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Diversity Within the Department
Our Points of Pride

The University and American Psychological Association have recognized our department for our efforts to improve the diversity of our graduate programs. The department, faculty, and students have won awards recognizing the promotion of diversity, and several faculty are nationally recognized scholars in the areas of multicultural psychology and diversity enhancement. Our affiliations with several diversity-focus offices on campus benefit the campus community as well as the broader community in psychology. Our campus, department, faculty and student highlights include:

URI Psychology Department presentations and publications, 2007 -2011, addressing multicultural issues, broadly defined

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The URI Multicultural Center

  • Annual Lecture on Multiculturalism featuring nationally renowned scholars lecturing about multiculturalism on a global level
  • URI Diversity Week is a weeklong series of workshops, lectures, & interactive events held every Fall highlighting URI's commitment to diversity and identity

The URI Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Center

  • Annual weeklong symposium on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning Issues each Spring
  • Out and Proud Film Series in the Fall

American Psychological Association

  • URI's Clinical Psychology Program honored by the American Psychological Association's Suinn's Minority Achievement Award with an Honorable Mention in 2003

Award Winning Faculty and Students:

  • Kathryn Quina was awarded the 2005 Florence Denmark Mentoring Award from the Association for Women in Psychology
  • Kathryn Quina won the URI Multicultural Center Faculty Excellence (Leadership/Service) Award in 2006
  • Trish Morokoff honored with the 2007 URI Multicultural Center Staff/Administrator Excellence Award
  • Al Lott (professor emeritus) won the 2007 Rhode Island Psychological Association Musiker-Merenda Award for Significant Contributions to Mental Health in honor of career-long commitment to social justice
  • Lisa Harlow was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups for 2007-2010
  • Megan Frost, doctoral student, won the 2008 URI Multicultural Center Diversity Award for Graduate Student Excellence
  • Bernice Lott (professor emeritus) won the 2008 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology
  • Margie Rogers won the URI Multicultural Center Faculty Excellence (Leadership/Service) Award in 2009
  • Cassandra Golding, doctoral student, won the 2009 URI Multicultural Center Diversity Award for Graduate Student Excellence
  • Su Boatright won the URI Multicultural Center Faculty Excellence (Leadership/Service) Award in 2010
  • Radhika Pasupuleti, doctoral student, won the 2010 URI Multicultural Center Diversity Award for Graduate Student Excellence
















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