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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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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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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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14 Dec 2017    By Troy Fedderson | University Communication

Swearer: Social media not best avenue to deal with bullying

A Nebraska-based national expert on the topic said parents seeking to help children being bullied should consider other resources before turning to social media.

Susan Swearer, Willa Cather Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, said the array of reactions to the viral video of 11-year-old Keaton Jones recounting his bullying experience is an example of how social media can do more harm that good.

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27 Nov 2017    

'Prodigies of the Prairie' offers tips on raising talented kids

Parents want their children to succeed. Particularly if their child has the potential to become the next Taylor Swift (12 when she wrote her first song), Michael Phelps (15 when he first swam in the Olympics) or LeBron James (18 when he was drafted by the NBA). Educational psychologist Kenneth Kiewra believes parents are the key to transforming children with aptitude into champions.

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22 Nov 2017    

Bruning named prestigious AAAS Fellow

Roger Bruning, Velma Warren Hodder professor of educational psychology, is one of four University of Nebraska–Lincoln professors announced today as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest general scientific society in the world.

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20 Nov 2017    

International Seed Grant proposals due Dec. 18

Through a generous donor grant, CEHS has funds available to enhance instruction and research through attention to international work and issues. Proposals are being solicited from faculty and staff to support coursework that includes international perspectives, research/creative work that includes an international component, or professional development activities and environmental improvements that will promote our international goals.

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25 Aug 2017    

Buros/ETS Lecture Series continues Monday, Aug. 28

On Monday, August 28, 2017, the Buros/ETS Lecture series presents: “(How) Can Educational Assessment Help Address Big Educational Challenges?” with Dr. Joanna Gorin, ETS vice president for research, at 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Teachers College Room 112. Reception to follow in the Buros Library.

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Professor Ken Kiewra and doctoral students Linlin Luo and Abe Flanigan

18 Aug 2017    By Brad Stauffer

International seed grant sprouts research and cultural exchange

Educational Psychology professor Ken Kiewra and doctoral students Linlin Luo and Abe Flanigan shared their research internationally this summer thanks to a CEHS international seed grant and additional financial support from the Department of Educational Psychology. Traveling to Freiburg, Germany, the trio made six research presentations at the University of Freiburg, participated in classes and planned research with world-renowned educational psychologist Alexander Renkl and two of his doctoral students.

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