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December 7, 2017

Professor Elliot Berkman to give Quack Chat on goals and neuroscience

Professor Elliot Berkman will be giving a Quack Chat on December 13th, 6:00PM at Downtown Athletic Club’s Ax Billy Grill. Quack Chats are community events were faculty share their work in an informal setting, with food and refreshments. The title of Dr. Berkman’s chat is, “Your Brain on Goals— What Brain Science Says About Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions”. He will be discussing how neuroscience research can illuminate our understanding of the goal setting and achievement processes, including tips on how to set yourself up for success.

Read more about the event or RSVP on the University’s events calendar. All are welcome to attend.

Professor Freyd speaks at #AfterMeToo symposium

Professor Jennifer Freyd was an invited speaker at the #AfterMeToo symposium organized by Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper. This purpose of this symposium was to discuss new policies against sexual misconduct and to explore solutions which could make workplaces safer environments.

Read the Around the O summary of the event, the Canadian Broadcasting Co.’s report of the symposium, or view the symposium in its entirety on The Globe and Mail’s facebook page.

Professor Jennifer Freyd, center, speaks as part of the panel for the #AfterMeToo symposium.

April 26, 2017

Quack Chats featuring Dr. Paul Slovic

Syrian refugees at a railway station in Hungary (Alexandre Rotenberg,

Dr. Paul Slovic will be giving a “Quack Chats” talk on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00PM. The event will take place in the Falling Sky Pizzeria on campus (in the Erb Memorial Student Union building).

Dr. Slovic will be discussing his work on the emotional ‘numbing’ that is experienced when tragedies affect large numbers of people; “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” The title of his talk is “Genocide and the Arithmetic of Compassion”. You can read more about the event in Around the O or attend at 6:00PM at Falling Sky Pizzeria.

April 18, 2017

28th Annual Fred Attneave Lecture, featuring Dr. Mara Mather

The 28th Annual Fred Attneave Lecture will be taking place Friday, April 21st at 2:30PM in room 101 of the Jaqua Academic Center.

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Mara Mather, PI of the Emotion and Cognition Lab and Professor of Gerontology and Psychology at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California. Dr. Mather studies the role of emotions in memory and cognition and will be presenting her work in her talk, “During intense or emotionally arousing moments how does the brain know what to encode?“.

To learn more about Dr. Mather’s work please visit her lab website. See the flyer below for more details on the talk. We hope to see you there!