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


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News & Awards

Kudos to LRDC Senior Scientist Christian Schunn, LRDC Post Doc Nikki Lobczowski (Early Career Scholar), and Alum Matt Bernacki, currently at University of North Carolina School of Education, for recognition as highly productive scholars in educational psychology.    View

September 12, 2022

Pittsburgh’s ‘Neighborly Playground’ for Neuroscience has New Leadership. LRDC's Julie Fiez and Lori Holt, CMU, will co-lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a 28-year-old neuroscience research and education neuroscience powerhouse, into its next era.    View

September 6, 2022

Diana Leyva was recently awarded William Penn Foundation grant to work in Philadelphia during 2022-2023. Leyva will pilot “Literacy Eats” an intervention that promotes children’s literacy through cooking classes with adult caregivers.   

August 29, 2022

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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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