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

Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr Honored By Local Borough

Published on 9/22/2010 11:45:00 AM

Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr was named the Borough of Whitehall's Citizen of the Year. "It's a tremendous honor, in part because this is a community that not only has welcomed me as a Southern stranger (she is a native of South Carolina). Dr. Kerr has been a faculty member at Pitt since 1980 and was rece... Read More...

Dr. John Jakicic Quoted in USA Today

Published on 9/22/2010 10:47:00 AM

John Jakicic, interviewed August 31, 2010 by USA Today, indicated that hereditary factors are not the single determining element of obesity. Lifestyle and physical activity play a modifying role. Read the article: Exercise can override 'fat genes,' study finds Read More...

Dr. Kelli Davis Interviewed by KDKA

Published on 9/22/2010 10:05:00 AM

Dr. Kelli Davis embarks upon a study that examines the link between weight and breast cancer. Davis and Julie Michael, project coordinator, discuss the recruitment process and the role the project will play in breast cancer research. To view the interview use the following link: Read More...

Important certification changes for Elementary Education and Special Education

Published on 9/17/2010 11:53:00 AM

For all prospective students interested in obtaining Elementary Education (K-6) certification, there are important changes about which you need to know: The School of Education will continue to accept applications for Elementary Education Certification (K-6) for the 2012/2013 academic year. After 2... Read More...

Going to AERA?

Published on 9/3/2010 11:54:00 AM

CGSE is planning an informal gathering of Pitt SOE students during the AERA Conference this year. If you have ideas or want to be involved in the planning, email Lesley Brown or Laura Bray, our event coordinators. Also be sure to check our facebook page if you are looking for roommates to reduce tr... Read More...

Faculty Book Published

Published on 4/21/2010 11:57:00 AM

Faculty member and Associate Dean, Tony Petrosky and his co-author Stephanie M. McConachie's, a fellow at Institute for Learning (Learning and Research Development Center) book "Content Matters: A Disciplinary Literacy Approach to Improving Student Learning" was released December 2009. Content Matt... Read More...

Professor Seth Spaulding Honored

Published on 4/9/2010 11:59:00 AM

Emeritus professor in comparative education Seth Spaulding was recently honored by the Higher Education Special Interest Group of the Comparative and International Education Society for his contributions for years of service in the field. Spaulding is a former director of the International Bureau o... Read More...
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