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!
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!
We are very pleased to announce that Irving Gottesman has been honored with the 2015 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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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 at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its inaugural Diversity Weekend scheduled for April 8-10, 2015, on the Minneapolis campus.
Diversity Weekend is designed for individuals who are historically under-represented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. This program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate-school applications, and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our department.
Research by Emeritus Professor Ellen Berscheid, Professor Mark Snyder, and former Psychology graduate student Allen Omoto on close relationships was featured on the Sept 29 episode of the CBS hit show "The Big Bang Theory". More on how their research fit into the plot of the show.
Emeritus Professor Gail Peterson, who was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the MinnesotaNorthland Association for Behavior Analysis in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Behavior Analysis. He has taught groundbreaking classes in Applied Behavior Analysis to several thousand students, and his career has been responsible for initiating the careers of the largest number of behavior analysts in Minnesota.
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 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 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!
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