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More than 20 Administrative Students and Alumni Began New Positions in Summer 2016

Published on 9/26/2016 6:00:00 AM

The following is a list of current students and alumni in the principal, superintendent or letter of eligibility certificate programs who have experienced career advancements through new positions during summer 2016. Superintendents Caroline Johns, Northgate School District Dr. Michael Loughead, Ham... Read More...

New Study in JAMA by Professor John Jakicic Finds Activity Trackers Ineffective for Sustaining Weight Loss

Published on 9/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Wearable devices that monitor physical activity are not reliable tools for weight loss, says a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity. The study specifically investigated w... Read More...

School of Education Homecoming Reception on October 7

Published on 9/19/2016 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 7, 2016 7-9:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will ... Read More...

Mark Hornack - From Student Council to U.S. District Judge

Published on 8/29/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Mark Hornack Role: United States District Judge Degree Program: Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree When Mark Hornak was in junior high, he was part of student council. When he went to high school, he was class president. And when he was in college, he ran for the school board. So while he suspected... Read More...

Center for Urban Education Presents Speaker Series with Jeff Duncan-Andrade on October 20

Published on 8/24/2016 10:12:00 AM

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EdD student Kathleen Graczyk Named by Shaler Area School District New Director of Student Services

Published on 7/25/2016 6:00:00 AM

EdD student Kathleen Graczyk has been named by Shaler Area School District as its new director of student services . Shaler Area School Board approved Graczyk as Shaler Area’s next director of student services during the voting meeting on Wednesday, July 13. Graczyk replaces William Watson who reti... Read More...

Adjunct Instructor Jorge Delgado Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Education and Education Policy Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Published on 7/11/2016 6:00:00 AM

Jorge Enrique Delgado, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies as well as a PhD graduate, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Education and Education Policy Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). He is also co-chairperson of the Higher... Read More...

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page is Co-Principal Investigator of New $2.18 Million IES Grant

Published on 7/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page is a co-principal investigator (PI) of a new Institute of Education Science (IES) grant for $2.18 million, titled "Financial Aid Nudges: A National Experiment to Increase Retention of Financial Aid and College Persistence." The principal investigator for the project... Read More...

Professor John M. Jakicic Appointed to Help Write U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines

Published on 6/29/2016 12:00:00 PM

[Press released published on behalf of the University News.] Two University of Pittsburgh faculty members will play influential roles in the development of federal recommendations on the amount, intensity, and types of physical activity needed for Americans’ healthy lifestyles. John M. Jakicic and ... Read More...

Four Alumni Named as 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Award Winners

Published on 6/22/2016 10:12:00 AM

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced 10 recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Awards, four of whom are School of Education alumni. The alumni, Macrina Lelei, Troy Ross, Elizabeth Stoll, and Joelleen P. Yerace, all graduated from the Administrative and Policy Studies D... Read More...
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