Wednesday, December 13, 2006

2007 Chapter Officers

I would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering to serve as our chapter officers for the 2007 calendar year, elected at our meeting today by acclamation:

  • Devin Lewis, President
  • Chikara Dablain, Vice President/President Elect
  • Vikram Jakkamsetti, Secretary

I offer my special thanks to Vikram Jakkamsetti who served us as President for 2006 and is staying on in another role to help ensure the continuity of our new organization.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Thank You Drs. Floody and Greenwald

We would like to thank Dr. Owen Floody for serving as the Chairman of the Selection Committee for the SfN Graduate Student Travel Award this year. He came through when we were in a pinch and as a result we were able to submit a nominee before the deadline. The end result was that our nominee Penny Lea went on to become one of the 50 award recipients selected by the national committee.

We would also like to thank Dr. Ralf Greenwald for his presentation of "Cognitive Electrophysiology and Source Localization of Language Processing" at our meeting in November. It is my understanding that Dr. Greenwald is visiting us for just one year so we were pleased to be able to have him present to us before he left.

We have enjoyed reading In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize for his work in neuroscience, so we are going to continue with our discussion of his book at our December meeting. Please read as much as you can of the book before then and join us.

At our December meeting, we will be seeking new volunteers to serve as officers for 2007. I am the President-Elect for 2007 but unfortunately I might be moving out of the Dallas area soon so we will have vacancies. If you would like to help us continue with travel grant awards, speakers, and our reading group, please contact us.