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Neuroscience News


Lycoming College professor elected president of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Lycoming College’s Assistant Professor and Chair of the Biology Department Mary Morrison, Ph.D., was elected as the next president of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), an organization dedicated to developing and enhancing undergraduate education in neuroscience. She will serve as president-elect for one year, president for the second year, and past president for a third year, during which she will work diligently on raising funds for and distributing travel awards to undergraduates and leading elections for the following year’s officers. She will also collaborate with FUN president Ron Bayline of Washington and Jefferson College on a strategic planning process to guide FUN into the next decade.

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Scientific wonder to perform at Lycoming

The Lycoming College Music Department will present “Neuroscience Meets a Musical Brain,” an event that will feature a performance by world-renowned ragtime pianist and scientific wonder Robert Milne along with a lecture by Kerstin Bettermann, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, about her studies of Milne’s brain function. The event will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Clarke Chapel and is free and open to the public. While on campus, Milne also will conduct a master class with Lycoming music students.

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Biology major receives neuroscience award

Lycoming College student Lauren Robertson, a senior biology major from Hanover, recently won a Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel award to present her work at the national Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, Calif., in October. The $750 award covers travel and meeting expenses.

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Psychology faculty, students present research about alcoholism

Members of the Lycoming College psychology department presented their research at the 2013 Research Society on Alcoholism national meeting held June 22-26 in Orlando, Fla.

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Students attend neuroscience conference

Members of the Lycoming College biology and psychology departments presented their research at the joint 2013 Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges-Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference for Psychology, Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind, held April 20 at Muhlenberg College.

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