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Radiology Research Seminar
July 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Presbyterian Hospital, Radiology Main Conference Room (PUH, E149)
Michael Modo, Department of Radiology, presents "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Regenerative Medicine."

Annual Tim Post Award Ceremony
July 29, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, LRDC 9th Floor
The Tim Post Award is given to a graduate student in Learning, Developmental, or Cognitive Psychology for a highly significant research project and is given to recognize research excellence and is named in honor of Tim Post, a graduate student in cognitive psychology, who earned his Ph.D. at Pitt in 1983. While at LRDC, Tim Post was especially known for sharing his time and ideas with others, especially graduate students. He was extremely well liked. As a senior graduate student, he was a true role model helping in the schooling and work of the younger students. He had a productive graduate career and subsequently obtained a position at Bell Labs. Even in his short career there, he won two research awards. In 1986, Tim was diagnosed with leukemia. In the final months of his life, he asked that a memorial fund be set up to fund the award. The first award was made in 1989.

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.
  • Loretto, A., DeMartino, S. & Godley, A.J. (in press). Secondary students' perceptions of peer review of writing. Research in the Teaching of English.
  • 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.
  • Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., Dolle, J., Gomez, L. M., LeMahieu, P. & Grunow, A. (in press). A framework for initiation of Networked Improvement Communities. Teachers College Record, 119(7).
  • Childs, J., & Russell, J. L. (In press). Turning around low-achieving schools: Building state capacity to support improvement through Race to the Top. Urban Education.
  • 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.
  • Matsumura. L.C., Wang, E., & Correnti, R. (in press). Text-based writing assignments for college readiness. Reading Teacher.
  • 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.