Department Newsletter

Lynn Nadel Receives 2016 Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award

Lynn Nadel has been awarded the prestigious Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Experimental Psychologists. The Society is the oldest in the field of Psychology, established over a hundred years ago by Edward B. Titchener, the British psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt. We congragulate Dr. Nadel on receiving this much-deserved award for his lifetime contributions to the field of psychology, and thank him for his many years of exceptional service and commitment to our department, the University of Arizona, and the scientific community.  


Lauren Nguyen Awarded 2016-17 Theodore H. Koff Scholarship

Graduate student Lauren Nguyen who has been awarded the prestigious Theodore H. Koff Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding UA graduate students who are pursuing studies in Aging and Gerontology. Lauren is in the Clinical Psychology program conducting research on various factors affecting healthy aging. 


UA Psych alum, Maureen O’Connor is new President of Palo Alto University

One of our former Psychology graduate students, Dr. Maureen O’Connor (Ph.D., JD, Bruce Sales), has been named president of Palo Alto University. She will be joining another of our grad alums, Dr. Amanda Faniff (Ph.D., Judith Becker), who is on faculty at Palo Alto and is going up for tenure this year. Another example of the excellence of our graduate program and the success of our alums. 


Jessica Payne Awarded with Early Career Award

Friend, colleague, and advisory board member Jessica Payne, was awarded the 2016 Psychonomic Society’s Early Career Award. Jessica is a former graduate student and received her PhD in the CNS program with Lynn Nadel as her supervisor. Jessica is currently an assistant professor at Notre Dame University. 


First Alfred W. Kaszniak Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate student Aubrey Wank. She has received the first fellowship established in honor of Dr. Al Kaszniak, to support first-year graduate students with research interests in the neurophsychology of emotion and aging. Donate Now if you would like to help support the Kaszniak Graduate Fellowship