Lindsay Page was quoted and several of her papers were cited in the Chalkbeat article, "To and Through: What Research Says About What Works (and What Doesn't) to Help Students Complete College." View
January 15, 2020
Christian Schunn and Paulette Vincent-Ruz, along with their co-authors, were mentioned in The Hechinger Report's article, "A Study on Teaching Critical Thinking in Science," based on their study, "Scientific Sensemaking Supports Science Context Learning Across Disciplines and Instructional Contexts." View
January 13, 2020
Brian Galla and Tim Nokes-Malach were quoted and their research, using mindfulness to improve achievement gaps in introductory physics courses, was cited in Personalizing the Pitt Experience Forge Your Own Path's article, "Using Mindfulness to Boost Low Confidence." View
January 8, 2020
Marc Coutanche has been named an American Psychological Society (APS) Rising Star. View
January 6. 2020
Melissa Libertus has been elected to the board of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society. View
January 6, 2020
Diane Litman and Amanda Godley were featured in Pittwire's "What Will the 2020s Bring for AI?" View
December 13, 2019
The Computing Research Association published Jane Margolis, Joanna Goode, and Kevin Binning's Op-Ed "Exploring Computer Science: Active Learning for Broadcasting Participation in Computing." View
Kudos to Jamie Hanson, the recipient of the 2019 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Robert L. Fantz Memorial Award. The Fantz Award "encourages and supports careers of promising young investigators in psychology or related disciplines and covers basic scientific research or scholarly writing in the fields of perceptual-cognitive development and the development of selective attention; and research and writing on the development of individuality, creativity and free choice of behavior."
Kevin Binning, Erica McGreevy, and Chandralekha Singh were the recipients of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum, recognized for incorporating a new “belonging intervention” into introductory courses, which resulted in improved grades for all students. The intervention aimed to address gender and racial gaps, and it is now part of the standard curriculum in the classes in which it was introduced. View
November 20, 2019
Marc Coutanche received a Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Award for his research on “Memory Success and Failure in the Older Brain.” The University of Pittsburgh CTSI established a "Research Initiative for Special Populations" to fund pilot programs that explore research topics for special populations, such as Marc Coutanche's.
November 13, 2019
Kudos to Kevin Binning, Erica McGreevy, and Chandralekha Singh as recipients of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum.
November 13, 2019
Lindsay Page and co-authors' research "Customized nudging to improve FAFSA completion and income verification" was featured in Politico Text Reminders Boost FAFSA Filing Rate; Education Dive Counselor nudges increase number of FAFSA application; and University Business When does financial aid nudging work for high school seniors?, among mentions in other news outlets.
October 29, 2019
In the October 18 The Atlantic Monthly "The Unraveling of Donald Trump" references a paper published by Marc Coutanche on the President's speech patterns (link to the original paper is in paragraph 11). View
October 18, 2019
Jamie Hanson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, is part of an interdisciplinary team led by Caroline Oppenheimer, Psychiatry, to develop a neuroimaging task to measure teen brain response to social media. The project was awarded $25,ooo through the Pitt Innovation Challenge (and Pitt's Clinical and Translational Science Institute). The work is with Jennifer Silk, Sophie Choukas-Bradley, Helmet Karim, and Mary Phillips. View
September 25, 2019
Kudos to LRDC Research Scientist Jamie Hanson for being awarded the R03 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Neurodevelopmental Pathways Linking Physical Abuse and Affective Dysregulation”
LRDC Research Scientist Jennifer Iriti and her colleagues have been awarded a $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES Alliance grant View
September 17, 2019
The Philadelphia-based William Penn Foundation has awarded nearly $1.6 million to renew the Informal Learning Initiative, a two-year collaboration of organizations that includes the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE). View
September 4, 2019
Amanda Godley (PI) and Diane Litman (co-PI) were awarded a three-year NSF Cyberlearning grant “Discussion Tracker: Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve the Teaching of Collaborative Argumentation in High School English Classrooms.”
September 1, 2019
Byeong-Young Cho has been invited by the chair of the 2025 NAEP Reading Framework to serve on the Development Committee of the 2025 NAEP Reading Framework. Working with a group of reading/literacy experts across the nation, his responsibilities will be to envision the next generation of National Assessment of Educational Progress, working with a group of reading/literacy experts across the nation.
September 15, 2019
LRDC Research Scientist Lindsay Page was mentioned in the National College Access Network article titled, "Get to Know the Top 10 Pieces of College Access and Success Research." View
August 16, 2019
LRDC Research Associate Mary Ann Steiner, UPCLOSE, was featured in The Allegheny Front news essay titled, "A Song of Pause Amid the Climate Crisis." View
August 16, 2019
LRDC's Melissa Libertus was mentioned in WFMZ-TV's article titled. "Are Boys and Girls Equal When it Comes to Math?"
August 13, 2019
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.
August 5, 2019
LRDC Research Scientist Lindsay Page was mentioned in the Los Angeles Time's " Two Factors Keep 'New Gen' Students from Attending College. Here's How to Address Them." View
August 18, 2019
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
July 29, 2019
Diana Leyva is featured in Fox43 for her research on “Learning math and reading at the store!” View
July 25, 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. NEW: Below is a link to a video about the IFL Gates Foundation work in the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) https://youtu.be/TWQzUkvPuFs 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
Graduate student Griffin Koch (Marc Coutanche's lab) has been awarded a 2019 Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award. The Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) recognizes undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in research. View
July 6, 2019
Diana Leyva is featured in Child Trend News. There is a Spanish and an English version of the news and a link to a 10-min interview about her research “Grocery store math and reading add up!” View