College of Education Health and Human Sciences News

Inspiring Ideas: College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Get to know David Cihak and Sarah Hillyer from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Cihak works with UT’s FUTURE Program, an initiative that aims to give students with intellectual disabilities a college experience while also teaching them how to live and work independently. Hillyer directs UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, which is partnering with the US Department of State on an initiative to empower women and girls worldwide through sports.

Renowned Sociolinguist Bill Labov to Speak on February 7

East Tennessee students, educators, and community members interested in teaching children how to read effectively by adjusting to their learning styles are invited to a talk by renowned sociolinguist Bill Labov on Thursday, February 7. The 7:00 p.m. event will be in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. A question-and-answer session will follow Labov’s presentation.

Brazilian Teachers, Students at UT to Study and Explore

UT has opened its doors to Brazilian teachers and undergraduate students who are here to improve their English and learn more about the United States. Twenty-four teachers arrived at UT earlier this month and will stay until February 21. In addition to their other studies, the teachers will be honing their teaching skills.

UT Earns National Honors for Community Outreach Program, New Norris House

A Nashville-based community outreach program and the design and construction of the New Norris House have garnered national recognition for UT architecture faculty. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, an organization that annually honors architectural educators for exemplary work, has honored UT for having best practices in school-based community outreach programs and design-build projects.

News Sentinel: UT prof says let children grieve

Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, spoke with the Knoxville News Sentinel about helping children through their grief in the wake of tragedies like that of the school shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, last week. Rider told the newspaper that a parent’s support should include room for listening, catharsis, and grief, along with perspective.

UT Professors: New Generation Is Making the Holidays Mobile

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It’s getting hard to keep Christmas gifts a secret these days. Last year, Twitter posts revealed what President Obama was buying for his daughters a few days early. That’s not the only way that new technology is changing the holidays. Lisa Fall, associate professor of advertising and public relations, said she is amazed by the way the Internet and smartphones make planning holiday celebrations and keeping in touch easier.

Ready for the World Café Delivers a Taste of Northern Spain November 20

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Diners at the UT Ready for the World Café will continue their travels through the Mediterranean with a taste of northern Spain on Tuesday, November 20. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.

Ready for the World Café Explores Southern Spanish Food November 15

Ready for the World

Bienvenido! The UT Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to experience the food of southern Spain on Thursday, November 15. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies.