Alden Trust grant benefits physics and psychology
Lycoming College's physics and psychology departments will benefit from a $100,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust in Worcester, Mass. The grant will be used to purchase physics laboratory equipment and upgrade psychology classrooms and labs.
Speaker to present "Alternatives to Drug Prohibition"
Veteran law enforcement official Howard Wooldridge will present "Alternatives to Drug Prohibition" on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Lycoming College's Heim Building G-09. The presentation is sponsored by Lycoming's departments of criminal justice and criminology, philosophy, political science and psychology.
Psychology professors receive grant
Dr. Rebecca Gilbertson and Dr. Tina Norton, assistant professors of psychology at Lycoming College, have received a grant from 3rd Millennium Classrooms to study the effectiveness of personalized web-based alcohol prevention programs among college students.
Psychology Department to host Backyard Brains
The Lycoming College psychology department, in recognition of the College's bicentennial celebration, will host the "History of Psychology: Action Potentials and more!" on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.
The interactive event will be conducted by "Backyard Brains," a neuroscience-based company that has equipment to measure brain function. The program will demonstrate recent advancements in how the field of psychology studies the brain and its functions.
New faculty members welcomed
Lycoming College welcomes seven new faculty members, according to an announcement by Dr. Philip Sprunger, acting provost and dean of the College. Lycoming's 2011 fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 29.
The new faculty members include:
Students attend the Eastern Colleges Science Convention
Lycoming College psychology students and faculty members attended the 65th Eastern Colleges Science Convention at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on April 2.
Lycoming to host lecture on post-traumatic stress disorder
Lycoming College will host a lecture on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders in soldiers by Dr. Joshua Wilk on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. The free public lecture is part of the College's Spring Symposium on the state of health care in America.
Visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies to speak Jan. 27
Lycoming College will host Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, for two public lectures on Thursday, Jan. 27. His visit is sponsored by the College, Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Williamsport Federation of Jewish Charities.
Psychology professor and students research the learning habits of preschool children