Congratulations to Psychology undergraduate Elisa Horning, who has been awarded a Talle Family Scholarship for 2013-14! Its purpose is to inspire, reward, and support academic excellence by awarding full tuition scholarships to exceptional students during their senior year in CLA. Elisa is one of just ten scholarship recipients from across the College of Liberal Arts.
Chloe Miron's paper "Evidence for Human Oestrus: Support for the Ovulatory Shift Hypothesis" has been chosen as the First Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!
Eric Thorsen's paper "qEEG and fMRI Predict Relapse Risk in Abstinent Substance Abusers: Scaled Use is Advocated" has been chosen as the Second Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!
Kelley Redmond's paper " Predicting Academic Achievement of Latin-American Immigrant Students: Bilingualism and Biculturalism" has been chosen as the Third Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!
E-LEARNING Grants Awarded: Last October, the UM provost invited undergraduate degree-granting programs to transform curricula and pedagogy using existing or emerging digital technologies. The process was extremely competitive with over thirty applications received covering a wide range of projects. Nine projects have been selected for multi-year funding.
We are extremely excited to report that the Department of Psychology was selected to receive an eLearning Grant. Our proposal is to develop an On-Line Minor in Health Psychology, a fully online six-course minor program. The College of Liberal Arts played a significant role in supporting the proposal and will provide more support going forward. For more information, see eLearning.
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. The grant associated with the Professorship consists of $100,000 over five years.
We are pleased to announce that Steven Nydick, a PhD candidate in Quantitative/Psychometric Methods (Advisor: Niels Waller), has received The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) for 2013-14. This program gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to dissertation research and writing during the academic year. More information about the DDF can be found here: http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/index.html
Please join us in congratulating Steven!