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Informal environments beyond the school day promote flexibility that let children engage in science in the same way they play sports or create art.

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Does more rigorous middle school math coursework change students’ college readiness?

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Jingtao Wang, Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Computer Science, is awarded the Microsoft Azure for Research Award

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University of Pittsburgh Department of Neuroscience

10:00 a.m., 328 Mellon Institute

Melissa Warden, Assistant Professor and Miriam M. Salpeter Fellow, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, presents "To seek or lee: The Neural Circuits of Approach and Avoidance."



Summer Colloquium

Noon, Baker Hall, 336B, CMU

Avi Karni, Professor, University of Haifa, presents "Not Just for Kids: A Biological Perspective on Skill Acquisition & the Generation of Long-term Procedural Memory"



Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh

1:00 pm, A219B Langley Hall

Meredyth Wegener, graduate student, presents "Impact of Learning and Diet on Two Distinct Populations of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons." In partial fulfillment for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., Dolle, J., Gomez, L. M., LeMahieu, P. & Grunow, A. (2017). A framework for initiation of Networked Improvement Communities. Teachers College Record, 119(7).
  • Childs, J. & Russell, J. L. (2017). Turning around low-achieving schools: Building state capacity to support improvement through Race to the Top. Urban Education, 52(2).
  • Cho, B-Y. & Afflerbach, P. (2017). An evolving perspective of constructively responsive reading comprehension strategies in multilayered digital text environments. In S. Israel (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension, Second Edition (pp. 109-134). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.
  • Chandrasekaran, M. K., Epp, C. D., Kan, M-Y., Litman, D. (2017). Using Discourse Signals for Robust Instructor Intervention Prediction. Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.