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Nawrot attends CUR annual business meeting

Posted on July 10, 2017

Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) attended the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) annual business meeting in Flagstaff, AZ, June 29-July 2. Nawrot serves as a Councilor in the Psychology Division.

CUR divisions include arts and humanities, biology, chemistry, education, engineering, geosciences, health sciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.

MSUM has enhanced institutional membership in CUR so any faculty or staff member may join and receive CUR benefits, including resources and discounted meeting costs.

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Undergraduate Research Week

Posted on April 04, 2017

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is excited to launch the annual Undergraduate Research Week. Although undergraduate research should be celebrated throughout the year, this is one week in particular where we hope you will join us in celebration.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot Attends European Conference on Visual Perception in Barcelona

Posted on September 06, 2016

Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) attended the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) in Barcelona, Spain this past week. Nawrot presented research on “The Development of Convergence and Divergence to Radial Optic Flow in Infancy.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot Attends Council on Undergraduate Research Business Meeting

Posted on July 07, 2016

Lisa Nawrot (Psychology) recently attended the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) business meeting in Tampa, Fla. Nawrot was elected to serve as a Councilor in the Psychology Division.  Read the rest of this entry →

Nawrot presents research at vision conference

Posted on May 26, 2015

Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, recently attended the Vision Science Society conference in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. Nawrot presented a poster titled “Oculomotor responses to radial optic flow in infancy”. This research was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and included data from more than 125 infants tested here at the MSUM Child Development Lab. Eight undergraduate student researchers assisted with this project over the past two years.

Psychology students to present research at Stanford

Posted on March 27, 2014

Three Psychology students have had their research abstracts accepted for a conference at Stanford University this spring. Kelsey Ihringer will present research on attachment and emotion discrimination; Madhuri Tiwari will present research on test anxiety; and Katherine Johanson will present research on perfectionism. These student research projects were mentored by Dr. Chris Malone and Dr. Lisa Nawrot in the Psychology Department.

Child development lab needs participants

Posted on January 24, 2012

The MSUM child development lab is in need of infants and children to participate in research studies this semester. We study the development of vision and perception by observing how children pay attention to three-dimensional objects and patterns. It takes just one 15 minute visit to the lab here on campus and all families receive a $10 gift card for participating. Two-to five-month-old babies and children from 5-6 or 9-10-years-old needed now!

Contact or Lisa Nawrot at


Child Development Lab to be featured in Forum article

Posted on September 23, 2011

Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, and undergraduate student researchers from the Child Development Lab were interviewed for a story on infant research to appear in an upcoming Fargo Forum. Life Reporter Tracy Frank visited the lab to observe a recent baby testing session where she conducted interviews and took photographs with Nawrot, the students, and the mother and baby who were participating in the research project. Frank had also taken part in the same research with her infant son this past spring.


Lisa Nawrot presents research at European conference

Posted on September 06, 2011

Lisa Nawrot, Psychology, presented research at the European Conference on Visual Perception in Toulouse, France, this past week. While in Toulouse, Lisa travelled to the small village of St. Sernin sur Rance in the Aveyron region to visit the site where “Victor the Wild Child” was discovered in 1800.

Lisa Nawrot contributes to local magazine

Posted on December 03, 2010

Psychology Professor Lisa Nawrot is a regular contributor to  local Fargo magazine “On the Minds of Moms”. An article on “Empty Nest” appeared this summer, and one on “Early Puberty” is in the December edition, due out next Friday December 14th. OTMOMs magazines are free and available at Hornbachers and Sunmart stores.

Enrollment, donations up at MSUM; University Excellence Awards announced

Posted on August 18, 2010

By Amy Dalrymple, INFORUM

Minnesota State University Moorhead President Edna Szymanski literally jumped for joy Tuesday. Szymanski was ecstatic to deliver news to faculty and staff during an all-university meeting that enrollment projections are up and fundraising last year was at a record high.

But not all of Szymanski’s updates prompted her to jump.

After solving one budget crisis, the university expects a continued decrease of state funding for at least 10 years. The worst-case scenario as the campus prepares for the 2012 biennium could mean the elimination of temporary positions.

“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else facing this challenge,” Szymanski said. “We’ve already demonstrated we can come together creatively and innovate.”

The hard work of the admissions and marketing staff is behind the projected enrollment increases for this fall, said Diane Solinger, vice president of enrollment management. Read the rest of this entry →

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