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February 2017

Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Alexaii Kravitz

February 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall room 195, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Free

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Alexaii Kravitz, an investigator at the National Institutes of Health. His topic: "Obesity, Motor Circuitry, and Physical Activity." Dr. Kravitz will discuss links between obesity and inactivity in mice.  He will discuss brain circuits that control movement and how they are altered in obese mice.  He will also explore the relationship between activity and obesity, and ask which comes first: Does obesity cause inactivity, or does inactivity cause obesity? Co-sponsored by the Lecture & Fine Arts…

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March 2017

Fostering Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities at SMCM

March 20 @ 2:45 pm - March 21 @ 12:30 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:
Free

By popular demand, we are organizing a faculty research forum to address the challenges and benefits of integrating research, scholarship and creative activities in the liberal arts curriculum here at St. Mary's College of Maryland. To this end, we have invited Dean Jeffrey M. Osborn, The College of New Jersey who is a recent recipient of the prestigious Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dr. Osborn will discuss Developing an Institutional Infrastructure to Support Excellence in Undergraduate Research,…

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April 2017

Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Jordan Gaines Lewis ’11

April 3 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free
Gaines-Lewis

The Neurosciences program welcomes alumna Dr. Jordan Gaines Lewis '11,  a neuroscientist and award-winning science writer. Her topic: To Sleep - Perchance, to Breathe: Untangling the Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep disorder characterized by obstruction of the upper airway during sleep, resulting in intermittent hypoxia and fragmented sleep. Patients with OSA are more likely to have elevations in systemic inflammation, hyperactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and develop the metabolic syndrome compared…

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Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Elizabeth Smith ’10

April 17 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free
Elizabeth Smith

The Neurosciences program welcomes alumna Dr. Elizabeth Smith ’10, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her topic is TBA. Liz earned a PhD in psychology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience at the University of Texas in 2015. Co-sponsored by the Lecture & Fine Arts Committee. Counts towards Lecture Reflection Requirement in PSYC303, PSYC490, PSYC493/494

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September 2017

Neuroscience Seminar Series:  Dr. Alex Poulopoulos

September 18 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall room 195, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Free
Alex Poulopoulos

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Alex Poulopoulos, a researcher from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. His topic: Wiring across hemispheres: New approaches to study how brain circuits form The formation of the brain during development, as well as its function in adulthood, entails the wiring and rewiring of neuronal connections into complex circuitry. To examine the underlying biology that allows such complex circuits to form and to change with experience in meaningful ways, we developed experimental strategies…

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October 2017

Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Meghan Creed

October 23 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD - Maryland 20868 Select a Country:
Free
Dr. Creed

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Meghan Creed, a researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. Her topic: Targeting synapses to treat cocaine addiction Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder that is driven by long-term changes in the function of neural circuits, which persist long after addictive drugs have been cleared from the body.  Neural circuits are ensembles of neurons that that are connected by specialized structures called synapses, and which work together to generate behavior.  Addictive…

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Bookbag to Briefcase Sponsored by BB&T: Leveraging Your Liberal Arts Degree in the Workplace

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alumni Center at Cobb House Select a Country:
Free

Bookbag to Briefcase Lecture Series sponsored by BB&T Bank connects students with industry experts for small group lectures on a wide variety of professional development topics that will prepare students for life after St. Mary's. Topics vary but include financial literacy to workplace etiquette and beyond. Some presentations may focus on specific student populations, the program is open to everyone. This session will focus on financial literacy in teaching students how to utilize skills the liberal arts skills they have…

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November 2017

Bookbag to Briefcase Sponsored by BB&T: Networking & Office Politics

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alumni Center at Cobb House Select a Country:
Free
Bookbag to Briefcase sponsored by BB&T

Bookbag to Briefcase Lecture Series sponsored by BB&T Bank connects students with industry experts for small group lectures on a wide variety of professional development topics that will prepare students for life after St. Mary's. Topics vary but include financial literacy to workplace etiquette and beyond. Some presentations may focus on specific student populations, the program is open to everyone. Alumnus Paul Shinkman '06 will teach students the importance of developing professional network relationships and how to navigate office politics…

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Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Torry Dennis

November 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Torry Dennis, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at St. Mary's College of Maryland. His topic is TBA. Free and open to the public. This event may be used to satisfy the Lecture Reflection Requirement in PSYC 303, PSYC 490, and PSYC 493/494.

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Adrian Hatfield

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:
Adrian Hatfield

Free pizza or bring your own lunch! Adrian Hatfield’s current body of work, which samples and recombines elements from artwork of the past, is inspired by his musings on mass extinctions and current environmental issues. The paintings, collages and sculptures are sad and unnerving, yet beautiful and oddly hopeful.  A mass extinction is an enormous global reduction of animal and plant species in a geologically short period of time. These events, of which there have been five, with arguably a…

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