The secret to happiness. It’s something we’d all like to discover. If there was a top ten list for secrets to happiness, it might include money, power, family, faith or attitude. Instead, a new undergraduate class in the Department of Educational Psychology is using the approach of positive psychology to equip students with a set of tools that can help them discover a path to personal well-being and happiness.
Janos Zempleni says there’s no magic bullet to solve the obesity epidemic in America. But research he leads as director of the Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD), may make a serious dent in a problem that costs billions of dollars a year in related healthcare costs.
Preparing the next generation of teachers to effectively use technology in the classroom is the driving force behind Tech EDGE. But it’s not the only objective. The initiative of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education is stretching across Nebraska and making an impact as far away as China.
On the southeast edge of East Campus, the Barkley Memorial Center has stood for 40 years as the home for programs in audiology, speech-language pathology and special education. Earlier this month, the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (SECD) hosted an open house and reunion to mark the Barkley Center’s 40th anniversary.