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CUE Awards Olga Welch with Inaugural Alan Lesgold Award for Excellence in Urban Education

Published on 4/17/2015 6:00:00 AM

Alan Lesgold, Olga Welch, and Rich Milner At the end of the Center for Urban Education's ( CUE ) spring speaker series, CUE Director Rich Milner awarded Olga Welch with the Inaugural Alan Lesgold Award for Excellence in Urban Education. Welch is dean of Duquesne University's School of Education as ... Read More...

Alexis Fisher Published in Pennsylvania Child and Adolescent Service System Program Newsletter

Published on 4/16/2015 4:15:00 PM

Alexis Fisher, a master's student in Applied Developmental Psychology , had an article published in the PA CASSP Newsletter , which is released statewide. PA CASSP, which stands for the Pennsylvania Child and Adolescent Service System Program, provides a comprehensive system of care for children, a... Read More...

Higher Education Management PhD Student Mary Utter Awarded Grant for Research on Transfer Students

Published on 4/15/2015 6:00:00 AM

Higher Education Management PhD student Mary Utter is being awarded a research grant from NODA (the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education) to conduct her dissertation research on transfer students titled, "An Exploration of How Previous Collegiate Experience Infl... Read More...

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Interviewed on WHYY About Benefits of College Student Text Reminders

Published on 4/14/2015 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page was the focus of a recent radio and web story on WHYY News in Philadelphia about her research work on using text messages to keep college students informed about subjects like completing paperwork, filling out housing forms, and taking placement tests. Read More...

Teaching Fellow Brian Leventhal Earns Summer Internship with the American Institute of CPAs

Published on 4/13/2015 3:19:00 PM

Brian Leventhal, a teaching fellow in the Department of Psychology in Education , has earned a summer internship with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Leventhal will work with the AICPA as part of its CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examinations, which is the only licensed qualification in ... Read More...

Professor Mary Margaret Kerr Wins Innovation in Education Award

Published on 4/10/2015 6:00:00 AM

Administrative and Policy Studies Department Chair and Professor Mary Margaret Kerr has been approved for funding from the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence ( ACIE ) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards 2015 program. Kerr's proposal, “Developing a ‘Best Practices’ App for Resear... Read More...

CEAC Undergraduate Researchers Brittney Brueggman and Taylor Wade Win Research Awards

Published on 4/9/2015 6:00:00 AM

Brittney Brueggman Taylor Wade The Eastern Evaluation Research Society ( EERS ) selected the work of two University of Pittsburgh CEAC undergraduate researchers, Brittney Brueggman and Taylor Wade, as notable student submissions. They will present at the EERS Annual Conference in Absecon, N.J., fro... Read More...

Assistant Professor Bethany Barone Gibbs Receives Outstanding Junior Scientist Award from the Aging Institute

Published on 4/8/2015 6:00:00 AM

Health and Physical Activity Department Assistant Professor Bethany Barone Gibbs received the Outstanding Junior Scientist award from the Aging Institute , which is a joint partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. The institute brings together researchers, scholars, and clinicians... Read More...

Alumna and Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 Principal Virginia Hill Featured in "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" After School Receives STAR Honor

Published on 4/7/2015 6:00:00 AM

Alumna and Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 Principal Virginia Hill was featured on the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's "Local News" section for Lincoln being named a STAR school as one of the fastest-improving schools in the district. Lincoln ranked in the top 15 percent statewide for academic... Read More...

Graduate Student Reseacher Stacey Kehoe Named Pittsburgh-Tribune Review "Newsmaker"

Published on 4/6/2015 6:00:00 AM

Graduate student researcher Stacey Kehoe was included in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's "Newsmaker" section. Kehoe was featured in "Newsmaker" for winning the 2015 Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Education award from the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators for her work on... Read More...
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