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A Century of CMU Psychology

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Anniversary Events

Our department was founded in 1915 and we are celebrating our 100th anniversary during the 2015-2016 academic year. We invite you to join us for the following events:

100th Year Celebration of CMU Psychology - Past, Present and Future

Please join us for a special celebration of the CMU Psychology Department’s 100th year! All are welcome! There will be a special 100th birthday cake and opportunities to connect with psychology faculty, students, and staff – past and present. This event will include a few brief talks on the department’s history (Dr. Roberta Klatzky), current state (Dr. Erik Thiessen), and future directions (Dr. Michael Tarr), and an alumnus from the CMU psychology program (Dr. Dan Yurovsky) will speak about his experiences in the program and how it has affected him. Any other attendees who wish to do so will be invited to share their reminiscences.

This event is part of Cèilidh, which is a campus wide homecoming and family weekend.

Date and time: 4:30 October 9, 2015

Location: Connan Room, Cohon University Center

Centennial Symposium/Reunion: May 20-21, 2016

Adamson Wing - Baker Hall 136A

This symposium will bring together graduates of our PhD program. Every graduate is invited - there are approximately 230 in total, including 200 since 1960. The symposium will be a two-day event consisting of a few plenary talks, round-table discussions, career autobiography reports, and opportunities to meet informally with fellow graduates.

For more information on the tentative schedule and a list of attendees, please visit the Symposium page.

100th Anniversary Colloquium Series: August 2015 - May 2016

This series will feature a number of distinguished speakers who are connected in some way with the department. Talks will take place on Monday at 4:30 in the Steinberg Auditorium (Baker Hall A53). The schedule includes:

9/21/2015: Gary Lupyan

   How Central is Language to Human Cognition?

10/26/2015: Jay McClelland

11/2/2015: Greg Miller

   Lessons from Baker Hall

11/16/2015: Nick Turk-Browne

2/8/2016: Karen Adolph

2/22/2016: Richard Schulz

   Family Caregiving as Chronic Stress Exposure: From Research to Policy in 30 Years

3/21/2016: Martha Farah

   Childhood Poverty and Brain Development: From Science to Policy

4/4/2016: Haley Vlach (Chase award recipient)

   Forgetting-As-Abstraction: Allowing Children Time to Forget Promotes Their Ability to Learn Language, Categories, and Concepts

4/18/2016: Micki Chi


#CMUPsych Newsletter

Newsletter Stories:

Aspiring and Ambitious

The Mind-Body Connection

Alumni Q&A with Patrick Cavanagh

In & Out of the Classroom With Vicki Helgeson

Nature + Nurture

The CoAx Lab


The 100th Birthday of One of the Founders of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Psychology Raises Some Questions.

By: Leon Khaimovich

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