The University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) will host the spring research conference, "Educating for Tomorrow," beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown. The conference will feature research presentations from graduate students representing University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.
The conference provides graduate-level students an opportunity to present early research results as well as completed research projects earning feedback from faculty who have dedicated their careers to research and teaching in the students' fields, as well as from fellow graduate students.
The top administrators of the colleges that are taking part in the conference Lawrence J. Johnson, dean of CECH; Mary John O'Hair, dean of the UK College of Education; and W. Blake Haselton, interim dean of the University of Louisville's College of Education & Human Development will lead a panel to provide insight about research, networking, the job market and advice on developing a curriculum vita, which is used by academics to apply for teaching and research positions and fellowships.
Among the UC student research presentations are
Designing and Evaulating an After-School Social Cognitive Theory-Based Comic Book Intervention for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity Among Elementary-Aged School Children
Researchers: Paul Branscum, doctoral student, health promotion and education (CECH); Manoj Sharma, UC professor, health promotion and education; Liliana Rojas-Guyler, UC associate professor, health promotion and education; Brad Wilson, UC professor, health promotion and education; Lihshing Leigh Wang, UC associate professor, educational studies.
National figures indicate childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years.
Earlier this year, the White House Task Force on Childho
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