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Joe Tecce talked with Pembroke High School students about the psychology of body language. A video of the talk is available on our photo page. Posted 11/25/14.

Doctoral student M. E. Panero has been invited to join the student editorial board of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Posted 11/14/14.

Elizabeth Kensinger was appointed to serve as Associate Editor at the APA journal Emotion. Posted 11/12/14.

Joe Tecce hosted a talk for the University Fellowships committee with Dr. Jason Cavallari. A video of Dr. Cavallari's talk is available on our photo page. Posted 11/10/14.

Sarah Kark's poster, entitled "Effect of valence on the recapitulation of sensory processing during emotional remembering," won the Nelson Butters Award at the 2014 Massachusetts Neuropsycholoigcal Society Science Symposium. Posted 6/12/14.

Larisa Heiphetz was awarded the National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Posted 6/5/14.

Larisa Heiphetz won APA's Division 7 Dissertation Award in Developmental Psychology. Posted 5/6/14.

Kelly Dumais was awarded the Engelhard Pingree Fellowship. This honor recognizes a student whose work has made the greatest contribution to the research mission of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Kelly was given the award by Candace Hetzner, the associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Posted 5/5/14.

Christina Reppucci has been named a recipient of the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for 2013-2014. Posted 5/5/14.

Gene Heyman has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Posted 5/5/14.

Michelle Hurst received an NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Postgraduate Scholarship. Posted 4/2/14.

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab news: Sarah Kark was awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship, and Kelly Bennion and Jackie Ford were admitted to the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience. Posted 4/2/14.

David Miele, Assistant Professor in Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education, who is an affliated faculty with the Psychology Department, has just been named to the first Sesquicentennial Challenge chair. This is an endowed assistant professorship to support junior faculty research and early-career development. Posted 2/26/14.

Sarah Kark won the Graduate Student Suzannah Bliss Tieman Poster Award at the 25th Annual NEURON Conference yesterday for her poster entitled, "Effect of valence on the recapitulation of sensory processing during emotional remembering." Posted 2/24/14.

Kelly Dumais and Caroline Smith, doctoral candidates in Alexa Veenema’s lab, each won a travel award of $2,000 from the Society for Neuroscience to present their work an the biannual FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan, Italy. Kelly and Caroline are among a total of only fifteen U.S., Canadian, and Mexican graduate students receiving this highly competitive travel award. Posted 2/4/14.