Welcome to SLAC
The National Science Foundation has awarded our interdisciplinary group of UConn researchers a five-year grant, “The science of learning, from neurobiology to real-world application: A problem-based approach.” We aim to develop transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, training 50 students (including 25 Ph.D. fellows).The “Science of Learning and Art of Communication,” or SLAC, draws on subfields of cognitive science and neuroscience: genetics, behavioral neuroscience, linguistics, education, psychology, and speech-language-hearing sciences. See more
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Neuroscience Journal Club - MEETING12:00pm
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
UConn Health E4036MEDS 6497 - Neuroscience Journal Club
Dr. Rosa Guzzo, email@example.com
Dr. David Martinelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sep 4 Neuroscience Journal Club - Sticco12:00pm
UConn IDEA Grant Information Session4:00pm
Friday, September 6th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs Campus Rowe 213The UConn IDEA Grant program awards funding of up to $4000 per student to support self-designed projects including:
• Artistic and creative endeavors
• Community service initiatives
• Entrepreneurial ventures and prototype development
• Research projects
• Innovative, student-driven projects
Undergraduates in all majors at all UConn campuses can apply. Applications accepted from individuals and small groups.
Attend the information session to learn more about the UConn IDEA Grant program and how to apply!
This workshop is coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
More Information: http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/IDEA.
Can’t attend an information session? Schedule an advising appointment with program coordinator Melissa Berkey (email@example.com) to learn more about the IDEA Grant and to discuss your project ideas.
If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Melissa Berkey at
(860) 486-5189 or Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the workshop
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- Sep 10 MRI statistical analyses methods, pain processing1:30pm
Human Rights Film Series: FOR SAMA4:00pm
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs Campus Konover Auditorium, Dodd CenterFOR SAMA
screening & discussion
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:00pm – 6:30pm
Join us for a special screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary FOR SAMA.
FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.
Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.
The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.
For more info visit: https://thedoddcenter.uconn.edu/2019/08/08/sept-10-2019-human-rights-film-series-for-sama/
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- Sep 11 Neuroscience Journal Club - Hardy12:00pm
Neuroscience Seminar Series - Li11:00am
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UConn Health Low Learning CenterSponsored by the Kim Family Fund
James Li, PhD, Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Friday, September 13th, 2019
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus UCHIPlease join us for our first ECOM event of the year. Recipients of ECOM summer scholarships will present their work, and we'll mingle and share summer exploits over refreshments.
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Workshop: FreeSurfer Practical Workshop10:00am
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus Arjona 340Assoc Prof Lihong Wang at the Dept of Psychiatry, UConn Health will give a tutorial on how to use FreeSurfer for quantifying brain anatomy using MRI scans. For more information on prerequisites and registration, please visit https://birc.uconn.edu/events/birc-lectures-and-workshops/ /birc-lectures-and-workshops/
Contact Information: BIRC Coordinator: Navita Choudhary, 540-250-2548, firstname.lastname@example.orgMore
- Sep 18 Neuroscience Journal Club - Pijewski12:00pm
Welcome to our new SLAC trainees
- Nikole Giovannone
- David Saltzman
- Brittney Hernandez
- Ruth Mcleod
- Jason Crutcher
- Hannah McNeil
Happy Birthday SLACers
Eiling Y - August 20th
Jennifer M - August 23rd
SLAC Upcoming Events
- 8/29/2019, 4-6 , Arjona 307 - SLAC 2019 Fall Orientation
- 9/11/2019, 9-12, Arjona 307 - Special Communications Event -Spitfire Strategies https://www.spitfirestrategies.com
- 9/17/2019, 10-12:30, followed by lunch, UConn Asian American Cultural Center, Student Union, 4th floor - Diversity and Development of Cultural Competency Workshop
- 9/27/2019, 1-3:30, Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center, Anne Krook will present, 'Job Searching Outside of the Academy; a program for graduate students and postdocs.'
NEW from the Graduate School
Graduate Students! We know that it is difficult to keep a track of all the opportunities and resources available around our campuses, so we put them all in one place and grouped them into three categories: Personal Growth, Career Development, and Professional Engagement. Check out www.grad.uconn.edu/pcp