August 30, 2007

GUY FORD STANTON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Thomas Insel, M.D., will present the 2007 lecture, entitled "From Neurons to Neighborhoods: Making the Link between Science and Service." Dr. Insel is currently Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand, treat, and prevent mental disorders. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. From 1994 to 1999, he was Director of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta. While at Emory, Dr. Insel continued his research on the neurobiology of complex social behaviors in animals. He has published over 200 scientific articles and four books, including the Neurobiology of Parental Care (with Michael Numan) in 2003.

Dr. Insel has served on numerous academic, scientific, and professional committees, and he is the recipient of many awards including the Carl Richter Prize from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology.

12:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ted Mann Concert Hall — West Bank

Posted by kwalter at 9:50 AM

August 24, 2007

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

A reminder: Graduate students are required to register every fall and spring semester in order to remain active.

• Be sure to register by September 3 in order to avoid paying a late registration fee. Courses with low enrollment are often cancelled prior to the start of the semester; don’t lose your chance to take a course because you didn’t register in time. See the Fall 07 Refund and Drop/Add Deadlines for details on making registration changes.

• If you are working as a graduate assistant, are an international student, or are receiving a fellowship, you are required to register full-time (6-14 credits each semester).

• Advanced masters or doctoral students may register using the full-time equivalent registration (EPsy 8333 or 8444). If you have completed all coursework and registered for all thesis credits, you may qualify. Please note that masters students must apply for this status in advance. Each semester you register under this status you’ll need to submit the “application for full-time status with one-credit registration? form. Details and forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/registration/FTE_procedures.html

• If you only need to register in order to remain active in the Graduate School, you may register for Grad 999, a no-cost/no-credit registration option. However, please note that EPsy students are only allowed to register for Grad 999 four times. More information about this registration option is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/registration/grad_999.html.

• Ed Psych graduate students may not register for more than 24 credits of EPsy 8666 (pre-thesis credits) during their graduate career. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST CONTACT KATHY WALTE R (kwalter@umn.edu) IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR EPsy 8666.

• If you are taking your oral prelim by September 17, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate School (316 Johnston Hall) immediately following the exam so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Fall 2007.

• If you are planning to take the written prelim exam in the fall, be sure to check with your program area for their registration deadline. You need to have submitted a degree program in order to register for the written prelim.

Posted by kwalter at 8:40 AM

August 21, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Ellie Hartman

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

Effects of Immediate, Signaled Delayed, and Unsignaled Delayed Reinforcement on Response Persistence Following Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement

Friday, August 24, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
240 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Frank Symons (chair)
Dr. Jennifer McComas (advisor)
Dr. Gail Peterson
Dr. Joe Reichle

Posted by kwalter at 2:07 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Baozhen Xie

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

Chinese International Students' Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Seeking Psychological Counseling Services: A Qualitative Exploration

Monday, August 27, 2007
3:30-4:30 p.m.
240 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Gerald Fry (chair)
Dr. John Romano (co-advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Goh

Posted by kwalter at 2:04 PM

August 3, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Rae Hoesing

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 Structure of Attachment in Adolescent Offenders: Self- and Other-Model Correlates of Attachment Style

Monday, August 13, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
35 Nicholson Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Thomas Skovholt (chair)
Dr. Michael Goh (co-advisor)
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Miner

Posted by kwalter at 1:09 PM