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June 15, 2020

Student Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Departmental Graduate Awards:

To honor the life and work of Norman Sundberg, the Norman D. Sundberg Fellowship in Psychology is given to outstanding Psychology doctoral students whose research focus is on cultural, community, clinical or personality assessment issues. The GEC is pleased to announce that this year’s winners are Cameron Kay, Monika Lind and Vinita Vader!
To honor the life and work of Beverly Fagot, the Beverly Fagot Dissertation Fellowship is given to an outstanding Psychology doctoral student who has advanced to candidacy and has a research focus in the area of social development and/or developmental psychopathology. The GEC is pleased to announce that this year’s winner is Jackie O’Brien!
Thanks to a generous gift from George Gregores, in honor of his son who graduated with dual degrees in Psychology and Political Science in 2010, we are able to offer the Gregores Graduate Student Research Award. The GEC is pleased to announce that this year’s winners are Alexis Adams-Clark, Raleigh Goodwin, and Brendan Cullen!

Every year, the department’s Distinguished Teaching Award is given to a Psychology graduate student (or students) who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate classroom teaching. This year, the GEC is pleased to announce that the winner is Jeff Peterson!

We are also delighted to celebrate the undergraduate award winner

Rennie Kendrick won the Aaron Novick Thesis Award for her honors thesis completed in Dasa Zeithamova’s lab. Kendrick is also honored as one of the Oregon Six students, who are voted by their peers in Phi Beta Kappa as the most outstanding of those elected to membership that year.

Congratulations to our graduate and undergraduate students on winning these awards!

May 31, 2019

Psychology Students in the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Several of the amazing undergraduate students in our department participated in the 9th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. You can see pictures of them and their scientific posters in the gallery below.

Now in its ninth year, the Symposium has grown to 513 presenters and 290 faculty mentors spanning 75 majors, 21 minor programs, 33 minors, and eight colleges. It is so exciting to see the rapid growth of the Symposium since it began in 2011 with 69 presenters and 40 faculty mentors, and the fantastic student work that it showcases—over 2,000 students in its nine-year history.


April 4, 2018

CIC to Host Free Screening of Black Panther for Department Members

The Committee for an Inclusive Community will be hosting a free screening of the recent smash hit Black Panther for psychology department members in honor of of Black History and Women’s Heritage Month. This screening is a gracious reward provided by the CIC for our department reaching the highest ever response rate for the annual Climate Survey (the results of which are published in the annual CIC newsletter). This year, 90% of our department completed the survey!

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, and to the CIC for hosting this event.



Movie date – Movie Date:  Sunday, April 8th, 11am (seating opens at 10:30am)

RSVP – RSVP required. See the CIC department-wide email for instructions on how to RSVP.

Location – See the CIC department-wide email for location.

About Black Panther – Black Panther is not just a superhero movie but is a movie that explores issues of identity. Its themes challenge institutional bias and oppressors.  The movie provides powerful narratives of experiences people of color and women have faced though history. It represents the importance of representation in our culture. The movie has made great strides in the entertainment industry in many ways – it is one of the first megabudget movies to have an African American director and predominantly black cast.  This article in Time describes more of the ways this movie represents an important milestone and the power and narratives behind it.