Administrative Updates & Announcements
The University of Minnesota WiFi network “UofM Secure” is scheduled to be retired at the end of December 2017. Users should connect NOW to eduroam, the new preferred secure WiFi network for University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. UofM-Guest is available for guest and visitor WiFi access only.
To connect to eduroam, choose “eduroam” from your WiFi network preferences or options and enter your FULL University email address and password. Additionally, please “forget” the UofM Secure network and change your preferred or default network to eduroam. If you would like more detailed instructions, please view the how-to connect to eduroam page, visit the University’s WiFi troubleshooting guide, or contact Technology Help.
Awards & Accomplishments
Sha Li, Graduate Student in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences area, received a 2017 Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association. The purpose of the award is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The title of Sha's dissertation project is "Characterizing Perceptual Learning of Chest X-ray Image." Sha is advised by Dr. Yuhong Jiang.
Mindy Westlund Schreiner, Graduate Student in the CSPR area, named a recipient of one of the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 2018 Predoctoral Travel Fellowship Awards. The award consists of $2,000 to help defray costs to attend the Society’s 2018 meeting, along with waived registration to the 2018, 2019 and 2020 meetings.
ICSU and ISSC join together for future science efforts.
During the past year, emeritus faculty Bruce Overmier has been serving as the US National Academy of Sciences’ Voting Delegate to the Extraordinary Joint General Assembly of the International Council of Science and International Social Science Council in Oslo and again recently in Taipei, as well as the on Joint Transition Task Force (Paris), forging a new union between these two international organizations. The efforts were successful and the two each voted in Taipei to become one so as to bring the broadest span of sciences to address the Global Challenges before humanity. The union will become final with an electronic vote in March 2018 and the first General Assembly of new organization will likely be in October 2018 in Paris.
Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduates!
Advisor: Aaron Schmidt
Dissertation: A Within-Person Evaluation of Decision Making Logics as Mediating Mechanisms in Episodic Work-Family Conflict Decision Making
Professor Ping Chen from Beijing Normal University is joining Chun Wang's lab as a visiting scholar for one year from November, 2017.