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7/7/20
Officials in Oklahoma are turning to information science doctoral student Monica Rogers for local COVID-19 data modeling. Rogers, who was recently promoted to division chief of data and technology for the Tulsa Health Department, has worked in information science for more than a decade. Before the outbreak, she forecasted community health needs and the prevalence of chronic conditions. Rogers now monitors COVID-19-related infections, hospitalizations and deaths, and makes data models that help inform county decisions. Most recently, her focus is tracking the sharp increase in cases for Tulsa County—including the city of Tulsa—and its population of 650,000. In late June, weekly case counts were double that of earlier in the month. By June 24, she tallied a county total of 2,742.
6/23/20
Universities in China and South Korea are surging in the international race for world-class status, as schools in the East Asian nations are replacing U.S. institutions in international college rankings, according to new research led by Jaekyung Lee, PhD, UB GSE professor of counseling, school and educational psychology.
6/16/20
Stay-at-home orders implemented worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic worsened diets, sleep and physical activity for children with obesity, according to research co-authored by Myles Faith, PhD chair and professor of counseling, school and educational psychology in the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education.
6/10/20

University at Buffalo higher education administration associate professor Nathan Daun-Barnett offers insights as the Class of 2020 nears graduation.

6/9/20
In this age of social distancing, the migrating warblers, orioles and flycatchers have attracted new fans as they alight on Lake Erie’s shores en route to Canada for the summer. A new website featuring retired GSE math education Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the Gifted Math Program, Gerald Rising has been helping a growing flock of pandemic-era birders find the feathered visitors.
6/3/20

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity.

5/19/20
Nationwide, school lessons in personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to preparation for standardized tests, according to new research led by Jaekyung Lee, PhD, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology in the Graduate School of Education.
5/14/20

A first-generation high school and college graduate, an Afghan interpreter for U.S. soldiers and a cancer survivor who will embark upon a career in nursing hope to inspire others.

5/12/20
Jiayou China! Jiayou Buffalo! Jiayou children artists! The Chinese “jiayou” cheer means “Keep going!” It is the message that GSE PhD student Qinghua Chen first sent to her home country in a video produced soon after news of the pandemic broke. She gave aid of a different kind to her Buffalo-area home last month when she donated 3,600 face masks to the Amherst Police and the Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY. This month she debuted her latest effort: an online exhibit of children’s art she’s collected in the months since the pandemic closed UB’s campus.
5/5/20
Within days of the pandemic shutdown, GSE PhD student Raven Baxter produced an educational rap music video about the virus, posted it to YouTube and it went, well, viral. In the months since, newscasters from New York City to Hawaii broadcast her video and the infectious song and lyrics — “Get some soap, scrub it down and show me how you do it!” — inspired Buffalo’s mayor’s office to ask for her help.  
4/20/20

For health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing mindful self-care – even if for minutes each day – can help with avoiding burnout.

4/17/20

With crisis comes misinformation, warns UB digital literacy expert Heidi Julien. Use the CRAP test, she recommends, a four-step assessment that filters out info filled with bias and fiction.

 

4/14/20

The rise is fueled by increased government funding and a focus on STEM, according to new University at Buffalo-led research.

4/8/20

Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new University at Buffalo-led research.