Monday, July 28, 2014 12:24pm
Archive for March, 2012

March 21st, 2012  |  Published in Calendar

Krashen

Stephen Krashen, emeritus professor of education at the University of Southern California, widely known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, will deliver a lecture.

Georgia Museum of Art

Press release

March 29th, 2012  |  Published in In the News, MSE

March 29th, 2012  |  Published in MSE, Student News

Gonzalez

Fullbright Scholar Dario Gonzalez from Chile, a doctoral student in the COE’s mathematics education program, is the subject in the March 28 issue of Flagpole’s Everyday People Q&A feature.

March 19th, 2012  |  Published in Calendar, Dean's Office, KINS

Pate

“Policies for Promotion of Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention in Youth”
Mahler Auditorium

Reception 3:30 p.m.
Hill Atrium

Russell Pate is a Professor in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School
of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He is an exercise physiologist
with interests in the health implications of physical activity and physical fitness in
children. He has published more than 230 scholarly papers and has authored or
edited three books. He heads a research team that currently is supported by three
grants from the NIH. He led the development of the recommendation on Physical
Activity and Public Health of the CDC and the American College of Sports Medicine
(1995) and served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2003-04),
the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2007-08), and an Institute
of Medicine panel that developed guidelines on prevention of childhood obesity. He
currently chairs the coordinating committee for the National Physical Activity Plan.

Press release

March 28th, 2012  |  Published in In the News, LLE

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in LLE, Press Releases

Krashen

Stephen Krashen, emeritus professor of education at the University of Southern California, widely known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, will speak at two events on the University of Georgia campus March 29-30.

Krashen will deliver a lecture titled, “The Power of Reading,” on Thursday, March 29 from 3-4 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art. A reception follows. He will also give a talk titled, “The Common Core State Standards and National Tests: We are Backing the Wrong Horse,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in Room G-5, Aderhold Hall in the College of Education

Krashen is also known for introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach to foreign language teaching. He has also contributed to theory and application in the area of bilingual education, and has done important work in the area of reading. He is the author of The Power of Reading (Heinemann, 2004, second edition). His recent papers can be found at www.sdkrashen.com. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA.

The events are sponsored by the College of Education’s department of language and literacy education and the language and literacy education graduate organization.

For more information on the department, visit:
www.coe.uga.edu/lle

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in Calendar

The 2012 UGA Global Educational Forum is a university-wide comprehensive platform for a dialogue on sport and development in a globalized economy. The theme of the forum is Globalization, Sport, and Development, with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary understanding of sport as grounded in research, teaching and service. The forum brings together faculty scholars and students from across the university to share their perspectives and experiences related to sport and development in global environments.

Morning and afternoon sessions are free and open to faculty, staff, students, guests and visitors. Onsite registration is requested.

Grand Halls D & E
Tate Student Center

Website
Press release

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in Dean's Office, KINS, Press Releases

University of Georgia faculty from across multiple disciplines will discuss their efforts related to globalization and sport during the 2012 UGA Global Educational Forum on Culture, Teaching and Research on Thursday, April 5 at the Tate Student Center.

The 2012 UGA Global Educational Forum is a university-wide comprehensive platform for a dialogue on sport and development in a globalized economy. The theme of the forum is Globalization, Sport, and Development, with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary understanding of sport as grounded in research, teaching and service. The forum brings together faculty scholars and students from across the university to share their perspectives and experiences related to sport and development in global environments.

All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts related to global issues including sports, recreation, health, education and service. Completed research or research in progress is acceptable.

Veiga

The morning keynote speaker, Ambassador Maria Fatima Veiga from the Republic of Cape Verde, will discuss “Education, Sports and Development in Cape Verde” from 8:30- 9:15 a.m.

The afternoon keynote speaker, Jesus Soares, exercise scientist and former-researcher, Sao Paulo Olympic Center, Brazil, will speak on “Opportunity or Chaos? The Challenge of Hosting the 2014 World Cup” from 3:30-4:45 p.m.

James Zhang, professor in the department of kinesiology and distinguished scholar in sports marketing and organization behavior will make a presentation titled, “It Takes the Entire Bulldog Country to Compete in a Globalized Sport Marketplace: Promoting the UGA Brand,” during the invitation-only lunch session from 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Others presenters and their topics include:

  • Gwynn M. Powell, an associate professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling & human development services, “Youth Development Through Sport Camps;”
  • Su-I Hou, an associate professor in the College of Public Health’s department of health promotion & behavior, “Innovative HIV Prevention Curriculum: A Powerful Combination of Change;”
  • Welch Suggs, Jr., visiting associate professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, “Title IX at 40 Years: Gender Equity in Sport at U. S. Educational Institutions.”

