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(From right) evaluators Michelle Howell Smith, Susan Pense and Leslie Hawley provide feedback to teachers and school personnel participating in the Expanded Learning Opportunity Design Challenge.

22 Feb 2018    By Alyssa Amen

Researchers evaluate rural Nebraska after-school programs

Brainstorm, develop, implement, modify and repeat. As rural Nebraska school districts use this adaptable approach to create after-school programs, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team is taking similar steps to evaluate their progress.

The team consists of researchers from the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.

They are joining a 30-month project, Expanded Learning Opportunity Design Challenge, which involves Auburn, Beatrice, Boone Central, Centura and Grand Island school districts.

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06 Feb 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Family support and location may lead to Olympic greatness

A recently published research article on talent development by University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student Carol Ott Schacht and Educational Psychology professor Ken Kiewra suggests that in the case of three former United States Olympic speed skaters, it was family and location that paved the way for their remarkable success.

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Buffett Early Childhood Institute

05 Feb 2018    

Buffett Institute seeking fellowship applicants

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is accepting applications from advanced doctoral students within the university system for 1-year fellowships worth up to $25,000. 

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01 Feb 2018    

"Ancestors/Descendants," featuring recent work by Kansas City-based fiber artist Jason Pollen

The fourth exhibition of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery’s 2017-2018 programming year opens this Friday, February 2 at its east campus location. The exhibition continues through March 23. Kansas City-based artist Jason Pollen will speak about his exhibition at 5:15 p.m. in the gallery, located on the secondfloor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus Loop.

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Global Competency

29 Jan 2018    By Brad Stauffer

CEHS global course proposals earn NU startup grants

The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has landed two successful applications in the University of Nebraska’s “Global Perspectives in the Curriculum” funding competition. Courses proposed by faculty members in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE) and in Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) were selected for $5,000 development grants. The courses were designed, in part, to respond to the college’s “grand challenge” focus on immigrant, migrant and multi-cultural populations.

TLTE course

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23 Jan 2018    

TLTE grad students and professor help Lincoln High earn School of Opportunity recognition

When the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder announced this week that Lincoln High School was one of eight new gold level Schools of Opportunity, Ted Hamann and his graduate students in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education took some special pride.

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Mike Scheel

23 Jan 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Scheel's new book describes groundbreaking psychotherapy approach

Focusing on strengths rather than problems is a more effective way for psychotherapists to help their clients find happiness and diminish feelings of distress, says Mike Scheel, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. With colleague Collie Conoley, Scheel has written a new book describing a unique therapeutic process that takes positive psychology to a paradigm-shifting level.

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Dipra Jha

18 Jan 2018    

Jha part of Tourism Commission’s Grant Review Committee

CEHS faculty member Dipra Jha has been invited by the Nebraska Tourism Commission to serve on the Commission’s Grant Review Committee this year. The Community Impact Grant and Tourism Marketing Grant programs offer funding opportunities to organizations within Nebraska to promote their events, destinations, community or region to travelers. The Commission received a total of 76 applications for the current cycle requesting $1.7 million in funding.

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Andrea Laughlin

12 Jan 2018    By Brad Stauffer

NHS graduate student receives ANDF scholarship

Nutrition and Health Sciences graduate student Andrea Laughlin has received the Marie E. Knickrehm Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The $6,000 scholarship is for the current school year. Laughlin, who is from Lincoln, completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2014 and is currently working on a master’s degree in dietetics.

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Eckerson and Staples-Farmer named Practice Fellows.

11 Jan 2018    

LPS teachers help pilot TLTE Practice Fellows program

New classes were not the only thing that started up this week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE) began piloting its new Practice Fellows program. The idea of practice fellows is to find excellent K-12 educators with advanced credentials who bring their practice expertise to campus. The initial fellows are Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) educators Janet Eckerson (Lincoln High School) and Sarah Staples-Farmer (Lincoln East High School), who will continue to be K-12 teachers as they also serve the university.

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