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The List - One year, hundreds of stories. 2014-15 Progress Report.

Education

7/29/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The transforming “magic” of music continues to occupy the spotlight at the Graduate School of Education, thanks to the ongoing research and commitment of two faculty members making careers of finding new ways to nurture better preschool readers.
7/30/14

Over the summer, more than 50 music educators from across the world traveled to the University at Buffalo to learn how to teach the language of music.

8/14/14

The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education expands its online services this fall by offering a fully online advanced graduate certificate program in music learning theory, a curriculum that teaches educators how to instruct their students to become better musicians and appreciate music throughout their lives.

8/25/14

University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education doctoral student Denise Grandits, a middle school literature teacher in St. Amelia School in Tonawanda, is the latest recipient of the Media Literacy Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

9/19/14

Preparing young students for success throughout their education careers takes a front seat during a lecture series this fall sponsored and organized by the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.

9/24/14

The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus at this year’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

9/30/14

When your team of financial aid specialists can raise the percent of Buffalo high school students successfully completing the all-important financial aid application by 61 percent in a few months, you do the reasonable thing: You try to reach more students.

12/12/14

A new collaborative program asking for help from the top local school district administrators and a competitive award leading to more university-local school cooperation are the latest examples of the Graduate School of Education’s commitment to increasing its involvement and “partnerships” with community schools.

1/12/15

Online programs offered by the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing have been named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

2/3/15

The University at Buffalo’s Center for Educational Innovation – an organization dedicated to advancing university teaching– welcomes visitors to an open house from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in 212 Capen Hall at UB’s North Campus.

2/9/15

The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges, such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new research by University at Buffalo education professor Sam Abramovich.

2/12/15

Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, called the Buffalo Bills’ signing of troubled guard Richie Incognito “disheartening,” especially following Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan’s press conference ambitions to “build a bully.”

3/3/15

Megan Lundgren and Laurie Widman believe in the power of public education. Both feel a pull to the students they teach in the North Tonawanda City School District and aspire to influence their students “beyond the four walls of the classroom.”

3/10/15

Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.

3/16/15

Newcomers including animal ambassadors from Hawk Creek Wildlife Center and tales of the return of wolves in Yellowstone National Park join the ever-popular “cryogenic banana” at this year’s Science Exploration Day, the University at Buffalo’s “Cool Science” festival.

3/25/15

Welcome to the Engineering Club at Sweet Home School District’s Heritage Heights Elementary. Joey and Anton are eager third-graders working on how they can attach the back wheels (CDs) to an axle (pencil) to a car body (foam core board) that will be powered by a rubber band.

3/26/15

Laura Perna, a nationally recognized authority on higher education achievement, will speak at UB on March 30.

4/15/15

The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.

4/21/15

A group of UB experts and students will hold a panel discussion on ways to strengthen efforts to make the university more accessible to underrepresented communities, and will address topics including access to visiting the university; student expectations; counselor-to-student ratios; and the application and financial aid processes.

4/23/15

The UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will again join forces with Hodgson Russ LLP and M&T Bank for another “BAND Against Bullying” school arts competition on April 28.

5/5/15

A team from the LoGuidice Education Center in Fredonia developed a plan that cut student suspensions, increased student attendance and reduced disciplinary referrals.

5/12/15

Four others - including distinguished faculty, alumni and Buffalo natives – will receive honors at the event.

6/12/15

The benefits of small classes help students and last longer than previous research indicated, according to a nationally respected expert on education, class size and school discipline.

6/19/15

The Department of Learning and Instruction has launched two new online programs, adding to a growing list of online offerings by the UB Graduate School of Education.

6/24/15

Maryam Sadat Sharifian, a UB doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education, has received three awards to encourage her “to make a difference in the world.”