Invited Lecture to the II International Forum of Higher Education Innovation
Dr. Miguel Escotet, Dean of the College of Education, gave the Invited Distinguish Lecture to the II International Forum of Innovation in Higher Education on Friday, Nov. 12 in Mexico City. His lecture was titled, "The Mission of the Latin-American University in the Development of Scientific Research: Advances and Obstacles."
Counseling and Guidance Graduates Show Leadership in Organizations
A faculty member and three graduates at The University of Texas at Brownsville are all currently president-elects of regional and state counseling organizations. "It means that we have graduates of our program who have gone beyond the call of duty and who have demonstrated great commitment and dedication to the counseling program as change agents, advocates and leaders," said Dr. Alma Leal, a professor of counseling and guidance in the College of Education's Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies." This is a source of great pride for my colleagues and me and something all of our students should aspire to as they pursue their degree in counseling."
New publication from Dr. Eric James, Assistant Professor from the Department of Health and Human Performance
Congratulations Dr. James for your publication in the Journal of Motor Control on Distributional Properties of Relative Phase in Bimanual Coordination.
Dr. Georgianna Duarte recipient of an Academic research Award from the International Association or Early Childhood Education
Dr. Georgianna Duarte was the recipient of a distinguished Academic Research Award from the International Association of Early Childhood Education at the 31st Annual Conference in Harbin, China. This award was designated to distinguish global educators who are actively engaged and conducting research in regional, national and international work in early childhood education. Dr. Duarte has been invited as key speaker at the International Associaton of Education in Pusan, South Korea in August 23-26,2011. She has been recognized for her international collaboration, service, and research.
17th Annual Binational Conference/ Decimoséptimo Encuentro Binacional October 29-30, 2010
The Binational Committee from both sides of the boarder, that is, the United States of America and Mexico, wish to invite you to the Binational live video teleconference. The live opening ceremony will take place on October 29th in EDBC 1.224 at 5:00 p.m. and presentations will be held on October 30th in EDBC 1.224 and Salon Cassia, starting at 8:00 a.m. We will providing 12 presentations in total; three from UTB prsenters, three from BISD, and six from a combination of the higher education institutions in Matamoros, Mexico. The topics will range from a variety of educational current issues that are of interest to students, teachers, administrators, and the community. For more details, visit our website at: http://binationalconference.wordpress.com/
Registration is open for the 17th. Annual Binational Conference on Education: Contact persons: EDBC 1.308, Mrs. Daniela Canales: (956) 882-8979, Mrs. Janie Monreal: (956) 882-7421. Price: $10. Students, Presenters, and Coordinators will receive a certificate of appreciation for participation.
Chair-Elect of the Health Educator Section of the American School Health Association
Dr. Christopher Ledingham, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Health and Human Performance was just elected by unanimous vote to the position of Chair-elect of the Health Educator Section of the American School Health Association. This is a four year commitment with two years as chair-elect and then two years as chair.
7th Annual Border Binational Health Week
Border Health Forum
The mission of the United States-México Border Health Commission (BHC) is to provide international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the United States-Mexico border. Its primary goals are to institutionalize a domestic focus on border health that can transcend political changes and to create an effective venue for binational discussion to address the public health issues and problems affecting the United States-México border populations.
New Bilingual M.Ed. Reaches from Brownsville Across the Rio Grande Valley and Beyond
Latinos are the largest and most rapidly growing ethnic minority in the country, but academically, they are lagging dangerously behind. Many Latino students who come to school speaking only Spanish do not succeed academically in school. Nationwide, Hispanic students have the highest dropout rate of any other ethnic or linguistic group (Gándara, 2009)
Dr. Miguel Angel Escotet is keynote speaker at Metropolitan University
Dr. Miguel Ángel Escotet will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural session of the VII International Congress of Research and Scholarly Creativity at Metropolitan University in Caracas, Venezuela at the Metropolitan University, one of the most prestigious Latin American Universities. Dr. Escotet will present "Academic, Ethical and Aesthetical Responsibilities of the University" on Monday, May 24, 2010.
