s Department of Educational Administration. The emeritus senior vice chancellor of academic affairs has found a new challenge on Nebraska Innovation Campus, joining an agricultural technology startup.
Sixty new middle and high school science teachers over six years. Sixty people who likely would not be teaching science today had it not been for the College of Education and Human Science’s Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) program. Established in 2010, the MAst program undertook the task of recruiting science majors and professionals to become science teachers.
The 2017 UNL Spring Research Fair featured more than 200 undergraduate research posters, 10 undergraduate creative exhibits, and 160-plus graduate research posters and exhibits on April 4-5 in the Nebraska Union.