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16 Apr 2018    By Brad Stauffer

NSF Noyce grant to establish NebraskaSTEM program for rural elementary teachers

Up to 15 rural Nebraska elementary teachers are being sought to participate in the NebraskaSTEM leadership development program that begins this summer at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Funded by a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce grant, participants will receive stipends to help pay the tuition and living costs of completing a 14-month master’s degree in elementary education with a specialization in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

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13 Apr 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Hamann and Mexican colleagues honored by AERA

A binational research team, including University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor Edmund “Ted” Hamann, will be recognized April 16 for its work to identify and transform the conditions of schooling for thousands of transnationally mobile children and youth. Hamann and his colleagues Víctor Zúñiga, professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), and Juan Sánchez García, research director at the Mexican state of Nuevo León’s Institute for Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Education (known as IIIEPE), will be presented with the Henry T.

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09 Apr 2018    By Brad Stauffer

USDA entrepreneurship grant invests in rural Nebraska

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities has received support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The project, which partners high school students with rural business owners, will be led by Surin Kim, assistant professor in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design and a Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship specialist. Kim will serve as principal investigator and research the economic and social underpinnings of rural flight of youth and young adults in Nebraska.

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04 Apr 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Catalano selected for Swanson Award

The College of Education and Human Sciences has selected Theresa Catalano, associate professor of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE), as the 2018 Donald R. & Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence recipient. Catalano will be formally recognized at an awards luncheon April 6. Funded by a generous gift from Donald R. Swanson, the award honors exemplary teaching in CEHS and carries a $12,500 cash award.

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04 Apr 2018    By Alyssa Amen | Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Research builds relationships between schools, Latino families

As April Stortvedt addressed her fifth-grade students in class, a laminated poster behind served as a reminder of four classroom rules.

Be respectful.

Be honest.

Be responsible.

Follow directions the first time.

Stortvedt said University of Nebraska–Lincoln research has helped one of her students better abide by the classroom rules. Through the study, "Teachers and Parents as Partners for Latino Families," Stortvedt collaborated with her student’s parent to improve behavior at home and school.

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30 Mar 2018    

Huskers head for Masters internships

While PGA professionals compete on the links, 24 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and assistant professor of practice Shannon Rowen will work behind the scenes during the upcoming Masters Tournament at the famed Augusta National Golf Club.

The Nebraska contingent will represent the university’s hospitality, restaurant and tourism management program. They are part of the nearly 2,000 hospitality professionals who will provide services to participants, members and patrons during the tournament, April 1-8 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Cover art from “Parenting from Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance”

28 Mar 2018    

De Guzman, Edwards and Brown offer new book about families living apart

Families across the world are living apart in increasing numbers. This phenomenon is challenging family cohesion and redefining family relationships. A new book edited by Maria Rosario de Guzman, associate professor and extension specialist in Child, Youth and Family Studies; Carolyn Pope Edwards, emeritus professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies; and Jill Brown, associate professor of psychology, Creighton University, sheds light on how distance affects families.

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23 Mar 2018    

Dev recognized by NIFA for early career achievement

Dipti Dev, the Betti and Richard Robinson Assistant Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies and Extension Specialist, received a 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. NIFA is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the award was announced March 22 during the Federal Update and Family Life Specialists’ Awards webinar.

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23 Mar 2018    By Alyssa Amen | Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Tippens explores well-being among older refugees

Like many large cities, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is a patchwork of coexisting prosperity and poverty. Nebraska researcher Julie Tippens is navigating this city’s urban divide in search of refugee families from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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21 Mar 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Graduate education programs at UNL ranked No. 40 nationally

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s graduate education program jumped three spots and is ranked No. 40 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report national rankings that were announced March 20.

Nebraska graduate education programs are housed in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Programs evaluated for this ranking include master’s, specialist, Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees in the departments of Child, Youth and Family Studies; Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; Special Education and Communication Disorders; and Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

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