Congratulations to Associate Professor Stephan Steidl who received the Best Publication Award from the Federation of European Neuroscience Society for his paper entitled “Optogenetic excitation in the ventral tegmental area of glutamatergic or cholinergic inputs from the laterodorsal tegmental area drives reward". He will be honored at the annual meeting of FENS in Belgrade, Serbia in July and will give an invited lecture.
How can we promote happiness? Dr. Fred Bryant shares his research on savoring and tips on how to savor life's experiences. In addition, Dr. Becky Silton shares her work on utilizing EEG technology to look at how we can train our brains to process more positive thoughts.
CAS alumna Britt Whitfield's event management business is booming. The Revel Group has been named one of the top 5,000 fastest-growing companies in INC. magazine for the last five years and, most recently, she made Crain’s Chicago Business Top 40 under 40 for 2017.
A Conversation on Police Torture
A panel presentation by police torture survivor Darrell Cannon and
attorney G. Flint Taylor on police violence, civil rights, and government misconduct.
Parents in the United States who are hesitant about vaccinating their children are strongly concerned with the moral values of purity and liberty, reports a Nature Human Behaviour paper published by professor Jeff Huntsinger and colleagues. The study suggests that information campaigns that incorporate these values, rather than focusing on ideas of fairness or preventing harm, may be more effective in convincing parents to have their children vaccinated. Click below to read a story from The Washington Post covering the paper and for a link to download the original paper in Nature Human Behaviour. READ MORE
Clinical psychology graduate student Dakari Quimby received the 2017-2018 Loyola University Chicago President’s Medallion. Dean Regan recommended Dakari for this prestigious award because he exemplifies a combination of scholarship, leadership and service. In addition, he is viewed by many in and outside the university as a person who manifests leadership in community service and organizations. He received the award from President Rooney and Dean Regan at the President's Ball. READ MORE
As collegians head back to campus this fall it means campus water use will spike, so ISTC has released a video on a model program that dramatically cut water waste with a student-directed behavior change campaign. Loyola University Chicago implemented its “Gallons Saved and Shared” project with the help of a grant from ISTC’s Billion Gallon Challenge. Student interns and volunteers planned and executed fixture upgrades across much of the campus and designed an awareness/behavioral campaign with the expertise of psychology majors. In addition, Robyn Mallett, associate professor of psychology, and her colleagues were able to study the responses to produce scientific insights. A college campus is an ideal setting to build a culture of sustainability that can follow graduates throughout their lives. The experience of “Gallons Saved and Shared” is a model that can be considered to produce conservation results on other campuses, said Aaron N. Durnbaugh, Loyola’s director of sustainability. WATCH VIDEO