2007 News Articles (click title for full article)

National Archives Honors Presidential Timeline, Commends Unique Vision of Creator
The University of Texas at Austin?s ?Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century? was honored on with an award from the Archivist of the United States. The award recognizes the creativity and perseverance that a multidisciplinary applied in creating an online resource where anyone can go to virtually experience the lives of 20th century presidents.

COE LIFE Program Featured on Apple's "Profiles in Education" Site
Giving students a grade is one thing. Through careful observation and appropriate testing, faculty members can gauge their students? progress fairly accurately. But when those students are themselves teachers ? whose ?classrooms? are out in the field ? assessing their progress can be a challenge. Luckily for faculty and students in the College of Education, help is just a mouse-click away.

Those Who Can, Do: Math and Science Teacher Prep Program Becomes National Model, Celebrates 10th Birthday
If there's a severe math and science teacher deficit?one that?s been defined as a "crisis" by everyone from the President to corporate leaders, policy analysts and parents?why not see if talented undergraduate college students who plan to be engineers, doctors, biochemists, botanists and researchers would like to teach middle school or high school instead?

Lessons Emerge From Five Years of Research on Community College Students
A national report released Nov. 12 highlights key findings from five years of research on the educational experiences of community college students. The report, Committing to Student Engagement: Reflections on CCSSE?s First Five Years, offers five lessons learned.

Educational Psychologist Wins Presidential Early Career Award
Department of Educational Psychology alumna Dr. Jenefer Husman has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on a young scientist or engineer.

Office of Diversity and Community Engagement Fills Leadership Posts with Education Faculty
Two COE faculty have been appointed to vice president positions in the university?s Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement. Dr. Angela Valenzuela has been named associate vice president for school partnerships and Dr. Michele Guzm?n has been named assistant vice president for diversity education.

Presidential Timeline Receives A+ Review from Education World
A review of the Presidential Timeline Web site by Education World has earned their highest rating of A+. The Education World Web site, billed as ?The Educator?s Best Friend,? is widely used among educators and features information on lesson planning, professional development, and school issues, as well as educational Web site reviews.

PETE Program's 2007 Student Round-Up a Great Success
The PETE Program held their 2007Student Round-Up, a meet-and-greet for PETE students, faculty and alumni this October 3rd. Students took advantage of this opportunity to learn about the program or share their teaching experiences with others.

First Winner of the Dorothy J. Lovett Distinguished Alumni Award Named
Dr. Deborah Rohm Young, from the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland-College Park, was the guest speaker at the Sept. 28 McCraw Lecture and is the first recipient of the newly established Dr. Dorothy J. Lovett Distinguished Alumni Award.

Texas Public Education To Benefit from $1 Million Coordinating Board Grant
The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education has received a $1 million grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish a research center that will report findings on critical education issues in Texas.

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