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Instruction and Learning Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Expanded Vision Studies Education

Published on 10/26/2017 5:13:00 PM

Tessa McCarthy and Doug Kostewicz, faculty members in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education department of Instruction and Learning, will be co-principal investigators on Project Certifying Orientation and Mobility/Behavior Specialists (COMBS), a professional training grant funded by the ... Read More...

Carol and Gene McGrevin to Receive Pitt Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award

Published on 10/12/2017 2:58:00 PM

Carol McGrevin, a 1964 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, and her husband, Gene McGrevin, are each recipients of the Pitt Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award, to be presented Thursday night at Alumni Hall. The award—Pitt’s premier alumni honor—recognizes graduates with extr... Read More...

SOE Enrollment Managers on the Road

Published on 10/4/2017 4:17:00 PM

Representatives from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will travel to locations across Pennsylvania and the region during the fall to provide information and meet with prospective graduate and doctoral candidates. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet with admissions represen... Read More...

Urban Special Education Scholars Candidate Information

Published on 9/29/2017 4:28:00 PM

University of Pittsburgh School of Education Special Education and the Center for Urban Education The Urban Special Education Scholars (USES) doctoral project is designed to prepare doctoral students for university faculty positions dedicated to improving academic and behavioral support for student... Read More...

Barone Gibbs Receives $3.4 Million NIH Grant

Published on 9/22/2017 9:35:00 AM

Bethany Barone Gibbs, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Activity, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh, has received a $3.4 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health ... Read More...

Kelly and Godley Team Up for NSF Grant

Published on 9/21/2017 5:54:00 PM

Sean Kelly, an associate professor in Department of Administrative and Policy Studies and Amanda Godley, a professor in Department of Instruction and Learning, have received funding of $236,928 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support new research on teacher discourse analytics. The pr... Read More...

Godley Receives Pair of NSF Grants for Upcoming Year

Published on 9/21/2017 3:32:00 PM

Amanda Godley, a professor of English Education and Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Department of Instruction and Learning, has received a pair of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for the coming academic year. Godley, together with computer science faculty Diane Litman and Rebecca Hw... Read More...

OCD's Laurie Mulvey Receives the Coleman Award

Published on 9/15/2017 12:11:00 PM

Laurie Mulvey, the longtime director of demonstration programs for the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Child Development, received the 2017 Coleman Award presented by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. The award, named for former School of Social Work faculty member Moe Colema... Read More...

SOE Research Team Helps Children Make Sense of 9/11 History

Published on 9/11/2017 11:19:00 AM

Eleanor Mattern (left) and Mary Margaret Kerr collaborated with graduate students last spring to help improve access to oral histories recorded about the Flight 93 tragedy. Forty civilians perished aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The flight — which crashed in Shanksville, Pe... Read More...

High School Language Programs Immerse Students in Mandarin Chinese, Russian

Published on 9/6/2017 10:45:00 AM

Allderdice High School student Roman Burton (left) practices language speaking skills with program teaching aid LiuLiu Hu, a second-year MEd student in Foreign Language education, at a simulated Chinese marketplace during the STARTALK foreign language program at Pitt. The sounds of Mandarin Chinese... Read More...
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