The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is pleased to announce a new call for applications to its seed grant fund.
Full details (and forms for the required letter of intent) can be found on the Institute website. The seed fund is intended to fund activities in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (broadly construed) that are likely to lead to applications for external funding, or which otherwise contribute to the mission of the Institute. Preference will be given to activities that involve collaboration and expertise across laboratories and/or traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Applications for small grants (<$10,000) can be submitted at any time; applications in excess of $10,000 should be submitted by May 1st, 2017.
The Institute also invites applications for affiliate memberships.
The Departments of Psychological Sciences, English, Journalism, and the Human Rights Institute co-sponsor a public talk by UK-based journalist Ismail Einashe on Tuesday, March 21, at 4 pm in BOUS Room 160.
Mr. Einashe writes about migration, trauma, war, citizenship, Brexit and Trump’s immigration policy proposals for Warscapes, The Guardian, The Nation and other trustworthy media outlets. His talk is open to the public and is followed by a Q&A and pizza reception with students. Please come!
Monday, October 24th, 2016 from 5pm to 8:30pm in Laurel Hall, first floor, Storrs Campus.
Please share this invitation with your students, postdocs, and fellow researchers. An itinerary of the symposium is reported below and in the attached brochure.
We look forward to your participation.
For general inquiries about the event, please contact the organizers:
Dr. Bin Feng (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Dr. Sabato Santaniello (email@example.com) in the Biomedical Engineering department.
(5-6pm) Keynote lecture: This year our keynote speaker is Prof. David Ginty from Harvard University (https://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/fac/Ginty.php) with a talk on “A Molecular-genetic Approach to Decoding the Sense of Touch”
(6pm – 8:30pm) Reception, poster session and data blitz: A reception will follow the keynote lecture along with a poster session and short podium presentations (a.k.a. “data blitz”). Trainees with an interest in neuroscience are warmly encouraged to contribute to the poster and podium presentations. A prize will be assigned to the best short presentation. Further details will be emailed separately.
Poster for event can be found at this link
Dr. Monnica Williams, who recently accepted a faculty appointment in the UConn Department of Psychological Sciences, answered questions for UConn Today about her research on racism, violence, and the resulting impacts on mental health, in particular the mental health of African Americans. The Mental Health Costs of Racism
Summer 2016: Psychological Sciences major Jacklyn Scymcyk showed us her human resources internship at the Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo
Check out her Instagram story on Huskies@Work
Alvin and Isabelle Liberman Memorial Workshop
June 8, 2016
Bousfield 160 (Liberman Room)
Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
Liberman Workshop Schedule 2016
Psychological Sciences very own Carol Valone and Etan Markus were recognized at the CLAS College-wide Celebration on April 5th.
Carol was awarded the Staff Excellence Award
Etan was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award
Professors Marie Coppola (left) and Etan Markus with Diana Rios, President of AAUP, at the AAUP Faculty Excellence award ceremony, March 28, 2016, at the state Capitol Building.
“In UConn’s Music Dynamics Lab in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, psychology professor Edward Large and his research team are exploring how music communicates emotion inside the brain……”
Music and the Mind
UConn Today article features Dr. Jay Rueckl’s research. How the Human Brain Reads-In Any Language