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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.

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.

Two Faculty Honored With College’s Top Teaching Award
The highest teaching honor bestowed by UT Austin’s College of Education has been awarded to Jo Worthy, a professor of language and literacy, and Tasha Beretvas, associate dean for research and graduate studies.

Practices To Boost Community College Student Completion Rates Identified in Report
A new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) reveals a positive relationship between community colleges’ implementation of several “high impact” practices — like offering supplemental instruction and creating learning communities — and students’ completion of developmental courses and persistence from semester to semester.

Economics of Bilingualism
Up to now, the argument for more and better bilingual instruction has been fueled by a largely emotional appeal: helping all children succeed is simply the right thing to do.

Last updated on May 20, 2014