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Queen's University

WEEK of  12 March 2010 

UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)


April 6, 2010 9:30 a.m.

PhD Oral. Ronald D. Porter. Resurrecting error choice: The premature demise of an indirect measure of attitude? Supervisor: Dr. Leandre R. Fabrigar.  External Examiner. Dr. Bertram Gawronski, University of Western Ontario

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
March 18, 2010
 Departmental Meeting
 3:00 p.m **new time
March 25, 2010
Graduate Committee Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
April 1, 2010
 Clinical Meeting
 1:30 p.m.
April 1, 2010
 Undergraduate Committee Meeting
 3:00 p.m.


Brown Bags will be held on MONDAYS from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228).   We will NOT be selling pizza.

March 15, 2010 - Dean Tripp
The Changing Role of Psychotherapy
March 22, 2010 - Allyson Harrison
Recent Research on the Ability of Students to Successfully Feign Learning Disabilities or ADHD


    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Marie Tooley and her family as they mourn the loss of  her brother, Eric Battersby who passed away Monday, March 8, 2010.

    Prof. Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, is pleased to announce the following invitation for applications for funding under the Principal's Development Fund. International Programs. Faculty members are invited to submit an application and budget to the Dean of their faculty by April 23. Funding decisions will be announced in June. Full guidelines and application forms (including budget forms) are available on the website of the Principal's Office under "Funding Initiatives". Please visit:

    Brown Bag Conversations with Principal Woolf
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00, Richardson Hall, Room 340
    Twice a year, the Principal leads a discussion about some aspect of teaching at Queen's. These discussions, titled "Brown Bag Conversations with Principal Woolf",provide opportunities for faculty and graduate students to hear the Principal's insightful perspectives on ways of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Queen's. This term, the conversation will begin with Principal Woolf responding to questions posed by CTL Director Joy Mighty about his experiences of effective teaching, both as a learner and as a teacher. These will be discussed in the context of some of the broader issues raised in the Principal's vision document, "Where Next?"   For further information and to register: Brown Bag

    GUEST SPEAKER (Rod Lindsay)
    Victoria Talwar
    from McGill University will be speaking on children as witnesses .  The talk is part of the program of the Ontario Psychology-Law Research Consortium.  This is an informal association of psychology-law researchers at Queen's, Ryerson, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and York.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Friday, April 16th in Earl Hall Room 1102 at 3:30 p.m.

    There will be a Graduate Studies Forum on MONDAY, April 19, 2010 from 9 to 11 a.m., Sutherland Room, School of Policy Studies.  Moderator: Janice Deakin.  Please view the agenda attached.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to  Pam LeBlanc.

    The American Psychology Association's Public Interest Government relations Office announces a CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the 2010-2011 academic year. Application deadline is March 25, 2010.   See details attached.

    The Globe and Mail's Report on Campus Research special section today leads with a story about PARTEQ, its spinoff Integran Technologies, and Green Centre Canada.

    COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE [ Botterell Hall Room B147, 2:30 p.m.] Refreshments available prior to talk.
    • Friday, March 26th : Professor James L. McGaugh, Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, University of California, Irvine. Topic:Making Lasting Memories: Emotional Arousal and Amygdala Activation.

    BBCS/SCCC 2010  Annual Conference is now ready for you to register on-line for the June 11-13 meeting.  Please visit website:

    Physiology Seminar presented by Meredith Boccanfuso, Queen's University will speak on "The role of purinergic signalling in enteric nerve-evoked vasodilator responses in the intestine".  Monday, March 15, 2010, 11:30 a.m. Room 449, Botterell Hall.

    18th Annual David Berman Memorial Concurrent Disorders Conference. May 17 - 19, 2010.  To view further details please click here.

    Intermediate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques: Building on the Fundamentals.  A two-day course (April 15 & 16, 2010)  with Michela David, Ph.D., C. Psych.  Please see attachment and registration form for further information.

    School of Music
    Diane Andersen - pianist - will be visiting the School of Music from Thursday March 11 through Sunday March 14 as part of PianoFest.March 12 - "Bartok through the Mikrokosmos and Bagatelles", Harrison-Lecaine, Room 124, 12:30 p.mMarch 13- Recital - Works by Schubert, d'Indy, Bartok, Dunning Hall Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.

    The Faculty Office has in its possession a large display case in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, opposite the cafeteria.  This is a high-traffic area, which makes it ideal for the promotion of publications, research projects, student initiatives and new programs.  The case can be reserved for six-week periods and will be vacant in a couple of weeks' time.  If you would like to reserve the case for the promotion of activities please contact Sue Bedell.

    Wilfrid Laurier University has an opening for a tenured Tier II CRC in Environmental PsychologyDetails attached.

    Wilfrid Laurier University - Health Science tenure-track position for faculty or PhD students with a neuroscience background. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2010. Details attached.


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