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Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Early Childhood Education Take School of Education's First Study Abroad Trip

Published on 7/16/2014 6:00:00 AM

A group of School of Education undergraduate and graduate students traveled to Italy during May 2014 for the school's first-ever study abroad trip. Accompanying the students were faculty members Patricia Crawford, Anna Arlotta-Guerrero, and Shannon Wanless, who also conceptualized the trip. Wanless... Read More...

Jennifer Lin Russell Leads a Research Team to Help Coaches Train Teachers on Common Core State Standards

Published on 7/16/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press released republished on behalf of University News.] Under a strategy instituted by the Toyota Motor Company, any autoworker on the production line could halt production to signal a quality issue. It was part of a company approach to continuously improve performance. Now, for the first time, t... Read More...

Alumnus Terence P. Meehan Named as Superintendent for Neshannock Township School District

Published on 7/15/2014 6:00:00 AM

Terence P. Meehan, an alumnus of the School of Education's Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, is the new superintendent at Neshannock Township School District. He was voted in during April 2014, and began his role on July 1, 2014, following the retirement of Mary Todora. Meehan, 50, is... Read More...

Alumna Cynthia Reed Named Dean of Education and Human Services at Northern Kentucky University

Published on 7/10/2014 6:00:00 AM

Cynthia J. Reed, an alumna of the Administrative and Policy Studies Department, was named dean of the Northern Kentucky University College of Education and Human Services. Reed currently serves as Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership and Truman Pierce Institut... Read More...

School of Education Receives $3 Million from Alumni to Establish Dean’s Chair

Published on 7/8/2014 6:00:00 AM

The University of Pittsburgh has received a $3 million gift from alumni Renée K. Goldman and Richard M. Goldman to establish the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean’s Chair in the School of Education. The gift has established an endowment that will be used by the University to support the salary, profes... Read More...

Alumnus Matt Fuchs Teaches English with Video Games

Published on 7/3/2014 3:28:00 PM

Matt Fuchs, a Department of Instruction and Learning graduate from 2010, was recently featured on WQED's monthly Learning Innovation series. Fuchs, who teaches English at Propel Braddock Hills High School, is having students use Minecraft to study the "abuse of power as well as a narrative writing u... Read More...

Alumna Holly Shiflett Scheduled to be a Keynote Speaker at Teaching and Learning Conference in England

Published on 6/30/2014 6:00:00 AM

Holly Shiflett, a PhD graduate as well as learning solutions consultant at Deltak, is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the University of Birmingham's (England) 11th University Teaching and Learning Conference this Friday, July 4, in Muirhead Tower on the Edgbaston Campus. She graduated from the ... Read More...

Using Text Messaging to Help College Freshmen Stay in School

Published on 6/30/2014 6:00:00 AM

Research Assistant Professor Lindsay Page, along with colleague Ben Castleman, were featured in a recent The Chronicle of Higher Education story as well as on NPR about their research on helping college freshmen stay in school via text message reminders. Their work is based on the information that ... Read More...

Professor Mary Margaret Kerr Leads Team in Creating Children's Book for Flight 93 Memorial

Published on 6/26/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the National Park Service.] Flight 93 National Memorial will release their new Junior Ranger Program for its youngest visitors this Saturday, June 28 by holding a "Junior Ranger Day." The Junior Ranger Program is a national program offered at National Parks acro... Read More...

LSAP Professor Chris Shunn Explores How Engineers Create

Published on 6/17/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University of Pittsburgh News.] Simply put, engineers make things. But is finding that “new” invention a massive mental leap from point A to point B, or are there scores of unnoticed intermediate steps in between? The University of Pittsburgh’s Joel Chan and Chr... Read More...
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