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UTeach Adds Five Universities
The University of Texas at Austin’s nationally acclaimed UTeach program announced this week that five new universities will be implementing the successful STEM teacher preparation program, boosting the total number of programs nationwide to 44.

Generous College Friend and Benefactor Honored with Portrait
Family and friends of the late Cissy McDaniel Parker gathered at the College of Education on Nov. 7 for a reception to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of Mrs. Parker and honor her legacy.

Study Identifies Early Warning Signs of Stroke Risk in Blacks
Researchers in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education have found that a blood flow impairment in blacks that puts them at higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases like stroke appears at a much earlier age than previously thought.

Rehab Counselor Program Receives Federal Grant
Dr. James Schaller, director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program (RCEP) in the Department of Special Education, has received a $950,000 five-year federal grant.

Outdoor Adventure Therapy Helps Veterans Heal
David Scheinfeld is a doctoral student who’s using his research and practice as well as his “9-5” job at Outward Bound for Veterans to help returning service members and veterans adapt to life at home after military service. Outward Bound offers wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefits of teamwork and challenge experienced in a natural environment, with all of the participants working together toward a common objective.

What Drives Voting Behavior
Even though over 7.5 million potential voters between 18 and 24 were born abroad or in the U.S. to immigrant parents, very little research has been done on what affects the political and civic engagement of that large demographic. Do language barriers guide whether or not they register to vote? Do family opinions play a big part?

Dr. Libby Doggett on the Importance of Early Childhood Education
On October 25, Dr. Libby Doggett visited the College of Education and spoke on the topic of “Early Education in the Spotlight,” explaining challenges and opportunities that policy makers and local governments encounter as they work to improve services for pre-K children.

Prestigious Harrington Fellowship Goes to KHE Doctoral Student
Natalie Poulos, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education’s Health Behavior and Health Education program, was among 15 graduate students awarded a Harrington Fellowship earlier this month.

Saenz At U.S. Capitol Discussing Education, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
College of Education associate professor Victor Saenz, who is founder and executive director of Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, recently was in Washington, D.C. to discuss education issues and represent UT Austin at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Study Investigates Connection Between Sports Participation and Creativity
The type of sports participation children engage in can influence their level of creativity in adulthood, according to a new study out of the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. The research was conducted by Matt Bowers, a clinical assistant professor in kinesiology and health education, and published in Creativity Research Journal last month.

Last updated on May 20, 2014