UC Merced Update



MTS Lecture Series

The spring semester's MTS lecture series focuses on music, movement and cognition. Michael Hove with Harvard Medical School will give a talk on "Visual and Auditory Synchronization."

The talks are at 3 p.m. Monday in Chancellor's Conference Room (KL 232) unless otherwise noted. This semester's lineup features:

March 3: Bree Studenka, Utah State University: "Timing and Sensorimotor Coordination"

March 10: Ric Ashley, Northwestern University: "Expressive Performance, Musical Communication and Long-term Memory for Music"

March 17: John Iversen, UC San Diego: "On the Relation Between Language and Music"

March 24: Spring break

March 31: Carol Krumhansl, Cornell University: "How Music is Perceived and Remembered"

Psychological Colloquium: Paul Piff with UC Berkeley

The Psychological Sciences Colloquium is designed to give faculty members and students the opportunity to learn about research conducted within the psychological sciences. Researchers from various universities and organizations are invited to share their work with the UC Merced psychological sciences section. Faculty members and students outside the psychological sciences are welcome to attend. The colloquium is held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Social Sciences and Management Building, Room 104. Please contact Professor Eric Walle if you have any questions.

The upcoming talks include:

Feb. 26 — Paul Piff with UC Berkeley                                       

March 5 — Mark Appelbaum with UC San Diego

March 12 — Mike Frank with Stanford University

March 19 — Paul Carroll and Anna Epperson with UC Merced

March 26 — Spring break

Understanding Politics Speaker Series: Scott Wolford with University of Texas

The Understanding Politics Speaker Series brings leading scholars to campus to share their work. The talks are free and open to the campus community. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 27: Scott Wolford, University of Texas; SSM 217

March 4: David Lewis, Vanderbilt University; COB 322

May 20: Rose McDermott, Brown University; COB 322