Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kyle Menary Wins the Turner Award for 2010 Best Thesis

Kyle Menary, a Fall 2010 summa Honors B.A. graduate in Psychology, has been selected as the recipient of the John E. Turner Award for the Best Undergraduate CLA Honors Project submitted in 2010. His summa thesis, "The Prevalence and Clinical Implications of Self-Medication among Individuals with Anxiety Disorders," was judged the most outstanding of a field of thirteen nominated by their respective CLA departments. To place Kyle's accomplishment into perspective, he is the first Psychology Honors graduate to receive this recognition since the Turner Award was established in 1988. The award was named for the late John E. Turner, a Regent's Professor of Political Science and a great supporter of Honors and its students.
Kyle's thesis was mentored by Dr. Matt Kushner, Department of Psychiatry. The letter of nomination was co-written by Drs. Kushner and Luciana. Monica mentored Kyle through her research lab from his first year on campus.
A $200 honorarium also accompanies the award.
Kyle has been invited to be recognized by the Department at the 2011 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration to take place on Friday, May 6th at the Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union, along with other award recipients and Spring 2011 graduating seniors.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011-12 Birkelo Scholarships

Dear Psychology Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that Psychology majors Jacob Gau and Amanda
Rezutek have been selected as 2011-2012 CLA Selmer Birkelo Scholarship
recipients. This is a highly competitive award for students majoring in
fields relating to history, modern languages, classics, or the social
and behavioral sciences. Please join me in congratulating Jacob and
Amanda on their achievement.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Jo-Ida Hansen Wins MPA Award

Dear Psychology Colleagues,
It's a pleasure for me to tell you that Professor Jo-Ida Hansen is the
recipient of the Minnesota Pscyhological Association's MPA 2011
Graduate Education Faculty Award. She received the award during MPA's
annual convention this past weekend. This award honors Jo-Ida's
abiding contributions to graduate education in the Psychology
Department, and is also fitting because of her service to graduate
education across CLA in her role as associate dean for graduate
education and research.
We all congratulate Jo-Ida for this much-deserved recognition!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ellen Berscheid Wins a Lifetime Achievement Award from APS

Dear Psychology Colleagues,
I am delighted to report that Emeritus Regents Professor Ellen
Berscheid has been selected to receive the 2012 William James Award
from the Association for Psychological Science (APS). This is the
Association's highest award, given for lifetime achievement in basic
psychological science. The award ceremony will be in May 2012 at the
APS annual convention.
This award is a wonderful complement to the
Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American
Psychological Association received by Ellen in 1997.
Please join me in congratulating Ellen on this splendid recognition.
She continues to bring honor to our department.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Deniz Ones Named Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Dear Psychology Colleagues,
It is a pleasure and honor for me to announce that Professor Deniz
Ones has been named a Distinguished McKnight University professor.
Deniz is a faculty member in our Industrial/organizational Psychology
This is a high University of Minnesota honor, awarded to its most
distinguished mid-career faculty.
Please join me in congratulating Deniz on this splendid recognition of
her scholarly accomplishments!