October 17, 2010

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 20th
Informal seminar with Gene Heyman
4-5pm, Location TBA

“Addiction, disease, and voluntary behavior”

Gene Heyman is currently a professor in the department of psychology at Harvard University who teaches undergraduate courses about addiction. Currently, one of his goals is to develop an animal model of addiction that would shed light on how addictive drugs gained control over behavior. Heyman has received several Harvard teaching awards and published more than fifty papers and chapters on topics in choice, basic behavioral processes, psycho-pharmacology, and addiction. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and private foundations. Click here to visit his website.

Thursday, October 21th
Movie Night: Being John Malkovich
7:30-8:30pm, Location TBA

Come join us for a screening of Being John Malkovich: A man takes a new job on the 7th-and-a-half floor of an office building and stumbles upon a membranous room that leads inside the head of stage and screen actor John Malkovich. There he can see life through Malkovich’s eyes before being systematically ejected from the room and onto the New Jersey turnpike. The man then rents out Malkovich’s head to others, eventually letting his wife inside where she falls in love with another woman who, in turn, thinks she has fallen in love with John Malkovich.