New Psychology and U Lecture Series
We will debut a new lecture series, Psychology and U, designed to showcase psychological science and its contribution to society. David Strayer will present the latest findings from his influential program of research on distracted driving, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us on Tuesday, October 18, 7 PM in the Crimson View Room of the Olpin Student Union. Free parking is available after 6 PM, and light refreshments will begin at 6:30 PM. Find more details here.
Brian Baucom Receives Irwin Altman Outstanding Psychology Faculty Award
The Irwin Altman Outstanding Psychology Faculty Award has been established by his family and supported by the university to recognize a faculty member in the Department of Psychology who exemplifies the combined values of teaching/mentoring, research/scholarship and service that Irwin Altman demonstrated throughout his career.
The 2016 winner of the award was Dr. Brian Baucom. Brian has a strong record of creative research, focusing on the links between intimate relationships, mental health, and well-being and increasing the efficacy of couple-based interventions
University of Utah designated as a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Tourette Syndrome (TS)
Michael Himle and Dr. Fran Filloux in the Department of Neurology serve as codirectors of the program. The goal of the TS CoE program is to improve the quality of life of people living with TS and other tic disorders by promoting the highest level of care, research, education and training, and advocacy and awareness of these conditions. The U of U is one of nine programs nationally to receive this designation and one of only three to receive funding from the Tourette Association to support its mission and activities.