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Congratulations To Professor Andrew J. Oxenham, who has been elected a Member of the ASA Executive Council.Chun Andrew Oxenham


Professsor Andrew J. Oxenham has been elected a Member of the Executive Council for the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). The ASA is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Congratulations Professor Oxenham!

 


Congratulations To Professor Pat Frazier who has been selected to receive the Charlotte Striebel Equity Award from the University of Minnesota

Pat Frazier

We are very pleased to tell you that Pat Frazier has been selected to receive the Charlotte Striebel Equity Award from the University of Minnesota. The award "... annually recognizes a University of Minnesota faculty or staff member of any gender who goes above and beyond daily responsibilities to promote access for the common good, to undo bias and discrimination, or to build capacity for diverse and equitable campus communities" (this description is from the Women's Center website).



Congratulations To Professor Gordon Legge Who Will Receive The Helen Keller Prize For Vision Research

Gordon Legge

Professor Gordon Legge has been selected to receive the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. Helen Keller Laureates are selected by an international panel of biomedical researchers and physicians. The Prize ceremony occurs at the annual convention of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in May. Congratulations, Gordon!



Congratulations to Graduate Student Andrea Miller ('15) Who Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

Andrea Miller

We are very proud to announce that graduate student Andrea Miller (Social Psychology program, advised by Gene Borgida and Chris Federico) has won the Burton Award for Legal Writing. This is a prestigious award that Andrea has received for a law review paper that brings social psychology to the area of family responsibility discrimination law. Details here. Congratulations to Andrea on this achievement!



Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Irv Gottesman awarded with the 2015 CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement award!


We are very pleased to announce that Irving Gottesman has been honored with the Irving Gottesman2015 CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) award. The CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) program was created in 1994 as part of the college's 125th anniversary to celebrate and honor the significant achievements and contributions of its alumni. All ANA honorees have been nominated by CLA alumni, faculty, and staff. Of the college's 120,000 living graduates, approximately 1,300 have been selected as recipients. By honoring its alumni, the college recognizes and celebrates not only their singular accomplishments but also the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths and achievements in all sectors of society.


Traci Mann

 

Professor Traci Mann is featured in UMN Brief, for a Star Tribune article featuring her research "Inside the myth-busting lab of food psychologist Traci Mann" by: Allie Shah.

 



Congratulations to Professor John Campbell Awarded This Year's Outstanding Contributions To Postbaccalaureate, Graduate And Professional Education Award!(AERA) Division D Early Career Award


John Campbell

This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in graduate and professional education. By Regents' policy, the award selection process is administered by the Provost's Office; a selection committee is convened and SCEP approves the final awards. As you know, John served as our DGS for many years, has directed the I/O area, and has an admirable history of advising students toward successful careers. His former students wrote glowing letters in support of John's nomination. The title "Distinguished University Teaching Professor" or "Distinguished University Teacher" is conferred, and John will receive a one-time $15,000 award.


Congratulations to Associate Professor Randy Fletcher Awarded the Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award!

Randy Fletcher

Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of teachers for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education. By Regents' policy, the award selection process is administered by the Provost's Office; a selection committee is convened and SCEP approves the final awards. As a recipient of this award, Randy joins members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT). The title "Distinguished University Teaching Professor" or "Distinguished University Teacher" is conferred upon recipients together with a one-time $15,000 award.


Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chun Wang has been awarded the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D Early Career Award


Chun Wang

Assistant Professor Chun Wang has been awarded the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D Early Career Award.The award will be presented at the society's annual meeting in Chicago, IL between April 16th and 20th, 2015. Congratulations to Chun on this wonderful achievement!



Engdahl Family Research Fund in the Department of Psychology


The Department is very pleased to announce the creation of the Engdahl Family Research Fund in the Department of Psychology. The establishment of this fund is due to the generosity of our friend and colleague, Dr. Brian Engdahl, and his family.

The fund will support faculty research in the Department of Psychology. The goal is to provide moderate amounts of seed funding for projects that meet the following objectives:

  1. The work includes both behavioral and neuroscientific elements
  2. The work has the potential to yield findings that will improve quality of life on individual and/or societal levels
  3. The work is cutting edge and transformative
  4. It is interdisciplinary in nature
  5. It is not necessarily work that is immediately fundable through federal sources

We are extremely grateful for this gift to our department and for the Engdahl family's support of our research mission.



The Department of Psychology is happy to announce our undergraduates who have received the Sharon Borine Award for Fall 2014.


Mike Swenson's paper "Redefining the Eyewitness: An Examination and Proposed Solution to The Cross-Race Effect in Eyewitness Identifications" has been chosen as the First Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!

 

Tori SimenecTori Simenec's paper "Investigating the Relationship Between Adverse Experiences and Memory in Children" has been chosen as the Second Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!


Klara ManningKlara Manning's paper " A Comparison of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa: Examining the Gender Gap" has been chosen as the Third Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!

Learn more about the Diversity in Psychology Initiative here

The Department of Psychology is home to internationally known scholars with research expertise in ethnic minority mental health, inter-group relations, educational disparities, cross-cultural psychology, women's health, physical disabilities, adoption, and more.

Check out our new Diversity in Psychology brochure PDF


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Allison (Ally) Farrell, a graduate student in our Social Psychology area has won a 2015 Heritage Dissertation Award

(Continue Reading) July 30, 2015

Professor Andrew J. Oxenham, has been elected a Member of the ASA Executive Council

(Continue Reading) July 1, 2015

Professor Pat Frazier has been selected to receive the Charlotte Striebel Equity Award from the University of Minnesota

(Continue Reading) June 16, 2015

Psychology Graduate Student (Anne Zhou) Awarded Sloboda and Bukoski Cup

(Continue Reading) June 16, 2015

Psychology alumni Andrew Tix awarded "Distinguished Faculty Award"

(Continue Reading) May 8, 2015

Psychology alumni Donald Eggerth awarded Dorothy Booz Black Award

(Continue Reading) May 8, 2015

Graduate Student Andrea Miller ('15) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

(Continue Reading) May 7, 2015

 

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