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08 Jun 2018    By Katie Ballue

The legacy of Carolyn Edwards

Carolyn Pope Edwards, Ed. D., passed away on May 31st. Edwards was passionate about learning, exploring innovation, and collaboration. She leaves behind a legacy of ardent creative learning with the colleagues and students whose lives she touched, on the field of early childhood education, and with the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies. 

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22 May 2018    By Brad Stauffer

CEHS and Malone Center begin partnership to support children and families

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) is partnering with the Clyde Malone Community Center in Lincoln to provide a mutually beneficial opportunity for the successful development of children and families at the Malone Center and opportunities for practical experience for CEHS students. Malone Center Executive Director Kimberly Goins and CEHS Interim Dean Beth Doll signed a letter of agreement May 16 at a brief ceremony. The initial agreement is for five years.

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17 May 2018    

Summer opportunities in Nebraska Extension for CYAF students

There are a few amazing summer opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students. The following opportunities are through Nebraska Extension.

Omaha Imagine Science

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02 May 2018    By Katie Ballue

Xia invited to present at United Nations

Yan Ruth Xia, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies Professor, was invited to present her research at the United Nations this month in an attempt to further explore the importance of family policies for social inclusion and inclusive urbanization.

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NU SensiPlate

27 Apr 2018    By Katie Ballue

Sensi-Plate team wins Platinum Award

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sensi-Plate Design Studio team received a Platinum Project Award for most valuable senior design project at the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management’s annual Design Studio Showcase on April 27, 2018.

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Victoria Molfese retiring from UNL

25 Apr 2018    By Katie Ballue

Molfese leaving a legacy of learning

Victoria Molfese, Chancellor Professor and Co-Director of the Early Development and Learning Lab, is retiring from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Molfese is nationally recognized as an expert in the development of language, reading, and math skills during early childhood. Her research at the university has focused mostly on how sleep influences behavior and learning and teacher/child relationships and the way these can affect performance.

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16 Apr 2018    

CYAF family financial planning degree top ranked

The family financial planning online master’s degree offered through the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies and Great Plains IDEA, has been ranked No. 1 nationally by Top Accounting Degrees. The ranking was based in part on student/faculty ratio, average graduate tuition rate, flexible course offerings, affiliation with professional certification, and online student resources such as advising and tech support.

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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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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    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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