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News 2011

Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center, NAECY Accredited

Congratulations to the Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center for achieving accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The administration, teaching staff, and families of UTB Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center are to be congratulated for earning the mark of quality represented by NAEYC Accreditation system. NAEYC and specifically the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, commends our program as outstanding. To view the NAECY Accreditation certification, please click below.
December 2011

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Dr. Alicia Bolt, selected as one of the finalists on a dissertation contest from NABE

Our recent doctoral graduate, Dr. Alicia Bolt was selected as one of the finalist on a dissertation contest from NABE. To read more about it, please click below.
December 2011

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Dr. Gayle L. Brogdon and his hobby

Dr. Gayle L. Brogdon, Associate Dean for the College of Education, tells us a little about his unique hobby, restoring and repairing antique clocks. To hear more about it, please click below to view his interview.
December 2011

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International Journal of Instrumental Media Vol. 39 (1). 2012

A new journal article has been published by Dr. James A. Telese, Professor for the Teaching, Learning and Innovation. To read more about it, please click below.
December 2011

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International Journal of Instrumental Media Vol. 38 (3). 2011

A new journal article has been published by Dr. James A. Telese, Professor for the Teaching, Learning and Innovation. To read more about it, please click below.
November 2011

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Human Movement Science

A new article for the Department of Health and Human Performance has been released. It appears in the journal Human Movement Science and it is titled "Hierarchical Control in Redundant and Non-Redundant Postural Tasks." To read more about it, please click below.
November 2011

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18th Annual Binational Conference/Décimo Octavo Encuentro Binacional October 29, 2011

The 18th Annual Binational Conference from both of the border, that is, United States of America and Mexico, conducted their annual conference. To read more about it, please click below.
October 2011

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Master teachers, peak performers cut from same cloth on the Brownsville Herald October 24, 2011

Dr. Robert Arnove, the Chancellor's Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, was a keynote speaker for the Ahead of the Future Conference held on October 26, 2011. To read more about it, please click below.
October 2011

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Ahead of the Future Conference on the Brownsville Herald October 24, 2011

The 2011 Ahead of the Future Conference, which is set to show teachers how to engage students using science and maybe even a little bit of Hollywood magic, will take place today through Saturday on the UTB Campus. To read more about it, please click below.
October 2011

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Discrimination and Latino Psychological Distress: The Moderating Role of Ethnic Identity Exploration and Commitment

Dr. Selma D. Yznaga, from the department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies within the University of Texas at Brownsville, Lucas Torres and Kelly M. Moore from Marquette University have published "Discrimination and Latino Psychological Distress: The Moderating Role of Ethnic Identity Exploration and Commitment." To read more about it, please click below.
October 2011

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The Brownsville Herald: Educators, business leaders cooperate

Rio Grande Valley business leaders and educators are joining forces to battle some discouraging numbers in the equation for success. To read more about it, please click below.
October 2011

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Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez: National Science Foundation

Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, leads the participation of the University of Texas at Brownsville. To read more about it, click below.
October 2011

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Center for Educational Development and Innovation: Continuation Grant Award

"The Center for Educational Development and Innovation has received a $449,117 continuation grant award from the United States Department of Education
October 2011

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Surveying Borders, Boundaries, and Contested Spaces in Curriculum and Pedagogy

Surveying Borders, Boundaries, and Contested Paces in Curriculum and Pedagogy is a book that will be released later in September. This book features chapters and art work by three of UTB Graduate Students, Jaime Lopez, Melina Martinez and Melissa Castaneda. To view this preview on the book, please click below.
September 2011

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H-E-B Volunteers

Please come help with the Partnership for Literacy and Nutrition between HEB Corporation, University of Texas-Brownsville College of Education and the Brownsville Independent School District. For more information on this, please click below to view the flyer.
September 2011

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Faculty Seminar Series Fall 2011

A Time of Transition: Everything You Need to Know about the CACREP Accredited Counseling Program with Dr. Selma D. Yznaga. Please click below to read more about it.
September 2011

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UTeach to Invest $30 million in Rio Grande Valley

