Learning Research and Development Center

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A new set of guidelines, a lab manual and multiple groups at Pitt are working to reduce bias in academic science and increase diversity in STEM fields.
Researchers from the Swanson School of Engineering and the Learning Research and Development Center discuss the promises and challenges that lie ahead for artificial intelligence.
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In a recent study, led by chair of psychology Julie Fiez, researchers taught adults “HouseFont” — a hieroglyphic-like language based on photos of homes — then scanned the language-learning areas of participants’ brains. What they found adds to a growing body of knowledge on how adults process written languages.
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More than 200 faculty, staff and students recently gathered to share ideas for fostering deeper mentoring and advising relationships and using technology to better serve students at Pitt.