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In the News

Discover magazine features Walter Schneider’s High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT), in “Broken Cables: High-definition Imaging Helps Researchers Map the Damage from Traumatic Brain Injury with Unprecedented Accuracy (September 2015, pp. 53-59).

New Grants

Diane Litman (Co-Principal Investigator) and Rebecca Hwa (Principal Investigator, Department of Computer Science) have been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to investigate whether natural language processing (NLP) methods can help students learn to make a more concrete connection between the abstract principles of rewriting (e.g., "A paper should have a clear thesis") and the particular contexts in which the revision is carried out. Details here.

New Publications

Principal Stratification: A Tool for Understanding Variation in Program Effects Across Endogenous Subgroups. Page, L. C., Feller, A., Grindal, T., Miratrix, L., Somers, M-A. (2015). American Journal of Evaluation, 1-18.

Early Math Coursework and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration. Dougherty, S., Goodman, J., Hill, D., Litke, E., Page, L. C. (2015). National Bureau of Economic Research (working paper), 1-50.

Classroom Writing Tasks and Students' Analytic Text-Based Writing. Matsumura, L. C., Correnti, R., Wang, E. (2015). Reading Research Quarterly.

Conflict and Metacognitive Control: The Mismatch-monitoring Hypothesis of How Others’ Knowledge States Affect Recall.  Scott H. Fraundorf and Aaron S. Benjamin. (2015). Memory. Article link.


Systems Neuroscience Institute Research Seminar
August 20, 11:00 am, Biomedical Science Tower 3 

Adam B. Goldring, PhD Candidate: Krubitzer Laboratory, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, presents
“Reversible Deactivation of the Fronto-Parietal Reaching and Grasping Network: Electrophysiological and Behavioral Effects”

Center for Behavioral Decision Research Seminar
August 27, 2015, 12:00-1:15 p.m., 223D Porter Hall​, CMU
Carey Morewedge presents  "Debiasing Decisions: Improved Decision Making With A Single Training Intervention." To sign up to meet with the speaker, go here.


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