Administrative Updates & Announcements
Nasser Al-Rasbi, an undergraduate major in aerospace engineering, is our new student tech support for instructional technology. Nasser will be primarily focused on supporting the video production work we do for numerous courses and he will be working on specific Moodle-Canvas transition projects. Nasser will be working in Elliott N211, downstairs in the N108b studio and with the CLA Moodle-Canvas web team on the west bank as well. If you need Moodle-Canvas support, please let me know and we will get you connected to support. It is great to have Nasser on board as IT itself transitions.
The Department of Psychology is currently hiring for 3 staff positions:
Ed and Media Tech Coordinator - Academic Technologist 2
Responsibilities include collaborating with instructors, researchers, and other department staff to develop and implement appropriate technology solutions for teaching and learning; providing audio/visual media production for instruction, research, service, and training; and coordinating with faculty and staff on updating the main Department website, Intranet, and individual laboratory sites. To read more about the position, and/or to apply, visit visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and
search for position ID 324610.
Executive Office and Admin Specialist
Responsibilities include providing faculty and staff support (e.g., hiring, personnel files, etc.), visa coordination, space coordination, scheduling, and accounting. To read more about the position, and/or to apply, visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and
search for position ID 324431.
Finance Professional 4 Supervisor
Responsibilities include sponsored project management, fiscal oversight and coordination, non-sponsored financial management, and employee management and development. To read more about the position, and/or to apply, visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and
search for position ID 324469.
Awards & Accomplishments
Professor Richard Lee was selected for the Distinguished Career Contribution to Research Award by The Society for the Psychological Studies of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (APA Division 45). This award was created to honor the contributions of a senior person in the field of psychology who has made significant contributions in research related to ethnic minority populations. Candidates for this award should have been in the field 15 or more years, and have made scholarly contributions in writing, publishing, and disseminating information on ethnic minority populations and issues, thereby substantively contributing to the current understanding of ethnic minorities. The award will be presented at the 2018 APA Convention in San Francisco during the Division 45 Presidential Address, Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Associate Professor Bonnie Klimes-Dougan and graduate student Michelle Thai have been awarded the Brain Imaging Grant and the OFAA-Social Sciences grant through CLA at UMN to conduct a study titled: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Adolescents with Depression: Examining the Tolerance, Efficacy, and Mechanisms
At the annual meeting of the Behavior Genetics Association in Boston, Assistant Professor Scott Vrieze
was awarded the association's early career award (Fuller Scott Award). You can learn more about the award here
Dr. Marc Lewis, a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology formerly at the University of Toronto and now at Radboud University in the Netherlands, will be giving a talk titled "Addiction as learning (not disease): The view from embodied cognition" on Wednesday, July 18 at 1 pm in N219 Elliott Hall.