Monthly Archives: May 2015

HDFS and Media

We have three brief items, all within the theme of “HDFS and Media.”

  • One story is about using the tools of child-development research to study media presentations for children. Dr. Malinda Colwell, who is part of a Texas Tech faculty consortium studying the impact of the public broadcasting cartoon show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” on young children’s “cognitive, emotional, and psychological development,” presented earlier this week at the national PBS conference in Austin, Texas. Dr. Colwell’s former grad student, Kim Corson, Ph.D., who works at the University of Houston’s PBS station, was also on hand. Kim tweeted this photo of her (right) with Malinda.
  • The second story is about having students use media in the college classroom. To help students in her undergraduate Gender Development course prepare for their final exam, Dr. Elizabeth Sharp had small groups of students create short videos that reviewed key concepts within a given course topic. Two YouTube videos, voted as the best by students in the two sections of Gender Development, are available here and here.
  • Finally, another of our Ph.D. alumni, Lehigh University Professor of Practice Sothy Eng, has begun writing a column for the Huffington Post. Sothy writes about historical and contemporary issues in his native country of Cambodia. His author page, with links to his articles, is available here.
Categories: Faculty, Graduate-Degree Alumni, Outreach, Undergraduate Students

Still More Awards to HDFS Faculty and Students

Since our last installment of HDFS awards, we garnered a few more:

  • Dr. Sybil Hart was recognized at the April 28 TTU Faculty Honors Convocation as the College of Human Sciences nominee for the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr., Faculty Outstanding Research Award.
  • HDFS students Shu Yuan, Ivette Noriega, and Andrea Parker took first, second, and third place, respectively, in the Human Sciences II category at the university’s 14th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition. (The Human Sciences I category appeared to center on business/financial fields such as hospitality and financial planning, whereas Human Sciences II focused more on social sciences.)
Categories: Faculty, Graduate Students, Research

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