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Amanda Witte

09 Mar 2017    By Alyssa Amen | CYFS

Witte selected as Rural Futures Institute fellow

Amanda Witte, CYFS project manager, has been selected to participate in an inaugural fellows program through the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute. As one of 15 faculty fellows, Witte was selected for her contributions to rural communities through research.

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08 Mar 2017    By Brad Stauffer

McAuliffe Prize recipient developing world changers

Each nominee for the Christa McAuliffe Prize for Courage and Excellence in Education is asked to submit their “philosophy of education.” Cheyenne Janssen opened hers with a quote that motivates her every day to develop students into world changers: “Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.” Those words from Nelson Mandela have special meaning for Janssen, a social studies teacher at Lincoln Northeast High School, who will be recognized March 12 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus Union, as this year’s McAuliffe Prize recipient.

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Steve Graham & Karen Harris

08 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Arizona State professors headline writing research mini-conference April 7-8 on East Campus

Steve Graham and Karen Harris, professors in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, will be the keynote speakers during a mini-conference on writing research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 7-8.

The first day of the conference will focus on research-oriented topics, and is open to all faculty and students at Nebraska. The second day will be a teacher- and practice-oriented day, and is open to all faculty and students at Nebraska, along with teachers from Lincoln Public Schools and other area schools.

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06 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Student Academy of Audiology to host fifth annual Huskers for Hearing 5K April 22

The Student Academy of Audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host its Fifth Annual Huskers for Hearing 5K Fun Run Saturday, April 22, on East Campus.

Online registration for the 5K is open until April 5 by visiting http://go.unl.edu/huskersforhearing. Cost is $35 for individuals ages 8 and older, and includes an event T-shirt. Children ages 7 and under are free. Participants may also register the day of the fun run with cash or check payments. In addition to the 5K, the event will also include a silent auction.

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vegetables in shopping cart

01 Mar 2017    By Leslie Reed | University Communication

Why fresh fruits, veggies may prevent kids from eating better

Contrary to popular belief, the supermarket’s freezer section or the canned goods aisle could be the path for parents who want to improve their children’s diets.

In a new study, University of Nebraska-Lincoln nutrition researchers asked parents of overweight pre-school and elementary school students why their children didn’t eat more vegetables and fruits. They found that a key stumbling block was parents’ belief that fresh, raw and “natural” vegetables and fruits are healthier for their children than canned or frozen produce.

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Lorraine Males

27 Feb 2017    

Males researches math curriculum materials

Lorraine Males’ research on mathematics instructional materials may help inform curriculum developers and educators about the effectiveness of those materials. Males, an assistant professor in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE), is using eye tracking technology to explore the interactions that occur between teachers and math instructional text and how differences in text influence these interactions.

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27 Feb 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Hamann named Equity Fellow

Ted Hamann, professor in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE), has been selected as one of 13 state-specific “Equity Fellows” for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP EAC). Serving Nebraska, Hamann joins other nationally prominent scholars who have engaged deeply and published widely on one or more of the four desegregation areas—race, sex, national origin, and religion—focused on by MAP EAC.

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22 Feb 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Viesca earns grant to support teachers of bilingual learners in 11 states

A $2.7 million professional development grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help 2,000 teachers in 11 states better serve their bilingual students. The International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education (ICMEE) project is being funded from the Office of English Language Acquisition and is being led by University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor Kara Viesca from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

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21 Feb 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Niehaus to receive two ACPA awards

Elizabeth Niehaus, assistant professor in Educational Administration, will be receiving two honors for her professional service and research next month in Columbus, Ohio at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The first award is the 2017 Outstanding Service to the International Community Award. Additionally, Niehaus will receive a 2017 Excellence in International Research Award, for her work with Letitia Williams of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Shavonna Holman

17 Feb 2017    By Brad Stauffer

EDAD's Holman fills vacancy on OPS board

Serving on a school board was never an aspiration of Shavonna Holman, assistant professor of practice in Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. But on Feb. 22, Holman will be sworn in as a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education. She was appointed to the position by other board members Feb. 7, following the resignation of Justin Wayne, who was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in November.

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