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From faculty research and expertise to exciting programs and exhibits, The University of Texas College of Education was well represented in wide-ranging media outlets this summer. Check out a few highlights.


Washington Times

Jan and Terry Todd
“Nazi exhibit brings back memories for ex-Longhorn swimmer”

The Stark Center’s exhibit featuring the Holocaust Museum’s 1936 Olympics received a great deal of coverage in multiple local and national outlets. The Washington Times reposted an article written by Cedric Golden that first appeared in the Austin American Statesman. The article highlighted the perspective of legendary Olympic swimmer and Longhorn Adolf Kiefer.

Sports Illustrated

Matt Bowers
“Brain on Sports Podcast: Can we develop creativity through sports?”

Bowers was featured on Sports Illustrated’s new podcast discussing what makes for a creative athlete, featuring his research into the connection between youth sports and creativity.

Houston Chronicle

Aaron Rochlen
“Rochlen: Changing tables, shifting roles for dads”

Aaron Rochlen’s opinion piece about modern fathers’ increasing engagement in childcare decisions, teacher meetings, active play, bedtime routines and more was featured in the Houston Chronicle and additional statewide newspapers on Father’s Day, June 21.


Walter Stroup
“KLRU News Briefs: Black-Owned Businesses See Opportunity in Pflugerville, and Combating Summer Learning Loss”


Walter Stroup was featured in an interview about how to stave off learning loss for kids over the summer. Stroup asserts that educators need to reignite students’ interest in learning with interesting and engaging approaches and assignments.

NBC 25

Ricardo Ainslie
“What the escape of ‘El Chapo’ means for Mexico and the U.S.”

Ainslie was interviewed about the escape of high-profile prisoner Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from Atiplano prison in Mexico this summer. According to Ainslie, “This kind of an event, in which some level of corruption and collusion is absolutely undeniable, affects the reputation of Mexican officials in profound ways.”

Detroit News

Emily Sparvero
“Preview Center Touts New Arena and Illitch’s Epic Plan”

Professor Emily Sparvero was interviewed for a story about Detroit’s new stadium and luxury suites. Sparvero, who studies the economic impact of professional sports arenas, explained that luxury suites are often the reason new stadiums are built because “corporate suites provide a steady predictable source of revenue for a sports team.”

USA Today

 Keisha Bentley-Edwards
“Slavery records will soon be easily searchable online”

Bentley-Edwards commented about the soon-to-be available records, which she believes may increase confidence among African-Americans searching for information about their family history. “When you are able to look at your own family and see the triumphs that may have occurred in your family both as result of and despite of slavery, I think it will be a very empowering experience,” she said.