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PBS Professor Alice Cronin-Golomb to receive Mentorship Award from the American Psychological Association

July 5th, 2016

Professor Alice Cronin-Golomb will receive the 2016 Mentorship Award in Aging from the APA during the annual convention in Denver this August. The award recognizes Prof. Cronin-Golomb’s record of consistent support, guidance, and strong direction to undergraduate and graduate students in aging and adult development. PBS congratulates Dr. Cronin-Golomb on this well-deserved award.

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Dr. John Otis Receives Medical School’s Highest Teaching Honor

May 16th, 2016

John D. Otis, associate professor of psychiatry, has been recognized with the 2016 Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor awarded by Boston University School of Medicine (MED). The award honors an outstanding educator and acknowledges the importance of teaching skills and commitment to students and education. More details on Dr. Otis’s recognition can be found at Boston University Research.

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to congratulate Dr. Otis on this honor!

 

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Professor Emerita Jean Berko Gleason to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Washington & Jefferson College

May 6th, 2016

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Professor Emerita Jean Berko Gleason will receive an honorary Doctor of Science from Washington & Jefferson University for her breakthrough research on child language acquisition. These findings, among many in Dr. Gleason’s long and fruitful career, have had a tremendous impact on the fields of psycholinguistics, human development, and others.

Dr. Gleason will be honored alongside civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis, Imam Khalid Latif of the Islamic Center at New York University, and Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist for NASA. The Department heartily congratulates Dr. Gleason on this honor.

Professor Jacqueline Liederman Receives 2016 Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising

April 22nd, 2016

Jacqueline Liederman, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, has been honored with a 2016 Templeton Advising Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department is pleased to congratulate her on this honor!

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Growing Up Science Talk Series, April 20

April 14th, 2016

Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Center for Autism Research Excellence, Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:30-6:30
64 Cummington Mall, Room 159

Inaugural Khodadad Lecture on Greed and Human Suffering, April 29

March 31st, 2016

Khodadad Lecture

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce the Inaugural Khodadad Lecture on Greed and Human Suffering:

Speaker: Dr. Paul Piff, Professor of Psychology, UC Irvine
Title: “Self-Interest Across the Social Ladder”
Date: April 29, 2016 10:00-11:45AM
Location: Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s St., Room 206, Boston, MA

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Department-Wide Talks, March 22

February 23rd, 2016

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce a special Department-wide talk event:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s St., Room 906

Dr. Joseph LeDoux
Center for Neural Science & Emotional Brain Institute, NYU
“Coming to Terms with Fear”

Dr. Elizabeth Phelps
Department of Psychology, NYU
“Mechanism of Fear Control in Humans”

Posted in Colloquia | Talks

Growing Up in Science Talk Series

February 17th, 2016

The Department is pleased to announce the “Growing Up in Science” talk series:

Dr. Weiji Ma, Center for Neural Science, Department of Psychology, NYU
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: 2 Cummington Mall, Room 109

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Spring 2016 Colloquia Schedules

January 22nd, 2016

Spring 2016 colloquia schedules for the Clinical program, Developmental Science program, Center for Systems Neuroscience, and Center for Memory and Brain are now available

Prof. Stefan Hofmann’s Work Highlighted in The Atlantic

December 3rd, 2015

Professor Stefan Hofmann’s research on social anxiety has been highlighted in The Atlantic.

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