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COEHDnews -- Week of Thu, April 26, 2018


Dietetics and nutrition students visit UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Students from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics attended a group practicum visit and tour of the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. The visit included a presentation by Brenna Price, MDS, RD, LD (Oncology Dietitian), a former student of the program during its time at UT Health San Antonio, and a presentation by Dr. Sherri Cervantes, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Hematology/Oncology, Palliative Medicine on Supportive Care Services. Mary Jackson, MSN, RN, OCN, director of Patient & Family Services, gave the students a tour of the center, where there were also able to view a radiation vault and speak with one of the radiation physicists. From the visit, the students were able to understand how impactful medical nutrition therapy is to cancer patients and the critical role a dietitian has in maintaining and improving quality of life during cancer treatment. (Courtesy of Dr. Liset Leal-Vasquez and Professor Traci Keck)



Q&A: Saki Oyama, UTSA Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
by Kara Soria, University Communications | Pub:
Saki Oyama, an assistant professor of kinesiology in the UTSA COEHD, is conducting innovative research about athletic injuries in youth and adolescents in her Applied Biomechanics Research Laboratory on the Main Campus.  
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GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP for Upward Bound Programming
We are looking for two graduate students for graduate assistantships working with the TRIO Upward Bound Program. The graduate assistantship will be for 19 hours per week beginning June 1, 2018. Program Dates are June 11 - July 20.

Description of Job Duties
1. Deliver quality academic assistance to high school students during Summer Academic Program June 11-July 20
2. Accompany students on bus rides to and from high school campus to UTSA Main Campus
3. Assist Retention Specialists’ track students’ academic progress
4. Attend all staff meetings and training sessions to discuss student progress and tutoring needs
5. Perform other duties as assigned

Other Skills Preferred:
1. Good interpersonal and organizational skills
2. Must be responsible, flexible and maintain a professional attitude

Applicants must be current graduate students in the College of Education and Human Development. Candidates must maintain enrollment in at least three hours of graduate course credit during summer 2018. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate work, or if entering the program, a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Successful experience in working with students in a helping relationship is desirable; experience in use of computers is required.

Candidates may be paid $11.99/ hour.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest indicating background and experience, and a current resume/CV that includes the names and contact information of 3 references (recommendation letters are not required) to the following e-mail: <>
After an initial screening, candidates may be invited for an interview. Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Note, this position is pending budget approval.
For further information, contact Melina Benavidez at <>
UTSA is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Educator App of the Week


It’s not just businesses that rely on Slack to keep employees connected: Professors and college students are increasingly turning to the messaging tool to stay in touch beyond school hours. Not only are some instructors hosting text-based “office hours” on the platform, they are even pushing important reminders through the app to their students, just in case.

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Events Calendar

 3 - 5 p.m.
 Main Campus - John Peace Library JPL 3.02.38 COEHD Computer Lab
“El Rincon de los Antojos” Erlinda’s Wish Program Cookbook Collection
 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Main Campus - JPL Assembly Room 4.04.22
Using Logic Models in Grant Writing
 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
 Main Campus - Location will be sent after registration
Spring 2018 New Teacher Reception and Induction Ceremony
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Main Campus - H-E-B University Center Ballroom
 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
 Main Campus - John Peace Library JPL 3.02.38 COEHD Computer Lab
Astronomy for Future STEM Teachers
 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Main Campus - TBD

Upcoming Conferences

External News

School Principals Overwhelmingly Concerned About Children’s Screen Time
by  Christina A. Samuels - Education Week | Pub: 04/26
Principals are worried that students are not spending enough time outside of school in face-to-face interactions with other people
Researchers launch diabetes support program
by  Staff Report - Medical Xpress | Pub: 04/26
Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are taking diabetes education to church. Through the Building a Healthy Temple (BHT) program, they're working with Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes to help them manage the disease and develop a healthier lifestyle.
Honors College students encourage Roadrunners to go bald for children with cancer
by  Tyler Werland - UTSA Today | Pub: 04/26
The UTSA community will come together this week to take a stand against childhood cancer. The UTSA Honors College is hosting its second annual St. Baldrick’s Day at UTSA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27 on the Student Union Lawn on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
All For a Good Cause: Fiesta Makes ‘Enormous’ Difference in San Antonio
by  SHARI BIEDIGER - The Rivard Report | Pub: 04/26
If you had fun on the River Walk with other revelers Monday evening or in La Villita with friends Tuesday night, you can feel good about that. The money you spend at most Fiesta events on food, drink, rides, and glow sticks goes to feed, shelter, and care for others in San Antonio all year long.
Casting Aside Shame And Stigma, Adults Tackle Struggles With Literacy
At the tiny public library in Winterport, Maine, 43-year-old Robert Hartmann bends over The Little Engine That Could and slowly sounds out the first line. "Ch-chug, right?" he asks his volunteer tutor, Sandy DeLuck. "Yup," she encourages him. He presses on: "Puh-puff ... puff ... puff. Ding ... ding-dong?"
Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Works With Refugee Students
by  Madeline Will - Education Week Teacher | Pub: 04/24
Mandy Manning, who teaches English and math to newly arrived refugee and immigrant students in Washington state, was named the 2018 National Teacher of the Year.
Not Your Grandfather’s Conjunto
by  Katy Vine - Texas Monthly | Pub: 04/24
Rapper Marco Cervantes, who performs as Mexican Stepgrandfather, and Álvaro Del Norte, founder of the accordion-powered punk rock band Piñata Protest, discuss their inspirations.



