News and Events
Congratulations Laura Hieber!
April 13, 2015—Laura has been awarded the 2015-2016 Curb Center Public Scholars Grant. She gets a research grant of $2000, a shared office at the Curb Center and affiliation with the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy. Also they will support her stage her presentation logistically and financially. The grant is designed to support and mentor students as they work on projects that feature innovative approaches to real-world problems.
Daniel Miller wins a 2015 Summer Research Award
April 2, 2015—Congratulations to Daniel Miller for winning a 2015 Summer Research Award from the College of Arts and Science. These competitive awards are designed to help graduate students with outstanding potential to accelerate progress on their research; Summer Research Awards support endeavors that require funds in addition to the stipend, including research for the doctoral thesis, research for other advanced projects, or scholarly activities that significantly advance professional development. Congrats Daniel!
April 2, 2015—Dr. Alex Maier has been awarded a Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Grant. Congratulations to Alex for this richly deserved award!
Congratulations to NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipients and Honorable Mentions
March 31, 2015—Congratulations to the graduate students in Psychological Science who received NSF Graduate Fellowships or were recognized by NSF with Honorable Mention! NSF Fellowships recipients: Israel Flores, Mason Garrison, Sofia Jimenez; NSF Honorable Mention: Megan Ichinose, Dakota Lindsey, Mackenzie Sunday.
March 31, 2015—Bunmi Olatunji was one of fifteen VU faculty to be selected as a Chancellor Faculty Fellow, in recognition of his distinguished accomplishments in research/scholarship
David Lubinski's research makes The Boston Globe's Top Ten articles of 2014!
January 19, 2015—Coverage of David Lubinski, Camilla Benbow, and Harrison Kell's research on the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth has gone viral! Study results from 2013 were featured in The Boston Globe and this article received so many online hits it landed in third place on the The Boston Globe's Top 10 List of "Idea Pieces" for 2014! The Top 10 list can be viewed here. Subsequently, Lubinski, Benbow, and Kell's 2014 Psychological Science article was featured in The Huffington Post. Congratulations!
January 8, 2015—Bunmi Olatunji has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research. This is a highly competitive award that highlights the important contributions that Bunmi has already made to the field.
2-3:30 p.m. Wilson Hall Lobby. Poster Session.
3:30 p.m. 126 Wilson Hall. Invited Address - "Fostering ATTENTION for Human Needs." Dr. Michael Posner, University of Oregon
Announcement of Awards (after talk): Bob Fox Award of Excellence in Postdoctoral Research, Jum C . Nunnally Honors Research Award, Jum C. Nunnaly Dissertation Award, William F. Hodges T.A. Award, Peabody Honors Award and Pat Burns Memorial Graduate Student Research Award
Michael Posner, Ph.D., Professor, University of Oregon
Tuesday April, 21, 2015
Fostering ATTENTION for Human Needs
At the turn of the 20th century Attention was seen as the central topic in human psychology. One hundred years later, attentional networks involved in selection of information, maintaining alertness, self control, and management of emotions have been explored by brain imaging. Understanding attention has become central to managing our electronic devices, raising our children and obtaining the most from reading, listening and searching our connected world. This talk will review the connection of the brain’s attention networks to early development of self regulation in children, understanding issues in psychopathology, and in training the brain to improve learning and to foster self control of adults in our highly connected world.
Josh McCluey, Department of Psychology (Polyn Lab), Vanderbilt University
Wednesday. 4/22/15 12:10 p.m.
Wilson Hall 113
Disentangling the role of alpha oscillations in free recall dynamics
Questions please contact Jennifer Lass 615-322-0070, firstname.lastname@example.org.