SCEW Seminar: Cassidy Sugimoto

November 19, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Cassidy Sugimoto Tom and Marie Patton School Chair, Professor Georgia Tech School of Public Policy   The institutionalization of disparities in science   Despite progress, racial and gender disparities in science persist. Women and scholars of color remain underrepresented in the scientific workforce and under rewarded for their contributions. This talk will examine multiple layers […]

ILST Seminar: Eyasu Tamene

November 19, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Eyasu Tamene Gallaudet University   Join in person: Room 401B, 3401 Walnut St. Join via Zoom:   Overview of African Sign Languages The purpose of this presentation is two: introduce basic facts about African sign languages and their Deaf communities plus sensitize researchers and scholars to focus their research on documentation of African sign […]

Workshop: Teaching with Data

November 19, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching with Data   As scientists, we spend an inordinate amount of time interpreting, studying and designing figures. But how (and why) should we teach these skills to undergraduate students? Come join a discussion with Dr. Mike Kane, an instructor for the undergraduate Neuroscience program at Penn, who has made it a priority to improve […]

CNI Seminar: Julie Haas

November 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Julie Haas Department of Biological Sciences Lehigh University   BRB 251 and via Zoom   Electrical Synapses: Plasticity and Cortical Attention to the Sensory Surround   Electrical synapses are the main form of communication within the thalamic reticular nucleus, which focuses an attentional spotlight for the cortex. I will show our experimental evidence that these synapses […]

Dr. Hiroyuki Kato (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Cortical area-specific roles in spectro-temporal integration”   In our daily life, even in the face of multiple sound sources, our brain binds together frequency components that belong to the same source and recognizes individual sound objects. This “feature binding” relies on the precise synchrony of each component’s onset […]