Catch up on the latest department news.
Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:03:39 -0600 | Link
Clark and Ramm receive LAS Awards
The LAS Awards Committee has chosen Ashley Ramm as a recipient of the LAS Staff Award and Jim Clark as a recipient of the LAS Academic Professional Award. Ashley and Jim are truly excellent members of the department and deserving of recognition from the college.
Published Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:36:11 -0600 | Link
Research by Michael Kraus featured in the New York TImes
Faculty member Michael Kraus along with Stephane Cote of the University of Toronto wrote an oped for the New York Times summarizing their research on the challenges that individuals face when they cross class lines during interactions.
Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:23:15 -0600 | Link
A new study of nearly 600 third-graders may explain why some children who experience peer victimization develop problems with depression or aggression while other children who also get bullied have healthy emotional and social adjustment.
Published Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:29:07 -0600 | Link
Fit kids have beefier brain white matter than less-fit peers
Published Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:50:57 -0600 | Link
Taking the Pulse of Aging: Researchers Map the Pulse Pressure and Elasticity of Arteries in the Brain
Published Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:26:12 -0600 | Link
Neal Cohen Named Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative Director
Published Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:54:43 -0600 | Link
Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment Relations
Published Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:47:20 -0600 | Link
BECKMAN RESEARCH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
A research technique developed by Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton was recently featured on Black Box, a TV show on ABC.
Published Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:45:42 -0600 | Link
Jennifer Monti & Nathan Hudson receive Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Nathan and Jennifer have each received 2014-15 Dissertation Completion Fellowships from the Graduate College. Congratulations to Jennifer and Nathan!
Published Wed, 7 May 2014 11:00:33 -0600 | Link
Emily Dworkin receives Herman Eisen Award
Emily Dworkin has been chosen as this year's winner of the Herman Eisen Award as a result of her compassion and commitment to the communities she serves. Her commitment to the community exemplifies the principles of the Eisen award. Congratulations to Emily!
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:20:56 -0600 | Link
Faith Shin receives Graduate College Clean Energy Education Fellowship
Faith Shin has been awarded a 2-year Graduate College Clean Energy Education Fellowship for her work on how specific facets of religiosity impact attitudes towards the environment and how to increase pro-environmental behaviors using religion. Congratulations to Faith!
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:18:11 -0600 | Link
Angela Walden Wins Scholarship Award
I am pleased to announce that Angela Walden of the Clinical/Community division was selected by the Champaign Area Psychological Society (CAPS) to receive the Arnie Miller and Barb Bremer Memorial Scholarship. The award is based on her intervention experiences and research, which have primarily focused on clinical and community-based interventions with juvenile justice-involved youth. Angela is advised by Nicole Allen. Here is information about the award from CAPS: Arnie Miller and Barb Bremer Memorial Scholarship - The Champaign Area Psychological Society, a group representing licensed practicing psychologists, is awarding the Arnie Miller and Barb Bremer Memorial Scholarship to University of Illinois Ph.D. candidates in clinical and counseling psychology who are working toward licensure as professional psychologists. We wish to honor a graduate student whose work in some way has served to promote the psychological well-being of the Champaign-Urbana area. Student contributions can fall within a broad range of efforts, including clinical or community assessment, prevention, or intervention, translational research, mentoring, or other volunteer efforts. Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence as a direct care clinician. This is a $250 award for achievement. Congratulations Angela!
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:29:37 -0600 | Link
Jennifer Monti receives J. McVicker Hunt Award
Jennifer Monti has been chosen to receive this year's J. McVicker Hunt Award for outstanding graduate student in developmental psychology.
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:44:13 -0600 | Link
Genevieve Henricks receives Goss-Lucas Award for Outstanding Psych 100 TA
Genevieve Henricks has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Sandra Goss-Lucas Award for Outstanding Graduate Instructor in Psych 100.
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:40:59 -0600 | Link
Eishita Manjreker receives Frederick & Ruby Kanfer Award
Eishita Manjreker was chosen for this year's Kanfer Award because her integration of science and practice, with the goal of improving people's lives, exemplifies the ideals of the Kanfer award.
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:37:23 -0600 | Link
Luis Flores receives Ed Scheiderer Award
Luis Flores was chosen for this year's Ed Scheiderer Award for his first-authored paper entitled "Desired emotional closeness and psychological distress", which is currently under review.
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:32:59 -0600 | Link
Sarah Brown-Schmidt receives Grad Student Organization Award
Each year, the Psychology GSO chooses a faculty member who has been an outstanding graduate mentor and teacher. This year they have chosen Sarah Brown-Schmidt in the Cognitive division. Congratulations to Sarah!
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:29:20 -0600 | Link
Ying Guo receives Nancy Hirschberg Award
This award goes to a student who has performed outstanding original research or scholarship in areas related to Professor Hirschberg's interests, which include individual differences, personality, human judgment, and multivariate analysis. Ying Guo's paper "Quantitative tests of the perceived relative argument model: Commentary on Loomes (2010)" with her advisor Mike Regenwetter is in press in Psychological Review.
