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University of Pittsburgh Dance Minor

Published on 4/25/2011 4:11:00 PM

The Dance Minor at the University of Pittsburgh prepares students to assume roles in dance education, dance performance and production. Students are provided knowledge in areas such as basic anatomy/kinesiology, pedagogy, history, production, ballet, modern and jazz dance technique. The students' i... Read More...

Seniors Display Internship Projects

Published on 4/19/2011 4:36:00 PM

Leanne Pinski (right) talks about her internship and the 'All About Me' project to a fellow student. In the beginning of April, students in this semester’s class of Child and Youth Work Practice 2, showcased their senior projects in the hall outside of the Dean’s Office. The class is a senior works... Read More...

2011 Alumni Award Winners

Published on 4/8/2011 4:41:00 PM

In the midst of celebrating the School of Education’s 100th anniversary, the School recognized some of our outstanding alumni with the annual alumni awards ceremony. This year, the ceremony took place at the Centennial Celebration, a special gala celebrating the School's milestone, on Saturday, Apr... Read More...

Schools On the Move Award Winners

Published on 2/26/2011 11:17:00 AM

The Department of Health and Physical Activity has awarded Schools on the Move grants to schools in Western Pennsylvania. To view some of the exciting physical activities that children are engaged in view the following video's. David Garcia and Lisa Ireland, two of our graduate students, have been i... Read More...

Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr receives the 2011 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

Published on 2/23/2011 11:21:00 AM

Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr is one of five Pitt faculty to receive the 2011 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. The Chancellor recognized her for "her use of a real-world approach to classroom teaching and for her "innovative curricula." He also noted that "You are training future teachers both to... Read More...

ADMPS Graduate Student winner of the DVF award

Published on 2/9/2011 11:23:00 AM

Kakenya Ntaiya, a current doctoral candidate in the School of Education’s Social and Comparative Analysis of Education program, was recently named a winner of the Diane von Furstenburg's award to women who are making a difference in the lives of other women. The award comes with a $50K prize, and a... Read More...

Dr. John Jakicic Interviewed in Pittsburgh's Post-Gazette

Published on 2/9/2011 10:26:00 AM

An interview with Dr. John Jakicic was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on January 24, 2011. The article focused on the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center's study, which is trying to determine if technology, such as text messaging added to conventional intervention method... Read More...

Urban Education Challenge: How Research-Centered Universities Should Respond

Published on 10/25/2010 11:30:00 AM

Urban Education has relatively little to do with urban-ness per se. Rather it has to do with how we can assure that people, who historically have been undeserved educationally, have an equal opportunity to learn. Many of those people live in cities, but not all. The practical and scholarly focus of ... Read More...

Preparing Teachers to Work with English Learners

Published on 10/25/2010 10:17:00 AM

Now, more than at any other time in the history of education in the United States, teachers need to be prepared to address the issues surrounding cultural and linguistic diversity in their classrooms. According to data taken from the 2007 American Community Survey, the number of children older than ... Read More...

Combating Childhood Obesity

Published on 10/25/2010 10:05:00 AM

It is estimated that 16 percent of children 6 to 19 years of age in the United States are overweight with 19 percent of children being obese. This is of significant public health importance because overweight and obese children are more likely to be obese as an adult and there is increasing prevalen... Read More...
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