Cross-lagged models of mathematics achievement and motivational factors among Hispanic and non…
Guan Saw - Educational Psychology | Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences: 04/24

Saw, G. K., & Chang, C. -N. (2018). Cross-lagged models of mathematics achievement and motivational factors among Hispanic and non-Hispanic high school students. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 40(2), 240-256.



How STEM learning opportunities in- and out-of-school affect STEM Academic/motivational…
American Educational Research Association
Awarded:   $35,000    Educational Psychology
PI:   Guan Saw  Educational Psychology

Roadrunner Reader Family Literacy Program
Urban Studies
Awarded:   $19,520    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Misty Sailors  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Sutherland Springs Coordinated Response
DOJ through Texas Office of Governor
Awarded:   $549,999    Counselling
PI:   Shane Haberstroh  Counselling
CI:   Thelma Duffey, Elias Zambrano  Counselling

Academy for Teacher Excellence: Líderes Avanzando Through College
Submitted:   $24,999    Other Academics
PI:   Lorena Clayes  Other Academics

Creating Streamlined Transfers in the Geoscience Higher Education Pipeline through Collaborative…
National Science Foundation
Submitted:   $4,999,926    Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
PI:   Vanessa Sansone  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
CI:   Judith Haschenburger, Alexis Godet, Walter Gray, Marina Suarez, Daniel Michel  Other Academics

Roadrunner Education for Newcomer Students
Sundt Foundation
Submitted:   $9,848    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Sarah Aguirre  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:   Misty Sailors  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Radical Imaginations in Literacy Teacher Education
UTSA VP for Research - GREAT
Submitted:   $19,535    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Misty Sailors  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

PreFreshman Engineering Program (PREP) and Student STEM Academic and Motivational Factors
UTSA VP for Research - GREAT
Submitted:   $20,000    Educational Psychology
PI:   Guan Saw  Educational Psychology
CI:   Joseph Kulhanek  Other Academics

Opportunities and challenges of transnationals in Mexico: On the language practices, ideologies…
UTSA VP for Research - GREAT
Submitted:   $20,000    Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
PI:   M. Sidury Christiansen  Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Project AIMMS [Automatic Individualize Measurement with Microsensors for Severe behavior]
UTSA VP for Research - GREAT
Submitted:   $20,000    Educational Psychology
PI:   Leslie Neely  Educational Psychology
CI:   Sakiko Oyama  Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition

The role of maternal exercise on microbiota and inflammation in pregnant dams and their offspring
UTSA VP for Research - GREAT
Submitted:   $20,000    Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
PI:   Eunhee Chung  Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
CI:   Soo Chan Lee  Other Academics

Services to Students with Austism
Texas Education Agency thru NISD
Submitted:   $132,028    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Lee Mason  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:   Alonzo Andrews  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Substantially [Un]Equal:  Examining Texas School Finance Policy to Reduce Educational Inequity
Russel Sage Foundation /William T. Grant Foundation
Submitted:   $20,000    Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
PI:   Sofia Bahena  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The effect of folate and PSMA on prostate cancer progression under conditions of androgen ablation
Submitted:   $61,908    Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
PI:   Sara Ullevig  Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition

Alpha: Using longitudinal data to understand historically low educational outcomes for young Latinas
Russel Sage Foundation /William T. Grant Foundation
Submitted:   $7,000    Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
PI:   Alpha Martinez-Suarez  Bicultural-Bilingual Studies


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