Wednesday, September 8, 12:30-2:30pm- Wings n’ Things: Grad Student Gathering

Wings n’ Things: Grad Student Gathering

Wednesday, September 8, 12:30-2:30pm

GSAC is hosting its first event of the year! Come socialize with fellow grad students, munch on some food, and enjoy the Fall weather. Food (Wings, Wraps, and Dairy Bar Ice Cream, with Vegan and Gluten-Free options available, first come first served) can be picked up in Bousfield Atrium/Mezz then taken outside the main entrance/terrace area where folks can gather. All Grad students welcome!

Masks are required inside. If you eat indoors, you must maintain 6 feet distance from others.

Wings N Things Sept. 2021 Flyer

Opportunity with Nature Reviews Psychology

I wanted to pass along this opportunity that a colleague of mine sent me. It’s a neat opportunity to write a short piece with Nature Reviews Psychology in a Journal Club style. Take a look at the information in this tweet: https://twitter.com/NatRevPsych/status/1408434662284877825

Feel free to contact me with any questions — I can put you in touch with one of the AEs!


Anne Marie


UConn’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The Graduate School is pleased to announce this year’s three-minute thesis (3MT) competition which will be held virtually on Thursday the 12th of August 2021 6-7pm (EDT). First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The winner of this year’s competition will have the opportunity to submit their presentation to the international competition (virtual) in September.


Interested? Competition to-do list:

  • Watch several of submissions from last year’s U21 global 3MT competition here: https://universitas21.com/u213mt2020
  • Register for and attend a training session (see below)
  • Record and submit your 3MT presentation via flipgrid (an online video recording software) prior to Friday July 30th.
  • Attend the showcase evening where your video will be played and the judges will select 1st and 2nd place winners.


Important Dates:

  • Submit your video on flipgrid by Friday July 30th.
  • Attend one of the training sessions:
    • Monday 31st May 10am-11:30am (EDT)
    • Tuesday 15th June 1:00pm-2:30pm (EDT)
    • Wednesday 7th July 3:00pm-4:30pm (EDT)


  • Have completed a full year of doctoral study at UConn


Info and training sessions:

  • Attend one of the three info/training sessions over the summer to help prepare you for success in the competition. Each 90-minute session will cover the following:
    • Overview of the competition
    • How to tell your research story in 3 minutes
    • How to put together your presentation
    • How to present your research talk
    • How to record your 3MT video and other logistics
    • Open Q&A session

Applications for Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award Due May 30

A description of the award and the application process can be found at http://jepson.richmond.edu/about/jablin-dissertation-award/index.html.

This annual award is presented to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award is given in partnership with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the International Leadership Association to honor and celebrate the life of Jepson professor Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

The deadline for applications has been extended to May 30, 2021. Submission instructions are here:


UCSF LEAD Program: Application Deadline Extended to 2/5/2021

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The Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program at UCSF is looking to recruit its seventh cohort of visiting scholars to participate in this 3-year research education training program. The application deadline is February 5, 2021. All qualified early-stage research scientists from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds with a research focus in substance use are highly encouraged to apply. Referrals of specific candidates would be especially appreciated. We are happy to make the first contact and provide details directly to the candidate.  

To refer qualified early-stage researchers, please contact the department at ast2dir@ucsf.edu or via phone at (628) 206-4453.   

The program recruitment flyer containing further information on eligibility criteria and the application selection process is attached. Additional information can be found at http://psych.ucsf.edu/lead/. 

APS presents a panel discussion on Careers Outside of Academia

Webinar is happening on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Considering a career outside academia? Join us for an engaging panel discussion with a group of psychological scientists who have chosen careers outside of academia. Panelists will share their own experiences and advice in making the decision to pursue alternative careers and give advice about how students can start taking the right steps now to find jobs in areas like government, technology, and business. Learn how you can position yourself for success!
Panelists include:
–Dr. Iiona Scully: Scientist in Human Factors at Exponent, an engineering and scientific consulting firm.
–Dr. Mike Winograd: Consultant at ZS, a management firm for pharmaceutical consulting and market research.
–Dr. Linsey A. Smith: Director of Research at Cushman and Wakefield, a global commercial real estate services company; was previously Vice President of Consumer Insights at Compass Group, a multinational contract foodservice company.
–Dr. Hotaka Maeda: Psychometrician II at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, an independent, not-for-profit organization that monitors the quality of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
Moderated by Ms. Alaina G. Levine. President, Quantum Success Solutions, author, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), professional speaker and STEM career consultant.

CDC and ergonomic considerations for remote work (attachments)

The CDC has prepared a current list of web links (as of 5-27) on persona protection and on guidance for operations of various entities (“Guide to COVID-19 Information….”)

Guide to COVID-19 Information_Guidelines_27May2020_


Various ergonomic considerations for working remotely (“HFES…” and “ILO think piece….”)

HFES Adult Home Office Ergonomic Guidelines

ILO think piece working remotely world Safety Day 2020

Online Behavior Mini Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Our mini-conference “Behavioural neuroscience for the next decade: Why behaviour matters to brain science” (11th July 2020) co-organised with EBBS, EBPS, and EMCCS has been moved to a virtual format. Participation is without cost but prior registration is necessary.

You can register for the meeting here: Online Behavior Mini Meeting. The registration deadline is 12th, June 2020.

Program details are included below. Speaker abstracts will soon be made available.

With kind regards,


Program Overview

09:00-09:50 Topic 1 (EBBS): Progress In Complex Behavioural Analysis 
Speaker 1: Stoyo Karamihalev (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany)
Speaker 2: Ewelina Knapska (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Speaker 3: Alexander Mathis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

09:50-10:40 Topic 2 (EMCCS): Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms Of Learning And Memory 
Speaker 1: Angel Barco (Neuroscience Institute UMH-CSIC, Spain)
Speaker 2: Haneen Kayyal (University of Haifa, Israel)
Speaker 3: Isabelle Mansuy (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

10:40-11:30 Topic 3 (IBANGS): Connecting Genes To Behaviour 
Speaker 1: Caroline Brennan (Queen Mary University of London, U.K.)
Speaker 2: Susanna Pietropaolo (CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France)
Speaker 3: Annette Schenck (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

11:30-12:20 Topic 4 (EBPS): How Pharmacology & Neuroscience
                                Help Us To Understand Behaviour 
Speaker 1: Amy Milton (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
Speaker 2: Shelly Flagel (University of Michigan, U.S.A.)
Speaker 3: Marco Venniro (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S.A.)