In the news


PBS Professors Kendra Bunner, Amanda Diekman, Ben Motz, and Olaf Sporns received 2023 Trustee Teaching Awards.


Alex Kuklish, an undergraduate studying neuroscience, was named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar for his research with PBS Research Scientist Anna Kalinovsky.


Graduate student Robinson de Jesus Romero was awarded the IU President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship.


Harlan Scholars Summer Research Award Winners for 2023 are Cassandra Sheridan, Jonah Wirt, Kelsey Guenther, and Taylor Woodward.


Tom James was named a 2023 Inclusive Excellence Award winner by the Bloomington Faculty Council (BFC) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.


Caroline Shumaker, a graduating senior in biology, neuroscience, and clinical psychology was selected as a recipient of the American Association of University Women’s Selected Professions Fellowship.


The IU College of Arts and Sciences named three PBS alumni to its 20 under 40 list for 2023. They are Althea Kaminske (B.S. ‘08, Psychology, B.A. ’08, Linguistics), Jaclyn Dennis (B.A. ‘15, Criminal Justice, Psychology) Morgan McCormick (B.S. ’09, Psychology, B.A. ’09, Criminal Justice)


Safa Zaki, a former PBS postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Distinguished Professor Robert Nosofsky, was named the first female president of Bowdoin College.


Muskaan Ramchandani (B.S. ’23, Neuroscience and Biology) was awarded the 2023 Clara Javan Goodbody Award by the IU Division of Student Affairs.


PBS Professor Ben Motz and his team won the $125,000 runner-up prize from XPRIZE for their open-source Canvas plug-in, Terracotta.


PBS Professor Karin James was selected for the 2023 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award from the IU Center of Excellence for Women and Technology. The award recognizes outstanding faculty and staff within our community who motivate and encourage women.


Two loyal and longtime PBS staff members retired this May: IT Technical Support Group Manager Roger Rhodes, who served the department for 49 years, and custodian Marty Shipley, a 35-year staff member of the department.