CNS Women in Science Initiative

The CNS Women in Science Initiative (WISI) focuses on increasing the success of women scientists at all stages of their academic careers. WISI offers special programs and events, and connects women scientists through campus organizations and community outreach, and provides helpful off-campus resources for women scientists.

Heather N. Richardson, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and colleagues have found that binge drinking can have lasting effects on brain pathways that are still developing during adolescence, as reported in The Journal of Neuroscience. WBUR-FM, News-medical.net, NDTV.com, Zeenews.india.com, Science Codex, Business Standard, Times of India, Yahoo News Malaysia, Nature World News, Animal Laboratory News, The Health Site, Counselheal.com, WebIndia123.com, Medindia.net, Science Daily, NewKerala.com, New England Public Radio, Sify News, Science Newsline, News release

Susan K. Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was interviewed by Cosmopolitan magazine in a story about why women often feel guilty when they relax.

Emma Tosch, Computer Science doctoral candidate, won a Best Paper award this week at the Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) conference, the premier international computer programming language design conference, for her work on “Surveyman,” a first-of-its-kind software system for designing, deploying and automatically debugging surveys to improve their accuracy and trustworthiness. Phys.org, News release

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and her research finding the midlife crisis notion to be a myth, are the focus of an article in the Daily Mail.

Pamela H. Loring, Environmental Conservation doctoral candidate, uses nanotechnology radio tracking tags to gather information about terns living at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge on Cape Cod. Wicked Local Truro