Seminars & Events

Friday, October 4, 2013: Dr. Laurie Ryan, SMCM '86 (National Institute on Aging) will speak on "Alzheimer's Disease: Targets and Treatments" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

Monday, October 21, 2013: Dr. Greg Elmer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Domains and Constructs in Motivation: Where Does the Habenula Fit In?" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195

Friday, October 25, 2013:  Dr. Terry Davidson (American University) will speak on "Why We Overeat and Become Obese?  It Could be What We Think!" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

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Alumni Highlight

Dr. Gwen Calhoon '06 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and was inducted into Nu Rho Psi.

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SMP Spotlight

Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus present their SMP
Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus, "Entorhinal Cortex Lesions, Habituation, and Latent Inhibition," 2013. Gluskin and Haus, the 2013 co-winners of the Neuroscience Award, infused a neurotoxin into the entorhinal cortex of rats to induce a lesion, and measured the resulting habituation and latent inhibition behavior within a fear conditioning paradigm.

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Nu Rho Psi – National Undergraduate Honor Society in Neuroscience:

Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. The purpose of Nu Rho Psi is to: (1) encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in neuroscience;  (2) award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship; (3) advance the discipline of neuroscience; (4) encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in neuroscience and related fields; (5) promote career development in neuroscience and related fields; (6) increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and (7) encourage service to the community.

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Membership is by invitation to students completing the neuroscience minor or a student-designed neuroscience major.  Minimum qualifications include: 

  • Major or minor in neuroscience
  • Completion of at least 3 semesters of the College curriculum
  • Completion of at least 9 semester hours of Neuroscience-related courses
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in Neuroscience courses

Questions?  Contact Dr. Aileen Bailey, ambailey@smcm.edu, Nu Rho Psi Faculty Advisor.

Spring 2013 Inductees:  Abigail Baines, Rachel Dorsett, Sarah English, Colleen Hughes, Jessica Marbourg, Heather Pribut, Jake Quaytman, Dr. Gwen Calhoon SMCM '06, Dr. Angy Kallarackal SMCM '06, Dr. Jean Milstein SMCM '01.

 

Spring 2012 Inductees (below):  Rachel Singley, Sasha Goluskin, Steven Rees, Emily Miller, Kathleen Tatem, Elise Flynn, Bill Ehrig, Katie Heydt, Liza Sitz.

Nu Rho Psi Inductees in Spring 2012

Spring 2011 Members and Inductees (below):  Megan Tracy, Jordan Gaines (treasurer), Colleen O'Neil, Kaitlin Gaylor, Dr. Michael Baltzley, Michael Adashek, Jonathan Kallevang, Erin Cammarata, Patrick Cody (vice president), Amie Severino (president). 

Spring 2011 inductees

Spring 2010 Inductees (below):  Sean Piantadosi, Sheena Chaudhary, Ashleigh Dueker, Kimmie Konka, Jordan Gaines, Amie Severino, Patrick Cody.

 Spring 2010 inductees

Spring 2009 Inductees (below):  Maya Cosentino, Elizabeth Smith.  Not pictured: Tori Whitlow.

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Fall 2008 Inductees (below): Dr. Erin Johnson '02 (alumni member), Justin Eid, Drew Solyst, Gina White, Stephanie Scurci.  Not pictured: Sarah Grady, Marie Oben.

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Spring 2008 Inductees: Mimi Edwards, Bridgin Lee, Teresa Tenaglia, Brendan Spealman, Jenalee Coster, Jennifer Enos, Josh Whitt, Jacob Smith, Eastman Lewis, Dr. John Ramcharitar

SP08 Introduction

SP08 induction L to R: Row 1 – Mimi Edwards, Bridgin Lee, Teresa Tenaglia, Dr. Aileen Bailey, Brendan Spealman, Jenalee Coster, Jennifer Enos. Row 2 – Dr. Anne Marie Brady, Dr. Linda Coughlin, Josh Whitt, Jacob Smith, Eastman Lewis, Dr. John Ramcharitar


Spring 2007 Inductees: Colin Black, Jackie McGill, Caitlin Moyer, Chelsea Reid, Jacob Smith, Theresa Tenaglia, Matt Wiest, Dr. Aileen Bailey, Dr. Anne Marie Brady, Dr. Linda Coughlin, Dr. Wes Jordan, Dr. Pam Mertz

SP07 Student Inductees

SP07 Student inductees pictured from L to R: Jackie, Chelsea, Theresa, Caitlin, and Jacob. Missing: Colin and Matt