Consortium for Social Transformation
Dietitians Today and Tomorrow
UTSA Represented at National Mentoring Summit 2011 and Evans Hosts 2011 ACA Conference in New Orleans
Simplifying Computer Programming
Matthew Berland receives $474,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Education Across Borders
Local teacher leaves legacy for generations of UTSA students.
Applying mestizo identities in the era of globalization.
Grant to address problems foster children face getting into college.
Donovan Fogt | Bruce Barnett | Belinda Flores | Alex Bowers | Carmen Fies | Kimberely Bilica | Marcela Oliva | Professor in ILT appointed to serve on the prestigious Caldecott Award Selection Committee | Board of Regents Recognizes ILT Faculty | Fiesta Babies Receives Multiple Awards | Faculty Collaborate on Bilingual Preparation Book
Zenong Yin and Meizi He | Matthew Berland | Meizi He-Middlesex | Zenong Yin | William Cooke | Belinda Flores (ATE) and Rachel Ruiz (P-20) | Alice Yan | Lesli Friedman | Caroline Richards | Maria Arreguin-Anderson | Audrey Dentith | Belinda Flores and Betty Travis | Roxanne Henkin | Maria Kaylor | Audrey Mohan | Christine Moseley | Abraham DeLeon | David Thompson | Laura Rendon | Iliana York Alanis | Francis Hult | Hongmei Xu | Peter Sayers and Kimberly Cuero
Honor Roll of Donors
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the 2011 edition of the newsletter for the College of Education and Human Development. We are now midway through the fall semester, and faculty, staff and students are deeply engaged in the educational process, enthusiastically working with a wide range of community partners, and making important contributions with respect to teaching and learning, health and wellness. As we continue to pursue our goal of becoming a Tier One research university, we remain committed to innovative research that responds to the needs of the populations we serve. This involves not only contributing to the knowledge base that informs our thinking about the various challenges facing today’s educators, counselors, and health professionals but also preparing our students to deal creatively and effectively with changing conditions and unpredictable events in the world around them.
While no single newsletter can capture the full range and quality of activities in which our students and faculty are currently participating, in this issue, we provide a sampling of some of the representative work that we do. The articles demonstrate our commitment to local, national, and international research, teaching, and service. As reflected in the newsletter, our faculty members continue to distinguish themselves and our college by being elected to influential leadership positions in their national professional organizations. The networks associated with these organizations provide valuable opportunities for our students to interact with experts in their various fields of study. Also highlighted in our newsletter are two of our outstanding alumni and two donors who provide support for students and our community outreach counseling facility located at the Downtown Campus.
One of our most important goals is to produce graduates who will work effectively and respectfully with diverse populations of students and their families. A significant advancement toward this goal is the new Consortium for Social Transformation that became part of the college last spring. The Consortium is featured in this newsletter, and we are very excited about the new possibilities it will provide for our students, faculty, and community members.
As we continue to grow and refine our programs, we appreciate your continuing support of our efforts, particularly at a time when public education is facing enormous challenges, both here and abroad. We are deeply conscious of the responsibilities we bear as educators and are unwavering in our commitment to serve others through excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Betty M. Merchant,
Dean for College of Education and Human Development