One of the most beloved Baylor University presidents said those words about Homecoming. My hope is that as you come to campus next weekend to rekindle those former relationships and to catch that Baylor spirit and that you will also take some time to come see us in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience.
We will be holding our annual Homecoming Coffee (and Dr Pepper floats!) on Friday, November 2, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, located in Room B.309 in the Baylor Sciences Building. Please come to visit with your former professors, meet new faculty and tour the facilities.
We look forward to seeing you and sharing what has been going on here, as well as hearing about what is going on in your lives. I’ve provided just a few things about the department below.
• Dr. Roger Kirk was named the 2012 Cornelia Marshall Smith Professor of the Year
• Dr. Helen Benedict will be receiving the Texas Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award during the TPA's Annual Conference in Austin on November 2
• Other faculty have engaged in studies on alcohol and adolescent brain development, the effect of polling places on voting behavior, the relationship between humility and work productivity and numerous others have received national media attention.
The last year by the numbers:
• 21: Number of full-time faculty
• 40: Peer-reviewed articles published by department faculty and students
• 60: Scientific presentations delivered at national and international meetings
• 60: Graduate students in Clinical Psychology PsyD and Psychology PhD programs
• 110: Undergraduate students serving as research assistants
• 840: Undergraduate majors (240 Neuroscience & 600 Psychology)
• 3,500,000: Number of dollars in active research grants
If you find that the Baylor campus and Waco have changed considerably since you were last here, please use us as a resource for information and assistance in navigating your way to and around the campus. My staff and I welcome the opportunity to help you in any way possible, so please call me, Ms. Nancy Ulman or Ms. Laura Sumrall at 254-710-2961 if we can be of service to you.
Warmest regards and safe travels,
J. L. Diaz-Granados, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience