2008 News Articles (click title for full article)

University of Texas to Help Military Families Who Have Children with Disabilities
A new partnership between the Texas Center for Disability Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and the Exceptional Family Member Program in Fort Hood, Texas, has created the Fort Hood Family Support 360 Project to help military families caring for children with disabilities.

College of Education Graduate Honored as Superior Scholar and Athlete
For Texas senior DE Brian Orakpo, academics always came first. With that in mind, it was fitting that just one day after receiving his UT diploma he became the Longhorns' second Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner (nation's top defensive player) on Sunday.

COBRA Helps Students Focus on Long-Term Success
When Dr. Kevin Foster and LBJ High School principal Patrick Patterson started their student mentoring project in the fall of 2006, they didn't anticipate the program would become an integral part of the Austin Independent School District.

Report Finds Latino College Students Motivated, Hardworking, In Need of More Financial Aid
Dr. Victor Sáenz co-authored a report that shows over the past 3 decades, the income disparity between Latino and non-Hispanic white students entering 4-year colleges and universities has increased fourfold and the difference in median household income grew from $7,986 in 1975 to $32,965 in 2006....

College Gets $3 Million to Prepare Principals for Large Urban School Districts
The University of Texas at Austin College of Education's Principalship Program has received a $3 million grant to develop urban secondary level school leaders who will be specially trained to address the unique challenges of inner city school management.

Athlete's Mental Toughness as Important as Physical Strength
Sport psychologists like Dr. John Bartholomew and Dr. Esbelle Jowers explore strategies that athletes can nurture in training and then during competition to put them in that elusive state of "flow," where they surpass conscious thought and all of the elements of peak performance come together-concentration, physical expertise, focus, calm, discipline, unwavering confidence.

High Expectations Plus High Support Essential for Student Success
A national report released today highlights key findings from the 2008 cohort of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. The report, High Expectations and High Support, offers data about the quality of community college students’ educational experiences and describes how a number of colleges across the country are responding to the challenges.

Dr. Michele Guzmán Chosen to be part of the 2009 class of Leadership Texas
Dr. Michele Guzmán, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been selected by University of Texas at Austin president William Powers, Jr., to be part of the 2008 class of Leadership Texas.

Professor Emeritus Michael P. Thomas, Jr., Passes Away at 76
Professor Emeritus Michael P. Thomas, Jr., a former associate dean in the College of Education and chair of the Department of Educational Administration, died Thursday, Nov. 13, from cancer-related complications. He was 76.

Dr. Alba Ortiz Receives Prestigious 2008 Civitatis Award
Dr. Alba Ortiz, a nationally recognized College of Education scholar whose work focuses on the education of bilingual students with special needs, has been selected to receive the 2008 Civitatis from The University of Texas at Austin.

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