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Federico Quoted in Illinois News Today

An Illinois News Today article titled, “Artist Leads “Violet Protest” Against Polarization,” writes about Arizona artist Ann Morton who created a non-radical “violet protest.” After a very polarized year, Morton worked to combine red and blue textile squares with the help of other artists to create a piece that represented citizenship, compromise, and compassion rather than a political party or side.

StarTribune Quotes Lee on Implications of Pandemic Brain Fog

Brain fog is a new challenge that many individuals are facing during the pandemic. In the StarTribune article, “Tired? Lack motivation? Pandemic brain fog might be to blame,” Richard Lee, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychology, highlights results from the research his team, in collaboration with Professors Rich Douglass and Pat Frazier, has conducted in the past year.

ICD Mentors Future Scholars in Developmental Science

The Tri-Psychology Programs, which include Educational Psychology, the Institute of Child Development (ICD), and Psychology, helped fund a new initiative called the Young Scientists Program. Graduate students and postdoctoral mentors from these programs partnered with five high school students interested in developmental psychology. Additionally, mentors taught developmental science curriculum at Avalon Charter School and Ascension Catholic Academy.

OriginNatives: The Growth of a Project

When Jill Fish, PhD, was writing her dissertation she collected a series of digital stories from Native American and Indigenous peoples in and around Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth. One of the many goals of her dissertation was to provide Native Americans with the opportunity to be the author of their own life stories. 75 community members were able to tell stories that often go untold.

Galvan-Ochoa, Honors Undergrad, Invited to Speak to Graduating Students

With the end of the academic year, comes our graduation celebrations. This year, instead of holding an in-person or virtual commencement ceremony, the Undergraduate Honors Program decided to record the invited student speaker and ask others to write letters to the recent graduates. Alonso E. Galvan-Ochoa, BS Psychology, summa cum laude, was selected for this honor. He speaks about graduating during this time of difficult situations, societal and personal, explaining that this is a time of struggle that shapes us. He also speaks about the importance of having a diverse body of support coming from both family and friends, and faculty and staff. Most importantly he mentions the need to continue a journey in which graduates can be mentors and lead a righteous path for generations to come. View Galvan-Ochoa's full speech below and see what other students wrote on the Undergraduate Honors Program website.

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