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Christina Groark and Robert McCall Edit a Special Issue of "Infant Mental Health Journal"

Published on 4/18/2014 6:00:00 AM

Christina Groark, a senior research fellow at the School of Education, and Robert McCall, a professor of psychology, along with Niels Rygaard, edited a special issue of the Infant Mental Health Journal that was published this month. Groark and McCall, who are also co-directors of the Pitt Office of ... Read More...

Associate Professor Najeeb Shafiq's Article Honored with Outstanding Journal of Education Finance Award

Published on 4/16/2014 6:00:00 AM

M. Najeeb Shafiq, an associate professor of education, economics & international affairs, was honored by the Journal of Education Finance with an outstanding article award. His article, "Accounting for Risk of Non-Completion in Private and Social Rates of Return to Higher Education," is the 2014 re... Read More...

Health and Physical Activity Students Finish 2nd at Relay for Life Events

Published on 4/15/2014 6:00:00 AM

At the American Cancer Society's recent Relay for Life events, multiple junior class and exercise science officers in the Health and Physical Activity (HPA) Department placed 2nd overall out of 79 teams from the University of Pittsburgh. The HPA class earned $5,800 for the cause, an all-time high fo... Read More...

School of Education Honors Alumni at Annual Awards Ceremony

Published on 4/11/2014 11:42:00 AM

Pictured from left to right: (back row) Sean McComb, Dean Alan Lesgold, Robert Robertson, Brent Johnson, Joshua “JC” Childs; (middle row) Katie Clark Patterson, Miray Tekkumru Kisa, Francesca Amati, Cynthia Reed, R. Rudy Filek; (front) Ellen Falk Hirsch. Not pictured: Antoinette Y. Farmer. The Scho... Read More...

Fellow Jasmine Williams Wins AERA Division E Seed Grant Competition

Published on 4/9/2014 6:00:00 AM

School of Education Fellow Jasmine Williams won a Division E seed grant during the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting in April. Her study is going to use MET data to investigate how the racial composition of a classroom may influence teacher-student intersubjectivity; bo... Read More...

Applied Developmental Psychology Students Welcome 6th Graders from McKeesport

Published on 4/7/2014 6:00:00 AM

On March 28 and April 4, the applied developmental psychology (ADP) undergraduates welcomed six buses of McKeesport Area School students from the 6th grade academy to the School of Education. The ADP students first met with small groups of McKeesport students answering their questions about going t... Read More...

RSVP for Upcoming School of Education Graduation by April 21

Published on 4/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education will be holding its 2014 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, April 27, 2014. All graduates who attend will be individually recognized by name at the ceremony, which promptly begins at 9:00 a.m. Students should arrive at the Fitzgerald Field House, Allequi... Read More...

PhD Student Josh Centor Named CMU Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Published on 4/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

Josh Centor was announced as director of athletics, physical education & recreation for Carnegie Mellon University following a national search. Centor is a School of Education PhD student in higher education management, and has been at CMU for six years. To find more about Centor and his background,... Read More...

Various Faculty Members in ADMPS Helped Edit Upcoming Economics and Finance Book

Published on 4/2/2014 6:00:00 AM

Various faculty members within the Administrative and Policy Studies Department, including John Weidman, John Yeager, Linda DeAngelo, Michael Gunzenhauser, James Jacob, Maureen McClure, and Stewart Sutin, worked on editing a book titled Economics and Finance in Higher Education . The book is slated... Read More...

EdD Student Erica Kolat Featured in Observer-Reporter Story

Published on 3/31/2014 6:00:00 AM

Erica Kolat, a School of Education student in school leadership, was featured this week in the Observer-Reporter , a daily newspaper covering Washington and Greene counties in Southwest Pennsylvania. In the article, "New McGuffey superintendent wants to move district forward," she talks about her n... Read More...
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