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:12:49 -0600 | Link
Emily Dworkin receives Sarah Mangelsdorf Award
Emily Dworkin has been awarded the 2014 Sarah Mangelsdorf Award for an outstanding woman graduate student in Psychology. One of the criteria for this award is demonstrating the potential to be an academic leader, in addition to excellence in both research/scholarship and teaching. Congratulations to Emily!
Published Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:05:56 -0600 | Link
Urmitapa Dutta Wins Dissertation Award
Urmitapa Dutta was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Dissertation by the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry. Urmi received her PhD in Clinical/Community last year under the guidance of Mark Aber and is now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Published Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:01:17 -0600 | Link
NSF Fellowship Awardees
Three of our current graduate students were awarded NSF graduate fellowships in this year's competition: Bennett Callaghan (SPO), Cybelle Smith (Cognitive Neuroscience), and Christina Tworek (Developmental). Congratulations to all!!
Published Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:23:47 -0600 | Link
Rachael Rubin Receives Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship
Rachael Rubin has been named the recipient of the 2014 Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship. Rachael is a August 2013 graduate of the Cognitive Neuroscience division. Congratulations Rachael!
Published Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:45:50 -0600 | Link
Nate Helwig wins APA Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award
Nate Helwig has won the APA Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2014. This award recognizes a distinguished dissertation that was completed in the previous three years and addressed a topic in assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods, and/or statistics. Nate received his PhD in 2013 from the Quantitative division. Congratulations Nate!
Published Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:35:07 -0600 | Link
Emily Dworkin and Melanie Tannenbaum receive Campus Teaching Awards
Emily Dworkin (Clinical/Community division) and Melanie Tannenbaum (Social/Personality division) have been chosen to receive Campus Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Congratulations Emily and Melanie!
Published Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:37:16 -0600 | Link
Emily Dworkin and Melanie Tannenbaum win LAS teaching awards
Emily Dworkin (Clinical/Community division) and Melanie Tannenbaum (S/P division) have been chosen to receive LAS Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants. Congratulations Emily and Melanie!
Published Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:02:38 -0600 | Link
Prof. Renee Baillargeon has been awarded the 2013 Fyssen Foundation International Prize
Prof. Renee Baillargeon has been awarded the 2013 Fyssen Foundation International Prize. This is a scientific award that has been given annually since 1980 to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the foundation (this year the theme was Human Cognitive Development). The award ceremony will be in Paris in March. Congratulations, Renee!!!
Published Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:16:18 -0600 | Link
Melanie Tannenbaum receives Department Teaching Award
Melanie Tannenbaum (Social/Personality Division) is the winner of the Psychology Department's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Instructor. Congratulations Melanie!
Published Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:18:05 -0600 | Link
Sarah Brown-Schmidt has been designated as an LAS 2014-2015 Helen Corley petit Scholar
Sarah Brown-Schmidt has been designated as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar on the basis of her extraordinary record as an assistant professor. Helen Corley Petit, an alumna of the College of LAS who passed away in 2002, provided an endowment for the development of the scholarship and teaching of young faculty members in the College. This is a very competitive and prestigious award; winners are determined by the LAS Executive Committee following the review of all promotion and tenure dossiers in the college. Congratulations, Sarah!
Published Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:17:12 -0600 | Link
Jim Clark receives Psychology Department Academic Professional Award
Jm Clark receives the 2013-14 Psychology Department Academic Professional Award for his success in getting countless updates to the building completed. This includes light fixtures installed in the Atrium, clean up and removal of materials and for making the building a much safer enviornment. Well done and Congratulations!
Published Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:06:12 -0600 | Link
Ashley Ramm receives 2013 Staff Award
Ashley Ramm in the Graduate Studies office has received the 2013-14 Psychology Department Staff Award for Excellence for her wonderful help in dealing with all of the Admissions of our graduate students, various Grad College changes, and assistance with the extensive data gathering for various block grants and accreditation reviews. Congratulations and Well Done!!!
Published Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:59:14 -0600 | Link
Ariel James featured on the Graduate College Website
Cognitive student Ariel James is featured on the "Meet Our Fellows" webpage on the graduate college website.
Published Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:30:34 -0600 | Link
Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2013
Many of our Faculty, TAs and Instructors have made the spring 2013 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnarie forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations to all !!!
Published Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:21:30 -0600 | Link
Kara Federmeier named LAS Centennial Scholar
Kara Federmeier is one of ten faculty members who have been named Centennial Scholars in honor of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois. This award is in recognition of her scholarly productivity and contributions to the educational mission of the College of LAS. Congratulations, Kara!!!
