Celebration of Neuroscience Kicks off with Talk by President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Her September 17 Lecture to Share Insights from Years Studying Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hartford, Connecticut, September 16, 2015

What: The 2015-2016 academic year marks the 25th anniversary of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College and a robust, year-long schedule of special events begins on September 17 with a lecture by Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who is also a member of the Neuroscience Program faculty. Berger-Sweeney will deliver a talk titled “Of Mice and Men and Girls and Autism: Insights from 15 years of studying the neurobiology of mouse models of autism spectrum disorders.”

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Washington Room, 2nd floor, Mather Hall, on the Trinity College Campus

Background: In the early 1990s, Trinity was one of the first liberal arts institutions to delve deeply into neuroscience teaching and research. The neuroscience program provides students with a deep grounding in all of the sciences, and the flexibility to orient their studies toward biological, behavioral, or cognitive directions. Trinity's unique program involves close interdisciplinary interactions among highly collaborative faculty in biology, chemistry, engineering, philosophy, and psychology - all of whom conduct research with student partners. The addition of the five-year B.A./M.A. program in 2013 shows the strength of the program and recognizes the growing interest in neuroscience and in providing Trinity students with an uncommon opportunity at a liberal arts college.

Visit the website for a detailed list of on and off campus activities included in the event calendar for the 25 Years of Neuroscience Celebration.