Tag Archive: College of Education RSS

UT Austin Graduate Programs Receive Top Rankings from U.S. News

The University of Texas at Austin has the top ranked accounting and Latin American history programs in the nation and more than 50 other science, humanities and professional programs ranked in the top 25 nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” released this morning.

Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Receives $2.6 Million to Create Middle School Matters Institute

The University of Texas at Austin’s Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk has partnered with the George W. Bush Institute to launch the Middle School Matters Institute (MSMI).

NBA Great Bill Bradley to Speak at Basketball and American Culture Symposium

NBA Hall of Famer, Rhodes scholar and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley will be the keynote speaker at The University of Texas at Austin’s Basketball and American Culture Symposium, sponsored by the H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. In a talk titled “Values of the Game,” Bradley will discuss his basketball career while at Princeton University and in the NBA.

Popular Autism Treatment Lacks Scientific Evidence

One of the most popular intervention therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) 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.

Changing Hormones and Nerve Activity During Menstrual Cycle Predispose Women to Knee Injuries

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 from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.

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.

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 (CCLP). The CCLP is a concentration in the Department of Educational Administration’s Higher Education Leadership graduate program. It has prepared and graduated more community college leaders than any other similar program in the nation.

People with Self-Compassion Make Better Relationship Partners

Practicing self-compassion not only makes individuals healthier and happier but also is a good predictor of healthy romantic relationships, according to a new study by University of Texas at Austin educational psychologists Kristin Neff and Tasha Beretvas.

National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development Gains New Leadership

Lawrence G. Miller, a long-time educator with extensive experience in community college administration, has been named director of The University of Texas at Austin’s National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). NISOD is an outreach arm of the College of Education’s Higher Education Administration Program and Community College Leadership Program (CCLP).

iPods in Classroom Can Boost Academic Time and Resources for English Language Learners

Providing English language learners (ELLs) with iPod Touches, or similar handheld devices, can increase learning time and motivation, according to a study from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.