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College of Education News

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Current Education News

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Campus News | February 2, 2023

YOU @ UNLV brings all of UNLV's mental health resources into one platform, making it easier for students to find the tools they need to maintain their mental and physical wellness.

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People | January 30, 2023

Longtime pre-K teacher sees rainbows ahead with the upcoming preschool expansion.

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Campus News | January 25, 2023

Vital programs like CAPS prove that academic success and student wellness are intertwined.

Hoover Dam
Campus News | December 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

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Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

Education In The News

Business Day
February 3, 2023

Nigerian tertiary education has remained under the grip of a financial crisis despite the efforts of the Federal Government to increase education funding since independence.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 2, 2023

Artificial Intelligence seems to be a topic everyone is talking about and its ability to write just about anything, from a book, to a recipe and even help students with a college essay. ChatGPT is a cutting-edge AI technology developed by OpenAI which uses deep learning to understand and respond to human language. It can be used in many fields such as chatbots, language translation and automated writing, making it a valuable tool for improving efficiency and communication in day-to-day life.

US Bets
February 2, 2023

Gaming Society, a relatively new company focused on inclusivity in sports betting and co-founded by Kevin Garnett, added Derek Jeter, Sheryl Swoopes, and Chelsea Gray to its advisory board of directors last week. The big-name additions come on the heels of the formation of a partnership between Gaming Society and UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) that will seek to better understand the behavior of female sports bettors.

US Bets
February 2, 2023

Gaming Society, a relatively new company focused on inclusivity in sports betting and co-founded by Kevin Garnett, added Derek Jeter, Sheryl Swoopes, and Chelsea Gray to its advisory board of directors last week. The big-name additions come on the heels of the formation of a partnership between Gaming Society and UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) that will seek to better understand the behavior of female sports bettors.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 30, 2023

A mental health resource born in the pandemic is on a mission to help those with what's believed to be an undiagnosed disorder.

Smithsonian Magazine
January 17, 2023

In response to the text-generating bot ChatGPT, the new tool measures sentence complexity and variation to predict whether an author was human

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Recent Education Accomplishments

February 1, 2023
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) co-authored an article in Review of Education, titled, “A review of the methodological characteristics of vocabulary interventions for emergent bilinguals in preschool to sixth grade.“
January 31, 2023
Megan Griffard (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) and colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published a multi-method study, "School‐based mental health supports COVID‐19:School professional perspectives," on how school mental health professionals' adapted service delivery to students during remote…
January 31, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) recently published an article in The Journal of Mathematical Behavior titled, "The stories we tell: Why unpacking narratives of mathematics is important for teacher conocimiento," with her collaborators Rochelle Gutiérrez and Marrielle Myers, as part of their work on their Spencer Large Research Grant on…
January 30, 2023
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was appointed associate editor for The Review of Higher Education (RHE), the official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). RHE is considered one of the leading research journals in the field as it keeps scholars, academic leaders, and public…
January 30, 2023
April Ursula Fox (Education) recently published a high fantasy book titled, Goblins! of the Neverending Lands - Book 1: Unlikely Heroes. It is the first in a series of three books coming out this year, and available at the TDRL Library at UNLV. "In the Neverending Lands, a group of goblins are about to uncover a series of unexpected events that…
January 19, 2023
Gerilyn Slicker (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Early Education and Child Development (EE/CD) Special Interest Group (SIG) Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled, "Provider Participation in the Child Care Subsidy System: A Mixed Methods Study…