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Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Bearman Awarded Research Grant
Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology Sarah Kate Bearman recently received a grant from Seton Healthcare Family and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health and Social Policy. The grant is one of five awarded across the university from a pool of nearly 30 proposals. Bearman is the principal investigator; co-principal investigators are Jane Gray and David Heckler at Texas Child Study Center. The Texas Child Study Center is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.

Learning and Literature: Our COE Summer Reading List
Folks throughout the College of Education are passionate about learning and literature. We asked faculty, staff and students to recommend books that influenced the way they thought about education and the way we learn. Choose one of the titles below and prepare for some inspiration!

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.

Last updated on May 20, 2014