2012 News Articles (click title for full article)

Paul Resta Honored by UNESCO for Service to Global Technology Award
Dr. Paul E. Resta was honored during the awards ceremony for the UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education

Popular Autism Treatment Lacks Scientific Evidence
One of the most popular intervention therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders lacks scientific support according to a literature review published by University of Texas at Austin professor Mark O'Reilly and an international team of scientists.

Educational Psychologist Gets Grant to Study Student Motivation
Dr. Erika Patall has received $400,000 from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine teaching practices that encourage and support students’ autonomy as they learn.

Stark Center Hosts Reunion of 1968 U.S. Olympic Team
The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports hosted a reunion for the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team the weekend of November 3-4. The event was the latest in a series of collaborative activities between the team and the Stark Center.

Changing Hormones, Nerve Activity Over Menstrual Cycle Predispose Women to Knee Injuries Says University of Texas at Austin Study
Hormone changes during a woman's menstrual cycle and the resulting fluctuations in nerve activity may be a major reason female athletes have more knee injuries than their male counterparts, according to a new study.

Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Gets $1.5 Million to Create Algebra Readiness Curriculum
The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded University of Texas at Austin professor Diane Pedrotty Bryant a $1.5 million grant to develop mathematics modules designed to improve low-performing students’ algebra readiness.

Report Co-Authored by Heilig and Reddick Shows Minority Student Performance Continues to Lag
African American and Latino students made achievement gains after test-based accountability was implemented in Texas during the 1990s, yet overall student performance continues to lag, according to a policy report co-authored by College of Education faculty members Julian Vasquez Heilig and Richard Reddick as well as California State University-Sacramento assistant professor Su Jin Jez.

Top National Community College Leadership Program Names New Director
Barbara Mink, a clinical professor in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, has been named director of the nationally top-rated Community College Leadership Program.

Kevin Cokley Named to Hogg Foundation National Advisory Council
Dr. Kevin Cokley, an associate professor in the College of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, has been appointed to the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health's National Advisory Council.

Faculty Participate in Institute of Medicine Workshop on Physical Education and Activity
Drs. Harold Kohl, Dolly Lambdin and Darla Castelli were in Washington, D.C., in September to work with the national Institute of Medicine on more aggressive, targeted practices for reducing childhood obesity.

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