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Columbia News recently profiled Columbia's Justice-in-Education Initiative. The program was developed by Prof. Geraldine Downey and Dr. Eileen Gillooly and aims to increase educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals and increase opportunities after their release.
The Department of Psychology at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2016. We seek applications from individuals with specializations in Cognitive Neuroscience that complement current areas of expertise within the Department. Examples of research areas of special interest include decision-making, memory, learning, attention and high-level cognition. For more information or to submit your application materials, please see the full listing on the Jobs at Columbia website.
Professor Carl Hart gave a TED talk dispelling myths about drug addiction and drug use. You can view the entire talk here. News
Congratulations to Professor Dean Mobbs, who has been awarded the 2015 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions by the Association for Psychological Science. News
Congratulations to Professor Rae Silver, who has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. News
Professor Valerie Purdie-Vaughns was featured on the New York Observer as one of New York City's Top Professors. Click here to read the full article. News
Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected by the American Psychological Association for the 2015 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. News
Congratulations to Professor Nim Tottenham, who has been selected for the Provost's Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University. The title of her proposal is Critical Periods for Intergenerational Fear Transmission in Humans. News


Colloquium Series

 2015-2016 Schedule

September 30, 2015
Russell Fernald
Stanford University
October 28, 2015
Lila Davachi
November 11, 2015
Jennifer Lerner
Harvard University
December 9, 2015
Scott Huettel
Duke University
February 10, 2016
Elizabeth Gould
Princeton University
February 24, 2016
Ethan Kross
University of Michigan
March 9, 2016
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
UC, Berkeley
March 23, 2016
André Fenton
New York University
April 6, 2016
Alison Gopnik
UC, Berkeley
April 27, 2016
Adam Anderson
Cornell University
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