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Save the Date! 2020 Edwards Lectures

Edwards Psychology Lectures 2020

Be sure to join us for the 15th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology lectures: Brain | Mind | Body.

This free, public series is made possible by generous bequests from Professors Allen L. Edward and Roger B. Loucks. Registration will be open in early Spring 2020. 

May 6, 2020, Exploring the Human Mind through Neuroimaging
Kane Hall, 7:30-9:00 PM 
Geoff Boynton, PhD, University of Washington
Marvin Chun, PhD, Yale University

May 20, 2020, Current Advances in Sexuality Research
Kane Hall, 7:30-9:00 PM 
Nichole McNichols, PhD, University of Washington
Meredith Chivers, PhD, Queens University, Ontario

Learn more about the lecture series including previously recorded lectures. 


New Student Fellowships for Graduate Students

We’re excited to announce that we awarded the inaugural recipients of two new Graduate Fellowships this year. We are grateful for the thoughtfulness of these donors and their commitment to supporting our students. Fellowship opportunities like these enable our students to take a break from teaching assistantships and pursue additional research and training opportunities to enhance their graduate studies. You can join others in supporting graduate fellowships: Click here to make an investment in our students.

Barbara Sarason Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Students

Emeritus Professor of Psychology Irwin Sarason established the Barbara Sarason Endowed Fellowship in honor of his late wife, Emeritus Research Professor Barbara Sarason who passed away in September 2017. Barbara’s research focused on interpersonal relationships and the social support they provide for people.  As a leader in this area of study, Barbara wrote many articles and books, served as editor for several journals, and mentored many graduate and undergraduate students during her career. She received the Lifetime Contribution Award of the Washington State Psychological Association. Irwin hopes that this fund will help to support students who are “on the way up” as Barbara would have wanted. With this new fellowship, we are able to expand our graduate support opportunities to honor Barbara and her legacy of mentoring and training students. The UW Psychology Department thanks Irwin for this thoughtful gift and looks forward to awarding future Sarason Fellows in the years to come.

Pigott Diversity & Equity Fellowship for Graduate Students
This fall we awarded our first recipient of the Pigott Diversity & Equity Fellowship, honoring graduate students with a demonstrated interest and active role in advancing diversity and equity in their science. We are proud to have students prioritizing these efforts through their research, outreach, departmental leadership and other activities. A longtime supporter of Kristina Olson and the TransYouth Project, recognized how barriers such as access to an affordable education can create challenges in equity and advancement. Thanks to the support of a generous donor and their commitment to supporting our graduate students, we were able to offer this additional fellowship opportunity to attract top students to the department.   

Thank You To Our Supporters

Philanthropic contributions from alumni and friends provide tremendous support for our students and help to expand our research initiatives. Keep an eye out for updates as your gift are put to work! Names appear in alphabetical order.



Patricia Aletky | Diane Arnkoff | Seth Axelrod |Raymond & Norma Baird Jr. | Ellen Balze | Patricia Bardina | David Barlow | Ariadna Beauchamp & Augustine Medeiros | Ann Berens | Dean & Dawn Berry | Deeda Blair | Martin Bohus |Diana & Kevin Boyle | Milton Brown | William Budd & Martha Bishop | William Buerger | Alexander Chapman | Judith & Brad Chase | Sapna Cheryan | Rita Clarke | Marie Claudio-Diaz & Jaime Diaz | Jim Colleran | Katherine Comtois |Emily Cooney | Dan Curry | Beth DiDomenico | Linda Dimeff & Margaret Hobart | Katherine Dixon-Gordon | Robert Donnell | Anthony Dubose | Lillian Eljaouhari | Richard & Margaret Elwood | Marietta Enright-Karr | Michael Fanselow | Ione Fine & Geoffrey Boynton | Stephanie Fohn | Alan Fruzzetti & Debra Hendrickson | Kendall Fujioka | Pablo Gagliesi | Steven Galper |Azucena Garcia-Palacios | Jack & Judy Glantz | Carol Glass | Deena Goldstein | Anthony & Jean Greenwald | Renee & James Ha |  Priscilla Hagan | Lina & Jason Hannigan | Melanie Harned | Andrea & Paul Harrington | Margaret Hix |  Kenneth & Adele Hoving | Keith Ikeda | Douglas & Diane Irvine | Chloe Jenkins | Cheryl Kaiser &. Michael Carroll | Cheryl Kempinsky & Michael Stich | Nancy Kenney | Jeansok Kim & Eun Han | Donna Klein | Kelly Koerner & Thomas Winter | Cedar Koons | Marcy Kopakin | Paul Kulkosky & Tanya Kulkosky | Bjorn Levidow & Diana Knauf | Charles Linehan | Stephen Lisman |. Beverly Long | Kathleen & Geoffrey Lowney | Colin MacLeod | Cesare Maffei | Sharon Manning | Onel Martinez | Craig Mason & Shihfen Tu | Debora Mbaluka | Shelley McMain | Marsha Merz | Alec Miller| Hope Morano | Pamela & Adrian Moroles Jr. | Patrick & Elizabeth Mullen | David & Kim Mulligan | Melinda Myra | Andrada Neacsiu | Anh Nguyen | Tobias Nichols | Stephanie Nishimoto & Stephen Mitchell | Willie & Barbara Owings | Francheska Perepletchikova | Carrie & Henry Perrin | Judy Pigott | Vivian & Wade Price | Richard & Karen Prince | Viveka Ramel | Shaun Rich | Lisa Richards | Heather Rieck | Shireen Rizvi |Roger Roffman & Cheryl Richey | Randall Russac | Mariel Sanchez-Rodriguez | Irwin Sarason | Jennifer Schmidt | Wayne Schoenmakers | The Family of Malika | Jennifer Shaver |  Kevin Shiraishi | Yuichi Shoda | David Shorr | Johanneke Smith & Joseph Bentvelzen | Kirk Smith | Ronald Smith | Keith & Janet Sonnanburg | Ronald Soper & Barbara Bunkle | Michael Staszak | Martin Stern | Michael Stich & Cheryl Kempinsky | Michaela Swales | Charles Swenson | Laura & Robert Thomas | Curtis Threat | Marc & Nancy Tollefson | Erika Tomlinson | Kimberly Valice | Louisa van den Bosch | Jennifer Vaught & Kurtis Dutton | Amy Wagner | Carole Wahler | Lynette Walker | James & Roberta Walsh Jr. | Katie Warner | David & Shauna Weight | Adam Weisman | Martin Wikoff | Janine Wirkner | Rebecca Wong | Sarah Wood | Nancy Wysocki | Jackie Young | Tianyi Zhou



Balance CBT | British Isles DBT Training | Brockman, Inc. | CAMH | Capital One Services, LLC | Chicago DBT Institute | Cognitive Behavioral Associates | DBT California | Empty Cloud Sangha | Genentech, Inc. | Long Island University | Maritz Family Foundation | New Outlook Counseling Center | Origins Safaris | Pivotal Ventures LLC | Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. | Social Venture Partners | Stuntz Family Foundation | United Jewish Foundation


Estates, Memorials, & Endowments

Aric Chandler Memorial Fund for Undergraduate Support ǀ Dr. Marsha M. Linehan Endowed Chair in Psychology | The Estate of Richard Berner | Estate of Allen L. Edwards ǀ In honor of Marsha Linehan | In honor of Cheryl Kempinsky | In memory of Malika Kane Buckosky | In memory of Aric Chandler | In memory of Neil S. Jacobson | In memory of Prof. Ned Wagner