To strengthen the pipeline of future doctors and health professionals, officials included $4 million for UT-Pan American in Edinburg and UT-Brownsville to implement UTeach, a teacher training program that turns out qualified science and math teachers for K-12 schools. To boost research, UT will invest $4 million in a biomedical research program, a joint endeavor among all UT institutions in the region. Please click below to read more about it.
August 2011

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H-E-B pics Browsville's College of Education for Childhood Literacy Pilot Project

Brownsville was chosen as the pilot city for H-E-B’s Read 3, a multi-pronged early childhood literacy project that pulls in UTB-TSC’s College of Education, the Brownsville Independent School District and local non-profit organizations. The goal is to help children get their reading skills up to snuff before entering kindergarten. Please click below to read more about it.
August 2011

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Between World, Third Ediction by David and Yvonne Freeman

"It is our hope that the third edition of Between Worlds gives those involved with English language learners access to current research and language-learning theories as well as effective classroom practice." - David and Yvonne Freeman

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August 2011

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Dr. Christopher M. Ledingham Elected Section Chair for APHA

Dr. Chrisopher M. Ledingham, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance has been elected to the position of Section Chair-Elec of the APHA (American Public Health Association. Click below to view the entire article.
August 2011

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Children Explore Countries in Summer Camp

The University of Texas at Brownsville and the College of Education is working in partnership with St. Mary's Catholic School in Brownsville in bringing the countries of Kenya, Peru< Vietnam and Australia to the local residents. Click below to view the entire article.
July 2011

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Teachers learn ropes, students benefit at summer academic camp.

The University of Texas at Brownsville and the College of Education has an alternative certification program and something call Transition to Teaching Through Technology. "They take us through a step-by-step process." Click below to view the entire article.
July 2011

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View live the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards 2011 National Conference

The University of Texas at Brownsville and the College of Education would like to invite you to view live the NBPTS 2011 National Conference form our own Campus. Click below for more information.
July 2011

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Student receives a TRC Award for Outstanding Mathematics Teacher 2011

One of Dr. James Telese's students, Mario Aguilar, math teacher at Oliveira Middle School, received an award for outstanding mathematics teacher. Click below to read.
June 2011

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Nita Beth Camp Legacy Award 2011

Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez, Associate Professor for the department of Teaching, Learning and Innovation received the Nita Beth Camp Legacy Award 2011. June 2011

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The Center for Educational Development and Innovation has been awarded $500,000 from the Texas Higher Education Board

A notice of grant award is forthcoming in the amount of $500,000. The goal of the Academy will be to increase the number of certified teachers. Click below to read the complete article.June 2011

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Preschool Commencement May 26, 2011

The University of Texas at Brownsville and the Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center will celebrate their Preschool Commencement. click below to view the complete invitation. May 2011

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UTB and the College of Education Celebrated the National Accreditation on May 17, 2011.

The University of Texas at Brownsville and the College of Education celebrated its national accreditation of two graduate programs. May 2011

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Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil, IACIS 2011 Ben Bauman Award for Excellence recipient.

Congratulations on being selected the IACIS 2011 Ben Bauman Award for Excellence recipient. It reflects your contribution to the Educational Technology profession and your commitment to students. Click below to view the complete document. May 2011

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Dr. Andres Vallado, an Educator in Texas for 50 Years.

Dr. Vallado, Faculty of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, has been an educator for 50 Years. Click below to view the complete interview. May 2011

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Alicia Bold, A Doctor of Education candidate for Spring Commencement

Born and raised in a family of teachers and school administrators, I was enjoying my teaching profession as a high school teacher. Click below to view the complete article. May 2011

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Social Media Learning

Dr. Rene Corbeil is using social media to connect with students, especially those who live halfway around the world. April 2011

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On Campus Visit - Dr. Yetta Goodman - 2011 COE Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Yetta M. Goodman is a Regents Professor Emerita of Education at The University of Arizona, a consultant to various state education departments and countries as well as a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the United States and abroad. She has devoted her professional career to issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for language-arts curricula. To view the full flyer, click here. March 2011

