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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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Professor Emerita Stephanie Riger receives the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award

Professor Emerita Stephanie Riger recently received the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award from APA Division 35. The Carolyn Wood Sherif Award is the highest award conferred by the Society for the Psychology of Women. It is given to a senior individual based on sustained and substantial contributions to the field of the psychology of women as a scholar, teacher, mentor and leader. Thus, selection requires evidence of excellence across research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring and professional leadership. The recipient receives a cash prize and is invited to deliver the Sherif Memorial Lecture at the following APA convention. The winner also chairs the award committee in the year following the lecture.

New York Times Article Quotes Two LAS Faculty Members

The New York Times quotes Matthew Motyl, UIC assistant professor of psychology, and Maria Krysan, UIC professor of sociology, in an article about consultants and websites that assist New York area home buyers with data-based home searches and identifying communities that fit their preferences.