n The Council for the
Advancement and Support of
Education and the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching have named
psychologists Jennifer Corpus,
PhD, Beth Morling, PhD, and
Kenneth J. Sufka, PhD, among
their 2014 U.S. Professors of the
Year state winners. Corpus is a
professor of psychology at Reed
College in Portland, Oregon.
Morling is associate chair of the
department of psychological and
brain sciences at the University of
Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
Sufka is a professor of psychology
and pharmacology at the
University of Mississippi.
n Manfred Diehl, PhD, a professor
in the department of human
development and family studies
at Colorado State University, has
received the Humboldt Research
Award from the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation, one of
the oldest and most prestigious
science foundations in Europe. He
was recognized for his research on
aging, including coping strategies
and resilience over the lifespan.
Diehl plans to use his award to
conduct research in 2015 and 2016
at the University of Heidelberg, the
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
and the German Centre of
Gerontology in Berlin.
n The State Council of Higher
Education for Virginia has
presented Albert Farrell, PhD,
and Miriam Liss, PhD, with
2015 Outstanding Faculty
Awards. Farrell is a Virginia
psychology professor and
founder of the Clark-Hill Institute
for Positive Youth Development,
which joins VCU faculty to work
on projects that promote the
positive development of young
people. Liss is a psychology
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, takes part in gift wrapping with volunteers as
she visits Northside Center for Child Development during her official two-day
visit to the United States on Dec. 8 in New York City.
A children’s center founded by psychology icons Kenneth B. Clark,
PhD, and Mamie Phipps Clark, PhD, got a royal visit in December.
On Dec. 8, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge met with families at
the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, New York,
during her visit to the United States with Prince William. The Clarks,
best known for their research on the negative effects of segregation
for African-American children that was cited in Brown vs. Board
of Education, founded Northside in 1946 to establish mental
health services for Harlem’s youth. The center offers Head Start
programming, educational and clinical services to children with
special needs, a behavioral health clinic and a children’s library.
Duchess honors Clarks’ legacy