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Four NYC Universities Meet to Parse the Latest in Cognition Research

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William B. Whitten II, Ph.D.
Photo by Bruce Gilbert
Nearly 50 faculty and graduate students from four New York City universities met April 4 to share knowledge about cognitive psychology science and education.

Mitchell Rabinowitz, Ph.D.
Photo by Bruce Gilbert
Top minds from Fordham, New York University, the City University of New York and Columbia attended the Subway Summit on Cognition and Education. The event, which was sponsored by the Fordham Graduate School of Education’s Center for Learning in Unsupervised Environments (CLUE), was held on the Lincoln Center campus.

"It was a great success," said William B. Whitten II, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Scholar and co-director of CLUE. "We all travel long distances to national and international conferences. This was a convenient and low-cost opportunity to learn more about the important research occurring right here in New York City."

Whitten and Mitchell Rabinowitz, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the psychology and educational services division and co-director of CLUE, each made presentations, as did their research students, including one on "Guiding Cognition for Effective Unsupervised Learning."

Since the event, the attendees have followed up with discussions, inquiries about research information and advertisements for postdoctoral opportunities, Whitten said.

The summit was made possible with support from GSE and the College Board’s research and analysis division.

The goal of CLUE is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning in unsupervised environments. CLUE participants engage in applied educational psychology research to produce practical knowledge toward optimizing unsupervised learning, and to extend theories of learning, memory, and comprehension.

For more information, visit the center’s website at

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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