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Pitt Public Health Food for Thought Series
January 18, 5:45 – 7:00 pm, Public Health Auditorium (G23), Parran Hall
Peter Salk, Visiting Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology; director and president, Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation, presents “Polio Eradication: Prospects and Progress.”

Center for Urban Education (CUE) January Brown Bag
January 19, noon – 1:30 pm, CUE Conference Room, 4118 Posvar Hall
Katrina Bartow Jacobs, visiting assistant professor, Department of Instruction and Learning, presents “I Want to See Real Urban Schools”: Preservice Teacher Perceptions of Urban Schooling. See the full list of spring brown bags.

University of Pittsburgh School of Education Motivation Center
January 20, 11:00 – noon, Glaser Auditorium, LRDC 2
The Motivation Center is pleased to announce its next speaker in its 2016-2017 Speaker Series. Dr. Kou Murayama from the University of Reading (UK) will be delivering a lecture titled "Critical Roles of Motivation in Learning: A Multimethod Perspective.” Because this event is expected to garner large interest, plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to its beginning, if possible.

New Publications

  • McKeown, M.G., Crosson, A.C., Sandora, C., Artz, N. & Beck, I.B. (in press). Close Encounters of a Lexical Kind. The Reading Teacher.
  • Wang, M. T., Hill, N., & Hofkens, T (in press). Parental involvement and African American and European American adolescents’ academic, behavioral, and emotional development in secondary school. Child Development.
  • Zywica, J., Gomez, K., & Matsumura, L.C. (in press). Media literacies as pivots for “opening up” the figured world of English Language Arts. International Journal of Learning and Media.
  • Russell, J. L., Kehoe, S. & Crowley, K. (in press). Linking In and Out-of-School Learning. In K. Peppler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Allen, L.B. & Crowley, K. (in press). From acquisition to inquiry: Supporting informal educators through iterative implementation of practice. In P. Patrick (Ed), Preparing Informal Educators. New York: Springer.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Making in the Museum: Launching a learning trajectory in an informal setting. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds). Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Making Sense of Making: Defining Learning Practices in MAKE Magazine. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds). Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Allen, L. B. & Crowley, K. (in press). Knowledge is not enough: A learning ecologies approach to climate change education. International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Schunn, C.D., Godley, A.J. & DeMartino, S. (in press). The reliability and validity of peer review of writing in high school AP English classes. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
  • Loretto, A., DeMartino, S. & Godley, A.J. (in press). Secondary students' perceptions of peer review of writing. Research in the Teaching of English.
  • Nelson, J. & Perfetti, C. A. (in press). Eye movements reveal readers' lexical quality and reading experience. Special Issue of Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • Perfetti, C. A., & Harris, L. (in press). Learning to read English. In L. Verhoeven & C. A. Perfetti (Eds.), Learning to read across languages and writing systems. Cambridge University Press.
  • Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., Dolle, J., Gomez, L. M., LeMahieu, P. & Grunow, A. (in press). A framework for initiation of Networked Improvement Communities. Teachers College Record, 119(7).
  • Childs, J., & Russell, J. L. (In press). Turning around low-achieving schools: Building state capacity to support improvement through Race to the Top. Urban Education.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Learning to Make in the Museum: The Role of Maker Educators. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds). Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Allen, L. B. & Crowley, K. (in press). Moving beyond scientific knowledge: leveraging participation, relevance, and interconnectedness for climate education. International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Matsumura. L.C., Wang, E., & Correnti, R. (in press). Text-based writing assignments for college readiness. Reading Teacher.
  • Paletz, S., Chan, J., & Schunn, C. D. (In press). Uncovering uncertainty through disagreement. Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  • Cox, C., Apedoe, X., Silk, E., & Schunn, C. D. (In press). Analyzing materials in order to find design opportunities for the classroom. In Z. Kabayadondo & S. Goldman (Eds.), Design Thinking.
  • Levine, J. M., & Marques, J. M. (in press). Norm violators as threats and opportunities: The many faces of deviance in groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
  • Levine, J. M. (in press). Member differentiation and group tasks: More than meets the eye. [Commentary on “Are groups more or less than the sum of their members? The moderating role of individual identification," by R. F. Baumeister, S. E. Ainsworth, & K. D.]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Levine, J. M., & Abrams, D. (in press). Membership role and subjective group dynamics: Impact on evaluative intragroup differentiation and commitment to prescriptive norms. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
  • Rottman, B. M. (in press). Searching for the best cause: Roles of mechanism beliefs, autocorrelation, and exploitation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.
  • Rottman, B. M. (in press). The acquisition and use of causal structure knowledge. In M.R. Waldmann (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. Oxford: Oxford U.P.
  • Pailian, H., Libertus, M., Feigenson, L., Halberda, J. (in press). Developmental Changes in Visual Short-Term Memory (VSTM) Capacity Between Ages 3 and 8 Years. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.