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Top 10 stories of 2018

EHE News
December 27, 2018

2018 was quite a year for the College of Education and Human Ecology – a new dean was named, research discoveries helped deliver significant social impact and the college expanded its international reach.

Below is the list of the college’s most-read news of the year:

Honorable Mention

Group of people gather together before the start of a walk to fund raise for suicide prevention

10. Five ways you can help prevent suicide

Recognizing the signs of suicide is the one of the most effective ways to prevent it. Darcy Haag Granello, professor of counselor education, shares five ways to make an impact.

Tremont Elementary Principal Jim Buffer and second-grade student Clare Wright talk about Harry Potter.

9. Spirited principal builds culture, trust at school

In Upper Arlington, Ohio, Tremont Elementary School Principal Jim Buffer, ’86 BS, ’89 MA, knows a thing or two about building a culture of trust and fostering relationships in schools. A day in his world underscores that even the subtlest messages matter.

Girl reads book to woman in classroom

8. Special education intervention works for all disabilities, ages

Researchers Emily Rodgers and Jerome D'Agostino developed a new intervention that is closing the reading gap for young students in special education. The one-to-one reading lesson method has helped students make more progress in 12 weeks than they did in their first two years of school.

New York Times bestselling author Tara Westover

7. ‘Educated’ author shares her story in Crane lecture

New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover talked with the College of Education and Human Ecology in an exclusive interview about her unconventional upbringing and what others can learn about education from her experience. Her book, Educated: A Memoir, has been on the best-seller list for nearly a year.

Back of a boy wearing a gray hoodie and stocking cap

6. Vitamin D blood test may speed bipolar diagnosis

A new study by human nutrition researcher Ouliana Ziouzenkova has discovered a blood marker that could speed accurate diagnosis – and proper treatment – of bipolar disorder in children.

Assistant professor of sport management, Leeann Lower, stands along a skywalk above a gym with treadmills and weightlifting equipment

5. New professor examines how well sports develop people

Leeann Lower, the newest professor in sport management, shares how combining her research, teaching and service at Ohio State matches her passions and strengths for “the perfect, perfect dream job.”

paper with multiplication problems and pencil lying on top

4. Three steps to help kids think about math

Support children's success in learning math by encouraging them to use their own strategies to understand and solve problems. Patricia Brosnan offers three steps to help facilitate young kids' learning.

Donald Pope Davis speaks with college staff

3. New dean selected to lead Education and Human Ecology

Don Pope-Davis was chosen as the third dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology in May.

Keith Bell poses in his graduation cap and gown in front of Ramseyer Hall, where he conducted research for his Doctor of Education degree.

2. Three suits (and a doctoral robe) of a nontraditional student

Newly minted doctor of education Keith Bell has made it his mission and personal passion to understand why university admission rates for first-year black men are so low and what can be done to turn the tide.

School counselor Natalie Fei meets with girls in Worthingway Middle School's ROX group.

1. What school counselors wish parents knew about Gen Z kids

The most-connected generation is becoming more disconnected than ever, and school counselors see technology as a big reason why.

Happy reading! Happy New Year!


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