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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Liz Kolb quoted in story on students and smartphones

In a story appearing in the Chicago Tribune on helping students use technology responsibly, Liz Kolb is quoted on how parents can stay in touch with their mobile device-savvy children. "It's actually safer if we can have our children come to us. As we know, when we don't permit our children to use things, they will find a way." Read more »

Tags: expertise, kolb, technology

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Charles Dershimer, Leah Bricker awarded Third Century grant

Charles Dershimer and Leah Bricker, along with Ginger Shultz of the Department of Chemistry, have been awarded a Transforming Learning for a Third Century Quick Wins/Discovery grant for their project, “STEM-IPLC: An Inter-Professional Learning Community for Developing Pedagogical Expertise in the Context of Science and Engineering Research Practices.” Read more »

Tags: bricker, dershimer, expertise, science education

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Research by Brian Jacob cited in story on No Child Left Behind

In a story posted on the Vox website, “The scariest lesson of No Child Left Behind,” research by Brian Jacob and Thomas Dee of Swarthmore College was mentioned as supporting findings that No Child Left Behind improved fourth- and eighth-grade mat scores, but not as much in reading scores. Read more »

Tags: expertise, jacob, mathematics education, reading

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vilma Mesa on team awarded Quick Wins/Discovery grant

Vilma Mesa is part of a team that has been awarded a Transforming Learning for a Third Century Quick Wins/Discovery grant for its project, “Sustainable Instructor Training for Inquiry-Based Learning.” Read more »

Tags: expertise, mathematics education, mesa

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stephen L. DesJardins wins Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award

At its national conference in New Orleans, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) awarded the 2015 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award to Stephen L. DesJardins. The award is presented each year to an individual or individuals chosen for their contributions to the literature on student financial aid. Read more »

Tags: awards, desjardins, expertise, financial aid

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Susan Dynarski quoted in U.S News & World Report story

A story in U.S. News & World Report on the low percentage of low-income students graduating from college quotes Susan Dynarski. Looking at aspects of the disparity in graduation rates between affluent and low-income students, Dynarski said, "A poor teenager with top scores and a rich teenager with mediocre scores are equally likely to graduate with a bachelor's degree." Read more »

Tags: dynarski, expertise, higher education

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Meaning of “dog days” discussed by Anne Curzan

A story on the National Geographic website, “Why Do We Call Them the ‘Dog Days’ of Summer?” looks at the origins of the term, thought to be rooted in Greek and Roman literature. But as Anne Curzan notes, “Now people come up with other explanations for why they’re called the ‘dog days’ of summer, [like] this is when dogs can go crazy. This is a very human tendency.” Read more »

Tags: curzan, expertise, language

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