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Associate Dean and Associate Professor Lindsay Clare Matsumura Named School of Education Interim Dean

Published on 4/25/2016 3:00:00 PM

Lindsay Clare Matsumura, the School of Education associate dean of research and faculty development, has been named by University of Pittsburgh Provost Patricia Beeson as interim dean of the School of Education. "We will be continuing the search for a new dean of the School of Education," said Bees... Read More...

HPA Student Mark Spitz's Portable Oxygen Device Wins 2016 Randall Family Big Idea Competition

Published on 4/22/2016 6:00:00 AM

Health and physical activity undergraduate student Mark Spitz is part of a team that won the Innovation Institute's Randall Family Big Idea Competition for their portable oxygen device that treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The product is an aluminum soda can filled with porous m... Read More...

Associate Professor Linda Kucan Collaborates on Article for "The Science Teacher" with U-Prep Teacher Juanita Boliha

Published on 4/20/2016 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Linda Kucan collaborated on an article for The Science Teacher with Pittsburgh University Prep Milliones high school biology teacher Juanita Boliha. The article, titled “Learning About Language in the Service of Learning About Science,” describes a yearlong collaboration between... Read More...

School of Education Celebrates Alumni at 2016 Awards Ceremony

Published on 4/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education celebrated the 2016 Alumni Awards on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland. Awards for the school’s departments and also individual categories were presented at the reception. The winners and some information about their background is listed... Read More...

PhD Alumnus Robert Scherrer Named as Top Administrator for North Allegheny School District

Published on 4/15/2016 10:55:00 AM

PhD alumnus and North Allegheny School District acting Superintendent Robert Scherrer was named as the district's top administrator . He was previously named as acting superintendent of schools in December, following a six-month stint as a substitute superintendent. He was initially hired by North ... Read More...

Associate Professor Amanda Godley Awarded with 2016 Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant

Published on 4/13/2016 6:00:00 AM

Amanda Godley, an associate professor of English education and language, literacy, and culture in the School of Education, has been awarded a 2016 Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant . She is one of only seven recipients in the nation. The award provides support for faculty who are seven to 24 years... Read More...

Graduate Student Sophy Perdomo Selected to Participate in American College of Sports Medicine Leadership and Diversity Training Program

Published on 4/11/2016 6:00:00 AM

Sophy Perdomo, a 2nd year PhD student in the Health and Physical Activity Department ( HPA ), has been selected to participate in the 2016-2017 American College of Sports Medicine’s ( ACSM ) Leadership and Diversity Training Program ( LDTP ). Perdomo, who is a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, will attend the... Read More...

Visiting Assistant Professor Katrina Bartow Jacobs to Receive Outstanding Service Award from the "Urban Education" Journal

Published on 4/8/2016 6:00:00 AM

Visiting Assistant Professor Katrina Bartow Jacobs has been selected to receive this year's “Outstanding Service Award” from the Urban Education journal. Urban Education , which is published through the School of Education's Center for Urban Education, recognized Bartow Jacobs based on her overall ... Read More...

Professor John C. Weidman Appointed to the UNESCO Regional Center for Quality and Excellence in Education Advisory Board

Published on 4/6/2016 6:00:00 AM

Professor John Weidman was appointed to the advisory board of the UNESCO Regional Center for Quality and Excellence in Education (RCQE) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The advisory committee is a central part of the governing body at RCQE and assists the director-general in performing its services and ach... Read More...

Ira Murray - Researching Youth in Out-of-School Settings

Published on 4/6/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Ira Murray Role: K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, Center for Urban Education (CUE) Graduate Research and Teaching Associate Degree Program: Philosophy of Education (PhD) in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Can you talk about your research? My research focus is on youth sociopolitical develo... Read More...
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