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IU College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences 125th Celebration


Join us on October 11th to celebrate 125 years of psychological and brain sciences with symposia, talks, a celebratory hour, cocktail party, and banquet. Hear distinguished PBS faculty discuss their work. Attend a panel on the future of psychological and brain sciences and a talk by nationally renowned PBS graduate, John Monahan, on “Danger and Disorder: Violence, Guns, and Mental Illness.” Join in the celebratory hour with IU President Michael McRobbie, College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean Larry Singell, and PBS historian James Capshew.
Schedule of Events

8 a.m., Continental breakfast (coffee included)
Psychology Building

“Connections and Connectivity in Psychological and Brain Sciences”
8:30–9:30 a.m., Psychology Building, Room 100
  • Provost Professor Olaf Sporns and Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor Linda Smith

“Future of Psychological and Brain Sciences”
10–11 a.m., Psychology Building, Room 100
  • A panel discussion with Joe Steinmetz, Executive Dean and Vice Provost, Ohio State University; Alan Kraut, Executive Director, Association for Psychological Science; and Dick McFall, Professor Emeritus, IU Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science, and Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

“PBS Brain Sculpture Dedication Ceremony”
11:15–11:30 a.m., Psychology Building, Room 100
  • With Chair Bill Hetrick and Associate Chair Tom Busey
11:45 a.m., Lunch
Psychology Building

“Danger and Disorder: Violence,
Guns and Mental Illness”

1–2 p.m., Psychology, Building Room 100
  • A talk by John Monahan, John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, PhD, Indiana University, 1972

"Psychology in the Real World"
2:30–3:30 p.m., Psychology Building, Room 100
  • Distinguished Alumni panel discussing the relationship between their education in Psychology and their careers in the 'real world,' including Mary Czerwinski, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Pete Yonkman, Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Units, Cook Group; Skyler Place,  Senior Director of Product Research and Design, Cogito; and David Pfenninger, CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Business Consultant.

Celebrating the History of Psychological
and Brain Sciences

4–5 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union, Whittenberger Auditorium
  • Indiana University President Michael McRobbie
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean Larry Singell
  • James Capshew, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, IU Historian

Cocktail party
5–6:30 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union, Frangipani Room

7–9 p.m., Franklin Hall, President’s Room
  • Remarks on the 125th Anniversary by William Hetrick, Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Registration for all events is free, except for the Friday evening banquet. Banquet is $35 per person or $25 for current graduate students (must provide ID at banquet).

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Cocktail hour — IMU, Frangipani Room
Banquet — Franklin Hall, President’s Room
All other activities — Psychology Building,
1101 E. 10th St., Bloomington
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Contact Jennifer Taylor at pbschair@indiana.edu.