2010 News Articles (click title for full article)

Education Professors Invent Soccer Game To Spark Students' Interest in Engineering, Computer Science
An interactive, computer soccer game designed to spur middle and high school students' interest in computer science and engineering and teach basic computer programming skills has been developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Not Dying for a Cigarette: Coalition Helping Texans Beat a Costly Addiction
The Tobacco Research and Evaluation Team in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is responsible for project leadership and evaluation in 12 federally and Texas Department of State Health Services-funded Texas communities that have a serious commitment to preventing and controlling tobacco use.

Education Summit Gives Congress Recommendations for Education Reform
A major report that was delivered to Congress earlier this year and that contains recommendations from U.S. education stakeholders for the transformation of teacher education programs is available to the public at the Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners Website.

Massey and De Leon Honored With 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award
The College of Education is proud to announce that two college alumni and long-time supporters have received the university's 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Elizabeth (Libba) Shatto Massey and Hector De Leon will be honored in a special ceremony at the university on Oct. 22.

Educational Administration Chair in White House Summit
Dr. Walter Bumphus, chair of the Department of Educational Administration, has been invited by the White House to participate in the White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, October 5th.

Bilingual and Ethnic Minority Psychologists Will Increase with Educational Psychology Grant
The first Graduate Psychology Education Program grant to be awarded to a Department of Educational Psychology has been given to The University of Texas at Austin for the training of doctoral psychology students in integrated health care.

Dr. Cindy Carlson Named Chair of Educational Psychology
School psychology expert Cindy I. Carlson has been named chair of the Department of Educational Psychology in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, with the appointment taking effect Sept. 1st.

Lance Armstrong and Drug Use in Elite Sports is Topic of Lecture by Renowned Authority on Doping in Sports
Dr. Verner Moeller, a top international scholar at Denmark’s Aarhus University, will be guest speaker at The University of Texas at Austin’s first McCraw Lecture of 2010-2011. Moeller will discuss doping and the media in elite sports.

Who is EDDIE Austin?
The College of Education has a new member who's been keeping the college grapevine buzzing over the summer. In case you've seen mention of EDDIE Austin and wanted to know more about this man of mystery, Emily Cheek, president of the Education Council and kinesiology major, is on hand to answer questions and introduce the very intriguing EDDIE.

College of Education Adds Three Outstanding Scholars
The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education has gained three new faculty members who will be joining the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. These newest additions have expertise and experience that will enhance and advance scholarship in areas such as second language acquisition, cardiovascular health and adolescent risk behaviors.

Last updated on February 27, 2015