Ravin Davis, a Neuroscience major here at UNE (class of ’21), recently wrote a fun piece for the Nor’Easter online student newspaper. The piece is our own Dr. Glenn Stevenson’s previous “lives” as a professional musician and hotel bartender. Dr. Stevenson is a Professor of Psychology and teaches courses for Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, and Psychology majors.
Ravin has been working with Dr. Stevenson in his research lab and will be promoted to lab manager next year.
Are you thinking about starting college soon? Trying to decide whether UNE might be the right home for you? Are you interested in Animal Behavior, Neuroscience, or Psychology?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you’re in the right place. We have three videos for you to learn from our current students about what they love about UNE and our majors. Watch just one or all three and learn about what make UNE an amazing place to be!
Animal Behavior Major
Watch Animal Behavior students and Dr. Zach Olson talk about their major here:
On April 28, 2020, at the 2019-2020 University of New England Biddeford Campus Awards Ceremony, the winners of a number of university distinctions were announced. The faculty and staff of the Psychology Department are pleased to report that majors and minors from Animal Behavior, Neuroscience, Psychology, Art Therapy, and Mental Health Rehabilitation received 17 (yes seventeen!!) awards. In addition, 23 students were recognized for their induction into PSI CHI, the national honors’ society in Psychology.
I’d encourage you to watch the recorded Awards Ceremony to hear about the amazing accomplishments of these very talented students!
Here I’ll simply acknowledge each of the award winners and extend the congratulations of all the faculty and staff affiliated with the Psychology, Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, Art Therapy, and Mental Health Rehabilitation programs [awardees are listed in the order they were acknowledged in the award ceremony so you can skip ahead in the video if you’d like to hear the accolades for specific students].
Congratulations to all of these winners and the many other students from our programs who were nominated for the awards this year!
To learn more about the Animal Behavior, Neuroscience, Psychology, Art Therapy, and Mental Health Rehabilitation programs, please visit our website at: https://www.une.edu/cas/psych
in Neuroscience Research? Want to know more about the exciting
opportunities on campus? Do you like having fun? The Center for
Excellence in Neuroscience and the Neuroscience Club are co-sponsoring a
neuroscience mixer. All students are welcome to join to hear faculty talk
about research opportunities, eat dinner and play games with other interested
students and faculty.
See attached flyer. November 7, 2019, 6:30-7:30, Harold Alfond Forum 230
RSVP to Jenn Malon (email@example.com) if you
are planning to attend, so she knows how much food to order.
On September 28th, 2019, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Symposium. Three neuroscience majors and two psychology majors presented work that they completed over the summer, with supervision from UNE faculty, in their areas of research.
Nicole Martin (PSY, ’21), working with Dr. Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, presented on Investigating reading comprehension on digital devices in younger and older adults.
Kayla Looper (NEU, ’21), working with Dr. Mike Burman, presented on Behavioral testing in transgenic rats: An investigation on the effects of inhibited CRF expression.
Mariah Berchulski (NEU, ’21), working with Dr. Mike Burman and Dr. Seth Davis, presented on Modulating anxiety and fear response in neonatal pain treated rats via CRF receptor 2.
Samia Pratt (NEU, ’20), working with Dr. Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, presented on Detection of abnormal stathmin-2 mRNA processing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient samples in cells with TDP43 depletion.
Hannah Christian (PSY, ’20), working with Dr. Julie Peterson, presented on the self and daily life in older adults.
Wednesday, September 25th, the department welcomed back our Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, and Psychology majors and welcomed all our new first year students. The event, co-sponsored by our student groups, was held outside (in beautiful weather!) and fun was had by all.
If you weren’t able to attend, be sure to connect with our four departmentally affiliated clubs/organizations:
Join us for a discussion of the process of applying to graduate school (whether that be med school, vet school or MA, MS, or Ph.D. programs in fields related to PSY, ANB, or NEU) and what you can do now to prepare for a successful application process!
Join us tomorrow, Thursday October 3rd, to hear Hal Herzog, Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University, speaking about animals and people in interaction!!
He’ll be giving a talk at 12:30 – 1:50pm in St Francis Room called “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: On Our Attitudes Towards Animals.” At 5pm, he’ll participate in a panel discussion on the same topic in St Francis Room.
Here’s the blurb:
“Hal Herzog has investigated the complex psychology
of our interactions with other species for more than two decades. He is particularly interested in how people
negotiate real world ethical dilemmas, and he has studied animal activists,
cockfighters, animal researchers, and circus animal trainers. He is both a
prolific scholar and an award-winning teacher and researcher”.
The faculty of the department invite all of our Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, and Psychology majors and minors for an evening with ice cream! Come and meet us and your fellow students, learn about the clubs associated with all our majors, and have some fun!
Questions can be directed to Kana Colarossi at firstname.lastname@example.org