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Psychology students impact the local community with food donations

Students in Professor Jeff Stone's class recently went out to the Tucson community to educate people about food insecurity on campus and request donations for UA's Campus Pantry, which mission is to alleviate hunger in the UA Wildcat community by providing food assistance to those in need. The PSY461 course "The Social Psychology of Attitudes" requires students to apply course material in real-life situations. Students developed their own sales campaigns and took their campaign door-to-door. The results were impressive, collecting over 400 pounds of food and almost $200 in cash donations. Thank you to Professor Stone and his class for making a difference in our community! For information on how you can support UA's Campus Pantry, visit

Dr. Jamie Edgin is awarded Koffler Prize 

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Jamie Edgin has been awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize  for her outstanding accomplishments in Public Service and Outreach. The award, with a prize of $10,000, was endowed by UA past president Dr. Henry Koffler to honor outstanding faculty.   In his award letter, Provost Comrie wrote: “You have made extraordinary contributions to the community through service and advocacy for families dealing with developmental disorders with your well-established community partnerships, workshops, and community events.”

Dr. Edgin’s research has changed our basic understanding of how memory and cognition is altered in individuals with development disabilities, and the interplay between memory and sleep disturbance for these individuals. In addition to her deep and abiding commitment to research and community service, Dr. Edgin has been a powerful advocate for children and families with developmental disabilities through her membership on boards of government agencies and national advocacy organizations. 

We’re very lucky to have Dr. Edgin in the Psychology Department.  Please join me in congratulating her on this outstanding achievement.

Lee Ryan, Professor and Head

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March 22, 2018

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