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27 Jan 2023    By Kelcey Buck

Career experiences guide Jennifer Sturgeon in leading ECSE graduate program

Since earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004 as one of the first graduates of the inclusive early childhood education program, Jennifer Sturgeon has dedicated her career to early childhood special education. Now she’s back at her alma mater helping train early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and early intervention (EI) specialists. 



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Jill England stands in a hallway holding her CEHS Staff Star Award.

23 Jan 2023    

Jill England selected for CEHS Staff Star Award

Jill England, graduate coordinator in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been named the recipient of the latest Staff Star Award by the College of Education and Human Sciences Staff Council.

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Jill England stands in a hallway holding her CEHS Staff Star Award.

23 Jan 2023    

Jill England selected for CEHS Staff Star Award

Jill England, graduate coordinator in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been named the recipient of the latest Staff Star Award by the College of Education and Human Sciences Staff Council.

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Two adults, one wearing a green floral shirt and the other wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, stand smiling in front of large windows.

23 Jan 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Nebraska education researchers work to build statewide consensus on equity

University of Nebraska researchers are exploring the state’s equity-driven accountability systems in K-12 education to ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed.

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Two adults, one wearing a green floral shirt and the other wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, stand smiling in front of large windows.

23 Jan 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Nebraska education researchers work to build statewide consensus on equity

University of Nebraska researchers are exploring the state’s equity-driven accountability systems in K-12 education to ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed.

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Two adults, one wearing a green floral shirt and the other wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, stand smiling in front of large windows.

23 Jan 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Nebraska education researchers work to build statewide consensus on equity

University of Nebraska researchers are exploring the state’s equity-driven accountability systems in K-12 education to ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed.

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17 Jan 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Online sexual assault resistance program trains first-year female college students

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is among four U.S. and Canadian universities evaluating an online version of a sexual assault resistance program for college undergraduate women.

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17 Jan 2023    By Kelcey Buck

Kristy Weissling named SECD Interim Department Chair

As 2023 begins, SECD is welcoming a new interim department chair, professor of practice Kristy Weissling. Weissling takes over for Steven Barlow who is returning to his faculty position in the department as the Corwin Moore Professor and director of the Communication Neuroscience Laboratories.

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Kristy Weissling headshot

17 Jan 2023    By Kelcey Buck

Kristy Weissling named SECD Interim Department Chair

As 2023 begins, SECD is welcoming a new interim department chair, professor of practice Kristy Weissling. Weissling takes over for Steven Barlow who is returning to his faculty position in the department as the Corwin Moore Professor and director of the Communication Neuroscience Laboratories.

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12 Jan 2023    By Kelcey Buck | Special Education & Communication Disorders

Study suggests taste cells’ role in immune response may lead to treatment of taste loss

A recent study from a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other institutions has found that a subset of taste cells called type II taste cells may play a key role in the body’s immune response to harmful oral microbes. These new findings could help treat taste loss caused by infection, aging, obesity and cancer chemotherapy.

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