Lafitte Grads 19/20

Congratulations to P&N's 2019-2020 Graduate Research Grant Award Recipients

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Due to generous support from the Charles Lafitte Foundation Program for Research in Psychology... Read More »
Stella Powell-Williams

P&N Staff Member Stella Powell-Williams Celebrates 30 Years at Duke

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Grants and Contracts Administrator Stella Powell-Williams celebrated 30 years as a Duke employee this month. Powell-Williams, who was born and raised in Durham, came to work for Duke after her daughter was born. “I wanted to work part-time for a while so I left my job at RTI and started working... Read More »
2019-2020 P&N Faculty Seed Grant Recipients

11 P&N Faculty Members Selected for 2019-2020 Research Seed Grants

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
11 faculty members from the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience have been awarded Research Seed Grants via philanthropic support from The Charles Lafitte Foundation. The faculty projects – all of which exhibit great promise for generating exceptional research – were chosen by... Read More »

Michael Tomasello Receives William James Book Award

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Congratulations to Michael Tomasello, whose book Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny (Harvard University Press, 2019) has received the 2019 Williams James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. Among the most prestigious awards in the field, the William James Award is intended... Read More »
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P&N Kicks Off the 2019-2020 School Year in Style! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The annual P&N Welcome Back Party was held on Friday night at The Wine Feed in downtown Durham. The event was well attended by 130+ guests and included live music by local duo Penny’s Bend, a lovely buffet of charcuterie and cheese, a vegetarian dinner, and a raffle of Duke-swag... Read More »

P&N Person of the Week: Hannah Moshontz

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
P&N's person of the week, Hannah Moshontz, recently conducted a workshop for undergraduates that introduced them to the statistical software package R. Moshontz, a 6th-year PhD student, was invited to teach the workshop as part of P&N's VIP program. VIP is a summer research program for Duke... Read More »

Renate Houts wins 2019 Dean's Pillars of Excellence Award

Friday, May 17, 2019
Congratulations to Renate Houts, one of four recipients of the 2019 Dean's Pillars of Excellence Awards  from Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Valerie Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, established these awards in 2017 to encourage excellence,... Read More »
Julie Uchitel

Neuroscience Major Julie Uchitel Addresses Graduating Class of 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019
In high school, Julie Uchitel recalls being interested in biology and psychology. “During my AP Psychology course, we studied a unit on neuroscience. I was blown away by the complexity of the brain – how many mysteries surrounded its function despite decades of research. That was when I knew that I... Read More »
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Sera Pekel Selected as Student Speaker for Psychology Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Graduating senior Sera Pekel has been selected by faculty committee as this year’s student speaker for the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Pekel, a native of Turkey, describes herself as, “A dedicated Istanbul-ite – if that’s even a word! I’m obsessed with my city... Read More »

Celebrating Mark Leary

Monday, May 6, 2019
The Duke Department of Psychology & Neuroscience hosted a retirement celebration for Professor Mark Leary on Friday, May 3 in Perkins Library. Attending the event were many colleagues and students, past and present, as well as friends and family. Leary, Garonzik Professor of Psychology and... Read More »