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A Spring 2018 Message from Dean James D. Anderson
 
 
Research at the University of Illinois
 
 
Womens willingness to minimize sexual violence has reached 'breaking point' 
 

Women's Willingness to Minimize Sexual Violence
Has Reached 'Breaking Point'

Anita Hund, a clinical professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, said in a campus Q&A that the #MeToo movement has made the widespread nature of sexual violence obvious while destigmatizing survivors. “It is starting dialogue over what true apologies and accountability should look like,” she said.
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Partnership with National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center integrates research, education with tech innovation 
 

Integrating Research, Education With Tech Innovation
The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) is collaborating with the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center on a project that seeks to alter the health standard of underserved populations. The goal is to develop transformative and affordable health care for all.
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Improving education and creating better doctors 
 

Improving Education and Creating Better Doctors
New research is revealing how on-the-spot assessment, feedback, and scalable metrics are transforming learning thanks to Common Ground Scholar, which aims to end the traditional division between learning and assessment. The collaborative campus project is being led by Education scholar Bill Cope.
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Gender differences in vocational interests decrease with age, study finds 
 

Study: Gender Differences in Vocational Interests
Decrease With Age

Educational Psychology Professor James Rounds was a co-author of a study that found that gender differences in vocational interests increase dramatically during puberty but decrease across the lifespan. Rounds and his colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of 49 longitudinal studies across vocational interests.
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Innovation at the University of Illinois
 
 
Creating opportunity, addressing demand for an Illinois education online 
 

College First to Offer Coursera Instructional
Design Certificate Program

The College of Education at Illinois is creating opportunities and addressing the demand for education online through a new Instructional Design MasterTrack™ certificate via Coursera. The instructional design certificate program consists of two courses and launches this fall.
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Laser light show machine teaches students math, computer programming 
 

Lighting Up Math Education
Laser light shows are more than stage dressing for rock concerts. They’re also a fun way for middle school students to learn the fundamentals of mathematics and computer programming. Education instructor Adam Poetzel created a lesson plan for a light show to demonstrate to students the learning applications of math.
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Linda Herrera presents at the ninth annual Graduate Student Conference 
 

Conference Addresses Education in Challenging Times
With a theme of "Education in Uncertain Times," the ninth annual Graduate Student Conference drew participants worldwide and addressed both the current challenges and opportunities in the field of education. Moments of uncertainty, according to Education scholar Linda Herrera, "also provide openings."
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Honors at the University of Illinois
 
 
Education scholar Ruth Nicole Brown receives Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship 
 

Ruth Nicole Brown Receives Whiting Public
Engagement Fellowship

Ruth Nicole Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, received a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for $50,000. The funding will expand Black Girls Genius Week, a series of workshops for students in Chicago, San Diego, and Columbia, South Carolina.
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Eboni Zamani-Gallaher named Senior Scholar of the American College Personnel Association 
 

Zamani-Gallaher Named Senior Scholar at ACPA
Thanks to cutting-edge research and evidence-based studies, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) named College of Education Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher a Senior Scholar. Zamani-Gallaher's research focuses on marginalized students across institutional contexts.
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Recognizing College of Education leaders in 2017-2018 
 

Recognizing College of Education Leaders in 2017-2018
The College of Education is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and students who received the 2017-2018 Faculty and Staff Awards. In addition to these awards, several other faculty, staff, and students of the College of Education received national recognition and honors from the campus during the academic year.
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