May 25, 2006

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Greetings from Bridge. We are promoting our grassroots volunteer program in Ghana and hope you can help us spread the word. We currently have two programs that work in rural communities of Ghana's Volta Region: The Civil Society Volunteer (CSV) program in which volunteers work closely with grassroots development organizations, and the Teaching English Volunteer (TEV) program in which volunteers teach various subjects at local schools. Some general information is available at http://www.bridgingdevelopment.org/involved.html , describing these programs, the minimal costs, as well as the types of organizations that volunteers will work with.

I hope you can help us spread the word to universities and elsewhere. Also, please visit Bridge's Hall of Volunteer Experiences to view the pictures and videos of past volunteers:

http://www.bridgingdevelopment.org/involvedpages/volunteerexperiences.html

Posted by kwalter at 3:27 PM

May 23, 2006

COLLOQUIUM AND STUDENT LUNCH

Professor Robert Lorch, from University of Kentucky, will be visiting campus on Thursday, June 8. Students are invited to a lunch meeting with Dr. Lorch in the Burton Hall Atrium, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Please RSVP to Peggy Ferdinand (mlif@umn.edu) by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, so enough pizza can be ordered.

Dr. Lorch will also be giving a colloquium presentation on "Topic Processing During Reading" from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm inN119 Elliott Hall ; all students are invited.

Posted by kwalter at 9:03 AM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Jeffrey Grann

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Confidence in Knowledge Past: An Empirical Basis for a Differential Decay Theory of Very Long Term Memory Monitoring

Friday, May 26, 2006
1:00-2:00 p.m.
239 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Robert Tennyson (chair)
Dr. William Bart (advisor)
Dr. Judith Puncochar
Dr. Helen Kivnick

Posted by kwalter at 8:15 AM

CORRECTION: ROOM CHANGE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Korinne Cikanek

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

An Investigation of the Relationships among Emotional Intelligence, Coping Skills and Counselor Self-Efficacy with Genetic Counseling Graduate Students

Thursday, May 25, 2006
2:30-3:30 p.m.
128 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Thomas Hummel (chair)
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach (advisor)
Dr. John Romano
Dr. Bonnie LeRoy


Posted by kwalter at 8:15 AM

May 17, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!

Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein (Psychological Foundations) received the Best Poster Award for her poster entitled "Use of a Classroom Honor Code" at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Teaching Pre-Conference in April.

Posted by kwalter at 6:53 AM

May 15, 2006

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Graduate School Fellowship Office administers the Fulbright Scholarship program for UM students applying to go abroad. Excellent opportunities are available for study and research to over one hundred countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The campus application deadline is Monday, September 11, 2006.

Five Fulbright information sessions have been scheduled (see dates/times below). Reservations are required. If you'd like to attend one of these sessions, contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and let her know which session you'd like to attend.

Thursday, May 18, at 10:15 a.m., in 433 Johnston Hall
Thursday, May 18, at 1:15 p.m., in 433 Johnston Hall
Wednesday, May 24, at 1:15 p.m., in 433 Johnston Hall
Monday, June 5, at 2:15 p.m., in 433 Johnston Hall
Tuesday, June 13, at 9:15 a.m., in 433 Johnston Hall

Posted by kwalter at 8:49 AM

May 9, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Geoffrey Garwick

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Intelligence-related Terms in Mental Retardation, Learning Disability, and Gifted/Talented Professional Usage, 1983-2001: The 1992 Mental Retardation Redefinition as Natural Experiment

Monday, May 15, 2006
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Rose (chair)
Dr. Susan Hupp (advisor)
Dr. Stanley Deno
Dr. William Bart

Posted by kwalter at 2:17 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Kristen Bogner Warzon

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Social Contexts and Students’ School-Related Cognitions and Achievement: The Role of Peers within a Larger Systems Framework

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
303 Elliott Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Sandra Christenson (chair)
Dr. Scott McConnell (advisor)
Dr. Marika Ginsburg-Block (advisor)
Dr. Michael Rodriguez

Posted by kwalter at 10:03 AM

May 1, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Andrew Zieffler

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

A Longitudinal Investigation of the Development of College Students’ Reasoning about Bivariate Data during an Introductory Statistics Course

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
1:30-2:30 p.m.
329 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Harwell (chair)
Dr. Joan Garfield (advisor)
Dr. Frances Lawrenz
Dr. Lesa Clarkson

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Shu-fen Cheng

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Examining the Technical Adequacy of Existing CBM and Alternate Measures of Written Expression for Students with and without Hearing Loss

Monday, May 15, 2006
10:00-11:00 a.m.
239 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Stanley Deno (chair)
Dr. Susan Rose (advisor)
Dr. Susan Hupp (advisor)
Dr. Benjamin Munson

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Hilda Ives Wiley

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Collaborative Problem-solving Teams: The Relationship between Team Effectiveness and Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, and Concerns

Monday, May 22, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
239 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Scott McConnell (chair)
Dr. Stanley Deno (advisor)
Dr. Matthew Lau (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster

Posted by kwalter at 1:27 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Gabrielle Mauren

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

The Effects of Foster Home Placements on Academic Achievement, Executive Functioning, Adaptive Functioning, and Behavior Ratings in Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
140 Nolte Center

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Goh (chair)
Dr. Thomas Skovholt (advisor)
Dr. Thomas Hummel
Dr. Pi-Nian Chang

Posted by kwalter at 1:27 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Timothy Brown

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Protective Factors Associated with HIV Sexual Risk Behavior Among Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual American Indian Adolescents

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Goh (chair)
Dr. John Romano (advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc


Posted by kwalter at 1:26 PM

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Korinne Cikanek

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

An Investigation of the Relationships among Emotional Intelligence, Coping Skills and Counselor Self-Efficacy with Genetic Counseling Graduate Students

Thursday, May 25, 2006
2:30-3:30 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Thomas Hummel (chair)
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach (advisor)
Dr. John Romano
Dr. Bonnie LeRoy

Posted by kwalter at 1:26 PM