LRDC News & Awards

Esther Palacios-Barrios, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology who also works in the Hanson Lab at LRDC, was featured in the July 15 Pittwire Accolades for her acceptance into the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program.   


The University Center for Learning in Out-of-Schools Environments (UPCLOSE) will work with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on climate change education with the support of an NSF grant.    View


The Institute for Learning (IFL) was mentioned in the July 17 EdSource on-line article "Educators Learn Early Results of Gates Initiative to Improve Student Outcomes," article here. NEW: Below is a link to a video about the IFL Gates Foundation work in the Dallas Independent School District (ISD)    View

July 17, 2019

The Institute for Learning (IFL) was mentioned in the July 17 EdSource on-line article "Educators Learn Early Results of Gates Initiative to Improve Student Outcomes," article here. More on the IFL and its partners can be found in "Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Networks for School Improvement: Year One."   

July 17, 2019

A study conducted by LRDC's Lindsay Page was mentioned in Forbes' magazine's June article titled, "The Best Way to Combat 'Summer Melt' Is With A 'Nudge."    View

June 24, 2019

Kudos to Natasha Tokowicz and Tim Nokes-Malach for receiving funding from the Pitt Seed Project for their LRDC Undergraduate Summer Internship Program   

June 10, 2019

Kudos to Jamie Hanson who has been selected a 2019 NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardee.    View

May 28, 2019

Kudos to Dana Miller-Cotto who has been selected as an Inclusive Mathematics Environments (IME) Early Career Fellow from the Mindset Scholars Network. This fellowship is awarded in recognition of demonstrated capacity for collaborative and productive interdisciplinary scholarship that has the potential to promote understanding of inclusive mathematics learning environments.   

May 28, 2019

Kudos to Paulette Vincent-Ruz who has been named a Future Leader by the CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) division of the American Chemical Society. An elite group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.    View

May 20, 2019

Julie Fiez, Marc Coutanche, and Corrine Durisko's study published in the Journal of the Society of Neuroscience has been featured in the May 17 PittWire article "Researchers Teach Adults to Read Using Pictures of Houses."    View

May 17, 2019

Brian Galla is featured in the May 7 Education Week article "When It Comes to College, High School Grades Reveal More Than Just Academics."    View

May 7, 2019

Paulette Vincent Ruz, Eben Witherspoon, and Chris Schunn's paper, "When Making the Grade Isn’t Enough: The Gendered Nature of Pre-med Science Course Attrition" is mentioned in the May 2 Chronicle of Higher Ed online article, " How a Math Class Sparked Students’ Engagement in Their Community" under the heading "Why Women Leave Pre-med."    View

May 2, 2019

Peg Smith, Professor Emeritus, is featured in the April 30 TribLive for her Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.    View

April 30, 2019

Research by Paulette Vincent-Ruz is featured in Chemical and Engineering News in the article, "The Secret Silos of #ChemTwitter."    View

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to Esther Esmeralda Palacios-Barrios, mentored by Jaime Hanson, and Shirley Duong, mentored by Melissa Libertus, who were awarded 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.   

April 17, 2019

Paulette Vincent Ruz and Eben Witherspoon were interviewed for an April 16 Inside Higher Education article "Women Leaving Premed Track More than Men."    View

Aprill 16, 2019

Melissa Libertus is featured in Fox8, News4JAX, and WFMZ-TV 69 News for her interview on, "Are boys and girls born equal when it comes to math?"    View

April 3, 2019

Kudos to Byeong-Young Cho, who was elected to the Board of Directors of the Literacy Research Association.   

April 1, 2019

Kudos to Ming-Te Wang, recipient of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Partnerships of Distinction Award for his Just Discipline Project at Woodland Hills School District. This project builds on evidence-based research, and leverages that scholarship to implement a contextually tailored school discipline and climate program that incorporates the most promising and equity-oriented approaches from around the country.    View

March 25, 2019

Kudos to Jennifer Iriti and Lindsay Page, who were awarded an Honorable Mention in the Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Partnerships of Distinction Award for their community engagement work with the Pittsburgh Promise.    View

March 25, 2019

Kudos to Esther Palacios-Barrios, graduate student of Jamie Hanson, who was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship.    View

March 25, 2019

Lindsay Page received a grant from the Spencer Foundation to fund her project “Matching in Multilevel Contexts.”    View

March 18, 2019

Jennifer Russell is featured in the Pittwire Accolades for receiving a $1.4 million Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for her project titled, "Conceptualizing and Measuring Network Health in the Networks for School Improvement (NSI) Initiative."    View

January 29, 2019

Ming-Te Wang is featured in the Pittwire Accolades for his 2019 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology.    View

January 23, 2019

Julie Fiez is quoted in the January 18 Scientific American article, "The Cerebellum Is Your 'Little Brain'—and It Does Some Pretty Big Things."    View

January 18, 2019

Kudos to Peg (Margaret) Smith, Professor Emerita, Mathematics Education, Department of Instruction and Learning, and Senior Scientist, LRDC, for being awarded a 2019 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award. The NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards honor NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.    View

January 17, 2019

Jamie Hanson is quoted in the January 14 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Growing Up Through the Cracks" on the effects of poverty on families.    View

January 14, 2019

Ming-Te Wang is featured in the January 8 Kidsburgh article about the school-to-prision pipeline report by the CRSP.    View

January 8, 2019

Lindsay Page and Jennifer Iriti are featured on The Brookings Institute Chalkboard for "College Promise Programs May Need Time To Mature For Full Impact."    View

November 29, 2018

Art Graesser, chair of LRDC's Board of Visitors, and Professor, Department of Psychology and Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, is a winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education. The McGraw Prize honors outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches.    View

November 26, 2018