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The Children's Institute Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., is honoring Emory L. Cowen, PhD, the late professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Rochester by naming its library after him. At Rochester, Cowen developed the Primary Mental Health Project, a program that helps young children who have difficulties adjusting to school. The Emory L. Cowen Memorial Library offers resources that promote children's wellness and is open to families and specialists.

Mark Pope, PhD, has been elected president of the American Counseling Association. Pope is associate professor of counseling in the division of counseling and family therapy in the College of Education at the University of Missouri- St Louis. He is a member of APA Divs. 17 (Counseling), 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues) and 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues).

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) presented several awards on April 12 at its annual conference in Toronto:

  • Gary Latham, PhD, received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for his theoretical contributions to industrial/organizational psychology, including the development of goal-setting theory.

  • Robert Pritchard, PhD, received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for his theoretical and empirical contributions to the areas of motivation and organizational productivity.

  • George Thornton III, PhD, received the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award for his practice, theory and research in industrial/organizational psychology.

SIOP also elected six of its members to be Fellows, the society's highest honor. Elected to SIOP Fellowship for their unusual and outstanding contributions to the field were David V. Day, PhD, K. Michele Kacmar, PhD, Jerard F. Kehoe, PhD, Avraham N. Kluger, PhD, Phillip Roth, PhD, and Aharon Tziner, PhD.

--J. RICKER