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January 8, 2013

Andrew Byrne wins CLA Outstanding Service Award!

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to tell you that Andrew Byrne has been honored by CLA as a recipient of the CLA Outstanding Service Award.

Andrew Byrne is a Junior Scientist in the Psychoacoustics Laboratory in the Department of Psychology. Andrew is a highly valued staff member having made significant contributions to the Department of Psychology in recent years. We are truly fortunate to work with such an outstanding team of staff members!

There will be a formal celebration of the achievement, hosted by Dean Jim Parente, on Wednesday, January 23, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union.

Please join me in congratulating Andrew on his thoroughly deserved receipt of this hard-earned prize!

Monica

Kate Briggs wins CLA Outstanding Service Award!

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to tell you that Kate Briggs has been honored by CLA as a recipient of the CLA Outstanding Service Award.

Kate Briggs is Coordinator of our Psy1001 course. Kate is a highly valued staff member having made significant contributions to the Department of Psychology in recent years. We are truly fortunate to work with such an outstanding team of staff members!

There will be a formal celebration of the achievement, hosted by Dean Jim Parente, on Wednesday, January 23, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union.

Please join me in congratulating Kate on her thoroughly deserved receipt of this hard-earned prize!

Monica

Amy Kranz wins CLA Outstanding Service Award!

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to tell you that Amy Kranz has been honored by CLA as a recipient of the CLA Outstanding Service Award.

Amy Kranz provides administrative support to our Counseling Psychology area.
Amy is a highly valued staff member having made significant contributions to the Department of Psychology in recent years. We are truly fortunate to work with such an outstanding team of staff members!

There will be a formal celebration of the achievement, hosted by Dean Jim Parente, on Wednesday, January 23, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union.

Please join me in congratulating Amy on her thoroughly deserved receipt of this hard-earned prize!

Monica

November 28, 2012

Another Congratulations to Irv Gottesman!

Winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

We are thrilled to announce that our friend and colleague, Irv
Gottesman, has won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The award
is conferred by the University of Louisville.
Irv is currently a Senior Psychology Fellow in our department. He is
the retired Irving and Dorothy Bernstein professor of adult psychiatry
at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Sherrell J. Aston
Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Virginia.

Irv is renowned for his influential work on etiological models of
schizophrenia and particularly for the concept of the "endophenotype".
Endophenotypes are underlying traits that are present in people who
carry a risk for developing particular disorders but who have not
necessarily developed the full symptomatic presentation.

Irv will receive a $100,000 prize for his work.

The history of the award is as follows, as summarized by the
University of Louisville: The Grawemeyer Fund, housed at the
University of Louisville, has added psychology to its distinguished
list of awards categories. The first University of Louisville
Grawemeyer Award for Psychology was given in 2001. This award is given
annually. The $100,000 Grawemeyer award recognizes outstanding ideas
in all areas of the discipline of Psychology. Nominations are judged
on the basis of originality, creativity, scientific merit, and breadth
of impact on the field of Psychology. Charles Grawemeyer, an
industrialist, engineer and entrepreneur from Louisville, Ky., had a
life-long passion for music, education and religious studies.
Consequently, he chose to honor ideas in the arts, humanities and
sciences. Rather than rewarding recent or lifetime personal
achievements, Grawemeyer wanted to recognize single powerful ideas or
creative works.

We are extremely proud of Irv. Please join me in congratulating him on
this outstanding honor!

Regards,
Monica

October 10, 2012

Congratulations to Irv Gottesman!

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Irv Gottesman who will receive the
Honorary Fellowship of King's College, London. The fellowship
recognizes the recipient's exceptional personal and professional
distinction. Irv is well known for his research on the genetics of
mental disorders, particularly schizophrenia. In addition, Irv's work
will be featured in the October issue of the "Minnesota Medicine"
magazine.

We are very fortunate to include Irv as one of our most distinguished
colleagues!

Regards,
Monica

Monica Luciana, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota
email: lucia003@umn.edu
phone: 612-626-0757

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Honorary Fellowship of King's College

Irving Gottesman will receive the Honorary Fellowship of King's College London. The fellowship recognizes the exceptional distinction achieved on the part of the holder through their public and professional life.

Gottesman, senior fellow, Department of Psychology and [ret.] Bernstein Professor in Adult Psychiatry University of Minnesota, has been conducting research on the genetics of mental disorders in that environment since 1963. The British honor is for research and mentoring done at the Institute of Psychiatry, starting in 1964 as a USPHS Fellow in Psychiatric Genetics and for his twins with schizophrenia studies, resulting in a 1972 book on the subject. Gottesman's career will be featured in the October issue of Minnesota Medicine.

http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/faculty-staff/people/

September 10, 2012

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August 14, 2012

Wilma Koutstaal Wins 2012 APA William James Book Award!

Congratulations to Wilma Koutstaal!

Dear Colleagues,

Congratulations to Wilma Koutstaal, whose book The Agile Mind was co-awarded the 2012 APA William James Book Award. The award, sponsored by APA Division I (General Psychology) was announced at the August meeting of the American Psychological Association. For more information on the award and for a list of past recipients, please see:

www.apa.org/about/awards/div-1-book.aspx

The award committee was expansive in their praise of the book, which offers an innovative theory regarding the workings of the human mind. The committee commented that Wilma did a particularly impressive job integrating material from several areas of psychology, suggesting many fruitful approaches through which to explore associations among cognition, emotion, and the environment.

We're very pleased to know about this wonderful recognition of Wilma's work!

Regards,
Monica

August 13, 2012

Auke Tellegen Wins APA Award!

Congratulations to Auke Tellegen!

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Professor Emeritus Auke Tellegen. Auke won the Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology award from Section IX of Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. The award was presented last week at the annual meeting of the APA.

Along with the award, the honoree is invited to present a talk on a topic of his/her choosing. Auke's talk was entitled "Feeling, Thinking, Acting: Real Dimensions of Personality and Psychopathology, or a Persistent Tradition, or Both?". I am told that the talk proved to be provocative, entertaining and inspiring.

Congratulations, Auke, on this prestigious award!

Regards,
Monica

August 8, 2012

Congratulations Brenton Wiernik and Deniz Ones!

Brenton Wiernik Winner of APA Undergraduate Research Award!

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating faculty member, Deniz Ones and her student, Brenton Wiernik. Brenton was recently honored as the first winner of APA division 34's undergraduate student research award.
Brenton's paper was entitled,"Age differences in employee green behaviors and their generalizability across 11 countries." The choice of Brenton's paper as the best was unanimous among the judges.

Please send your personal congratulations to Brenton (wiern001@umn.edu) and to Deniz (onesx001@umn.edu).

Regards,
Monica

August 7, 2012

Kudos to Adjunct Faculty!

Congratulations to Don Brunquell!

Dear Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to inform you that Don Brunquell, adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Child Development and in the CSPR program in the Department of Psychology, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the the fourth annual APA Ethics Committee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education. Don was presented with a plaque during the Ethics Committee's invitational breakfast on Friday August 3rd at the annual APA Convention.

We congratulate Don on this outstanding honor. We are fortunate to include him as a member of our instructional team!

Best regards,
Monica Luciana
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
and
Megan Gunnar
Director, Institute of Child Development
Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Kudos to Adjunct Faculty!

Congratulations to Bill Robiner.

Dear Colleagues,
It is my pleasure to call your attention a several recent accomplishments by adjunct faculty member Bill Robiner. On July 23, 2012, Bill received the 2012 Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Distinguished Career Award from the National Register of Health Service Providers.
For more information on this honor, please see:

Congratulations to Bill on this achievement!

Best,
Monica
Professor and Chair