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WEEK of 6 MARCH 2009

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

March 19, 2009
 Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
March 26, 2009
 Graduate Committee
 3:30 p.m.

UPCOMING ORALS (held in Humphrey Hall Room 228 unless otherwise noted)
March 3, 2009, 9:00 a.m.   Hyunmo Pang, MSc   Two-digit Number Comparison: Digit Similarity Effect on Reaction Time in Two-digit Number Comparison.  Supervisor: Doug Mewhort. External Examiner: Christopher Ferrall, Department of Economics.

April 9, 2009, 9:30 a.m. Jennie Ito, PhD . The Phenomenology of Role Play: Are Children 'Think-as-if' or 'Behaving-as-if'? Supervisor: Dr. Mark Sabbagh. External Examiner: Dr. Cristina Atance, Univeristy of Ottawa.

CONGRATULATIONS
Our congratulations is extended to Ingrid Johnsrude who is one of six Canadian researchers to receive a prestigious 2009 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. (NSERC). See Press release http://qnc.queensu.ca/story_loader.php?id=49aff49e01ab1

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - TEACHING ASSISTANT
We are looking for nominations for the best Teaching Assistant in Psychology for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Is there a Teaching Assistant who stood out in your mind this year? If  so, we would appreciate hearing form you by April 15, 2009.  Please send your nomination for the Teaching Assistant Prize in Psychology, with details, to Sara Gillespie, Room 226, Humphrey Hall or email to <sara.gillespie@queensu.ca>. 

CERTIFICATIONS AND DSS's REQUIRED (Nancy Wood)

Please remind researchers who applied for  NSERC funding in the fall 2008 competition that they must have up-to date certifications (Ethics, Biohazard, Animal Care) if required and that a DSS is required prior to having access to their new or renewed NSERC grants.     Research Services are expecting to receive the results of the fall competition late in March.   

SOCIAL-PERSONALITY AREA BROWN BAGS
Wednesday, March 11, Humphrey 223, 12 noon. Speaker: Roy Spina. Topic: "TBA" .
Wednesday, March 18, Humphrey 223, *12:30 p.m.(note time)  Speaker: Jamal Mansour.   Topic "TBA"

2010 HONORARY DEGREES
Arts and Science are inviting nominations for the award of honorary degrees at the University's 2010 convocations. If anyone is interested in nominating someone, please contact Kevin Munhall, Acting Head, Department of Psychology. Website: http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/HDform.html

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE/PROSEMINAR SERIES
David J.A. Dozois, Ph.D.,University of Western Ontario, Friday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. Biosciences Room 1102. "Cognitive Structure as a Vulnerability Factor for Depression: Sensitivity, Specificity, Stability and Modifiability via Cognitive Therapy".

Daniel Keating, PhD,
University of Michigan. Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:30 p.m. Biosciences Complex Lecture Hall Room 1102. "From Developmental Mechanisms to Social Disparities: Process, Person, and Populaton Approaches".

SEMINARS/TALKS
Centre for Neuroscience presents Dr. Frank Bremmer, Department of Neurophysics Philipps-University Marburg  Germany. Title:  "Space representation during eye movements".  Monday, March 9th, McLaughlin Hall, Room 306, 4:30 p.m.  Further information contact Niko Troje.

Biology Seminar schedule for 2008/09 can be viewed at http://biology.queensu.ca/seminars/dss.html.  

Physiology Seminar  presented byDrew Webster, "Development of an in vitro model to study intestinal mesenteric afferent activity in response to luminal fatty acid stimuli" and Susan Chisholm, "Interleukin-17 modulates neurite outgrowth in sympathetic neurons".  Monday, March 9, 2009, 11:30 a.m., Room 449, Botterell Hall.

CONFERENCES
McMaster University Origins Institute will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, with an international conference May 25-29, 2009.  Please see flyer for further details or go  to http://origins.mcmaster.ca/naturalselection/index.php

International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, July 24 - 26, Vancouver, B.C.  Early registration ends May 1st, 2009.  For information contact Steve Charlton at 604-669-5065. Call for Papers - deadline for submitting is March 31, 2009.   Website:www.kwantlen.ca/ictp

AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE NEWS
New Exhibition - Holger Kalberg:stadiem 21 February - 10 May 2009.  Thirteen new works in this exhibition.  For further information please contact Matthew Hills at 613.533.2190 or email: matthew.hills@queensu.ca


 


 

 



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