Morning and afternoon sessions of the conference in Grand Halls D & E are free and open to faculty, staff, students, guests and visitors. Onsite registration is requested.

The UGA Global Educational Forum on Globalization, Sport and Development is sponsored by the African Studies Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, the Department of Kinesiology, the Institute for African American Studies, the Institute for Women Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Office of International Education.

For more information, please visit:
www.coe.uga.edu/cuspa/conference

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in Awards / Honors, Faculty / Staff, LLE, Press Releases

Allen

University of Georgia College of Education professor JoBeth Allen has been named as a 2012 inductee to the  Reading Hall of Fame.

The Reading Hall of Fame was established by the International Reading Association in 1973. Its purpose is to contribute to the collective experience of its members and further improvement in reading instruction. Prospective members must have at least 25 years of active involvement in reading instruction, a strong reputation in the profession, authorship of significant research on reading, performance in positions of responsibility in the field of reading, and participation in professional activities such as speaking, organizing programs and assisting teachers.

Allen, a professor in the department of language and literacy education, teaches courses on writing pedagogy, poetry, family-school partnerships and critical pedagogies. She conducts research with teachers who are exploring issues of educational equity and social justice in relation to literacy teaching and learning at home, in schools and in the community. She is the author of eight books including two recent ones that highlight the work of teachers: Literacy in the Welcoming Classroom: Creating Family-School Partnerships that Support Student Learning (2010) and Creating Welcoming Schools: A Practical Guide to Home-School Partnerships with Diverse Families (2007).

Allen also co-directs the Red Clay Writing Project where she facilitates teachers studying their practice.  A group of RCWP teachers researched how teachers, students and families co-construct critical pedagogies that employ the United Nations Rights of the Child as a critical content framework. Their book, Critical Inquiry through the Rights of the Child, is currently in press with Teachers College Press. Another RCWP group working with Allen is co-authoring a book on family dialogue journals.

Allen is the third UGA faculty member of the Reading Hall of Fame. She joins UGA Distinguished Research Professor Donna Alvermann and Professor Emeritus Ira Aaron.

The Reading Hall of Fame induction will be held at the International Reading Association’s annual meeting in Chicago on May 2.

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in CHDS, Student News

Four University of Georgia graduate students were honored for their scholarship at the 28th Annual Marriage and Family Therapy Institute recently held at the Georgia Hotel and Conference Center.

Hosted by the UGA Marriage and Family Pre-Professional Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, the institute features a nationally recognized leader in the field and is attended by clinical professionals including: psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, clergy, youth workers, substance abuse counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

The UGA Marriage and Family Pre-Professional Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-hour program available to students who are pursuing a graduate clinical degree in the College of Education, the School of Social Work or the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

As a part of the day-long institute, awards are given to graduate students of the program for scholarly work, focusing on either couple or family relationships. The honors include a monetary award, ranging from $150 to $395, and registration to the institute. This year the program honored four graduate students for their research: two at the doctoral level and two at the master’s level.

Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein, of Miami, Fla., a first-year graduate student in the COE’s counseling psychology program, received the 2012 Doctoral Research Award for his study titled: Husbands Caught in Crossfire: Does Boundary-Setting Moderate Marital Interference from His Mother?

Crete

Gerry Crete, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a second-year graduate student in the COE’s counseling and personnel services program at UGA-Gwinnett was the runner-up recipient for the 2012 Doctoral Research Award for his study titled: Emotionally Focused Therapy for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and their Partners.

Saint-Albin

Meredith Huot de Saint-Albin, of Atlanta, a second-year graduate student in the SSW’s program at UGA-Gwinnett, received the 2012 Masters’ Research Award for her proposal titled, A Family-Based Therapeutic Intervention for Relieving Symptoms of Depression in Clients with Parkinson’s disease. The research was a collaboration between Meredith and her research partner, Anne McMicken, of Marietta.

Branham

Heather Branham, of Atlanta, a second-year graduate student in the SSW, was the runner-up recipient of the 2012 Master’s Research Award.

In addition, Jasmin Jones, of Syracuse, N.Y., a doctoral student in the COE’s counseling psychology program, was honored for her three years of service as a graduate assistant for the certificate program, which will conclude at the end of the academic year.

The institute was conducted by Adam Blatner, M.D. The coordinator of the certificate program is Brian A. Glaser, a professor in the COE’s department of counseling and human development services department.