The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences



BBS Colloquium Series

Join us for this year’s BBS Colloquium Series. All presentations will be held in GR 4.428 from 9:30–10:30am, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments will be provided.

Feb 23, 2018

Lecture Canceled

Linda Smith, PhD
Indiana University
Word Learning from the Infant’s Perspective Lisa Goffman, PhD
Mar 30

Lecture Canceled

Roger Mills-Koonce, PhD
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Early Conduct Problems and Callous Unemotional Behaviors: Predicting the Perfect (Developmental) Storm Margaret Owen, PhD
Apr 27

Lecture is 10:00-11:00am

Hanna Ulatowska, PhD
UT Dallas
From Stories to Wisdom: Communicative Competence in Testimonial Language of WWII Pilot Veterans James Bartlett, PhD
Sep 14

Lecture is 9:30-10:30am

Elizabeth Gershoff
UT Austin
TBA Jackie Nelson, PhD
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Career Roadmap Series

Join us for this semester’s Career Roadmap Series for Spring 2018 (Download the full schedule). Each series will expound upon how to further your career in different ways.

Feb 8 and 9, 2018   UT Dallas Career Expo Days
(Sponsored by the Career Center)
Feb 8 (Non-STEM)
and Feb 9 (STEM)
Activity Center
Feb 22   Work the Career Expo Like a Pro
(View flyer)
JO 2.114
Mar 1   Public Agency Expo 11am-2pm
Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Mar 8   Making LinkedIn Work
(View flyer)
JO 2.114
Mar 22   Teacher Career Expo 10am-2pm
Visitor Center Atrium
Mar 30   Careers in Counseling and Social Work
(View flyer)
JO 3.516
Apr 13

Talk Canceled

  Careers in Neuropsychology 12-1pm
JO 3.516
Apr 19   Just in Time Career Expo 1-3pm
Student Union Galaxy Rooms
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Center for Children and Families Forum

Join us for this year’s annual forum. The forum will be held at Communities Foundation of Texas from 9:00am–1:30pm.

Oct 19, 2018 Ross Thompson, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Davis
Building Early Social-Emotional Health Two Generations at a Time
CCF Forum Archive

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Center for Children and Families Spring Lecture Series

Join us each spring for our annual lecture series. The lectures are a series of talks by Center-affiliated researchers. All lectures are held in the Davidson Auditorium JSOM 1.118 at UT Dallas from 9:30–10:30am with a reception immediately following, unless noted otherwise. The theme for 2018 is “Building Bridges from Adversity to Resilience.”

Feb 16, 2018

Lecture Canceled

David Cross, PhD
Texas Christian University
Building Resiliency through Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Mar 23 Dina Castro, PhD
University of North Texas
Developmental Science and the Equitable Early Education of Bilingual Children
Apr 13 Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD
UT Dallas
Supporting the Social Well-being of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users
This year we have special lectures in collaboration with and hosted by the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology on Wednesday evenings at 7:30-8:30pm in Jonsson Performance Hall.
Mar 28, 2018 Sandy Russ
Case Western Reserve University
Pretend Play and Development of Creativity and Imagination
Apr 18 Vlad Glaveanu
Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland
Culture and the Power of Creativity and Imagination
CCF Lecture Series Archive

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Center for Vital Longevity Science Series

Join us for this semester’s CVL Science Luncheon Series. All presentations will be held in the Center for Vital Longevity Conference room (8th floor) with videolink to JO 4.306 (unless noted) from 12:00–1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Jan 22, 2018 Avanti Dey, PhD
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
Contributions of Executive Control to Speech Perception During Aging
Feb 5 Susan Landau, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Amyloid and Tau at the Margins of Alzheimer’s Disease
Feb 12 Joseph Maldjian, MD
UT Southwestern
Head Impact Exposure in Youth and High School Football
Feb 19 Sara Burke, PhD
University of Florida
A Systems-level Understanding of Cognitive Aging in Pre-clinical Models
Feb 26 Robert Rennaker, PhD
UT Dallas
Enhancing Neural Plasticity to Enhance Functional Recovery from Neurological Injuries and Disease
Mar 5 Julius (Trey) Hedden, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Linking Brain Imaging Markers to Cognitive Change
Mar 6 Joel Voss, PhD
Northwestern University
Testing Functional Properties of Episodic Memory Networks Using Noninvasive Stimulation
Mar 19 Joseph Pancrazio, PhD
UT Dallas
Emerging Neurotechnology for Phenotypic Screening of Neurotherapeutics
Apr 2 Micaela Chan, PhD
Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas
The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Brain Across the Lifespan
Apr 16 Mustafa Husain, PhD
UT Southwestern
Evolution of Convulsive Treatment in Psychiatry: From ECT to MST
Apr 23 Noah Sasson, PhD
UT Dallas
Mechanisms of Social Impairment in Adults with Autism
Apr 25 Adam Gazzaley, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Technology Meets Neuroscience — A Vision of the Future of Brain Optimization
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Developmental, Cognitive and Social/Personality Brownbag Series

