News Archive: 2006 - 2007

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Summer 2007

Lisa Molix, Ph.D. Joins the Faculty Summer 2007

Lisa Molix, Ph.D. 2007 University of Missouri-Columbia, joined the faculty in July 2007. Molix is a social psychologist who is interested in stigma, stereotyping, and quantitative methods. She is teaching an honors section of Social Psychology this fall.

Visiting Faculty Summer 2007

The Department welcomes two visiting faculty: Dr. Tolga Aricak will teach courses in school and developmental psychology. Dr. Bethany Rollins will teach introductory psychology and Brain & Behavior.

Spring 2007

Professor Gary Dohanich Named Weiss Fellow May 2007

dohanichThe first Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching were announced at the unified commencement ceremony. Professor Dohanich, who instituted the neuroscience major in 2000 and secured funding for its state-of-the-art teaching laboratory, teaches courses in psychopharmacology and behavioral neuroendocrinology.

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Psychology Graduates' Reception MAY 2007

A reception to honor graduates in psychology was held May 17 from 4-6 at Cudd Hall. The chocolate fountain was a hit !!!

Senior Scholars and Honor Awardees May 2007

Congratulations to the 2007 senior scholar in Psychology, Nicole Thieler and to the senior scholars in Neuroscience, Sarah Atkinson and Amelia Decker. Congratulations also to Jessica Siegel, winner of the Rosa Cahn Hartman Award in Psychology; Leslie Frankel, winner of the Aaron Hartman Medal for Psychology, and Steven Bright, winner of the Arnold Gerall Prize in Neuroscience. More information on awards in psychology.

Psychology Club / Psi Chi May 2007

psi-chiPsychology Club / Psi Chi announces the results of the election for 2007-2008 officers: Co-Presidents Shubho Sarkar & Christina Thomas, Vice President of Public Relations Chris Hunerkoch, Vice President of Membership Samantha Himelman, Treasurer Jaimie Colica, Secretary Raven O'Rourke, Activity Chairs Kathryn Black, Erica Lee, Mara Mudd, Jenna Rosen.

O'Brien Receives a Grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents April 2007

Laurie O'Brien has been awarded a $126,157 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents: "Conceptualizing Racism: Understanding Group and Individual Differences in the Perception of Racism"

Lisa Molix, Ph.D. to Join the Faculty this Summer March 2007

Lisa Molix, who is completing her doctoral studies at University of Missouri-Columbia, will join the faculty in July 2007. Molix is a social psychologist who is interested in stigma, stereotyping, and quantitative methods.

Psychology/Neuroscience Career Week March 2007

Interested parties also may download Dr. Hebert's comments on the statement of purpose and Dr. Ruscher's comments on the cv and resume. Dr. Alvarez's comments on selecting appropriate applied programs, what interviewers ask, and what students should ask also are here.

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Fall 2006

Faculty Accomplishments December 2006

Professor Jeffrey J. Lockman has been appointed the Incoming Editor of Child Development, the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development. The journal is the leading scientific journal in child psychology and developmental behavioral science.

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New Psychology Faculty September 2006

The Department of Psychology welcomes new faculty members in Fall 2006.

  • Julie A. Alvarez, Professor of Practice. Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Jill M. Daniel, Assistant Professor. Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Thomas J. Hebert, Professor of Practice. Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Jennifer Vasterling, Research Professor. Clinical Psychology
  • Carrie L. Wyland, Professor of Practice. Social Psychology

Annual Institute for Psychology in the Schools August 2006

In conjunction with the meeting of the American Psychological Association, the Annual Institute for Psychology in the Schools met at Tulane University. Following a bus tour of the city, the Institute considered recovery of southeast Louisiana schools and the mental health needs of students. Professor Overstreet, Director of the Tulane School Psychology Ph.D. program, was a primary presenter at the event. For more details see the APA website

Dr. Vasterling in NY Times – Memory deficits in Veterans August 2006

vasterlingWork by Tulane Psychology Research Professor Jennifer Vasterling and her colleagues is the subject of an August 1, 2006 New York Times article entitled Iraq Vets May Have Memory Lapses. According to the Times article, Dr. Vasterling's research on memory and attention disorders in veterans of the Iraq War is "one of the first studies to show war's effect on military personnel by documenting before-and-after mental function."

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