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Ninth Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference April 8

Ninth Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference April 8

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is hosting the ninth annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference Saturday, April 8, at the UPJ Living/Learning Center Heritage Hall.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration.

At 9:30 a.m. Dr. Irene Hanson Frieze from the University of Pittsburgh will discuss “Changing Approaches to Research on Violence in Close Relationships.”  Dr. Frieze is a distinguished researcher in the areas of psychology of gender, victimization, cross-cultural studies on attitudes about work and gender roles, and violence in close relationships.  She recently served as a visiting professor to several universities in Poland, Slovenia, and Slovakia.  She also is currently president of the Academic Senate at the University of Pittsburgh.

Student presentations will be held from 10:30 to noon.

The Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference features student research presentations from a variety of psychology programs at various colleges and universities in the tri-state area.  The conference provides a valuable opportunity for undergraduates to present their research and for both students and faculty to network with their peers from other institutions.

For additional information on the conference, contact John Mullennix, UPJ professor of psychology at 814-269-7293.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.
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