University News

News Notes October 2010

John Urinyi, capital planning, has received the 2010 Community Service Award from the Iaoapogh Mountain District of the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award was presented in recognition of his lifetime contributions to Scouting and community. Urinyi has been active in Scouting for more than 45 years.

Karen Demsey, music, participated in the world premiere performance of “Voices of the Deep,” at the National Flute Association Convention in Anaheim, California. The piece was composed for an ensemble made up entirely of low-range flutes. She also participated in a 10-day concert tour of Belgium and the Netherlands with the International Flute Orchestra.

A monograph by Balmurli Natrajan, anthropology, was the topic of discussion at a faculty seminar at Columbia University on October 4. Natrajan made a presentation on his monograph, “The Culturalization of Caste in India: Identity and Equality in a Multicultural Age.”

Bruce Diamond, psychology, received the 2010 New Jersey Psychological Association’s Distinguished Researcher Award. Diamond specializes in clinical and cognitive neuropsychology. His specific areas of interest include memory, information processing, executive functions, physiology and rehabilitation.

Login George, a graduate student in the applied psychology program, has received the 2010 New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation Scholarship for Minority Graduate Students. The scholarship is awarded annually to a minority graduate student in psychology who advances the goal of supporting the needs of underserved communities through research or service.

Christopher Ryan, a senior majoring in psychology, received the 2010 Undergraduate Researcher Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association.