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Defenses

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Sutherland (Young advisee) for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation in May, 2012.

Congratulations to Travis Smith (Jacobs advisee) for successfully defending his Masters thesis in March, 2012.

Congratulations to EiEi Hlaing (Dollinger advisee) for successfully defending her Masters thesis in November, 2011.

Congratulations to Sylvia Lee (Kibby advisee) for successfully defending her Masters thesis in October, 2011.

Congratulations to James Cole (Young advisee) for successfully defending his Masters thesis in October, 2011.

Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Swan (Hoane advisee) for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation in August, 2011.

Prospectuses

Tara Webb (Young/Habib advisee) successfully prospected her Masters thesis in May, 2012.

Amanda Bunton (Hoane advisee) successfully prospected her Masters thesis in December, 2011.

Joe Geeseman (Schlesinger advisee) successfully prospected his doctoral dissertation in December, 2011.

Kris Martens (Hoane advisee) successfully prospected her doctoral dissertation in November, 2011.

Meng-I Chang (Habib advisee) successfully prospected his Masters thesis in August, 2011.

Other News

Steven Sutherland is the recipient of the Arthur Menendez Vision Research Award for 2011. This scholarship honors the memory of Arthur Menendez, a graduate of our department. The award is given to an outstanding student in Psychology or Physiology (alternating years) who is studying the physiological or behavioral aspects of the visual system.

Kris Martens (Hoane advisee) received an SIUC Dissertation Research Award for 2011/2012. The award funds a student's dissertation research for up to one year. Congratulations, Kris!

EiEi Hlaing was the recipient of the Open Society Institute's SPGA (Supplementary Grant Program Asia) award for 2010/2011. This award includes $2500 to support her academic and research goals. Congratulations, EiEi!

Cassandra Dinius (Dollinger advisee) is the recipient of the Professor Alfred Lit Memorial Scholarship for 2011. This scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Lit, a long-time faculty member here in the area of psychophysics and is awarded to an outstanding entering student in experimental psychology.