"Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count"
Richard E. Nisbett
Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Professor, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Friday, April 11, 2008
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Hubert H. Humphrey Center
West Bank, Twin Cities Campus
Abstract: IQ, which measures only one aspect of intelligence, is not as heritable as has been assumed in the past, and is highly population-specific. Heritability in any case poses no limits on modifiability. IQ -- and intelligence broadly defined -- are profoundly affected by schools, subcultures, and societal forces, and have been increasing for the past 90 years. Interventions, including early childhood education and ambitious school reforms can have very large effects on IQ, academic achievement and ultimate occupational attainment. Much can be done to reduce the SES and racial gaps in IQ and academic achievement.
The Graduate School cordially invites you to the first Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, Noon – 2 p.m., in the Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Memorial Union.
Come meet more than 30 of the top recipients of 2007-08 doctoral dissertation fellowships—outstanding, final-year Ph.D. candidates—as they describe their work in fields from engineering to English. Candidates for these fellowships are nominated by their programs' directors of graduate studies in a University-wide competition sponsored by the Graduate School. This year, 114 fellowships were awarded.
Registration is requested by April 9 at www.grad.umn.edu/postersession/admin
Congratulations to Michelle Trotter (CSPP doctoral student) for being chosen to receive the 2008 President's Student Leadership and Service Award. Michelle will receive the award from President Bruininks at the awards banquet in May. Michelle is being recognized for her many valuable contributions to the University and Twin Cities communities, including her pivotal role on the Stamp Out Stigma campaign. Way to go, Michelle!
The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by
Yasmine L. Konheim-Kalkstein
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
Facilitation of Bayesian Decision Making
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
11:00 a.m. -- noon
320 Education Sciences Building
Professor Jay Samuels, chair
Professor William Bart, advisor
Professor Michael Harwell
Professor Darwin Hendel
Professor Paul Schrater
The APA Science Directorate supports science-oriented psychology graduate students each year through its Student Awards Program. Currently the Dictorate is advertising for four awards:
-- http://www.apa.org/science/travinfo.htmlStudent Travel Awards (April 1, 2008 deadline)
-- Early Research Awarder (August 22, 2008 deadline)
-- Dissertation Resarch Awards (September 15, 2008 deadline)
-- AFP/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award (September 15, 2008 deadline)
Monday-Friday, March 17-21
Monday, March 24
—First day of second 7-week session
Monday, March 31
—Last day to receive 100% refund for second 7-week session
—Last day to register without instructor approval for second 7-week session
Tuesday, April 1
—Graduate School April graduation application deadline
Sunday, April 6
—Last day to receive 50% refund for second 7-week session
—Last day to cancel a course without receiving a "W" on transcript for second 7-week session
—Last day to add a course without instructor and college scholastic committee approval for second 7-week session
Tuesday, April 8
—Summer registration begins for admitted students
Thursday, April 10
—Queued registration begins for fall 2008
Tuesday, April 15
—Summer registration begins for non-admitted students
Sunday, April 20
—Last day to cancel a course without college scholastic committee approval for second 7-week session
Thursday, May 1
—Graduate School May graduation application deadline
Friday, May 2
—Open registration begins for fall 2008
Friday, May 9
—Last day of instruction
Saturday-Sunday, May 10 &11
Monday-Saturday, May 12-17
Saturday, May 17
—Last day of spring 2008 semester
Wednesday, May 21
—Final grades due for spring 2008
The GLBTA Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for all people, regardless of their gender identify or sexual orientation. In order to recognize the accomplishments and talents of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally students, faculty, and staff, that office makes awards and scholarships. See http://glbta.umn.edu/awards/ for details.
Topic: Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin: Research and Clinical Practice with Koreans
Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Speaker: Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.
Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women's
CE+University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.
This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.