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4/16/19
Twenty-seven students from Enterprise Charter’s Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley program visited the UB North Campus to learn about diversity, intercultural experiences and the importance of going to college. Part of the tour was organized and sponsored by multiple faculty in the Graduate School of Education.
4/9/19
Chris Banas, a GSE alumnus (EdM ’12, Spanish Education), brought 27 Amherst High School students on a mission trip to Costa Rica to engage his students interculturally, as well as improve their Spanish proficiency. Banas has been a Spanish teacher in Amherst High School since 2016. Previously, he worked at Health Sciences Charter School for four years where he did two service learning trips to Puerto Rico.  
4/2/19
Randy Yerrick, professor from the Department of Learning and Instruction, and Andrew Olewnik, an adjunct assistant professor from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help engineering students become better problem solvers. The grant also helps students connect their coursework and their professional preparation, and GSE will measure whether the project has lasting effects.
3/26/19
Science Exploration Day welcomed hundreds of Western New York’s most promising STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) high school students to UB on March 20, 2019.  Rodney Doran, professor emeritus from the Department of Learning and Instruction, has served on the event’s planning committee for 33 years.
3/19/19
Denise Grandits, a current doctoral student from the Department of Learning and Instruction, has earned national recognition for her work implementing new media and literacies into her seventh- and eighth-grade literature class at St. Amelia School in Buffalo. Grandits was aware that students were using social media to read and write, so she applied social media platforms in her classroom and worked with one platform each week, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.  
3/18/19

Introducing sugary beverages to soothe distress may contribute to childhood obesity onset.

3/12/19
Amherst Central High School and GSE teamed up for what may be the first-ever celebration in a Western New York school of International Women’s Day on March 9, 2019, featuring school-wide events and “learn-in/tech-in” sessions to raise awareness of women’s issues among students.
3/12/19

Graduate programs across the University at Buffalo have been named among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday.

3/11/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has established the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI), a comprehensive and innovative institute for advancing medical education at UB. 

3/7/19

Amherst Central High School and the UB Graduate School of Education will team up for what may be the first-ever celebration in a Western New York school of International Women’s Day

3/5/19
Sarah A. Robert, associate professor from the Department of Learning and Instruction, is examining how addressing the double burden of malnutrition is impacting the workload of teachers in Dominican Republic classrooms. “Feeding students at school may address the double burden of malnutrition and, more often than not, create a double burden of teaching work,” said Robert.
2/26/19
After 27 years of experience as a substance abuse counselor, certified rehabilitation counselor and national credentialed counselor, Davina Moss-King (PhD ’05, Counselor Education) became the founder and president of Positive Direction and Associates in 2014. Moss-Kings’ company focuses on enhancing the quality of life for women and infants that are exposed to opioids and other substances to ensure a successful pregnancy, as well as delivery. She notes that each woman’s quality of life is improved by education, which increases self-efficacy for parenting and recovery.
2/19/19
A $3.3 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences was awarded to Gregory Fabiano, professor from the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology to connect the educational goals of ADHD children’s special education programs with their daily work supervised by their classroom teachers. Fabiano will work with Jihnhee Yu, associate director of the UB Population Health Observatory, and William E. Pelham Jr. and Nicole Schatz of Florida International University.
2/12/19
Bridget Hier, assistant professor from the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, is partnering with elementary schools in two Western New York districts to develop effective writing instruction and intervention practices for elementary-aged students. The collaboration is part of the UB Graduate School of Education Faculty in Residence Program.