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Video available for Matt Fritz presentation

Matthew Fritz, assistant professor of education psychology, leads a  Methodology Applications Series presentation Jan. 26.
Matt Fritz, assistant professor of educational psychology, leads a Methodology Applications Series presentation Jan. 26 in the Nebraska Union.

Matt Fritz, assistant professor of educational psychology, led the first spring presentation in the 2017-18 Methodology Applications Series on Jan. 26. His presentation, “Time is on my side: What British rock bands can teach us about designing longitudinal studies,” is now available via video. Full Article

New database enhances early childhood research collaboration

180202-Cati-portrait-CYFSA new faculty database has streamlined the process of identifying collaboration opportunities among University of Nebraska early childhood researchers.

The Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research has released the Find a Researcher database, an online directory of early childhood researchers. The database enables faculty to identify potential research partners from across the University of Nebraska system. Searches can be customized by researchers’ specific content areas, populations of interest, preferred research approach, research tools and methods. Full Article

Researchers fine-tune global measurement standards for early childhood learning 

Natalie Koziol, CYFS research assistant professor, and Abbie Raikes, associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Natalie Koziol and Abbie Raikes

Implementing standard measurements of early childhood development and learning worldwide has its challenges. But University of Nebraska researchers are working with the United Nations and other international organizations to ensure global measurement tools are not restrained by borders. Full Article

Video available for Stephen Scott presentation

Dr. Stephen Scott, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, leads a Nov. 3 Methodology Application Series presentation, "An Introduction to Machine Learning."
Stephen Scott, associate professor of computer science and engineering, leads a Nov. 3 Methodology Application Series presentation, “An Introduction to Machine Learning.”

Stephen Scott, associate professor of computer science and engineering, led a fall semester presentation in the 2017 Methodology Applications Series on Friday, Nov. 3. The presentation, “An Introduction to Machine Learning,” is now available via video. Full Article

Family partnership program addresses early childhood obesity

Lorey Wheeler, co-investigator, and Brandy Clarke, principal investigator
Lorey Wheeler, co-investigator, and Brandy Clarke, principal investigator

A family partnership program developed by University of Nebraska researchers shows promise for addressing challenges related to early childhood obesity.

With an interdisciplinary team representing three Nebraska campuses, Brandy Clarke, assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, led a pilot study for the program: Partners in Health: In it Together (PHIT). Full Article

Study: Strong parent-teacher ties drive positive outcomes for rural children

Amanda Witte, co-investigator, and Susan Sheridan, principal investigator
Amanda Witte, co-investigator and CYFS project manager, and Susan Sheridan, principal investigator

When parents and teachers work together, student behavior improves, along with their academic and social skills, according to a recent CYFS study.

Using the research-based program known as Teachers and Parents as Partners, the study examined how emphasis on strong relationships between schools and families in rural communities affects children’s outcomes. TAPP supports collaboration between teachers and parents to enhance students’ academic and social skills, and behavior. Full Article