Join us for this semester’s DCS Brownbag Series. All presentations will be held Wednesdays and held in JO 4.306 from 1:00pm–2:00pm, unless noted otherwise.

Jan 10, 2018 Jacqueline Prince
Galerstein Gender Center
UT Dallas
Gender Center Mini-workshop: “Gender Box”
Jan 31 Hans Klein
PhD student, UT Dallas
Examining Reasoning Biases in Schizophrenia Usin a Modified “Jumping to Conclusions” Probabilistic Reasoning Task
Feb 21 Suzie Pruitt
PhD student, UT Dallas
Microaggressions! The Big Impact of Small Things
Mar 7 Walter Dowling
UT Dallas
Encoding and Retrieval in Memory for Melodies
Mar 21 Matt Hill
PhD student, UT Dallas
Effects of Body Context on Face Processing Across the Visual Field
Mar 28 Kerry Tate
Office of Student Accessibility, UT Dallas
Student Disability Rights
Apr 4 Olivia Smith
PhD student, UT Dallas
Interparental and Parent-Child Conflict Predicting Adolescent Depressive Symptoms
Apr 11 Sheila Meldrum
PhD student, UT Dallas
Aging & Associative Recognition for Faces & Other Things
Apr 18 Jacqueline Prince
PhD student, UT Dallas
Feminism 101
Apr 25 Kaitlyn Burnell
PhD student, UT Dallas
Self-Presentation on Facebook: Peer Correlates and Adjustment Outcomes of Different Types of Online Self-Presentation
May 2 Kaitlin Sands
PhD student, UT Dallas
Accepting or Discerning: Do Preschoolers Have Preferences for Certain Types of Explanations of Biological Causality?
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FLASH Series

Join us for this semester’s FLASH (Friday Seminars in Speech, Language and Hearing) Brownbag Series. All presentations will be held at Callier Center Dallas room A229 with videolink to Callier Center Richardson in CRA 11.601 from 12:00–1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to LaRuth Smith.

Jan 12, 2018   No FLASH
Jan 19   No FLASH
Jan 26 Patrick Reidy
UT Dallas
Characterizing the Development of Place of Articulation Contrasts During the Preschool Years
Feb 2 Courtney Byrd
UT Austin
Realizing the Mission of the Michael and Tami Lang Institute
Feb 9 John Hansen
UT Dallas
Speech Recognition and Diarization for Assessing Human Communication Interactions
Feb 16   No FLASH
Feb 23 BBS Colloquium No FLASH
Mar 2   No FLASH
Mar 9 Johanna Rudolph
UT Dallas
The Speakeasy App: A Usability Study
Mar 16   No FLASH
Mar 23 Karla McGregor
Bopys Town National Research Hospital
Cultural Influences on the Developing Semantic Lexicon
Mar 30 BBS Colloquium No FLASH
Apr 6 PhD Student Lightning Talk
UT Dallas
Come and hear about PhD students’ current interests and projects!
Apr 13 PhD Student Lightning Talk
UT Dallas
Come and hear about PhD students’ current interests and projects!
Apr 20 Ferenc Bunta
University of Houston
Speech and Language Production of Bilingual Children with Cochlear Implants: Highlights
Apr 27 BBS Distinguished Lecturer No FLASH
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Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture Series

Join us for this semester’s BrainHealth Frontiers Series. All presentations will be held in the International Reception Hall at 12:00–1:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Teressa Roberson.

