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HISD Names University of Texas Alumna Secondary Teacher of the Year

June 22, 2018

College of Education and 40 Acres Scholar Alejandra Ortega was named the 2017-18 Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Houston Independents School District.

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Sorrells Selected for Admissions and Registration Committee

June 21, 2018

Audrey Sorrells, associate professor of special education, will serve on the Admissions and Registration Committee for the 2018-21 term

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Dixie Stanforth Explains Binge-Watching Health Risks and how to Avoid them

June 9, 2018

Increases in binge-watching are causing increased health risks. Provost's Teaching Fellow Dixie Stanforth speaks to Consumer Reports on these risks and how to reduce them.

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KHE Student Explores Sports Law while Abroad in Switzerland

June 12, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education student Sarah Chavez explains the benefits of learning new curriculum in a new country through the University of Texas at Austin study abroad programs.

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Liesl Nydegger: Ben Carson's rent increases can empower domestic abusers

June 9, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger discusses how rising housing costs are putting domestic violence victims at greater risk.

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Kevin Cokley Discusses Imposter Syndrome and Minority Mental Health in The New York Times

June 12, 2018

According to a study by Educational Psychology Professor Kevin Cokley, Impostor Syndrome can have more detrimental effects on mental health than discrimination for minorities.

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ELP Associate Professor and Students Participate in Summer Lecture Series in Brazil

June 11, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy students and Associate Professor Patricia Somers will present a series of lectures this summer in Brazil on racism, sexism and able-ism on educational outcomes.

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KHE Recent Graduate Earns Volunteer Appreciation Award at Ronald McDonald Family Room

June 7, 2018

This is awarded to one volunteer per location each year and is given to someone who has great communication with the staff, is loyal to their position, connects with families, and is a great example of a volunteer.

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McCarthy: Are school safety measures the new normal?

June 31, 2018

Educational Psychology Associate Professor Chris McCarthy discusses the impact of school shooting related stress on an educator's capacity to teach.

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