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  • Ann P. Kaiser, Vanderbilt University, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture.
    10/20/2014Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor
    Ann P. Kaiser, the Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture at the University of Illinois.
  • Education historian James D. Anderson will deliver the annual Brown Lecture in Education Research in Washington, D.C.
    10/9/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    James D. Anderson, an expert on desegregation and American education history and faculty member at the University of Illinois, will deliver the 11th annual Brown Lecture in Education Research.
  • Education professor Gloriana Gonzlez is using animated cartoons to help mathematics teachers in high-needs high schools improve their instruction.
    10/9/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    In a unique research project funded by the National Science Foundation, education professor Gloriana González at the University of Illinois is developing animated cartoons to help geometry instructors become better teachers.
  • RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY: New research by doctoral student Tamilia D. Reed and educational psychology professor Helen A. Neville indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is critical to black American women's life satisfaction and mental health.
    9/24/2014Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor
    A number of studies have suggested that religion plays a critical role in black Americans’ mental health and life satisfaction, aiding their ability to cope with personal and societal stressors. However, a new study indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is essential to black women’s psychological well-being.
  • Linda Herrera, a social anthropologist in the department of education policy, organization and leadership at Illinois, found there was much more going on behind the scenes and in online spaces than what initially appeared in Egypt's 'Facebook revolution' of 2011.
    9/17/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Egypt’s 2011 revolution, described at the time as a “Facebook revolution,” made Linda Herrera a big believer in the power of social media. A past resident of Cairo who had studied the online culture of Egyptian youth and followed events through their Facebook pages, the University of Illinois education professor became, for a moment in time, a “complete cyber-optimist.”

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