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Welcome to UIC Psychology News! Here you’ll find news on faculty and students, information on upcoming department colloquia "Current Topics", The Black Scholar Series, and conferences, as well as notifications of important dates and deadlines. You’ll also find an archive of our month department newsletters.

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D. Basaldu

Post-Bac Fellow, Diego Basaldu

This month we are spotlighting one of our Post-Baccalaureate Research and Teaching Fellows, Diego Basaldu. Basaldu is a recent 2022 UIC Psch Alumnus who has rejoined us in the department as a Teaching Associate and...Read More

Mikey Pasek, PhD

Michael "Mikey" Pasek, PhD

This month, we are spotlighting Assistant Professor, Mikey Pasek, PhD. Mikey is one of our newest faculty members in the department and we are so excited to welcome him to the university and department.

Benjamin Bennett

Senior Psychology Student, Benjamin Bennett

This month’s student spotlight is Senior, Benjamin Bennett. Benjamin is currently the Vice President of the UIC Psi-Chi club and is excited about pursuing graduate school within the next year! Read more!

Amanda Roy, PhD

Amanda L. Roy, PhD

This month, we are spotlighting Associate Professor and Program Chair of Community & Prevention Research, Amanda L. Roy, PhD.

Jorge Daruna, PhD

Alumnus Jorge Daruna, PhD

We are so excited for our very first Alumni Spotlight with three-time UIC Psychology alumnus, Dr. Jorge H. Daruna (BA '71, MA '75, PhD '80). We caught up with Dr. Daruna to learn more about his career after leaving UIC.

Mike Meinzer, PhD

Michael Meinzer, PhD

This month, we are spotlighting Assistant Professor, Michael Meinzer, PhD to learn more about his research project, "Improving the Transition to College for Students with ADHD: Piloting a Summer Readiness Program for Incoming UIC Students."