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School of Education Launches New Urban Education Certificate Program

Published on 5/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] In America’s classrooms, a cultural divide exists between teachers, who are most often white, and a student population that continues to expand in ethnic diversity. This is especially true in Pittsburgh, where nearly 85 percent of public schoo... Read More...

Assistant Professor Tom Akiva Awarded Scholar Award from AERA Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group

Published on 5/16/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Tom Akiva was awarded the 2016 Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group (SIG). A Q&A related to Akiva's award is available here . Read More...

Doctoral Student Caroline Johns Named as Northgate's New Superintendent

Published on 5/11/2016 6:00:00 AM

Doctoral student Caroline Johns was named as Northgate School District's new superintendent. Johns currently serves as the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning for the Moon Area School District. She first joined the district’s administrative staff as principal of Allard Elementary Sch... Read More...

Associate Professor Sean Kelly Elected Chair of AERA Special Interest Group

Published on 5/9/2016 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Sean Kelly has been elected chair (for a two-year term 2016-2018) of the Sociology of Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association. Read More...

Assistant Professor Gina Garcia Awarded with National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

Assistant Professor Gina Garcia has been awarded with a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017-2018 year, which "supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research," as well as developing the careers of its recipients through pr... Read More...

Associate Dean and Associate Professor Lindsay Clare Matsumura Named Interim Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education

Published on 4/25/2016 3:00:00 PM

Lindsay Clare Matsumura, the School of Education associate dean of research and faculty development, has been named by University of Pittsburgh Provost Patricia Beeson as interim Renée and Richard Goldman dean of the School of Education. "We will be continuing the search for a new dean of the Schoo... Read More...

Ira Murray - Focuses on Out-of-School Experiences of Urban Youth

Published on 4/25/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Ira Murray Role: K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, Center for Urban Education Graduate Research and Teaching Associate Degree Program: Philosophy of Education (PhD) in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Can you talk about your research? My research focus is on youth sociopolitical development ... Read More...

HPA Student Mark Spitz's Portable Oxygen Device Wins 2016 Randall Family Big Idea Competition

Published on 4/22/2016 6:00:00 AM

Health and physical activity undergraduate student Mark Spitz is part of a team that won the Innovation Institute's Randall Family Big Idea Competition for their portable oxygen device that treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The product is an aluminum soda can filled with porous m... Read More...

Associate Professor Linda Kucan Collaborates on Article for "The Science Teacher" with U-Prep Teacher Juanita Boliha

Published on 4/20/2016 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Linda Kucan collaborated on an article for The Science Teacher with Pittsburgh University Prep Milliones high school biology teacher Juanita Boliha. The article, titled “Learning About Language in the Service of Learning About Science,” describes a yearlong collaboration between... Read More...

School of Education Celebrates Alumni at 2016 Awards Ceremony

Published on 4/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education celebrated the 2016 Alumni Awards on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland. Awards for the school’s departments and also individual categories were presented at the reception. The winners and some information about their background is listed... Read More...
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