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IONs Director’s Channel – Jan 2019

Neuroscience is booming at UMass Amherst.  2018 was a great year and I am very excited about everything that we have coming up for 2019 including Seed Grants, Faculty Forums, a Distinguished Lecture Series and a Neuroscience conference on neuroengineering.

In this past year, we hired SIX new faculty members in neuroscience in four different departments. It is worth remarking that they are all women! Five are assistant professors: Karine Fenelon and Stephanie Padilla in Biology, Changhui Pak in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bruna Martins in Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Jennifer Mack in Communication Disorders. The latest addition to our Neurosciences faculty is a senior hire, Sarah Pallas in Biology.

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UMass Week of Memory and Forgetting: Science, Society and Senescence

IONs is collaborating with the Fine Art Center (FAC), the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory, and faculty in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies to host a week of events relating memory and forgetting from a variety of perspectives. It shows how memory is both an individual and a societal feature. Oct 29 – Nov 2. Read more…