Jan 12, 2018 Daniel Krawczyk, PhD,
Deputy Director
Center for BrainHealth
Analogy and the Brain: What we are Learning About Mechanisms and Disorders  
Jan 19 Michael Kilgard, PhD,
UT Dallas
Directing Neural Plasticity to Treat Neurological and Psychiatric Disease Daniel Krawczyk, PhD
Jan 26 Rita Goldstein, PhD,
Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
The Prefrontal Cortex in iRISA (impaired response inhibition and salience attribution) in Cocaine Addiction: Lessons from Neuroimaging in Humans and an Eye Towards Intervention Development Xiaosi Gu, PhD
Feb 2 Bruce Wexler, MD,
Yale School of Medicine
Closing School Achievement Gaps Associated with Poverty Using Evidence-Based Computer and Physical Cognitive Training Exercises that Harness the Brain’s Neuroplastic Potential Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Mar 2 Aparna Agrawal, PhD,
Washington University School of Medicine
Unfolding of Genetic Propensity to Cannabis Use and Misuse Francesca Filbey, PhD
Mar 9 Tom Lewis, PhD,
RealHealth Innovations, LLC, Tampa Bay, FL
Measuring Eye Pathology, Physiology, and Lifestyle as a Comprehensive Approach to Root-Cause Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Disorders Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Mar 23 Justin Feinstein, PhD,
Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Enhancing Interoception and Mindfulness in Anxious Patients Using Floatation-REST Daniel Krawczyk, PhD
Mar 30 Christa McIntyre, PhD,
UT Dallas
Preclinical Studies of Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Potential Adjunct to Exposure-Based Therapies Xiaosi Gu, PhD
Apr 6 Jiyoung Park, PhD,
UT Dallas
Cultural Shaping of Emotional Processing: A Cultural Neuroscience Approach Daniel Krawczyk, PhD
Apr 20 Michael Burton, PhD,
UT Dallas
Sensory Neuron-Restricted CB1R Does Not Mediate Analgesia Francesca Filbey, PhD
May 18 Timothea Toulopoulou, PhD
Bilkent University
Cognitive Intermediate Phenotypes and Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia Francesca Filbey, PhD
Jun 1 Laura Germine, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Measuring the Brain in the Wild: New Approaches to Old Metrics Leanne Young, PhD
Jun 8 Samarpita Sengupta, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Essentials of Scientific Writing Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Jun 14 Walter Greenleaf, PhD
Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
How Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology Will Impact and Transform Healthcare Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture Series Archive

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Neuroscience Brownbag Series

Join us for this semester’s NSC Brownbag Series. Please note the times and rooms vary for each lecture. Refreshments will be provided.

Feb 1, 2018

in CRA 12.110

Christopher Lapish, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Intention Signals in Prefrontal Cortex and Compulsive Drinking
Mar 8

in CRA 12.110

Jasper Smits, PhD and Mark Powers, PhD
UT Austin
Recent Advances in the Treatment of PTSD and Reviewing Research on d-cycloserine (DCS) Augmentation of Exposure Therapy
Apr 19
in CRA 12.110
David Self, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Morphological and Circuit Changes in Nucleus Accumbens Affecting Motivation and Mood Cocaine Addiction
May 17
in CRA 12.110
Robert Butera, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
kHz Stimulation to Block Nerve Conduction – Application and Insight into Mechanisms
Jul 19
in CRA 12.120
Jonathan Carp, PhD
New York State Department of Health/NY University at Albany
Studies of Urinary Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury In Vivo and In Vitro
Neuroscience Brownbag Series Archive

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Sips & Science Lecture Series

Enjoy libations and engaging lectures on the latest innovations in brain science from experts in their field. Join us from 6:30-7 PM for sips and light bites. The lecture will last from 7-8 PM. All lectures will take place at The Brain Performance Institute unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. (Click on a calendar date)

DATE SPEAKER TITLE Sponsors/Partnerships
Jan 25, 2018 Ian Robertson, PhD
T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth
Make Stress Work For You  
Mar 22 Panel Discussion
Dan Krawczyk, PhD and Lori Cook, PhD
Guarding Brain Performance: Build Resilience On & Off the Field  
Apr 12, 2018 Bonnie Pitman
Director Art-Brain Innovations at the Center for BrainHealth
The Power of Observation  
May 3, 2018 Bill Benjamin
Partner, Institute for Health and Human Potential
The Science of Emotional Intelligence  
June 14, 2018 Leanne Young, PhD
Brain Performance Institute
The Science of Happiness  
Sips & Science Lecture Series Archive

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