October 25, 2007

THE MOVE TO EDUCATION SCIENCES BUILDING IS COMPLETE!

The Educational Psychology Department has now moved into the Education Sciences Building at 56 East River Road. The departmental office is in Room 250 and faculty offices are located on the first, second and third floors. There's even a coffee shop on the ground floor (on the river side). We're still waiting for student mailboxes to be delivered and installed. If you're expecting something, see the staff person in your area.

Be sure to stop by to see our new building!

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October 19, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Deanna Spanjers

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

Cognitive Engagement as a Predictor of Achievement

Monday, October 29, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Michael Harwell (chair)
Dr. Matthew Burns (co-advisor)
Dr. Sandra Christenson (co-advisor)
Dr. Michael Michlin

Posted by kwalter at 10:35 AM

October 11, 2007

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY MOVE

The Educational Psychology Department will be moving into the Education Sciences OCTOBER 16 AND 17.

Please note: There will be extremely limited service in 206 Burton, October 15-18.

Faculty and staff, as well as Ed Psych Graduate Assistants who currently have offices in Burton Hall, will be assigned to new office space in the new building. See the office supervisor in your area after October 8th to find out where your new office will be.

Posted by kwalter at 11:01 AM

University Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

The Crucible Written by Arthur Miller Directed by Kenneth Noel Mitchell Presented in Rarig Center’s Whiting Proscenium Theatre, West Bank Arts Quarter, 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis

The senior company of the UMN/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program showcase their training with a trip back in history this year with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Taking place during the Salem Witch Trials The Crucible is a dramatization of the occurrences that culminated in the hangings of 19 people accused of witchcraft in 1692. The events portrayed in The Crucible express how the paranoia of having an enemy within has throughout history penetrated American society causing people to question the loyalties of their neighbors, friends, and families. Even today the cautionary tale of John Proctor and the Salem witch-hunt is a reminder of the importance of the personal and religious freedoms that we often take for granted.

Performances Oct. 26 – Nov. 3, 2007
10.26 at 8pm Post-show reception
10.27 at 8pm
10.28 at 2pm
10.31 at 7:30pm
11.1 at 7:30pm Talk back
11.2 at 8pm
11.3 at 8pm ASL

For more information call (612)625-4001 or visit theatre.umn.edu

Posted by kwalter at 7:16 AM

October 4, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Di You

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

Interrelationships and Gender Differences among Components of Morality for Dental Students

Friday, October 5, 2007
9:30-10:30 a.m.
329 Burton

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Patricia McCarthy Veach (chair)
Dr. David Johnson (co-advisor)
Dr. Muriel Bebeau (co-advisor)
Dr. Judith Puncochar

Posted by kwalter at 3:05 PM

October 2, 2007

THE OSCAR M. RUEBHAUSEN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN BIOETHICS

"Stem Cell Research: At the Intersection of Science, Politics, Law and Culture"
By Zach W. Hall, PhD, Founding President
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (2005-07)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Coffman Theater, University of Minnesota


Commentators:
Jonathan Slack, PhD, Stem Cell Institute
Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, Center for Bioethics

Moderator:
Susan M. Wolf, JD, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required if you wish to receive continuing education credits. (CEU, CLE, CME). To register and for more information on this event, visit: www.bioethics.umn.edu/zachhall.




Posted by kwalter at 3:12 PM

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

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