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Psychology Open Day

Psychology Open Day
School of Psychology, McElwain Bldg (#24A)
10:30am Saturday, 3rd July 2010
5:00pm Saturday, 3rd July 2010

The Psychology Open Day is a showcase of past successes and future pathways of the School of Psychology.

The day will begin with a welcoming conversation with the Head of School on major achievements of the School in the past 100 years and strategic directions in the next century (10:30 am to 11am).

This will be followed by brief presentations on current cutting edge research in the School by professors in clinical psychology, developmental, social, and neuroscience (11am to 12).

Over a catered lunch break (12 to 2pm), the research and applied work of current Psychology staff and students will be featured in an interactive “poster-style” session. Posters will be selected to represent the breadth and depth of research and applied practice training within the School.

After a talk on psychology and emerging technologies (2 to 2:30pm), a highlight of the day will be the inaugural presentation of UQ Psychology Distinguished Alumni Awards in the afternoon (2:30pm to 4), followed by a wine and cheese hour (4 to 5pm). The awards will honour three successful graduates for their achievements in practice, research, teaching, or community service.

This is an event for Psychology Alumni.

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Further Information for Alumni

Alumni are invited to a series of special events organised by the School of Psychology. On the day Alums can enjoy interesting, exciting and dynamic talks from current members of staff, attend an award session, and indulge in a fully catered lunch and wine and cheese social hour. We will also be distributing beautiful Alumni lapel pins to attending alums, and encourage Alums to send us their old photos from in and around the School of Psychology to be used in a slide show on the day. If you would like to share your old photos with us, but do not have access to a scanner, you are welcome to mail them to us care of Engagement Committee, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072. We will scan them and mail them back to you!

Alumni are invited to attend our special events on July the 3rd, detailed below:

10:30am - Professor Bill von Hippel (the current Head of School) welcomes Alumni back to the School of Psychology. He will then give a talk on Psychology past and present, taking us on an exciting journey through the last 100 years of psychological progress to forecast advances in psychology that he sees taking place over the next 100 years.

11am - Professor von Hippel will be followed by talks from various members of the academic staff at UQ. They will detail cutting edge research that is currently coming out of the School of Psychology, and showcase centres of excellence within the School.

12pm - Alumni are invited to enjoy a delicious catered lunch, reconnect with past students and staff, and enjoy the opportunity to meet current members of the School of Psychology. During lunch there will be a poster presentations by staff and students. Alumni will get a chance to engage with the new generation of psychology graduates as well as current academics, and learn more about their research.

2pm - After lunch Professor Phil Long will take Alumni on a journey into psychology in the 21st century. He will talk about new technologies and how they are being used to further psychological enquiry.

2:30pm At 2:30PM - the School of Psychology will honour prestigious Alumni for their contributions in the field of Psychology and beyond. Alumni are invited to attend the Inaugural Distinguished Psychology Alumni Centenary awards.

4pm - The day will wrap up with a social hour, with Alumni encouraged to enjoy wine and cheese, and nominate past lecturers who had the biggest impact on their education at the School of Psychology. The social hour will also provide a chance for Alums to mingle with old friends, and discuss the events of the day with current members of the School in an informal setting.

The School of Psychology at the University of Queensland has a long history, and has produced some of the most outstanding academics and clinical psychologists within Australia. Currently, the School boasts multiple centres of excellence - we have large teams in Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors, Organisational Psychology, Neuroscience, and Clinical Psychology.

We value our Alumni and welcome this opportunity to come together to celebrate our past and look to our future. Join us!

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