Celebration of Scholarship to Honor Summers, Maddux

Posted: October 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will hold the annual Celebration of Scholarship, an event that honors faculty and recognizes their academic excellence, on Monday, Oct. 29.

Scholarly Award recipients Michael Summers, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and James Maddux, Department of Psychology will give lectures.

All events will take place on the ground floor of the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus. The schedule is

5:30 p.m., “Astrobiology as a Unifying Theme for Planet Exploration” by Michael Summers, Johnson Center Cinema

A look at how the origin and evolution of life on Earth intersects with the history of all the planets in the solar system, featuring results from the recent New Horizons mission.

6:30 p.m., “There Is Nothing So Practical as a Good Theory: Adventures at the Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology” by James Maddux, Johnson Center Cinema

What theory and research on everyday social behavior can tell us about problems in living: how they develop and how we can help people deal with them more effectively.

7:15 p.m., Reception and award presentation, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

For complete event information, please visit chss.gmu.edu. To attend the reception, RSVP required to chssevents@gmu.edu.

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