Office of the Provost


  • November 14, 2014

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series
Anthony G. Greenwald, PhD
Societal Impact of Scientific Research Using the Implicit Association Test
Friday, November 14, 2014, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, Xavier Hall, Room 201

Since its first publication in 1998, the Implicit Association Test (IAT) has been used extensively in research, has gained media attention, and was the subject of a general audience book. A welcome accompaniment of this attention has been interest in developing useful applications of the basis. This presentation will describe a sampling of applications (in employment, education, substance abuse, policing, health care, courts), aiming to allow time for questions, even conversation.

ANTHONY G. GREENWALD is Professor of Psychology at University of Washington. He received a BA from Yale and a PhD from Harvard. His research has been on implicit and unconscious cognition, especially applied to phenomena of stereotyping and prejudice and to mental processing of subliminal stimuli. He has received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the LIfetime Achievement Award (William James Fellow) from the Association for Psychological Science, and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

All are invited. Psychology majors are especially encouraged to attend.  PLU Department of Psychology (253) 535-7294

  • November 17, 2014

Bjug Harstad Memorial Lecture
Cathrine Sandnes, Norwegian journalist and editor
Director of the Norwegian think tank Manifest
Why Norwegian Women Can Have it All
Monday, November 7, 2014, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, PLU

The Scandinavian Area Studies program is pleased to invite Norwegian journalist and editor Cathrine Sandnes as our 2014 Harstad Memorial lecturer. Sandnes is an influential voice in current social debate on gender equality, contemporary literature and sport in Norway. In her lecture, Sandnes will explore the particular challenges and successes of “having it all” - parenthood, family and career - in contemporary Norwegian society.

Cathrine Sandnes’ decades of engagement in feminist issues began in 1990 with her work as a newspaper journalist. She held the position of cultural editor for the newspaper Dagsavisen from 1998-2000 and 2002-2005. From 2006-2014 Sandnes served as the editor of Samtiden, Norway’s largest and oldest cultural and political journal. Under her leadership, the journal received several awards for its intense and critical engagement with contemporary issues. In 2013, Sandnes was named to the Norwegian government’s commission for the marking of the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote, and was responsible for the publication of Norsk likestillingshistorie 1814-2013, a history of women’s equality from 1814 to 2013. She is the presently the director of the Norwegian think tank Manifest. Cathrine Sandnes lives in Oslo, Norway.

The Bjug Harstad Memorial Lecture is an endowed lectureship made possible through the generous support of Harstad family and friends. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.