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Keep up-to-date with stories about our alumni, current students, and faculty in the School of Education.

Distinguished Professor John Jakicic Leading $170 Million, 19-Center Research Project on Molecular Benefits of Exercise

Published on 12/13/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, science has never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a large-scale collaboration to investigat... Read More...

Professor Rick Donato and Alumna Eileen W. Glisan Publish New Book, "Enacting the Work of Language Instruction"

Published on 12/9/2016 6:00:00 AM

Department Chair and Professor Richard Donato and alumna Eileen Glisan have written a new book, titled Enacting the Work of Language Instruction . The book is published through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. From the book description: "This book presents an approach to t... Read More...

Associate Professor Najeeb Shafiq Named Academic Assessor by UK Economics and Social Research Council and Department for International Development

Published on 12/2/2016 3:30:00 PM

Associate Professor M. Najeeb Shafiq has been invited as an Academic Assessor by the United Kingdom’s Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID). In this capacity, he will be reviewing proposals submitted in response to the funding call under th... Read More...

Assistant Professor Byeong-Young Cho Receives $300,000 Grant from National Research Foundation of Korea

Published on 11/29/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Byeong-Young Cho has received a $300,000 grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea. It is a three-year project (2017-2019) on the development and validation of the performance-based assessment of digital literacy competence for adolescents. Cho, who is also a research... Read More...

Student Sheila Confer Awarded with 2016 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement

Published on 11/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Hanifa Nakiryowa advocates for the health and safety of acid-attack survivors. Sheila Confer instills the values of tolerance and social consciousness amongst students. Jackie Smith investigates issues related to globalization and social move... Read More...

Associate Professor Amanda Godley Named Co-editor of the "English Teaching: Practice & Critique" Journal

Published on 11/14/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the University News .] Amanda Godley, a faculty member within the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been named co-editor of the academic journal English Teaching: Practice and Critique. A peer-reviewed international journal, English Teaching: Pr... Read More...

The Office of Child Development (OCD) Receives Grants from The Heinz Endowments, Totaling $565,000

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

Chris Groark Laurie Mulvey The Office of Child Development (OCD) has received two grants from The Heinz Endowments, totaling $565,000. The first, with Associate Professor Chris Groark as PI, is for $400,000 and to support OCD in: developing projects consistent with the needs of children in the regi... Read More...

Associate Professor Jill Perry Receives William T. Grant Foundation Grant for $511,000

Published on 11/9/2016 6:00:00 AM

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry is co-principal investigator on a William T. Grant Foundation grant for $511,000, entitled "The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence." Perry is also executive director of CPED, which is headquartered at the Schoo... Read More...

Student Mark Spitz Awarded $25,000 as Finalist for PInCh Competition

Published on 11/7/2016 6:00:00 AM

Senior health and physical activity student Mark Spitz, representing the Aeronics company team, was awarded $25,000 for being a finalist at the Pitt Innovation Challenge ( PInCh ) competition. In October, his team won first place in the Michael G. Wells competition and won second place in the Kuzne... Read More...

Send in Nominations for School of Education 2016 Alumni Awards

Published on 11/2/2016 6:00:00 AM

We are seeking nominations for the School of Education’s 2017 Alumni Awards. Through this program, we honor the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni and students. Criteria for these awards include a recognition of professional achievement, commitment to the continued success of the School of Ed... Read More...
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