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April 9, 2013

Congratulations to Andrew Oxenham!

Dear Colleagues,

I am thrilled to announce that Andrew Oxenham has been named as a 2013
Distinguished McKnight University Professor!

The award honors the University's highest-achieving mid-career faculty
who have relatively recently attained full professor status and whose
work brings renown and prestige to Minnesota. Recipients are honored
with the title Distinguished McKnight University Professor, which they
hold for as long as they remain at the University of Minnesota. The
grant associated with the Professorship consists of $100,000 over five
years.

We have been told that there were twenty excellent nominees for this
award, making it a keen competition. The other award winners are:

Paul Glewwe (Applied Economics, CFANS)

Gary Muehlbauer (Agronomy & Plant Genetics, CFANS; Plant Biology, CBS)

Barbara Welke (History, CLA; Law School)

Zhi-Li Zhang (Computer Science, CSE)

Please join me in congratulating Andrew on this well-deserved honor!
We are extremely proud!

Monica

--
Monica Luciana, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN 55455
phone: 612-626-0757 (Faculty office)
612-625-7873 (Chair's office)

March 18, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Fillo!

We just received the good news that Jennifer Fillo, a graduate student in the Social area, just won APS's Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award. This award is based on Jennifer's longitudinal research on how the division of labor and attachment orientations affect the well-being of wives and husbands who have had their first child. Jen (and the department) will receive a plaque at the annual APS meeting in May.

Congratulations Jen!

Best,
Monica

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/