Devin Shaughnessy, an elementary and special education major, helps Max Petersen build words during a tutoring session at the Schmoker Reading Center

01 Mar 2024    By Kelcey Buck

‘Hidden gem’ Schmoker Reading Center helps children overcome reading difficulties

For more than 15 years, the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center has helped children in the community who are struggling with reading through one-on-one tutoring provided by Husker undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and certified teachers.

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Lay Wah smiles for a selfie above a city in the background

05 Feb 2024    

Meet a Husker: Lay Wah

Meet Lay Wah, who came to the U.S. from a refugee camp at the Thailand/Myanmar border. She graduated in December 2023 with a degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies, and an art minor.

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Genese Clark stands for a photo in the Nebraska East Union. Photo by Matthew Strasburger, University Communication and Marketing

01 Feb 2024    By Deann Gayman, University Communication and Marketing

CYAF doctoral student, Genese Clark, recognized with Fulfilling the Dream Award

Genese Clark, a doctoral student in Child, Youth and Family Studies, was one of two individuals recognized with a Fulfilling the Dream award during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's MLK Commemorative Celebration Jan. 30.

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Project team members include, front row from left: Natalie Koziol, Jenna Finch, Lisa Knoche, Jennifer Leeper Miller and Holly Hatton-Bowers. Back row, from left: Julia Torquati, Carrie Clark, Sue Sheridan, Changmin Yan, HyeonJin Yoon and Soo-Young Hong. (Kyleigh Skaggs, CYFS)

30 Jan 2024    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Grand Challenges Catalyst project aims to strengthen early childhood workforce – and positive results for children

Researchers are leading a large-scale program aimed at leveraging the University of Nebraska’s strengths in early childhood education to create an integrated, educational approach to support professional workforce development and mental wellness among early childhood educators — and to encourage educator retention.

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Fall 2023 CEHS Dean's List Announced! Image of east side of Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall at night

26 Jan 2024    

993 Huskers named to Fall 2023 CEHS Dean's List

993 students in the College of Education and Human Sciences have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year.

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Eight individuals dressed in business clothing stand outdoors smiling for a photo.

21 Nov 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Nebraska WORDS targets post-pandemic reading success, educator growth

Nebraska researchers are working to boost reading outcomes for rural students in kindergarten through third grade by providing professional learning opportunities to teachers across the state, speeding up pandemic recovery for students with reading difficulties.

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Julia Torquati stands smiling outdoors with the Nebraska State Capitol behind her.

03 Nov 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Partnership aims to diversify, strengthen Nebraska’s early childhood workforce

Researchers, educators and community partners from across Nebraska are working to find a lasting solution to support, expand and diversify the state’s early childhood workforce to ensure positive developmental outcomes for children birth to age 8.

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Saima Hasni sits on a blue chair in Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall

31 Oct 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Study finds variety, cost effectiveness can become barriers to children’s vegetable consumption

Researchers recently completed a project to better understand family child care home providers’ preparation and serving of vegetables, and their influence on children’s vegetable consumption.

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Four people stand closely and smile for a photo in an outdoor setting.

17 Oct 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Global toolkit promotes inclusive health care for marginalized refugees

Nebraska researchers are participating in a collaborative, international project designed to help enhance mental health care among older refugees and refugees with disabilities.

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Katelyn Coburn sits in a bright hallway in Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall.

03 Oct 2023    

Project explores strengthening connections among religious leaders, nonbinary people

A recently funded Nebraska research project aims to enhance Christian religious leaders’ affirmation of nonbinary people to combat bias and discrimination.

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