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News Archive: 2005 - 2006

Summer 2006 | Spring 2006

Summer 2006

Dr. O'Brien in NY times — Older Adults and Memory Lapses July 2006

Research by Dr. Laurie O'Brien and colleague Mary Lee Hummert is discussed in a July 18, 2006 New York Times science article entitled A 'Senior Moment' or a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? The research demonstrates that late middle age adults (48-62) performed poorly on a memory task when they believed that their performance would be compared to adults 70+ years of age (relative to a control group and to a group who expected comparison to 20-year olds).

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Spring 2006

Senior Psychology and Neuroscience Awards May 2006

Congratulations to the 2006 award recipients in Psychology and in Neuroscience:


  • Rebecca Ostrich, Senior Scholar in Psychology
  • Sarah Vetter, Rosa Cahn Hartman Medal in Psychology
  • Charles Calderwood, Aaron Hartman Medal in Psychology
  • Vishnu Cuddapah, Arnold Gerall Prize in Neuroscience
  • Carolyn Pauker, Arnold Gerall Prize in Neuroscience
  • Sanmati Rao, Senior Scholar in Neuroscience

Descriptions of the awards may be found on our website.


Dr. Wee — Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award May 2006

Dr. Beth Wee received the 2006 Newcomb College Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award. Emily Caster, who presented the award, aptly captured Dr. Wee's talents and dedication as a teacher and advisor.

To learn more about Dr. Wee, please visit her website.

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