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University of Chicago showcases new work linking video games to learning

Feb. 6, 2007

WHAT: University of Chicago research is among the work to be discussed at a panel discussion about video games and learning.  The panel members are researchers in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s $50 million initiative to explore how new technologies are changing the way students learn.

WHAT: February 8, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Newberry Library, 60 West Walton St.

WHO: Nichole Pinkard, Director of Technology at the University of  Chicago’s Center for Urban School Improvement, will share her experience creating an innovative digital media after-school program.

Other speakers include Sasha Barab of Indiana University; David  Williamson Shaffer, a professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jonathan  Fanton, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur  Foundation; and Connie Yowell, MacArthur’s Director of Education grantmaking.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are requested by e-mailing

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