People, papers and presentations

Rice juniors Skye Kelty and Sena McCrory received an honorable mention in the 2013 Udall Scholarship competition. The Udall Foundation selected 50 Udall Scholars and 50 honorable mentions from 488 candidates nominated by 230 colleges and universities. Award recipients were chosen on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service. McCrory, of Waxhaw, N.C., is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology with a minor in energy and water sustainability. Kelty, of Torrance, Calif., is majoring in biochemistry and cell biology and environmental studies. Both are residents of McMurtry College. The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency established by Congress to honor former Arizona congressman Morris K. Udall and former Arizona congressman and Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall.

Rice Professor of Psychology Fred Oswald presented “Setting the Stage: The Evolving Goals of Candidate Testing and Its Role in Personnel Selection” at a workshop in Washington, D.C., April 3-4. The workshop was hosted by the National Research Council’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences – Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

Rice University’s School of Social Sciences and Jones Graduate School of Business hosted an April 10 dinner and reception called “Academic Women Working to Make a Difference” prior to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference in Houston April 11-13. The preconference event celebrated the academic contributions of SIOP’s female fellows.


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