Promoting teaching and research in Sustainabl

More than three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods, and it is estimated that the market value of the marine resources represents 5% of the global GDP. Parallelly, sectors such as maritime transport, tourism, hydrocarbons, infrastructure, renewable energy and telecommunications generate intense economic activity aroundContinue Reading

Teaching at Pitt: Fostering student well-being in the Canvas learning environment | University Times

By LEX DROZD and CHRISTINA FRASHER The COVID-19 pandemic brought massive shifts to instructional practices in colleges and universities across the country, and Pitt was no exception. The 18-month shift to online learning taught instructors, students, administrators and instructional designers a variety of lessons. One of the most important lessonsContinue Reading

Healthy school environment key to success in teaching and learning

Nairobi Gubernatorial aspirant Polycarp Igathe with pupils of Rock School Hazina, South B, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] I have recently taken up a teaching position in a top international school in south Asia. An IB world school. The first impression you get is that in a healthy school environment, everythingContinue Reading


Cadaveric models remain an essential part of medical training across all specialties. Due to their scarcity, high costs, and possible health hazards, there is a need for more accessible and affordable alternatives, especially in low-resource settings. We introduce cost-effective and easily replicable three-dimensional (3D) printed models to help democratize access to hands-onContinue Reading

Teaching in an Almost–Post-COVID Environment

I’m announcing an official, psychology-related name for our new quasi-post-maybe-it’s-over period of COVID-19. I’m calling it the “Analysis-of-Variants” phase, or AOV. “Analysis-of Variants” Phase AOV is different from the initial stages of the pandemic. Two years ago my students and I were all in crisis mode, adjusting to (a) beingContinue Reading

Schools face calls to boost environmental teaching

The weather in Texas may have cooled since the recent extreme heat, but the temperature will be high at the State Board of Education meeting in Austin this month as officials debate how climate change is taught in Texas schools. Pat Hardy, a conservative member of the board who sympathisesContinue Reading

Assistant Teaching Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education Elizabeth Vincent, Ph.D.

This is part of a series of profiles about new faculty who have joined the College of Education in the 2021-22 academic year.  Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education Education: Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from NC State University, M.S. in Counselor Education from East Carolina University,Continue Reading