Dr. Alma G. Leal elected President-Elect of the
Texas Counseling Association
The Texas Counseling Association is the premier organization for all counselors (community mental health, school, educators, private practitioners, etc.) with a membership of over 6,000. Dr. Leal's election is a source of pride for the Counseling and Guidance program and our students. UTB will receive attention as she now begins on July 1 her role as President Elect and President the following year. Please congratulate Dr. Leal for such a very high distinction. For our College, it is a great honor to have a professional of her talent and competence.
Research Poster Session
Dear Colleagues and Students: You are invited to a scientific poster presentation session. The Exercise Science majors will be presenting their research conducted from their Exercise Testing and Prescription course. The presentations will be in a poster session format.
Please stop by to ask questions and learn about what the students found on the effects of body composition on physical fitness variables. May 4, 2010, 1:30pm – 2:30 pm, REK Center – 2nd Floor
Education Extended Summer Session May 18 to August 13
Students will be able to register for Extended Summer Session courses on May 4th. For more info click here.
UTB researchers studying autism and higher education
The College of Education SPED clinic and researchers were featured on Channel 4 News aobut how they are studying autism and higher education. To watch the video click here. For the full story click here.
Intercultural Education and the Society of Knowledge
by Miguel A. Santos Rego Wednesday, April 14
Dr. Miguel A. Santos Rego is a Full Professor (Catedrático de Universidad) in the University of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most outstanding universities in Spain, founded on 1495. Currently, he is a Professor in the College of Education, and his specialization fields are: Theory of Educational Processes, Intercultural Education, Cooperative Learning, Citizenship Education, and Educational Policy. For more info click here.
Join us for the Grand Opening of the Center for Early Childhood Studies Thursday April 22
The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees and Dr. Juliet V. García, President invite you to attend the Center for Early Childhood Studies Grand Opening. Click here to watch Live Webcast.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 • 4 p.m.
1940 University Boulevard Brownsville, Texas
Addressing the Latino Education Crisis:
A National Imperative by Dr. Patricia Gándara
Monday, April 12
Dr. Patricia Gándara is a professor of education and co-director of The Civil Rights Project, "Proyecto Derechos Civiles," at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Gándara's studies the education of Hispanics in the United States. Her research focuses on educational equity and access for low-income and ethnic-minority students, language policy, and the education of Mexican-origin youth. Dr. Gándara's presentation will focus on one of her latest books, "The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies," coauthored with Frances Contreras and published by Harvard University Press.
For more info click here.
12th Annual UTB Research Symposium
Friday, March 26
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 12th Annual UTB Research Symposium. This exhibit will showcase local research across the disciplines through oral and poster presentations. This is a cross discipline symposium and presentations are welcome in any of the following areas:
Biological and Health Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences
Education and Business
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
For more info click here.
Community Counseling Clinic at UTB
The Community Counseling Clinic is the instructional laboratory of the Counseling and Guidance master's program. It is the Clinic's mission to train culturally competent professional school and community counselors while providing quality mental health services to the community. For more info click here.
Doctoral Program Information Meeting
Thursday, January 21
The Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Education will have an information meeting for prospective doctoral students at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Education and Business Complex – Salon Cassia. The deadline to apply for the doctoral program is 5 p.m., Monday, March 1, at the Office of Graduate Studies. For more information call 882-5769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn Your Doctorate. Apply Before Fall 2010
The College of Education now offers a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with specializations in Bilingual Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Leadership,Literacy, Educational Technology, Higher Education Teaching.
For more info click here.
Call for Papers 12th Annual UTB
Faculty, students and staff who have participated in scholarly work or research at UTB are invited to present their work. This is a cross discipline symposium and presentations are welcome in any area involved in scholarly work or research. The symposium is an excellent forum for faculty to share their research with the university community and for students to develop their presentation skills. For more info click here.