LRDC Communications, News & Media

The LRDC Communications Department leads and coordinates strategic communications for the Center. We tell the Center's stories and successes to the university and the region. We work to raise the Center's global profile and promote its reputation as one of the worlds' leading cognitive research centers. We promote the Pitt Brand and provide website, design, video production, photography, media relations, social media, and executive communications support.

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Elizabeth Rangel, PhD
Director of Communications


National Science Foundation logo October 20, 2021
Brian Galla, Timothy Nokes-Malach, and Melanie Good were awarded a National Science Foundation grant for their project »

Isabel Beck March 8, 2021
LRDC Senior Scientist and Professor Emerita Isabel Beck a School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient »

Ming-Te Wang March 5, 2021
Professor and Learning Research & Development Center (LRDC) Scientist Garners Two Research Excellence Awards »

Eben Witherspoon March 4, 2021
Eben Witherspoon Wins Outstanding Doctoral Research Award »

Kevin Ashley and Diane Litman February 24, 2021
LRDC Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Project on Public Access to Justice »

Lindsay Page February 2, 2021
Lindsay Page Named National Influential Scholar »

LRDC building January 29, 2021
Learning Research and Development Center Researchers to Evaluate New Pittsburgh Promise Coaching Initiative »

Erin Walker November 10, 2020
LRDC Scientists Receive $900,000 Grant to Study Robots in Math Classrooms »

Research News

News & Awards

Kudos to Nikki Lobczowski, post-doc working with Erin Walker, Diane Litman, and Timothy Nokes-Malach, for receiving the prestigious Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award from Division 15 (Educational Psychology) for “Building from the Inside Out: The Formation and Regulation of Emotions in Collaborative Learning.” More about Lobczowski’s work here, and award details here. Congrats Nikki!    View

September 27, 2021

Brett Bankson, Psychology graduate student and LRDC graduate student researcher, was featured in The Pitt News for winning ‘Top Chef Amateurs.’ Find out more about Bankson by reading the article.    View

September 14, 2021

LRDC Graduate Student wins ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ Brett Bankson, Psychology graduate student and LRDC Researcher, was featured by Pittwire for winning ‘Top Chef Amateurs.’ Find out more about Bankson by reading the Pittwire article.    View


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Institute For Learning

Bridges to Learning graphic Bridges to Learning: Research. Practice. Results. Bridges to Learning is the Institute for Learning (IFL) quarterly newsletter. Bridges connects educators with knowledge and research that shows that every student can learn when provided with cognitively challenging instructional opportunities and that learning environments can flourish when collaboration is valued, voice is honored, and agency is realized. Some of Bridges recent articles include "4 Effective Communication Strategies in Multilingual Classrooms," "Liberating your Summer Readers," and "Building Allyship Among Educators," among others.

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The Institute For Learning is located on the 7th floor of the Murdoch building »

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