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Audrey Sorrells, Associate Dean of Students for Research, Wins PLUS Conversion Award
Audrey Sorrells, Associate Dean of Students for Research, has won an award from the Sustainability Course Development and PLUS Awards Program to convert her UGS 312: Research Methods course to a Peer-Led Undergraduate Studying (PLUS) model.

Texas Regional Collaboratives 21st Annual Meeting to Celebrate STEM Education Success Stories
The Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching will hold its 21st annual meeting on June 16-18, 2015, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Ricardo Ainslie Archive Established at the Benson Latin American Collection
The Benson Latin American Collection has established the Ricardo Ainslie Archive containing the research materials of Dr. Ainslie, a professor in the Department of Education Psychology.

O’Reilly paper wins 2014 Editor’s Award
A paper by Mark O'Reilly, Professor of Special Education and colleagues from four different countries has won the 2014 Editor's Award for the journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

New Tobacco Cessation Protocol Could Save Texas Millions of Dollars
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with Baylor Scott & White Health and the Department of State Health Services to launch the first of multiple trainings that introduce physicians to eTobacco, a newly designed tobacco cessation protocol that connects a patient’s electronic medical records with a state-funded tobacco cessation program called Quitline.

Smoking Ban Reduces College Student Cigarette Use
AUSTIN, Texas — Since September 2005, the city of Austin has enforced an ordinance that prohibits smoking indoors at most public businesses and places of work. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have determined the ban correlates with an appreciable decrease in cigarette usage by UT students.

High School Interventions Critical for Teens with Autism
AUSTIN, Texas — Schools are serving more students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than ever before. Early detection and interventions are proven paths to success, but programs designed to help students with ASD often concentrate on providing early intervention. By the time a young adult with ASD faces high school graduation, he or she may have gone years without interventions to prepare for a transition, like entry in to the job market or college.

Lloyd Berg, CP Alumnus, Named Academy of Clinical Health Psychology President
AUSTIN, Texas – Dr. Lloyd Berg, an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin Counseling Psychology program, has been named President of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology, effective January 1. His two-year term includes serving as an ex officio Officer of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology.

Top Graduate Students Awarded Research Grants
AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin has announced the 2014-2015 recipients of its Graduate Student Research Awards Program. Funding provides students with up to $2,000, and is meant to support in-progress and future research-related expenditures.

UT Professor Receives $20k Grant for Special Ed Research
Dr. North Cooc, assistant professor of special education at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, has been selected to receive a $20,000 research grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Last updated on May 20, 2014