2011 News Articles (click title for full article)

Saving Latino Males the Focus of New Brief from Dr. Victor Saenz
Dr. Victor Saenz, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Administration, and Dr. Luis Ponjuan of the University of Florida have co-authored a landmark brief that outlines recommendations for preventing the disappearance of Latino males from higher education.

Researchers in Special Education Ranked Third Nationally
Science Watch, an online publication that tracks science research, has ranked The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Special Education in the top five nationally when it comes to articles published by faculty researchers.

Dr. Richard Reddick Named 2011 Outstanding Young Texas Ex
Dr. Reddick, an assistant professor in the College of Education's Department of Educational Administration, is one of only four University of Texas at Austin alumni under 40 to receive the 2011 Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award.

LTC Director Receives Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree
Paul E. Resta, professor in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and director of the Learning Technology Center, recently received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Russia's Moscow State University for Economics, Statistics, and Informatics.

Through the Heart of Texas Writing Project, Dr. Randy Bomer helps teachers and young writers alike find their inner authors. Working from the research-based conclusion that a teacher who writes will be a better writing teacher, the project offers monthly workshops and four-week invitational institutes to K-12 Texas teachers.

Writing Communities Sends Future Writing Teachers Into East Austin Neighborhood for Inspiration
In order to become better writing teachers, around 160 education students in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education recently gathered on a Saturday at Sanchez Elementary in Austin to walk the surrounding community and record thoughts and impressions that later could be incorporated in their writing.

Spinal Cord Injury Victims Enjoy Better Health, Thanks to Neuroscientist Lisa Griffin
Research from The University of Texas at Austin has led to major technological and pharmaceutical advances over the past decade which are making it possible for spinal cord injury patients to live lives closer to normal than ever before.

Research on Education and Employment Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Funded By $1.3 Million Grant
Educational psychologist Stephanie Cawthon has received $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education to oversee the research arm of a newly formed national Center for Results in Education and Employment for Deaf Students.

Beyond Blackboards Uses Engineering Design and Robotics to Improve Math and Science Skills
Working with The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, area school districts, and members of the education industry, the College of Education is helping implement Beyond Blackboards, a program that introduces middle school students to engineering design.

Spirduso, Jensen and Todd Honored By National Academy of Kinesiology
Two University of Texas at Austin College of Education faculty members were elected Fellows of the National Academy of Kinesiology and a third was given the organization's highest honor at a special banquet and ceremony during the annual conference.

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