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Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

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Current Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

Harsha Perera, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Educational Psychology and Higher Education poses in a hallway.
People | January 27, 2020

This education professor's research aims to help students make better career choices.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Educational Psychology and Higher Education In The News

The Seattle Times
May 1, 2020

In sports, you usually reflect after a season — not in lieu of one.

The Athletic
April 21, 2020

Because of the global pandemic, there are no basketball games being played but expect to start seeing a lot more of Sabrina Ionescu.

Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2020

The hottest tickets in college basketball have historically been for games in which the athletes were men. Thanks to a transcendent star and a hotly competitive 2020 season in the women’s game, that’s starting to change.

The 74
February 20, 2020

Few were expecting it when, in January, Bernie Sanders scored one of the early coups of the Democratic presidential primary: The Clark County Education Association, representing nearly 20,000 educators in schools around Las Vegas, gave the Vermont senator their endorsement.

New York Times
January 24, 2020

The N.H.L. will introduce two new events at its All-Star skills competition on Friday in St. Louis. One involves its players attempting trick shots from an elevated platform in the stands. The other is a three-on-three exhibition featuring top women’s players, which, the league hopes, will be received as less of a novelty.

The Baltimore Sun
January 24, 2020

The NHL will introduce two new events at its All-Star skills competition Friday in St. Louis. One involves its players attempting trick shots from an elevated platform in the stands. The other is a three-on-three exhibition featuring top women’s players, which, the league hopes, will be received as less of a novelty.

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Recent Educational Psychology and Higher Education Accomplishments

May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral...
April 24, 2020
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented with colleagues Spencer C. Weiler and Nathan L. Schmutz (both of BYU) at the National Education Finance Academy (NEFA) 2020 annual conference this month. The presentation, "Risk and Cost Assessment of a Continuum of Possible School Safety Measures," was an overview of the...
April 9, 2020
Blanca Rincon (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) recently published an article, "Anchoring Comunidad: How First- and Continuing-Generation Latinx Students in STEM Engage Community Cultural Wealth," in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.    
March 30, 2020
Michael Nussbaum and LeAnn G. Putney (both of Educational Psychology and Higher Education) have published an article on "Learning to Use Benefit-Cost Arguments: A Microgenetic Study of Argument-Counterargument Integration in an Undergraduate Seminar Course" in the Journal of Educational Psychology. This microgenetic case study explores how an...
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
January 2, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has received a $49,978 award from the William T. Grant Foundation for his project, "Embedded Counseling for Community College Students in ESL Programs: A Case Study at an Immigrant-Serving Institution." As ESL students may be more unfamiliar with college than their peers and face...