Following the departure of Anna Liss Jacobsen, who accepted a new job as a Medical and Research Services Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle, Ginny Boehme has assumed the position as interim psychology librarian. Boehme serves many other Miami departments, including biology, microbiology, nursing, environmental sciences, and kinesiology, nutrition, and health. She will serve as our psychology librarian until a replacement hire is announced. Please join me in welcoming Ginny to this role.
We are very pleased that our own Jay Smart has been selected to receive the Provost’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award. This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate outstanding commitment to advising students at Miami. Jay is scheduled to receive this award on August 11, 2021, at 12 noon in the John Dolibois Room of the Shriver Center. Congratulations to Jay — we are so appreciative of your tireless, outstanding student advising!
The Department of Psychology is pleased that Pankhuri Aggarwal has been selected as its Dissertation Scholar for the 2021-22 AY. Pankhuri’s dissertation project will examine how the quality of interpersonal relationships elevates the risk for experiencing depressive symptoms. It also will explore several moderating factors (e.g., inclusion of others in self, upward social comparisons) connected to the COVID-19 pandemic that can reduce relationship quality and make experiencing depression more likely. Congrats to Pankhuri (and advisor Vaishali Raval)!