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UTB Professors Study Exercise for College-Aged Hispanic Males

Two professors at The University of Texas at Brownsville are collaborating on a study entitled “The Association Between Physical Activity and Psychological Needs in College-Aged Mexican-American Males.” To view the full article, click below. March 2011

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Six faculty members celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Six faculty members at The University of Texas at Brownsville met at the Faculty Study on Monday, Feb. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps, officially established on March 1, 1961. To view the full article, click below. March 2011

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Dr. Ledingham received the MCHES credential

Dr. Christopher Ledingham, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance received the Master Certified Health Education Specialist credential (MCHES) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. To read the full note, click below. March 2011

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Grupo de UTB “Tizatlán” dance performance

The Grupo de UTB “Tizatlán” dance performance scheduled for Feb. 26th at 7 p.m. at the Arts Center. The dance presentation will include dances from the states of: Hidalgo, Queretaro, Oaxaca, Durango, Sinaloa, Puebla, Aguascalientes, and Veracruz. Email Dr. Zelma Mata at zelma.mata@utb.edu for additional information or call 882-8290. To view the flyer, click below. February 2011

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TWO GRADUATE PROGRAMS RECEIVE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

The University of Texas at Brownsville's College of Education is celebrating its national accreditation of two graduate programs from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. To view the note, click below. February 2011

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DIEGO RIVERA BY GREGORIO LUKE

The University of Texas at Brownsville, Wells Fargo Bank, Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts, and the Consulate of Mexico sponsored the conference on Diego Rivera by international keynote speaker Gregorio Luke. To read the full note, click below.February 2011

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Two new articles from professors James and Karabulut from the COE Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Eric James article is about “Time dependence of coupling in frequency-scaled bimanual coordination” and Dr. Karabulut’s article is on “The effects of high-intensity resistance training exercises with vascular restriction on bone markers in older men”. To read full abstracts, click below. February 2011

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CACREP ACCREDITATION APPROVED

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) announced that we have been granted national accreditation for our graduate program in Counseling and Guidance. This is one of the most difficult accrediting bodies in Education and Psychology. Only two UT System universities are accredited: UT San Antonio and now UT Brownsville. Also, only 11 universities in Texas are accredited from almost 80 programs. To read the full note, click below. February 2011

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Professors Ramirez and Telese have been awarded $151,310

The College of Education has received notice from the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching that The Center for Educational Development and Innovation from The University of Texas at Brownsville has been awarded $151,310 to support beginning mathematics and science teachers. To read the full note, click below. January 2011

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Dean's Interview by Eduga Magazine

In this interview, Dr. Escotet reveals the key factors for achieving an education adapted to modern times. To his mind, it is crucial to allow students take a more active role in their own education, to strive for a balance between the cognitive and affective domains and educate for an increasingly uncertain world. To read the full interview, click below. January 2011

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CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION extramural support

The College of Education’s Center for Educational Development and Innovation generated impressive growth in extramural support during the last five years. To read the note, click below. January 2011

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UTB Doctoral Program

“Almost 75 years after higher education came to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the community graduated its first doctoral students at December’s Winter Commencement. Aidee Vasquez and Norma Ibarra Cantu fulfilled the dreams of many who helped pave the way for this momentous achievement“. Click below to watch video. January 2011

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New Scholarly Book on Research in Science and Technology by Miguel Angel Escotet

The book, entitled The Scientific Activity in the University, has been made available in January of 2011 and was published by the University of Palermo and the UNESCO and United Nations University Books Series on Higher Education, which also includes other titles on theory, philosophy, history, innovation and best practices of higher education in the world. To read the full reference and table of contents, click below. January 2011

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First Doctoral Graduates at UTB

“Aidee Vasquez and Norma Ibarra Cantu fulfilled the dreams of many who helped pave the way for this momentous achievement“. Click below to watch video. January 2011

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Scorpion Tale: Meet Aidee Vasquez

She is one of two students who will receive the very first Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from UTB. Click below to watch video. January 2011

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