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WQED Feature 
WQED will air a feature on Wounded Warriors on Thursday, May 21, 8:00 pm. The second half of the program will highlight some of Walt Schneider’s work with David Okonkwo. Promo video here​.

Year of the Humanities
Call for Proposals: The provost has named the academic year 2015-2016 The Year of the Humanities in the University. The purpose of the year is to highlight the fundamental importance of humanistic thinking in research and education. Proposal submissions are being invited under the overarching theme "Being Human" and will be accepted on a rolling basis. More information here.

MS Rolling for a Cure
Shari Kubitz and her team the “Eternal Optimists” participated in the 2015 "Rolling" for a Cure for MS on April 19. Shari thanks LRDC for its continued support over the years – Shari will be accepting donations until mid-June. Information here


Kevin Ashley was recognized as a distinguished alumnus at his alma mater (UMass Amherst CS PhD ’88) with an Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy (OAA) Award on Friday, May 1, 2015.  The OAA recognizes UMass computer science innovators in settings around the world.   

New Publications

An exploratory analysis linking neuropsychological testing to quantification of tractography using High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) in military TBI." Presson, N., Beers, S. R., Morrow, L., Wagener, L. M., Bird, W. A., Eman, G. V., . . . Schneider, W. (2015). Brain Imaging and Behavior.
Article here.

Enhancing instructor-student and student-student interactions with mobile interfaces and summarization." Luo, W., Fan, X., Meneske, M., Wang, J., & Litman, D. (2015). Proceedings NAACL HLT Companion Volume.
​Article here.

Using mental computation training to improve complex mathematical performance. Liu, A. S., Kallai, A. Y., Schunn, C. D., & Fiez, J. A. (2015). Instructional Science.
​Article here​.


CCD Distinguished Lecture Series
​May 21, 11:00 am, Giant Eagle Auditorium, A51 Baker Hall, CMU
Sergey Plis presents a Distinguished Lecture in Causal Discovery, "In Search of a Common Scale for Causal Fusion in Neuroimaging."

TEDx Pittsburgh: One Week Countdown
May 23, TEDx Pittsburgh and their ten featured speakers will take over the Byham Theater in the Cultural District. The theme of this year's conference will be "Ideas That Connect Us." More information here​.

LRDC Special Seminar Guest
​June 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Glaser Auditorium, 2nd floor LRDC
Barney Dalgarno, Charles Sturt University, Australia, presents "Exploring Discovery Learning Processes and Outcomes in Interactive Learning Environments: Experimental Findings Using fMRI and Learning Analytics with Implications for Learning Design."

​June 5, 12:00 pm, 9th floor LRDC
Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim presents "Designing for change in teachers' practices - toward implementing explorative mathematics instruction."



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