UC Merced Update



MTS Lecture Series

The Mind, Technology and Society Talk Series, funded by a generous gift from Professors Robert Glushko and Pamela Samuelson, brings world-class scholars and scientists with research interests related to cognitive science to UC Merced. The series aims to promote cognitive science.

There is no cost to attend the talks, and they are open to the general public. The talks are at 3 p.m. Monday in Classroom and Office Building Room 110 (unless otherwise specified).

April 1 – Bradley Doll (New York University), Corticostriatal Substrates of Confirmation Bias in Human Reinforcement Learning

April 8 – Vikaas Sohal (UCSF), Studies of Microcircuits in the Prefrontal Cortex and their Dysfunction in Psychiatric Disease

April 15: Mikhail Rabinovich (UC San Diego), The Dynamical Principles of Cognition

April 25 – Helen Neville (University of Oregon), 2013 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award Presentation (5 p.m., Lakireddy Auditorium)

April 29 – Marjorie Solomon (UC Davis), Higher Cognition in Autism

May 6 – Jonathan Schooler (UC Santa Barbara), The Wandering Mind

I4Energy Series

Watch the webcasts of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society's (CITRIS) i4Energy lecture series at noon each Friday throughout the spring.

Later this spring, UC Merced Professor Yihsu Chen will lecture, as will former UC Merced Director of Energy and Sustainability John Elliott.

The next lectures are “Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics” with Costas Spanos from UC Berkeley on March 22; and “The Role of Supply-Following Loads in Highly Renewable Electricity Grids” with Jay Taneja from UC Berkeley on April 5. There is no lecture on March 15.

The CITRIS-LBNL-CIEE i4Energy Center focuses developing information technology systems that facilitate significant energy and cost savings.

The i4Energy Speaker Series is free and open to all, and is conducted at UC Berkeley.

However, here on the UC Merced campus, the lectures are simulcast in Science and Engineering 138.

You can connect to the live broadcast on your own, too, and ask questions live via Twitter at #CITRISi4E.

For more information, find i4Energy on the web.