2019-20 HCHE FACULTY GRANT PROGRAM (FGP)
The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education (HCHE) provides opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, staff and administrators at its member institutions. The Faculty Grant Program (FGP) is one form of collaboration. HCHE encourages participants to develop joint projects involving two or more member institutions that benefit the collaborating members and the wider community in the Hartford area.
**HCHE must be recognized and listed on all FGP collateral as a sponsor – internal and public.
Project photos should be taken throughout the year**
Examples of past projects include: New courses, health and wellness initiatives, seminars on topics of regional concern, exhibits and performances, as well as service-learning opportunities for students.
Applicants are encouraged to reach beyond their campus borders to collaborate with community organizations or local government.
To learn more visit the hartfordconsortium faculty grants page.
Due to the impending weather, we have decided to postpone the inaugural Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Colloquium Evening, originally scheduled to take place tomorrow. Details regarding the rescheduled event will be forthcoming.
Graduate Student Advisory Committee
The social division is pleased to host Dr. Philip Corlett, who will give a talk entitled, “Finding Beliefs in the Brain: Hallucinations, Delusions & Predictive Processing” on Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017, from 1:25 – 2:55pm, in BOUS 162.
Dr. Corlett’s lab webpage.
The Graduate School just announced their travel awards for this year. The funds usually get depleted within a couple of weeks, so if you have completed 30+ graduate credits and plan to present at a conference before December 31st, you should apply ASAP.
Please visit http://soapbox.uconn.edu/public/storyView.php?id=38163&cid=40&iid=6351 for more information.
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 (email@example.com) – Dr. Sabato Santaniello (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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