MaryAnn Baenninger began as the 13th president of Drew University in July 2014. Drew is a liberal arts University that includes the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, and the Theological School. Prior to her presidency at Drew, Baenninger completed a very successful 10-year presidency at College of Saint Benedict,…
Temple’s chapter of Psi Chi was awarded the 2014-15 Eastern Regional Chapter Award. That award comes with $500 and an engraved plaque to commemorate their outstanding achievements. Additionally, Temple’s chapter has met the requirements for a Model Chapter Award and will receive an additional $100 and a custom certificate, bringing the award total to $600.
David Waxler was selected to receive one of CLA’s Distinguished Teaching awards for 2015. This award will be presented at the Baccalaureate Ceremony on Thursday, May 7th at 4PM in Anderson 17.
Tim Shipley’s collaborative grant with a robotics researcher at Penn and aeolian scientists was funded by NSF: “INSPIRE: Legged Locomotion for Desert Research”, total grant will be $1M for 2 years. These grants are intended to be high risk high payoff interdisciplinary research grants.
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek received an R30 award from Institute for Educational Science (IES).
Seven Temple professors are among the top 1% most cited in their field. Of these seven, four are in the psychology department.
Here’s a link to the article: https://news.temple.edu/news/2015-04-14/temple-professors-produce-most-cited-research
The Psi Chi members at Temple University, under the direction of Dr. Marsha Weinraub, have been awarded the 2014-15 Easter Regional Chapter Award.
Vinay Parikh and Tom Gould received an RO3 grant from NIDA to study how cognitive flexibility is affected during nicotine withdrawal. This is a two-year grant with a total cost of $156,000.
Three faculty members were awarded new chairs and honored this year at the Chair’s Dinner:
Lauren Alloy: Carnell Chair
Nora Newcombe: Carnell Chair
Rick Heimberg: Bolton Chair
Dr. Newcombe (along with three others) are being awarded the 2015 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Philadelphia on March 20.