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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...

SOE Homecoming Weekend Reception Slated for Oct. 13

Published on 9/5/2017 1:03:00 PM

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education Cordially Invites You and Your Guest to Our Homecoming Weekend Reception Please join us for an evening of reconnecting with alumni and friends before the Fireworks & Laser Show Friday, Oct. 13 | 7-9:30 p.m. The University Club 123 University Place | ... Read More...

Special Education Program and Center for Urban Education Receive $1 Million Leadership Training Grant

Published on 8/29/2017 3:38:00 PM

A group of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education has received a leadership training grant from the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for a new urban special education program. The grant, which totals more than $1 million, will operate the Urban Special Ed... Read More...

Inaugural Goldman Prize Competition Slated for Sept. 25

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

RSVP for the Goldman Prize competition: 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...
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