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Professor Sheri Bauman was featured on Arizona Public Media’s Youth Crossing Gender Borders series

Feb. 1, 2020

Professor Sheri Bauman was featured on Arizona Public Media’s Youth Crossing Gender Borders series about young people and gender identity. Bauman notes that our culture always has been fixated on gender and adds, “We’re all fearful of something we don’t understand.”

Informing major steps against cyberbullying

July 10, 2019

Professor Sheri Bauman was quoted in July’s Time magazine article, Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying. An expert on bullying, Bauman calls Instagram a “one-stop shop for the bully” because everything they need is there: an audience, anonymity, an emphasis on appearances, and channels that range from public feeds to behind-the-back group chats. Instagram executives are introducing comment warning, using AI to detect even borderline comments,...

Examining the relationship between teaching practices and peer victimization

June 19, 2019

Peer victimization negatively impacts academic, psychological, and physical functioning in children. Studies have shown that whether and how children defend their victimized peers has a significant impact on victims’ adjustment. By examining the dynamic between teachers and students in fourth and fifth-grade classrooms over three years, this project will look at the complex ways in which teachers’ characteristics, practices, and actions...

Youth Purpose as a Framework for Supporting STEM Engagement in Adolescence

June 19, 2019

In order to make classroom experiences successful in interesting youth in STEM careers, students must be able to view the content as personally meaningful and connect it to real-world concerns. Developing a sense of purpose may increase students’ motivation to learn by helping them to see how the knowledge they gain in school will be useful in the future to make an impact in the community. Lia Falco, in...

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Inspiring colleagues and students

March 20, 2019

Lia Falco, assistant professor of disability and psychoeducational studies and Kevin Henry, assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice were selected as the 2019 Erasmus Circle Fellows. Given for demonstrated integrity in research, instruction, and service, the title of Erasmus Circle Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon our faculty by the college.

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Our rehabilitation counseling program is ranked No. 4 in the nation

March 13, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked our rehabilitation counseling program No. 4 in the nation among public universities! Each year, the publication ranks schools and programs in business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and medicine. The rankings in these six areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

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Addressing Mental Health in our Community

Nov. 17, 2018

The need for timely, responsive mental health services in school communities is growing. According to the National Alliance for Mental Health, as many as 20 percent of youth under the age of 18 will experience a mental health condition, yet only half will receive mental health services. That number is much lower for Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American students. Addressing mental health in schools can reduce the drop-out rate, lower...