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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Message from the Chair

I received my doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. Since returning to UT in 1997 as a faculty member, I have a special interest in building alumni relations. As you might guess, the Department of Psychology is one of the largest teaching departments in the United States. We teach thousands of undergraduates each year and, at the same time, have one of the strongest graduate training programs in the world.

For news about recent activities and other aspects of the Department, please visit the Psychology news page. The Psychology Alumni web page provides information about our alumni survey and our annual Distinguished Alumnus Award. You can also access photos that show the new psychology building, the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building. Visit our new building on the web this year, and come and see us in our new home.

One of the dangers of having a program that is so large is that former students avoid making connections with us. We would like to change that. If you would be interested in working with us in building a new alumni outreach program, contact us. Much of our success depends on the financial and social support of our alumni and friends. Please have a look at our endowment programs to see which one would be right for you.

Thank you very much.

James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Department Chair

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