Category: Faculty

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Brazilian Visiting Scholar in Kinesiology Paves Way for Future Collaborations with UConn

September 25, 2013

Kinesiology researchers at the Neag School of Education Human Performance Laboratory have been enjoying the collegiate company of a Brazilian visiting scholar. Dr. Paulo de Tarso Veras Farinatti, an associate professor from Rio de Janeiro State University’s Institute of Physical Education and Sports, arrived in late June through Brazil’s Science Without Borders program and has been working closely with UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Linda Pescatello on her leading research projects in hypertension and exercise.

Book Provides Strategies for Inspiring Underachieving Students

September 24, 2013

Del Siegle’s book “The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement” provides educators and parents with a comprehensive overview of why bright students may underachieve, as well as how teachers can make lessons more engaging. Written in straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the book is available in paperback and electronic form.

New Hires Unleash Opportunity for Leading Growth and Change

September 23, 2013

The Neag School of Education is now home to 17 new faculty—a mix of junior and senior faculty and recognized across the nation as top scholars in the field of education and workforce development. Combining the Neag School ‘s outstanding new faculty hires with the school’s already nationally recognized faculty, and the possibilities of what the Neag School will accomplish with respect to meaningful, nationwide education reform are endless.

$3.5 Million Grant Allows UConn’s GlobalEd2 to Expand Learning and its Reach

September 23, 2013

A $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences will allow more than 8,000 Connecticut and Illinois middle schoolers to experience the same kind of significant improvements in writing abilities, critical and scientific thinking, leadership, and problem solving that the 5,000 students who’ve already participated in UConn’s GlobalEd2 (GE2) program […]

Neag School of Education’s Professor to Examine Teacher Evaluation in New Haven

September 22, 2013

Morgaen Donaldson, an assistant professor of educational leadership at UConn’s Neag School of Education, has been awarded a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) to study how incorporating student academic achievement in teachers’ performance evaluations affects teachers’ motivation and work behaviors. Donaldson will focus her research and data gathering on New […]

Neag School of Education Unleashes Leadership with New Hires

September 9, 2013

In 2012, UConn announced plans to embark on an ambitious, multi-year hiring initiative. Seeking to strategically expand its faculty in key research and teaching areas, UConn is hiring 500 tenure-track faculty members over the next four years. The Neag School of Education is proud to be part of this effort, adding 17 new faculty members. […]