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Inaugural Goldman Prize Competition Slated for Sept. 25

Published on 8/22/2017 1:39:00 PM

RSVP for the Goldman Prize competition: bit.ly/GoldmanRSVP17 The inaugural Goldman Prize competition will take place Monday, Sept. 25, at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Club. The Goldman Prize was established through a gift from Richard and Renée Goldman to encourage entrepreneurship and... Read More...

Thomas Akiva and Research Team Receive National Science Foundation Grant

Published on 8/16/2017 10:00:00 AM

Thomas Akiva, a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, received a grant of nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to undertake a project entitled "Remake Making: Understanding Adoption and Adaptation of Facilitated Making in Libraries." Akiva leads t... Read More...

Program Aims to Increase Positive Racial Identity in Pittsburgh’s Black Children

Published on 7/31/2017 11:31:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of PittWire ] Imagine a group of Homewood children wandering through an outdoor festival, finding themselves surrounded by representations of black culture — everything from African dance to storytelling in the tradition of the African orators known as griots. Or ... Read More...

Pitt School of Education Well Represented on Leaders in Leaders of Education List

Published on 7/14/2017 3:52:00 PM

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is well represented on a list of top young local educators released this week by The Incline . Three alumni and one current doctoral student are among the 18 named to the website’s What’s Next: Education list, featuring everyone from classroom teache... Read More...

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), Housed in the School of Education, Admits 22 New Member Institutions

Published on 5/1/2017 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of CPED.] The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) and its Board of Directors have accepted 22 new graduate schools of education (see list below) as members into the consortium. These institutions join more than 80 current schools of education in the ... Read More...

Assistant Professors Sheila Conway and Michelle Sobolak Accepted for 2017 Innovation in Education Award

Published on 4/24/2017 6:00:00 AM

Sheila Conway Michelle Sobolak Assistant Professors Sheila Conway and Michelle Sobolak had a proposal for the 2017 Innovation in Education Award , entitled "Implementing a Video Coaching Platform to Provide E-Mentoring during Teacher Education Clinical Experiences,” accepted by the Advisory Council... Read More...

University of Pittsburgh School of Education Announces 2017 Spring Graduation Speaker

Published on 4/21/2017 10:12:00 AM

Chief of Schools of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Dr. Sito Narcisse will address Pitt’s School of Education graduates. The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is happy to announce that Dr. Sito Narcisse, Chief of Schools of the Metro Nashville Public Schools, will address their 2017 g... Read More...

EdD Student Sarah Wagner's Program Awarded Honorable Mention for the Excellence in 2017 Diversity & Inclusion in International Education

Published on 4/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

EdD student Sarah Wagner's Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership was awarded an honorable mention for the 2017 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) by Diversity Abroad. Wagner is director for the program, and Professor Jean Ferketish is faculty advis... Read More...

School of Education Cohosting Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education's (CASIE) Project Zero Spring Conference on May 12-13

Published on 4/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE).] In May 2017, join educators from around the world for the Project Zero Perspectives conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With the theme Making-Innovating-Learning we will explore th... Read More...

EdD Student Josh Novak Elected as Directorate to ACPA Commission for Two-Year Colleges

Published on 4/13/2017 6:00:00 AM

Higher education management EdD student Josh Novak was elected to serve a two-year term as a Directorate to American College Personnel Association's (ACPA) Commission to Two-Year Colleges. The Commission for Two-Year Colleges is "directly concerned with issues relevant to student development progra... Read More...
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