College of Education Health and Human Sciences News

UT Researchers Offer Diet, Fitness Advice for Santa

Holiday-Stress

Holiday season left you feeling chubby, tired, and stressed out? Just imagine how Santa must feel. Chelsi C. Wolz, a nutrition research associate, offers some diet and fitness tips to help the jolly old elf—and other holiday revelers—ring in the New Year with a new attitude.

UT Receives Grant to Increase Deaf Education Teachers in Appalachia

UT is helping to expand educational opportunities for deaf youngsters in the Southeast and rural Appalachia. The UT Center on Deafness has received a $1.25 million federal grant to increase the number of deaf education teachers in the region. The program, the Tennessee Education of the Deaf Personnel Preparation Project, is now accepting applicants with coursework to begin in January.

Prevention: The Socks That Help Workout Recovery

A study by a UT graduate teaching assistant on the trendy new compression socks some athletes are sporting provides some evidence the gear does speed recovery, probably by increasing the amount of blood flow to the lower leg. Prevention magazine recently featured the study, authored by Brian Rider of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

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UTRF Licenses Faculty Company That Addresses Adult Illiteracy

A faculty-owned business that created a test to assess a teacher’s ability to teach adults how to read was one of four startup companies licensed by the UT Research Foundation in fiscal year 2013. Psychoeducational Associates—formed by Sherry Bell, Steve McCallum, and Mary Ziegler in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences—markets educational assessment tools, including the Assessment of Reading Instructional Knowledge-Adults (ARIK-A).

Report: UT Teacher Training Program Grads Consistently Outperform State Peers

The university’s teacher training program consistently produces graduates who outperform other teachers in the state, according to a report released today by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The program also is one of Tennessee’s top four producers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers, areas of critical need for the state, according to the 2013 Report Card on Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs.

Faculty, Staff, Alumni Invited to Participate in Judging Wines of the South Contest

The UT Wines of the South competition is back this year and for the first time, the average consumer will have the chance to be a judge. Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the event, which will begins at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the UT Conference Center. The discounted price is $49.

News Sentinel: Inner-city high school students get real-life taste of college

The News Sentinel recently highlighted the impact of the UT-Project GRAD Summer Institute in this story. The program, which was held this month, served 130 students from Fulton and Austin-East High Schools. The weeklong program aims to prepare inner-city students to succeed in college. The institute is a collaboration between UT and Project GRAD, which stands for Graduation

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Washington Post: The bottom line on summer learning loss

The Washington Post featured UT professor Dick Allington in a story about summer reading loss and ways to help children maintain their academic skills. Allington is a professor of literacy studies and one of the nation’s leading authorities on summer reading loss. Read the story here.

WBIR-TV: Knox students spend summer in Community Schools program

School has been out for weeks in Knox County, but some students are still attending class in a unique program called Community Schools. The initiative started four years ago in Knox County Schools through a partnership with the UT College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.  This year, the summer program is being held at Pond Gap

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All in the Family: Grad Follows in Mother’s, Grandmother’s Footsteps

When Andrea Sams graduates today, it will be more than a personal achievement. It will be a family tradition. She is the third generation of women in her family to earn their degrees from UT. Sams graduates from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Her grandmother graduated in 1953 with a master’s degree in family relations and child development. Her mother earned her bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising in 1983.