October 19, 2010

Hello everyone,

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 19th at 7pm in Tobin 521B. We might spend some time making Halloween Cards for the residents of the Rockwell Unit at the Northampton Rehab Center!

Also, the minutes from the last meeting are below.
-This facebook group is the main contact for the RSO, and we also have an e-mail address: umassneuro@gmail.com

-MEETING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays at 7pm in Tobin 521B on the following dates: Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7. The speakers for these meetings are TBA.

-Celeste will be posting any neuroscience-related seminars or talks on the wall for this group, so keep an eye out for that.

-VOLUNTEERING: we are volunteering on Thursday evenings in the Northampton Nursing and Rehabilitation on the Alzheimer's unit STARTING THIS WEEK OCT 7. All volunteers must have an up to date TB test. We meet at 5:30pm at the Newman Center and leave promptly at 5:45 to be there from 6-7:30pm. If interested contact Dinah, dgorelik@student.umass.edu

-ELECTIONS
The new officers are:
Treasurer - Kasey Duclos
Public Relations - Andrea Simoni
Activities Co-Coordinators - Sruthi Satishchandran and Caitlin Dillon

-If anyone has any ideas for activities we could do as a group, such as walks for a cause, let an officer know.

-If any sophomores or juniors are looking to work in a neuroscience lab, the Neuroscience and Behavior website is a great place to start. You can read about faculty research interests and contact professors if you like what you see.
http://www.umass.edu/neuro/faculty/faculty.htm
You should also talk to presenters that we host in our meetings if you find their work interesting.

-We are considering sending letters to the administration to try to get neuroscience listed as a separate major from psychology. Let us know if you're interested.

See you Tuesday!