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Undergraduate Accomplishments

Sheri Mizumori congratulates
Dean's Medal winner
Aditya Ganapathiraju

Aditya Ganapathiraju Wins 2010 Dean's Medal

Psychology senior Aditya Ganapathiraju was awarded the Dean's Medal for the social sciences.  A double major in psychology and philosophy, Aditya is currently working with UW Rehabilitation Medicine.  The Dean's Medal awards are presented annually to one outstanding student in each of the College's four divisions: arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  Selection of the awardees is based on high scholarship and letters of recommendation.

2010 Guthrie Prize Winners

Jessica Sommerville introduces Guthrie Prize winner Monica Burns
Jessica Sommerville introduces
Guthrie Prize winner Monica Burns
Kevin King congratulates Guthrie Prize winner Kenny Karyadi
Kevin King congratulates
Guthrie Prize winner
Kenny Karyadi

Monica Burns and Kenny Karyadi were co-winners of the 2010 Guthrie Prize in Psychology.  Monica's paper, "Priming a Memory of a Past Deed Affects Helping Behavior," sponsored by associate professor Jessica Sommerville, was chosen as the best review/conceptual paper.  Kenny's paper, "The Moderating Role of Negative Emotions on Urgency and Alcohol Engagement," sponsored by assistant professor Kevin King, was chosen as the best empirical paper.  The Guthrie Prize was established to encourage excellent writing about psychology that is broad in scope and accessible to the non-specialist.

Two Psychology Majors are Named Levinson Scholars

Rebecca Emery
Rebecca Emery
Elliot Collins
Elliot Collins

Psychology majors Elliot Collins and Rebecca Emery have been selected as 2010/11 Levinson Scholars.  This marks the first (and second!) time that this award has gone to a psychology major. Elliot Collins was awarded $2700 for his project submission, "Neurobiology of Language Learning."  Elliot's faculty advisor is professor Lee Osterhout.  Rebecca Emery was awarded $3185 for her project submission, "Binge Eating Behavior: An Investigation of the Moderating Role of Negative Urgency in Relation to the Dual Pathway Model."  Her faculty advisor is assistant professor Kevin King.

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and highly independent research in genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and related fields in the life sciences.