Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick recently received a Human Rights Institute Faculty Research Grant for her project, Evaluations of school-based rights violations of transgender and gender non-conforming youth: A social ecological perspective.
Assistant Professor Ryan Watson was recently quoted in a USA Today article that provides a glossary of LGBTQ terminology. Click here to read the article.
Congratulations to graduate student Joy Heafner, who is the 2017 Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective winner from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). According to NCFR, “This award recognizes a graduate student/new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to feminist scholarship.”
Professor Kim Gans recently received an InCHIP Office of Public Engagement seed grant. The proposal, “Formative research to inform interventions for Latino parents of young children,” is in collaboration with Leslie Gell from Ready to Learn Providence.
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ryan Watson and Professor Rebecca Puhl were recently awarded a Research Excellence Program award from the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) for a project entitled, An Intersectional Approach to Advance Understanding of School Achievement, Health Behaviors, and Family Experiences of LGBTQ Youth.
A new study finds that adolescents who are teased about their weight are more likely to have weight-related health consequences as adults. Read about Rebecca Puhl’s research in the article Weight-Based Teasing Has Long-Term Impact, in UConn Today.
Professor Rebecca Puhl and Assistant Professor Ryan Watson have a newly launched project in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign. Read the blog entitled HRC Launches Major New Survey of LGBTQ Teens on the HRC website.
HDFS and Early Childhood alum Wheeler DeAngelis (2015) discusses his experiences as an early childhood educator and emphasizes the importance of infant-toddler teachers. The post appears on a blog sponsored by the MA Association for the Education of Young Children, which highlights the strong training he received as an ECDE and HDFS student.
Graduate student Tanika Simpson has written a blog entitled, The Gift of Gab: 10 Ways to Inspire Classroom Discussion, as part of the college instruction course. The post discusses how to encourage classroom discussion, which is likely something we all struggle with at times. Read her blog on the GCCI website!