Events Archive

NSB Colloquium | Anat Biegon PhD

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:00pm


222 Morrill Science Center II

The NSB Graduate Program will hold a colloquium featuring Anat Biegon PhD,  Professor of Neurology at Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute.  Dr Biegon's talk is titled  Estrogen synthase (aromatase) in the human brain: Where, when and what for? 

Dr Biegon works on the human brain response to traumatic, ischemic or inflammatory insults and sex differences and gonadal hormone modulation of brain function in health and disease. She has also developed radiopharmaceutical tools for non invasive imaging of neurotransmitter and hormone markers in the brain.

Cognitive Brown Bag | David Kajander and Patrick Sadil

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00pm


Tobin 521B

David Kajander and Patrick Sadil, graduate students at UMass Amherst will present a talk titled Trends in open science and the resources provided by data sharing

Abstract:  New projects and databases have arisen that collect data in a way that is easy to access and use, particularly with fMRI data. We will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of researchers sharing analyses, data, and code through internet databases. Additionally, we will briefly present how to get involved in the process.

All are welcome!

Social Brown Bag | Laura VanderDrift PhD

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00pm


Tobin 423

Laura VanderDrift PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University, will present a talk titled "On romantic relationship dissolution: Why do people leave their relationships?”

Dr. VanderDrift conducts research on inter- and intra-personal dynamics of close relationships.

To learn more about her work, please visit:

All are welcome!

CNS Dean Position | Farshid Hajir PhD | Public Presentation

Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:30pm


Life Science Laboratories S330

Farshid Hajir PhD, candidate for the CNS Dean position and Professor and Department Head in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMass-Amherst, will hold a public presentation.

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series | Lisa Bowleg PhD

Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:00pm


Commonwealth Honors College, Room 160 West

Please join The Center for Research on Families as Lisa Bowleg PhD, Professor of Applied Psychology at The George Washington University, presents a lecture titled "Ain't I A Woman?" and "I Am a Man": Intersectionality’s Travels from Black Feminist Theory to HIV Prevention and Sexuality Research with Black Men.

Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence | Ervin Staub PhD

Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:00pm


Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall - 160 East

Ervin Staub PhD, Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the doctoral program in The Psychology of Peace and Violence at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, will present a talk titled The origins of violence and principles and practices of prevention.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served.