Laurels and Accolades – August

UWM’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science honor society, was recognized as one of just four best chapters in the U.S. among colleges of similar size by Pi Sigma Alpha’s national office.

Diane Reddy (Psychology) was selected for a 2015 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)/Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning. This international award recognizes educators for their innovative and student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Reddy was honored at the STLHE Annual Conference and at Brightspace’s FUSION Conference in June.

PhD candidate Gabriela Alejandra Nagy (Psychology) was selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship through the 2015 Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) Advanced Degree Program. Nagy was honored at the 2015 Annual Meeting held on Aug. 21 at the Pfi ster Hotel.

Christine Larson (Psychology) received a 5-year R01 grant, “Acute neurocognitive-affective predictors of chronic post-trauma outcomes,” from the National Institute of Mental Health. In this project, she and her collaborators will collect neuroimaging and other assessments within two weeks of experiencing a traumatic event in order to identify predictors of long-term posttrauma distress, such as PTSD and depression.