Alumni News Archive

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LAS Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Laura Bolton LAS Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

"Life is an adventure because you never know what path your career will follow" says Laura Bolton, one of six LAS award winners this year

Read more about Laura Bolton (BS'66)



2014 Lyle Lanier Lecture

2014 Lyle Lanier Lecture poster

Professor Robert Bjork was the featured speaker for the Department of Psychology's 2014 Lyle Lanier Lecture on Monday, October 13, 2014, 4:00pm at the Beckman Institute Auditorium. Professor Bjork is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California-Los Angeles. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training.


Lyle Lanier

The Lyle Lanier Lecture is supported by a fund established by L. Gene and Catherine Lemon, and Lyle Lanier, Jr., in memory of Catherine and Lyle's father, Lyle Lanier, former Head of the Department of Psychology; Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Provost of the Urbana-Champaign campus. The Lyle Lanier Lecture brings a distinguished psychologist to campus whose work is of interest to the general campus community.


National Association of Drug Court Professionals Hall of Fame

The Honorable Jeffrey Ford

The Honorable Jeffrey Ford (B.S.'73; J.D.'76) was inducted into the National Association of Drug Court Professional (NADCP) Hall of Fame on May 31, 2014, in Anaheim, CA.

Read More About NADCP Hall of Fame Recipient

University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Fred R. Volkmar
(Photograph: L. Brian Stauffer, UI News Bureau)

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. is the 2014 recipient of the UIAA Award which is the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows on a graduate in recognition of their extraordinary professional accomplishments.

Volkmar has been the recipient of the Department of Psychology’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2006), LAS Alumni Achievement Award (2009), and he received an Honorary Degree from the University of Illinois (2013).

Volkmar is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale University Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Volkmar received his B.S. degree from Illinois in 1972, graduating with High Honors and Highest Distinction in Psychology. He received a Master’s degree in Psychology at Stanford while simultaneously completing an M.D. at the Stanford School of Medicine in 1976.

Historic Tour of Graceland Cemetery/Lunch at Tango Sur

The Psychology Alumni Advisory Board is pleased to invite you to join us for an exciting historical tour of a Chicago treasure, Graceland Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

For More Information About the Tour

2014 Career Information Night

2014 Career Information Night

This year thirty-six Psychology alumni came back to campus on Monday, February 24, 2014 to offer students insight on how a degree in Psychology can prepare them for a future career.

2014 Career Information Night

Psychology Alumni Advisory Board Update

Psychology Alumni Advisory Board

Learn how you can help prepare Psychology undergraduate students for life after graduation.

Psychology Alumni Advisory Board Update

Archived Alumni News and Events

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumna Receives Top Award from CollegeAlumna Receives Top Award from College

Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth (BS'88) was one of five alumni selected to receive the 2016 LAS Alumni Achievement Award.

Undergraduate Spotlight

Undergraduate Career Exploration AwardUndergraduate Career Exploration Award

The Undergraduate Career Exploration Award was created by the Psychology Alumni Advisory Board. Read about the three recipients in the 2015 Fall issue of Psychology Times: