Episode 1: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Recess

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We know we feel better when we move – but can it also improve learning? Dr. Alicia Fedewa from the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology talks about her work to determine what effect movement breaks have on students. Listen on Libsyn (external … Read More

Collaboration to Further Public Education and Public Health

The research of Professor Joan Mazur, Ph.D., is located at the intersection of public education and public health. Her conceptual focus employs trans-disciplinary research to practice and research and development strategies to address persistent issues that face youth in rural farming communities.​ With over 20 years of research funding from … Read More

High-Leverage and Evidenced-Based Practices in Collaborative Settings

Kera Ackerman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling, studies teachers’ use of high-leverage and evidenced-based practices in collaborative settings and the impact these strategies have on student achievement and behavior. She is currently collaborating with doctoral student Mark Samudre and master’s students … Read More

Preparing Future Faculty through Human Performance Research

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Haley Bergstrom, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, and her graduate students are exploring research questions related to two primary areas of focus: 1) the non-invasive assessment of muscle function and fatigue; and 2) mathematical modeling of human performance. These methodologies are used to examine … Read More

Measuring Confidence in Teaching: Lessons from One University Health Course

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Elizabeth Whitney, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, teaches a health course for elementary education majors in the College of Education. The purpose of this course is to prepare pre-service teachers to recognize and respond to a wide-range of health risk behaviors confronting children. Because … Read More

Effectiveness of Mandated Alcohol and Cannabis Intervention Courses

Use of alcohol and drugs by college students affects academic performance, class attendance, retention, and is associated with many health effects. Students at the University of Kentucky who violate alcohol and drug policies are often assigned to mandated alcohol and drug classes. The purpose of this dissertation study by Ben … Read More

March 22: White Fragility Author to Speak

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The public is invited to hear author Robin DiAngelo give a talk on her book, White Fragility: Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism?, at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22 in the Gatton College of Business and Economics Kincaid Auditorium. Free copies of the book … Read More

March 25: Colloquium Series Continues with Jessica Calarco

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Dr. Jessica Calarco, assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University and author of Negotiating Opportunity: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School, will be giving a talk on her book as part of the Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Colloquium Series. The talk will take place from 5 to … Read More

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