Susan Sheridan, director of CYFS and R2Ed, was awarded the George Holmes University Professorship, supported by the University of Nebraska Foundation from the estate of George Holmes, a prominent Lincoln businessman, civic leader and philanthropist of the 1920s. Recipients are faculty who demonstrate an extraordinary level of scholarly or creative achievement and clear potential for continuing major accomplishments that enhance the reputation of the University of Nebraska. Recipients also evidence excellence in teaching and outreach and extensive involvement and service in furthering the University’s missions, including leadership in national or international organizations in their field.
Congratulations to the following seven CYFS faculty affiliates who received awards at the College of Education and Human Sciences Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2010.
|Julia Torquati||Charmin Award|
|Helen Raikes||Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award|
|Tiffany Hogan||Pre-Professorial Research/Creative Activity Award|
|Eric Buhs||College Distinguished Teaching Award|
|Ted Hamann||CEHS Donald & Mary Lee Swanson Distinguished Teaching Award|
|Marilyn Scheffler||PEARL Best Practices Award|
|John DeFrain||Distinguished Educational Service Award|
Amanda Witte is project manager. The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will be housed jointly in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) and the National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed).
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools extended the gift of creativity to impoverished children, families, and schools in and around Nebraska during the 2009 holiday season. The importance of creative experiences in children’s lives is well understood. Unfortunately, many children living in low-income conditions have no materials in their homes and few in their classrooms. As a result, direct access to colors, paints, and other such materials is extremely limited for these impoverished and disadvantaged children.
Congratulations to Drs. Michael Scheel and Gina Kunz on their recent award from the Woods Charitable Fund to support the “Building Bridges through Relationships” high school dropout prevention program. The prevention program offers at-risk students a fresh start in high school with support to reverse trends that would eventually lead to dropping out of high school.
Kevin Kupzyk, statistics and research methodologist with the CYFS Statistics & Research Methodology Unit, was awarded the Stuart C. Tentoni Outstanding Professional Development Program Award from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Kevin’s session, titled ‘Introduction to a Priori Power Analysis for the Grant Writing Process,’ was presented at the 2009 APA annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools announces The National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed).
This nearly $10,000,000, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is under the direction of Drs. Susan M. Sheridan (PI and center director), Todd Glover, Gwen Nugent, Gina Kunz, and Jim Bovaird.