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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


Alumna Joan Smith-Cooper, PhD

It was such a pleasure to welcome Dr. Joan Smith Cooper back to the UIC Department of Psychology. Cooper is the first African American to earn their PhD in Psychology from UIC in 1979.

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!