Friday, March 4, 2011
Join us for the first annual Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will focus on sustainability in Urban Communities. "For the ACTC, urban sustainability encompasses the environmental, cultural, social, political, intellectual, and creative resources, developments, and activities in the Twin Cities metro area. This research symposium intends to highlight the ways that ACTC students are contributing to the vibrant Twin Cities community through direct study, applied research, and/or community involvement." For more information, see here and check back soon for updates on program schedule and location.
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
John Roach Center, Room 126
Join us to hear Dr. Colleen F. Moore discuss how exposure to certain pollutants can affect children's intellectual functioning, their social interactions and behavior, and their stress responses. This presentation will provide the basics of what the research shows about how exposure to pollution affects children's behavior and psychological development. Examples will be drawn from the "best science" on exposure to lead, mercury, PCBs, noise, and community pollution disasters.
Dr. Moore is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1978. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in Psychology, with emphasis on Developmental Psychology and a minor in quantitative research methods. She currently teaches graduate courses in the design of psychological experiments and developmental psychology. She has been teaching an undergraduate course on the Psychology of Environmental Issues for 10 years. Her research currently addresses several topics including prenatal influences on later behavior (in collaboration with Prof. Mary Schneider), and how environmental attitudes are related to risk perceptions, ethical reasoning, and other aspects of judgment and decision making. She is the author of Children and Pollution: Why Scientists Disagree.