PSI CHI DIGEST #176
September 9, 2011
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In this edition of the
Tenth Anniversary Symposium in Manhattan Open to the
Opportunity—Diversity Advisory Board
Award & Grant Opportunities
on Undergraduate Research Call for Student Papers
Member Registration for Grad School Fairs
Spotlight: Psi Chi Board of Directors
9/11 Tenth Anniversary
Symposium in Manhattan Open to the Public
Manhattan Psychological Association, City University’s Dispute Resolution Center
at John Jay College, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues,
New York State Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis &
PsychMatters.com invite you to a 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Symposium for the
Psychological & Mental Health Communities and the General Public.
The event, “Managing Collapse:
Facilitating the Emergence of Meanings After 9/11,” will be held on
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 from 5:30–8:00 pm at John Jay College of CUNY in
Room 630T, 899 Tenth Ave (at 58th Street) in Manhattan.
A decade after the events we summarize with the phrase “9/11,” can the
Memorial help us cope with the remnants of physical and psychological collapse?
This symposium brings together three featured speakers and expert discussants to
review this question.
Applications for Hunt
Research Grants, SuperLab Research Grants and Undergrad Psychology Research
Conference grants. See http://www.psichi.org/Awards/completelist_awards.aspx for
5:00 p.m. EST: Submission of proposals
to the Southeastern Region Convention (SEPA). Please note all proposals must be
submitted via the SEPA Electronic Submission System. See http://www.sepaonline.com/ for
Officers/Activity Submissions for Winter 2012 Eye.
Opportunity—Diversity Advisory Board
Any faculty interested in becoming a member of Psi Chi’s Diversity
Advisory Board, or finding out more information about it, should email Diversity
Director Melanie Domenech Rodriguez at email@example.com. The role of this Board is to ensure that Psi Chi reflects the
rich diversity of people and perspectives in psychology, and to oversee and
assess all initiatives related to diversity. Although the focus of Psi Chi’s
diversity initiatives may vary over time and circumstance, it is likely that the
major initiatives will address issues of race, culture, ethnicity, gender,
sexual orientation and physical ability.
New Award & Grant
2011 Summer meeting, the Board of Directors approved funding for three new award
and grant programs:
Graduate Assistantship Grants: This program provides stipends of
$3,000 each to support four teaching assistantships and four research
assistantships during any academic semester. Applications are due January 1.
Diversity Article Awards: This program provides four awards of
$300 each for the best articles by student authors on diversity issues.
Winners will be published in the Eye on
Psi Chi. Applications are due July 1.
Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grants: This program will begin in
FY2012-13, and will provide grants up to $1,500 to defray the costs of
conducting research projects focused on ethnic minorities. The first round
of applications is due on November 1, 2012.
information on these and all Psi Chi award and grant programs, visit
Undergraduate Research Call for Student Papers
In Spring 2012 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will
host its 16th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event
will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate
research by talking directly with the students these programs impact. Abstract
submissions will only be accepted by using the on-line submission form. For more
information, and the link to submit an application, please visit:
Free Psi Chi Member
Registration for Grad School Fairs
World Grad School Tour is offering free registration to Psi Chi members who wish
to attend. The fairs host hundreds of top-tier universities, many with
psychology grad programs. Attendees have the chance to speak face to face with
admissions directors and apply for over $1.2m worth of exclusive QS scholarships
as well as attend a free GRE strategy seminar. For information go to:
For free registration: <http://graduateschool.topuniversities.com/world-grad-school-tour/?utm_source=Psi-Chi&utm_medium=NEWSLETTER&utm_campaign=WGST_F11_NA&partnerid=3743
on Psi Chi’s Board of Directors and what do they do? Visit http://www.psichi.org/About/Council.aspx to
learn more about Psi Chi’s governing body.
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