Published Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:42:17 -0600 | Link
E.J.R. David awarded 2013 AAPA Early Career Award
E. J. R. David (Ph.D.'07) a student of Sumi Okazaki was awarded the 2013 Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research. Congratulations!
Published Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:07:07 -0600 | Link
Clinical/Community grad Aprajita Mohanty named Rising Star by APS
Former graduate student Aprajita Mohanty has been named a Rising Star by APS. Aprajita is a 2007 grad and she worked with Wendy Heller and Greg Miller. Congratulations!
Published Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:36:58 -0600 | Link
Marie Heffernan & Pei Pei Setoh receive Marion Morse Wood Fellowship
Marie Heffernan (S/P division, advisor Chris Fraley) and Pei Pei Setoh (Dev division, advisor Renee Baillargeon) have been awarded the Graduate College's Marion Morse Wood Fellowship. This fund supports University of Illinois graduate students whose research focuses on interpersonal communication. Congratulations Marie and Pei Pei!
Published Thu, 23 May 2013 16:33:33 -0600 | Link
Graduate students receive teaching certificates
Kristin Divis, Emily Hankosky, Genevieve Henricks-Lepp, Justin Hepler, Melinda Jensen, Melanie Tannenbaum, and Zhenni Wang earned the Graduate Teacher Certificate. This program is designed to encourage TAs to develop their teaching skills and reflective practice. It provides opportunities to document teaching experience, professional development, and the constructive use of student feedback. Andrew Case earned the Teacher Scholar certificate from the Center for Teaching Excellence. This program is designed to encourage instructors to become scholars of teaching by providing a structured process for the exploration of pedagogy from a discipline-based perspective. It also helps TAs develop a deeper understanding of the scholarly duties required in an academic position. Congratulations to these Graduate Teachers!
Published Wed, 15 May 2013 10:25:58 -0600 | Link
Andrew Case receives Arnie Miller Achievement Award
Andrew Case was selected by the Champaign Area Psychological Society (CAPS), from among a very competitive pool, to receive the Arnie Miller Achievement Award for his contributions to under served ethnic minority communities in Champaign-Urbana. All of Andrew's community engagement efforts stem from his program of research, which focuses on juvenile justice, racism, and resilience. Congratulations to Andrew and to his adviser, Carla Hunter!
Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:07:47 -0600 | Link
Natalie Watson receives Herman Eisen Award
The Herman Eisen Award for achieving excellence in commitment and contributions to the practice of Psychology goes to Natalie Watson (C/C).
Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:06:33 -0600 | Link
Laura Crocker receives Ed Scheiderer Memorial Research Award
The Ed Scheiderer Memorial Research Award for outstanding research or scholarship by a Clinical/Community graduate student goes to Laura Crocker (C/C).
Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:05:40 -0600 | Link
Nancy Joseph receives Frederick & Ruby Kanfer Award
The Frederick & Ruby Kanfer Award for a Clinical/Community Psychology graduate student who has achieved excellence in research, scholarship, and service aimed at improving the psychological lives of all individuals goes to Nancy Joseph (C/C).
Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:02:34 -0600 | Link
Niwako Sugimura receives J. McVicker Hunt Award
The J. McVicker Hunt Award for outstanding graduate student in Developmental Psychology goes to Niwako Sugimura (Dev).
Published Tue, 7 May 2013 10:54:15 -0600 | Link
SPO grad Joshua Jackson named Rising Star by APS
Former graduate student Joshua Jackson (now at Washington University) has also been named a Rising Star by APS. Joshua's advisor was Brent Roberts. Congratulations!
Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:58:11 -0600 | Link
Urmitapa Dutta wins Division 27 Dissertation Award
Urmitapa Dutta, a recent graduate of our program, was named the winner of the Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action, Dissertation Award. Congratulations Urmi!
Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:54:57 -0600 | Link
Quant grad Clintin Davis-Stober receives William K Estes Early Career Award
The Estes Early Career award is made by the Society for Mathematical Psychology for exceptional published research. Congratulations Clintin!!
Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:53:43 -0600 | Link
NSF Fellowship Awards
Three of our developmental psychology graduate students were awarded NSF fellowships in this year's competition: Larisa Hussak, Michelle Miernicki (who are both first-year students), and Cynthia Yuen (who is an incoming student). Congratulations to all!
Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:50:40 -0600 | Link
Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2012
Many of our Faculty, TAs and Instructors have made the Fall 2012 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations to all!!
Published Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:14:07 -0600 | Link
Edelyn Verona wins Mid-Career Research Award
In recognition of her commitment to academic excellence Edelyn Verona has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Mid-Career Research Award by the Social and Behavioral Research Council at the University of Illinois. The Social and Behavioral Science Awards Ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Presentation @ 5:00), Illini Union Ballroom.
Published Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:32:47 -0600 | Link
Michael Kraus named Rising Star by APS
Michael Kraus named 2013 Rising Star by APS. Congratulations, Michael!!!
Published Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:41:59 -0600 | Link