News 2015

May 20, 2015

Congratulations to Will Ryan who has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Fiona Goodchild Award for Excellence as a Graduate Student Mentor of Undergraduate Research. Will gets a certificate and a check, and the recognition he deserves!

May 20, 2015

Professor Karen Szumlinski of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences has been selected to receive this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

May 14, 2015

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to acknowledge the achievements of its graduate students for the 2014-15 academic year. These achievements include a number of published papers, travel & dissertation awards, presentations at conferences, fellowships, scholarships, grants, and teaching awards.

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April 29, 2015

Social Psychology graduate student Molly Metz has been awarded a Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. The award, a plaque, and a check will be presented during the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The teaching award winners will also be announced in the fall issue of Teaching of Psychology.

April 24, 2015

Professor Michael Miller of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences been selected as a 2016-2017 member of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). Professor Miller's selection was based on academic excellence, breadth of interests, references, and consideration of discipline. His nomination was particualry highy rated because of his expertise in cognitive neuroscience, which has been increasingly recognized by the defense community as able to provide insight into the human challenges faced by intelligence services.

April 06, 2015

Professor Scott Grafton and colleagues provide new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process

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March 17, 2015

Dynamical Neuroscience graduate student Nikki Marinsek is one of four UCSB students in the 55 student strong U.S. “young scientists” delegation attending the meeting. The U.S. contingent will join other young scientists from 88 countries across the globe. They will have the opportunity to interact with the 70 Nobel Laureates who will be in attendance. This years’ 65th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be the fourth interdisciplinary meeting.

February 11, 2015

Psychological & Brain Sciences Professor Jim Blascovich was interviewed by KEYT as part of an announcement for the UCSB Center for Digital Games Research.

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