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Omar Attum wins Fulbright Specialist Award6th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has won a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over two weeks in the summer of 2020, Attum will complete a project at the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan that aims to exchange knowledge …

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Craig Smith ’15, math teacher and viral TikTok sensation, meets students where they are4th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s a rare middle school math teacher who dances his way to social media stardom. Craig Smith ’15, a math teacher at Oldham County Middle School in LaGrange, Kentucky, is rare. Smith’s TikTok dance videos, intended to engage his students at Oldham Middle School, have gone viral, gaining over one …

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Morgan Szabo ’14 brings core principles of Muhammad Ali to youth in Kazakhstan21st September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The city of Kostanay, in the Central Asian republic of Kazhakstan, is a long way from New Albany—5,882 miles as the jet flies. But Morgan Szabo ’14 can trace a line from her first international studies class at IU Southeast to the first day she spent in Kostanay, teaching young …

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Education faculty Alan Zollman extols mentorship at national conference10th March 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last week Alan Zollman, IU Southeast associate professor of secondary education, delivered the Founders Lecture at the annual conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning in Orlando, Fla. Established in 1974, the RCML provides a professional growth and development forum for mathematics educators at all levels. “The Founders Lecture …

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