Seminars & Events
Monday, February 11, 2013: Dr. Daphne Soares (University of Maryland College Park) will speak on "The Sensory World of Cavefishes" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Monday, March 4, 2013: Dr. Joe Cheer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Endogenous Cannabinoids and the Pursuit of Reward" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Friday, April 12, 2013: Dr. Jill McGaughy (University of New Hampshire) will speak on "The Role of Cortical Norepinephrine in the Ontogeny of Executive Function" at 3:00 pm in Schaefer Hall 106.
Dr. Erin Johnson '02 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and was inducted as an alumni member of Nu Rho Psi.
Ron Saul, "Chronic activation of the substantia nigra nociceptin/orphanin receptor induces motor deficits similar to Parkinson's disease," 2008. Saul, the 2008 winner of the Neuroscience Award, infused a drug into the substantia nigra of rats and measured the resulting motor behaviors, mood disturbances, and cognitive abilities.
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.
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, email@example.com, Nu Rho Psi Faculty Advisor.
Spring 2012 Inductees (below): Rachel Singley, Sasha Goluskin, Steven Rees, Emily Miller, Kathleen Tatem, Elise Flynn, Bill Ehrig, Katie Heydt, Liza Sitz.
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 2010 Inductees (below): Sean Piantadosi, Sheena Chaudhary, Ashleigh Dueker, Kimmie Konka, Jordan Gaines, Amie Severino, Patrick Cody.
Spring 2009 Inductees (below): Maya Cosentino, Elizabeth Smith. Not pictured: Tori Whitlow.
Fall 2008 Inductees (below): Dr. Erin Johnson '02 (alumni member), Justin Eid, Drew Solyst, Gina White, Stephanie Scurci. Not pictured: Sarah Grady, Marie Oben.
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 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 pictured from L to R: Jackie, Chelsea, Theresa, Caitlin, and Jacob. Missing: Colin and Matt