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Keep up-to-date with stories about our alumni, current students, and faculty in the School of Education.

Open Forum for Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education Search on October 14

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

Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education Search Open Forum Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:00-11:00 a.m. The Office of the Provost is conducting a search for the next Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education. As part of this process, the search committee will hold an... Read More...

Sara Kovacs - Advocating Small Lifestyle Changes to Impact Overall Health

Published on 10/5/2015 6:00:00 AM

Name: Sara Kovacs Current Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Exercise Physiology Previous Degree Program: Master of Science (MS) in Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease What’s your educational background? I did my undergraduate work at Slippery Rock University, where I received... Read More...

Assistant Professor Katrina Bartow Jacobs Elected Secretary/Treasurer for AERA Special Interest Group

Published on 9/28/2015 6:00:00 AM

Katrina Bartow Jacobs, a visiting assistant professor in language, literacy & culture, was elected secretary/treasurer for one of the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Special Interest Groups (SIG). The purpose of the specific SIG, which is on literature, promotes research that exp... Read More...

Doctoral Graduate Jeff Evancho Featured in "Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" for Healthy Food Initiative

Published on 9/25/2015 6:00:00 AM

EdD program graduate Jeff Evancho was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for his role in Quaker Valley School District's Studio Life after-school program and its healthy food initiative, which allows students to eat meals with food they have helped to grow. Evancho, who is a teacher at Quaker... Read More...

Assistant Professor Christopher Kline Interviewed for "The Globe and Mail" Newspaper

Published on 9/23/2015 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Christopher Kline was interviewed for "The Globe and Mail," which is Canada's largest-circulation national newspaper and second-largest daily newspaper. The article is part of a nine-part series looking at the science of sleep and the vital role of sleep in maintaining overall h... Read More...

Associate Professor Tanner Wallace Awarded Grant from National Science Foundation for $593,278

Published on 9/18/2015 6:00:00 AM

Tanner Wallace, an associate professor of Applied Developmental Psychology, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $593,278. Wallace, who is also a faculty fellow for the School of Education Center for Urban Education, is co-principal investigator on the grant, which is ... Read More...

Professor Rich Milner to Speak at the Harvard Graduate School Askwith Forum on October 15

Published on 9/16/2015 6:00:00 AM

Professor Rich Milner will be speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith Forum , a series of public lectures featuring a wide range of topics, including early childhood, civic and moral engagement, expanded learning models, educating for human rights, and international education... Read More...

Assistant Professor Amber Pabon Elected Executive Secretary of the National Council for Teachers of English Black Caucus

Published on 9/15/2015 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Amber Pabon was elected executive secretary of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Black Caucus for the 2015-2016 academic year. In the role, Pabon, who is also a School of Education Center for Urban Education faculty fellow, will direct communications of the cau... Read More...

School of Education Homecoming Reception on October 9

Published on 9/14/2015 6:00:00 AM

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education Cordially Invites You and Your Guest to Our Homecoming Weekend Reception Please join us for an evening of reconnecting with alumni and friends before the Fireworks & Laser Show Friday, October 9, 2015 7-9:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will ... Read More...

Adjunct Faculty Richard Altenbaugh Publishes Book on Polio, Disability, and 20th Century American Culture

Published on 9/14/2015 6:00:00 AM

Richard Altenbaugh, an adjunct faculty member in Administrative and Policy Studies Department, wrote a new book that was released this month, The Last Children's Plague: Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture . Published by Palgrave Macmillan in both hardcover and ebook, ... Read More...
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