Psychology

Charis Gehret '01

November 5, 2012

Charis Gehret ’01 Organizes National Soil Remediation Conference

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More than 250 people are expected to attend a first-of-its-kind conference on soil remediation in November created by Charis Y. Gehret ’01. “It’s been an incredible experience to turn an idea into a well-publicized event with more than 50 presenters from around the country, coverage in four industry publications, sold-out exhibit space, and more than [...]

Kate Neligan '01

October 31, 2012

Kate Neligan ’01 Spins Consciousness on Her New TV Network

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By Carrie Havranek With a focus on inspiring others, Kate Neligan ’01 launched Synergy TV a year ago. The free, video on-demand network and website offers high-quality “entertainment and ‘edutainment’ that is inspiring, uplifting, and conscious in nature,” she says. “I want to make consciousness cool,” says Neligan, who founded the network’s parent company—Mindful Media Entertainment, [...]

Grand Challenges Haiti

September 18, 2012

Building Community: Students Help Provide Clean Water to Impoverished Families in Haiti

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Sometimes small changes are the best solution to grand challenges. That’s what three students learned this summer when they traveled to Haiti to improve access to clean water for a group of families living in the village of Monchil, a suburb of Jacmel. History major Sarah Nusbaum ’13 (South Salem, N.Y.), English and psychology double [...]

Kristin Anderson '14 and Deborah Byrd, professor of English, stand in the storage room at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. As part of their research, they distribute items to expecting and new parents.

September 5, 2012

Professor Deborah Byrd and Kristin Anderson ’14 Work to Design Housing Programs for Young Parents

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“One of the things I’ve discovered in working with young moms and dads is that they are often in desperate need of safe, affordable housing, particularly after they graduate from high school,” says Deborah Byrd, professor of English. Since 2005, Byrd has been involved with the Family and Development Research Program (FDRP), which provides mentoring [...]

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August 31, 2012

Margaret Marion ’95 Directs Human Resources for CBS Radio and Mentors Students

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By Lori H. Burke As director of human resources for CBS Radio, Margaret Marion ’95 manages the entertainment conglomerate’s greatest asset—talent. From CBS Radio’s offices in New York City, Marion’s primary role as a human resources generalist is employee relations, working with employees and key managers as a strategic business partner and counseling on company [...]

Peter Donovick '61

August 9, 2012

Peter Donovick ’61 Uncovers Mysteries of the Brain

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By Tiffany Bentley With an insatiable curiosity, Peter Donovick ’61 has delved into a broad spectrum of research topics. As professor of psychology and director of the environmental neuropsychology laboratory at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Donovick has studied aging and dementia, stereotype bias, multiple sclerosis, dementia, environmental toxicology, malnutrition, incarceration, compassion, health [...]

Lisa Schrott '87

July 20, 2012

Neuroscientist Lisa Schrott ’87 Studies Memory Loss and Prenatal Exposure to Opiates

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By Kate Helm “I have always been curious about how complex behavior emerges from the millions of chemical and electrical releases in the brain,” says Lisa Schrott ’87, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. “A lot of neuroscience is reductionistic—trying to understand the mechanisms of behavior by [...]

James Simmons '65

July 12, 2012

James Simmons ’65 Is Award-Winning Expert in Bat Echolocation

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By Dan Edelen One of the foremost experts in bat echolocation, James Simmons ’65 knows about the invisible. He seeks to understand the nature of perception by studying the tiny mammal’s sounds pitched beyond the range of human hearing. “Most people interested in perception are interested in vision,” says Simmons, professor of biology, neuroscience department, [...]

Sue McDonnell '73

June 14, 2012

Sue McDonnell ’73 Known Worldwide for Revolutionary Equine Behavioral Research

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By Carrie Havranek As she grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm, Sue Miller McDonnell ’73 of West Chester, Pa., probably never envisioned being jokingly called “Dr. Ruth for horses.” However, her internationally respected research in equine behavior at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pa., has earned her the unofficial title. [...]

Ali Berlin Weinstein '99

June 10, 2012

Ali Berlin Weinstein ’99 Investigates Impact of Mental Stress on Cardiac Patients

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By Kevin Gray Long intrigued by the notion that the mind and body interact in reciprocal ways, Ali Berlin Weinstein ’99 is conducting novel research into the effects of mental stress reactivity on cardiac patients. Weinstein, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and her [...]