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Ann P. Kaiser, Vanderbilt University, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture.

Expert on language delays to give annual Goldstick Lecture

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor

Published Date:October 20, 2014

Ann P. Kaiser, the Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: October 20, 2014


Education historian James D. Anderson will deliver the annual Brown Lecture in Education Research in Washington, D.C.

Education historian James D. Anderson to deliver Brown lecture in Washington, D.C.

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2014

James D. Anderson, an expert on desegregation and American education history and faculty member at the University of Illinois, will deliver the 11th annual Brown Lecture in Education Research.

Published Date: October 9, 2014


Education professor Gloriana Gonzlez is using animated cartoons to help mathematics teachers in high-needs high schools improve their instruction.

Educator using animated cartoons to reshape geometry instruction

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:October 9, 2014

In a unique research project funded by the National Science Foundation, education professor Gloriana González at the University of Illinois is developing animated cartoons to help geometry instructors become better teachers.

Published Date: October 9, 2014


RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY: New research by doctoral student Tamilia D. Reed and educational psychology professor Helen A. Neville indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is critical to black American women's life satisfaction and mental health.

Study: Spirituality, not religion, is critical to black women's well-being

Author: Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 24, 2014

A number of studies have suggested that religion plays a critical role in black Americans’ mental health and life satisfaction, aiding their ability to cope with personal and societal stressors. However, a new study indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is essential to black women’s psychological well-being.

Published Date: September 24, 2014


Linda Herrera, a social anthropologist in the department of education policy, organization and leadership at Illinois, found there was much more going on behind the scenes and in online spaces than what initially appeared in Egypt's 'Facebook revolution' of 2011.

Intrigue, power struggles and genuine doubt all found in the Facebook of Egypt's revolution

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 17, 2014

Egypt’s 2011 revolution, described at the time as a “Facebook revolution,” made Linda Herrera a big believer in the power of social media. A past resident of Cairo who had studied the online culture of Egyptian youth and followed events through their Facebook pages, the University of Illinois education professor became, for a moment in time, a “complete cyber-optimist.”

Published Date: September 17, 2014