The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is hosting the eleventh annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference Saturday, April 12 in UPJ Blackington Hall.
The program begins at 9 a.m. with registration and refreshments.
At 9:30 a.m. Dr. Nicholas DiFonzo, of the Rochester Polytechnic Institute and co-author of Rumor Psychology: Social and Organizational Approaches, will deliver the Annual William Leitenberger Memorial Lecture. His speech will focus on the psychology of rumor-an issue that has wide ranging applications considering the role that the Internet plays in our daily lives. According to Professor Steven Stern, one of the conference organizers, Dr. DiFonzo is one of the foremost scholars examining rumors, and how they play out in organizations and on the Internet.
Participating institutions include a number of colleges and universities across eastern and western Pennsylvania.
The Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference was founded in 1998. The conference provides a forum for undergraduate students in psychology programs from across the region to present their research to fellow students and faculty members.
For additional information, contact Steven Stern at 814-269-2954 or John Mullennix at 814-269-7293. Information is also available online at http://www.pitt.edu/~mullenni/Laurel.html.
Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, UPJ offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.