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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 »
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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 »

Julia Nicholas wins 2019 Zener award

Friday, May 3, 2019
Congratulations to Julia Nicholas, winner of the 2019 Karl E. Zener Award. This award is given annually to an undergraduate psychology major at Duke University who has shown outstanding performance and scholarship, as determined on the basis of both the honors thesis (evaluated by a committee of... Read More »

Gary Bennett interviewed for NPR's Life Kit

Monday, April 29, 2019
P&N Professor Gary Bennett was recently interviewed for an episode of NPR's Life Kit.  On the episode, "Boost Your Body Acceptance For Better Health,”  Dr. Bennet discusses weight stigma  with NPR Health Editor episode host Maria Godoy.   “We don't think about... Read More »

Psychology Major Honors Students Present Posters at Visible Thinking 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Congratulations to our Psychology Major Honors Students who presented their theses in poster form at the Duke Visible Thinking showcase at Penn Pavilion on Monday, April 22.  Scroll down for the full list of students and their presentations. Naime Benitez, Working harder not... Read More »
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Leonard White Receives Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Full coverage of all Trinity Award winners can be found on the Duke Today Website Congratulations to Dr. Leonard White, this year's winner of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching award. This student-selected award honors a Duke professor who has excelled as a teacher, advisor and... Read More »