Erin Arruda selected to participate in AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy Program

Congratulations to Erin Arruda (Quantitative Area) for being selected to participate in AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy program. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program announces its AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy on Using Large-Scale Data to Study Mathematics Education and Outcomes.

Christopher Begeny selected to participate in Collegium of University Teaching Fellows

Congratulations to Christopher Begeny (Social Area) for being selected to participate in the UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) through the Office of Instructional Development. The CUTF program is an innovative program that creates unique learning opportunities for both graduate students and undergraduate students on campus.  Through the program, some of UCLA's very best advanced graduate students have the opportunity to develop and teach a lower division seminar in their field of specialization on a one-time only basis.

Training Program in fMRI

Congratulations to Shannon Burns (Social Area) and Macrina Cooper-White (Social Area) for being selected to attend a 2-week intensive training program in fMRI at the University of Michigan this summer.

Macrina Cooper-White receives the 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Macrina Cooper-White (Social Area) for receiving the 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral in one of the fifteen supported disciplines. 

Yujia Peng receives the Young Scientist Travel Awards

Congratulations to Yujia Peng, a second-year Cognitive student for receiving the Young Scientist Travel Awards for the 2016 annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pennsylvania. 

Garrett Blair selected to participate in the Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering Summer Program

Congratulations to Garrett Blair (BNS Area) for being selected to participate in the Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering Summer Program by Peking University and UCLA! This ten-week program will allow students to participate in advanced research in science or engineering while gaining valuable international experience during the summer quarter at Peking University.

Outstanding SSCP Student Clinician Award

Congratulations to Halina Dour (Clinical Area) and Kate Herts  (Clinical Area) on receiving the Outstanding Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Student Clinician Award. This award recognizes outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the field of clinical psychology through their clinical work.

NIH National Research Service Award Predoctoral Scholar Appointment

Congratulations to Jonathan Westman (Clinical Area) and Aaron Lim (Clinical Area) for receiving an appointment as a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Scholar through the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Training Program in Addiction Health Services Research.

NIMH T32 Predoctoral Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to Michael Sun (Clinical Area), Timothy Williamson (Clinical Area) and Michelle Fenesy (Clinical Area) for receiving the NIMH T32 predoctoral fellowship in Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health.

Amy Zhong Zheng receives Liu Yunghuo Bei Qui Memorial Fellowship

Congratulations to Amy Zhong Zheng (BNS Area) for receiving the Liu Yunghuo Bei Qui Memorial Fellowship of $3,000. This department endowed fellowship is for female Psychology graduate students.

UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology

Congratulations to Jesús Serrano-Careaga (Social Area) and Felix Danbold (Social Area) for receiving awards from the UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology. This endowment was established in response to an anonymous gift on December 17, 1999.  The fellowship is for doctoral students specializing in political psychology, the study of mass politics, and/or intergroup relations. Recipients of the award will on collaborative research with faculty.

Mary Hargis accepting into RAND Summer Institute

Congratulations to Mary Hargis for being accepted into the 2016 RAND Summer Institute, which is an aging-focused summer program that includes a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and a conference on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging.

Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships!

Barbara Caplan (3rd year, Clinical Area) received the 2016-2017 Charles F. Scott award of $15,000.

Alayna Park (2nd year, Clinical Area Student) received the Graduate Division Ursula Mandel of $15,000 and the Charles F. Scott of $15,000 Endowed Fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Recipients

43 graduate students received the 2016 Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, which awards a $6,000 stipend for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member this summer.

Graduate Research Mentorship Program Recipients

10 graduate students are recipients of the 2016-2017 Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship Program, which awards a $20,000 stipend plus fees/tuition for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member.

Christopher Begeny receives the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Christopher Begeny (Social Area) for receiving the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants! Only 5 graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious teaching award, which honors individuals who exhibit leadership in teaching and public service and bring respect and admiration to the scholarship of teaching. The award includes a Dissertation Year Fellowship, which Chris will receive during the 2016-17 academic year.

UCLA Research Conference on Aging Awards

Graduate students Alex Siegel, Mary Hargis, Catherine Middlebrooks, Tyson Kerr, and Joseph Hennessee (working with Professors Barbara Knowlton and Alan Castel) all won awards for their recent poster presentations at the 2016 UCLA Research Conference on Aging.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Carolyn Parkinson

My research seeks to better understand the neural basis of how we perceive, shape, and are shaped by our social world.

My research seeks to better understand the neural basis of how we perceive, shape, and are shaped by our social world.

WordPress websites available for faculty and lab groups

Department faculty members and lab groups are now able to request websites in our new WordPress environment.  The WordPress platform takes advantage of UCLA Logon and campus web templates to simplify the administrative tasks of maintaining a website.  By using WordPress we have seen a significant increase in ease-of-use for faculty and other web content contributors.  Existing websites can be moved to WordPress in addition to creating new WordPress sites.

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