This award is sponsored by a gift from the family and friends of College of Liberal Arts alumnus Arthur Motley and other alumni of the college. It recognizes CLA faculty who are outstanding teachers of graduate and undergraduate students, who are approachable, show a strong level of caring for the success of individual students, and who facilitate an active learning environment in their classrooms. Rich was nominated for this award by his current and former students.
Professor Bob Krueger was one of six candidates selected for this prestigious award from across the entire University. The award honors the University's highest-achieving mid-career faculty who have relatively recently attained full professor status and whose work brings renown and prestige to Minnesota. Recipients are honored with the title Distinguished McKnight University Professor, which they hold for as long as they remain at the University of Minnesota.
Tom's greatest interest and passion has been Introductory Psychology, which he first taught as an instructor in the University of Minnesota's General College in 1971. He proceeded to teach the course more or less continuously for 43 full years! He currently serves in the role of faculty director of our Introduction to Psychology course (Psy 1001). Taken by approximately 2,400 students every year, this is by far the largest course offered at the University. Tom has also re-introduced a course on the HIstory of Psychology.
Professor Bill Iacono has a sustained record of training productive clinical scientists, and this award honors him for this outstanding achievement. Professor Bill Iacono is the 4th recipient of this highly selective award. Information about SRP and the award description can be found here. Congratulations to Bill and to the CSPR program! Mentorship is one of our most important roles as faculty members. It is heartening for one of our own to be recognized in this way!
Gene was the only University of Minnesota - Twin Cities faculty to achieve this honor and the only social psychologist in the United States within this year's round. In all, the AAAS Council elected 388 members as Fellows across scientific disciplines. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions at the Fellows Forum held on 15 February 2014 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations to Gene on this much-deserved honor!
Professor Jeff Simpson has been elected incoming president of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR). His 2-year term begins in July of 2014.
Adjunct Professor Brian Engdahl Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Doctor Brian Engdahl talks about the reality of PTSD and how those suffering from the disorder can get effective help.
Jennifer Winsten's paper "A Neurological Approach to Empathy and Prosocial Behavior: Can Altruism be Taught?" has been chosen as the First Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!
Richard Martinson's paper "Regaining Motor Function in Post-Stroke Patients: A Study in Neural Plasticity" has been chosen as the Second Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!
Eric Leingang 's paper " Personal essays: can we improve?" has been chosen as the Third Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!