October 31, 2010

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 2nd
Informal seminar with Dr. Bob Slevc
5-6pm, Barker Center 133 (Plimpton Room)

Bob Slevc is currently a visiting professor from Rice University. Bob’s primary research interests are in the cognitive science and neuroscience of language and of music.  His work focuses on the relationship(s) between these two complex systems as well as the ways that language and music rely on (and perhaps affect/enhance) other cognitive abilities such as memory, learning, and cognitive control.  He addresses these issues with both behavioral work and neuroimaging methods, and studies a variety of groups including ‘typical’ college students, second language learners, and brain damaged patients with deficits in the processing of language and/or music. Come listen at this informal seminar to learn about his studies in memory, language, and music!

Wednesday, November 3rd
Undergraduate Research Announcement: Getting a Head Start in Thesis Research
4PM, CGIS-South Belfer Case Study Room (S-020)

Our all-star panel includes:
JEANNE FOLLANSBEE, Director of Studies in History and Literature
DAVID AGER, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology
TOM TORELLO, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Molecular and Cellular Biology

This one-hour seminar will provide a broad introductory overview for freshmen and sophomores interested in finding out what thesis research is all about, including basic guidelines, tips on approaching faculty to be thesis advisers, concentration considerations, and planning a timeline from beginning the process through submission.  Questions may be directed to the Office for Undergraduate Research Initiatives (OURI), undergradresearch@fas.harvard.edu, 617.384-7959.  (Be sure to check out the new “Undergraduate Research at Harvard” web site, http://undergrad-research.harvard.edu!)