Events Archive

Welcome to the Grad Student Life! | First Year Experience

Monday, September 16, 2019 11:00am


Bartlett 15B

a cup of coffee

The First Year Experience is a continued orientation seminar series for incoming graduate students organized by PBS graduate peer mentors Sarah McCormick (Developmental Science), Joel Ginn (Social Psychology), Merika Wilson (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience), and Molly Mather (Clinical Psychology). The student-led seminars will cover topics related to the transition to graduate school including how to navigate teaching and research fellowships, manage time effectively, and develop lasting self-care practices. Each seminar will also connect students to campus resources that will make their transition to graduate school more successful. We welcome first year graduate students to attend and gain valuable information while building a community with other students across PBS program areas. 

Developmental Science Initiative Special Lecture | Charles Nelson PhD

Friday, April 26, 2019 3:30pm



Charles Nelson PhD, professor at the Harvard Medical School will present a talk on the Development and neural bases of processing social information; trajectories to autism/high risk populations; effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development.

All are welcome!

Diversity Retreat Series 2019 | Wrap-Up and Next Steps

Friday, April 26, 2019 11:00am


Tobin 423

Wrap-up discussion of previous events and next steps that the department can take to improve recruitment, retention, and support for students, staff, and faculty of color. Open to all PBS faculty, staff, and students


Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:00pm


Tobin 4th floor lobby

We are excited to announce the 5th annual PBS Undergraduate Research Symposium!

When: Thursday April 25, 4-6 pm
Where: Tobin 4th floor lobby and breezeway
Why: Showcase the research of our students! It’s also a great warm-up for the statewide UG Research Conference held the next day. 

Developmental Science Colloquium | Ann Easterbrooks PhD

Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00pm


Tobin 423

Ann Easterbrooks PhD, professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, will present her talk "Risk and Resilience in Applied Developmental Science: Narrowing the Gap Between Research and Practice."

All are welcome!

Diversity Retreat Series 2019 | Robyne Renée Rivers

Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00pm


Tobin 423

Robyne Renée Rivers
Post-Doctoral Fellow, CCPH, UMass Amherst
Smaller informal discussion about maintaining mental health as a graduate student of color and supporting undergraduate students of color, open to all UMass graduate students.

*Note this date is a campus holiday*

Clinical Colloquium | Nancy Donovan MD

Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00pm


Tobin 521B

Nancy Donovan MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Researcher of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will be presenting on recent findings of Emotional and Social Function in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

Social Brown Bag | Linda Silka PhD

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00pm


Tobin 423

Linda Silka PhD, professor at the University Maine's School of Econoimcs, will present a talk titled Complex Problems, Complex Solutions: Opportunities for Social Psychology

Dr Silka’s research focuses on building community-university research partnerships.  Dr Silka’s talk will be about a broad range of transdisciplinary research she has been doing to coordinate where social psychologists are needed and bring great strength to the increasingly important focus on solutions.