25th Anniversary of Neuroscience Events

​The following events took place during the 25th anniversary year (2015-2016). Thank you for helping us celebrate!

Fall 2015:

September 11, 2015

Fresh Check Day.
Fresh Check is a national program that aims to raise mental health awareness and care.
2-5pm on the Main Quad

September 11 and 12, 2015

Inside Out
7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12
Discussion of development of emotions by Prof. Molly Helt
Immediately following the showing on September 12 at 2:30

September 17, 2015 

Opening Event 25 Years of Neuroscience at Trinity College
"Of Mice and Men and Girls and Autism: Insights from 15 years of studying the neurobiology of mouse models of autism spectrum disorders"
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D
President, Trinity College
12:15 Washington Room
Register for the Kick-off event

September 29, 2015

Summer Science Symposium
Washington Room

September 24, 2015

Science for the Greater Good series
Douglas Coulter '80, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
12:15 Washington Room

October 3, 2015 *

Connecticut Forum

“The Next Big Thing”
Bushnell Theatre
8:00 pm

October 6, 2015 

"Beyond neurons: on the role of blood vessels in neural computation"
Chris Moore, PhD,
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Brown University
Washington Room
12:15 pm

October 8, 2015 *

The Wrath of Khan
Introduction by Sarah Raskin, PhD
“Decision-making and the brain”
Science on Screen Series

Real Art Ways
Arbor Street
Hartford CT
6:00 pm

October 8, 2015

Neuroscience BA and MA Thesis Proposals
LSC 134
Life Science Center
12:15 pm

October 14, 2015 *

Tuesdays with Morrie (Trinity students $10, see Sarah Raskin for tickets)

Playhouse on Park
Park Road
West Hartford
7:30 pm

October 26, 2015

Neuroscience Majors Information Session with Students and Faculty
Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall
6:00-7:00 pm

"Young blood for Old Brains"
Tony Wyss-Coray P'16, PhD
Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Co-Sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Connecticut Neuropsychological Society
Washington Room
7:00 pm

October 27, 2015

Neuroscience BA Thesis Proposals
Rittenberg Lounge
Mather Hall
12:15 pm

November 1, 2015 *

Brain Injury Alliance of CT Walk for Thought
Rentschler Field
East Hartford CT
12:30 pm

November 19, 2015

Science for the Greater Good series
"From the Gene to the Clinic: Developing Therapies to Modify the Course of Huntington’s disease"
Douglas Macdonald '89, Ph.D.
Director of Drug Discovery and Development
CHDI Foundation
Washington Room
12:15 pm

Nu Rho Psi initiation
Douglas Macdonald, keynote
Rittenberg Lounge
4:15 pm

December 1, 2015

Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Neuroscience and the Humanities

Shaping Memory Panel discussion with

Aaron Seider, Ph.D.
Classics Department, College of the Holy Cross

Dario Euraque, Ph.D.
History Department, Trinity College

Elizabeth Casserly, PhD
Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program, Trinity College

Hallden Hall
12:15 pm

December 3, 2015

Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Panel Neuroscience and the Arts
Moderated by John Platoff
Combined with art exhibit “Evidence” by Bevil Conway
12:15 Gallows Hill

"The neuroscientist in the studio: what art practice can tell us about how the brain works"
Bevil Conway, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Wellesley College

"The Role of Brain Connectivity in Musical Experience"
Psyche Loui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Program in Neuroscience & Behavior
Wesleyan University

December 10, 2015

"Neurological Problems of Famous Musicians: In Words and Music"
Co-Sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Connecticut Neuropsychological Society

Talk and piano performance

Phillip Pearl, MD
Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Washington Room
7:00 pm

Spring 2016

Sunday February 7, 2016

Trinity College Brain Bee
Contest for local high school students
3:00 pm, Rittenberg Lounge

February 16, 2016

Concussion Awareness Day
John DiFiori, P’16, Professor and Chief, Division of Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Head Team Physician, UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics,
NBA Director of Sports Medicine
The Vulnerable Window in Concussion: A Challenge in Determining Safe Return to Play
12:15 McCook Auditorium
6:00 film on concussion
Panel of concussion survivors including Casey Cochrane, retired UConn Football player immediately following the film
LSC auditorium

February 28, 2016*

NorthEast Undergraduate Research on Neuroscience Conference
Quinnipiac University

March 3, 2016

This is your brain AS music
Dan Lloyd, Ph.D.
Brownell Professor of Philosophy
12:15  Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall

Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, MSW, PhD
CEO Sojourner Center and BRAIN Program for research and treatment of traumatic brain injury in women and children living with domestic violence
Co-Sponsored with the Women and Gender Resource Action Center

March 4, 2016*

Brain Injury Alliance of CT Conference
Hartford Hilton

Saturday March 5, 2016*

Connecticut Forum
The Science of our Minds
Bushnell Theatre
8:00 pm

March 8, 2016

Optimum Outcome in Autism
Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor,
Department of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut
12:15 Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall

March 22, 2016

Variability, Robustness, Neuromodulation and Homeostasis in Neurons and Networks
Eve Marder, Ph.D.
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience
Biology Dept, Brandeis University
12:15, Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall

March 24, 2016

Co-sponsored with the Center for Teaching and Learning The Intentional Mentor:  Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students Julio J. Ramirez, Ph.D.
R. Stuart Dickson Professor
Davidson College
12:15 Gallows Hill

March 26, 2016*

Changing Your Mind
Brain demonstrations
Women in Science Saturday
By Sarah Raskin and Trinity Neuroscience students
Connecticut Science Center
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

March 29, 2016

Neuroscience and Mystical Experience
"Spirit Tech: Brain-Based Technologies of Spiritual Enhancement"
Wesley Wildman, PhD
Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics
Boston University School of Theology
co-sponsored with Trinity Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
4:30 Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall

March 31, 2016

Panel Discussion on Neuroscience and Mystical Experience
Wesley Wildman, PhD
Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics
Boston University School of Theology
co-sponsored with Trinity Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
12:15 Common Hour, Hallden Common Room

April 1, 2016

Artist Talk and Art Opening
Patricia Moss-Vreeland
A Place for Memory: Where Art and Science Meet
4:00 Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall

April 2, 2016

The Brain Event
Full Day Event—Registration Required

Submit an abstract for a Poster Session.

Please visit the registration page for the day-long list of speakers and panels.

April 14, 2016

Using the Arts to Heal Brain Disorders
Co-sponsored by TIIS
Moderated by Douglas Johnson, PhD, MA-MT, MT-BC
Professor Emeritus, Trinity College

Lisa Furman, MFA, ATR-BC, LPC
Associate Professor
Albertus Magnus College

Kathleen Howland, PhD
Berklee School of Music

Director, MS Degree Program
Dance/Movement Therapy
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

12:15 Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall

April 16, 2016

5K Road Race to benefit the Brain Injury Alliance

* Event takes place off-campus