Press releases 2008
Please find below the new press releases:
|20 Oct 08||Robert E. Lane Best Book Award given to Sniderman and Hagendoorn|
|07 Mar 08||2008 MSc MERM graduates|
|17 Jul 08||Gerrit-Bartus Dielissen receives the Fulbright Teaching Award|
|05 Jun 08||The time of Prof. Dr. Wilma Vollebergh’s life!|
Robert E. Lane Best Book Award given to Sniderman and Hagendoorn
The 2008 Robert E. Lane Best Book Award was presented to Prof. Dr. Paul Sniderman (Stanford University) and Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn (Utrecht University) for When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and Its Discontents in the Netherlands(Princeton University Press, 2007).
Paul Sniderman and Louk Hagendoorn received the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology published in 2007. The award was handed out by Diana Mutz (Penn), Chair of the Best Book Committee (Robert E. Lane Award) during the business meeting of the section on Political Psychology of the American Political Science Association (APSA) on Friday August 29, 2008. Diana Mutz gave a speech on the reasons why the committee selected this book for the prestigious award.
The business meeting of the Political Psychology section took place during the 104th Annual Meeting of the APSA convened from August 28-31 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston Marriott Copley Place, and Sheraton Boston. The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and observers of politics and 7,000 participants are expected to attend over 1,000 panel sessions and events.
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Gerrit-Bartus Dielissen receives the Fulbright Teaching Award
Mr Dielissen (centre) seen here receiving his grant with Mr James Foster (left), Public Affairs Officer of the United States to the Netherlands and Mr Rene Smit (right), Chairperson of the Fulbright Center Board. Photo: Ms Anna Johannes
At the Annual Award Ceremony on 29 May 2008, at the West-Indisch Huis in Amsterdam, the coordinator of the Trans-Atlantic Programme of ERCOMER, GB Dielissen, received the prestigious Fulbright Teaching Award of the European Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and the Benelux. The Fulbright-Schuman grant enables Mr GB Dielissen to be appointed as the European Union Scholar-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA for the Spring semester of 2009. In total 150 applicants were revieved for the Schuman program, out of which twelve were selected, only two grantees came from the Netherlands. We congratulate Mr Dielissen for his achievement and wish him in advance a good and productive experience in Vanderbilt University.
2008 MSc MERM graduates
After 2 productive and sometimes gruelling years of learning, researching and writing, the MERM students successfully graduated yesterday in the presence of their happy, loving parents, family, teachers and friends. The graduation ceremony was held in the Academic Building, Utrecht. Programme director, Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten, gave a speech and gave individual assessments of each of the 7 graduates. The speech was at times, light-hearted; other times, serious. Some of our graduates have already secured jobs or PhD positions. Graduation signifies the closing of a chapter in these young and promising adults’ lives, but it is also a commencement of the rest of their lives. We wish them all the best for their future endeavours and congratulate them once more on the completion of their MSc programme.
Graduates with lecturers
The time of Prof. Dr. Wilma Vollebergh’s life!
Dr. Wilma Vollebergh has been promoted to a full Professor at the Utrecht University and gave her inaugural speech “The time of your life…youth in changing cultural contexts” on 15 February 2008.
Prof. Dr. Wilma Vollebergh observed that the duration of youth has been extended and is longer than ever. This dramatic extension of youth time, coupled with shortened childhood and delayed adulthood has its implications and impact in the society and in how our youth function in it. While the youth in the Netherlands has a high quality social life and the majority feels good about themselves, the issues of teenage drinking, earlier first sexual experience, delayed parenthood, fast and easy-access to uncensured material through digital networks are highlighted by Prof. Vollebergh in her inaugural speech.