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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...

Important Certification Changes for Early Childhood Education (Pre-K - 3)

Published on 10/4/2010 11:42:00 AM

For all perspective students interested in obtaining Early Childhood (PreK-3) certification, there are important changes about which you need to know. Due to new Statewide PA Department of Education regulations, we will no longer offer PreK- 3 certification as of August 1, 2012. The 2011 – 2012 aca... Read More...

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...
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