In Faculty, Research on December 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm
By Todd H. Ahern, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Each fall the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) holds its annual conference. Founded in 1969, SFN boasts a domestic and international membership of 42,000 and has a four-fold mission: to advance our understanding of the brain and nervous system, assist neuroscientists in professional development, promote public awareness and understanding of neuroscientific research, and inform policymakers about how neuroscience impacts and benefits society.
In Event, Students on November 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm
By Suzanne Hudd, Professor and Chair of Sociology
It’s an issue that affects six million people directly – 1.6 million of them under the age of eighteen. And yet for many, it remains invisible. November is National Adoption awareness month, and this past week in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Quinnipiac’s Sociology and Social Services students hosted an adoption information table with the goal of raising awareness about the facts surrounding adoption.
There are roughly half a million children in the foster care system and about 20-25% of these children are available to be adopted. The National Adoption Attitudes survey reports that 63% of Americans hold positive attitudes toward adoption and 78% of Americans think that we could do more to increase the number of adoptions and raise awareness. Surveys reveal that nearly 40% of American adults have considered adopting. So how to reduce the waiting list and increase the number of adoptions annually?
In Faculty, Research on November 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm
By Rebecca Bamford, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
On September 20th, 2013, a group of 60 international philosophers, students, and members of the public, gathered at University College Cork, Ireland, for the 19th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society (FNS). This scholarly society was founded in 1990 in the United Kingdom, and aims to promote the study of the life, work, and influence of the nineteenth century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. As a historian of philosophy and a specialist in Nietzsche studies, I currently serve on the FNS Executive Committee as Secretary and Website Manager. This role includes working with other committee members to develop and maintain the FNS website and to plan the society’s conference, which provides a space in which students, scholars, and members of the public meet to exchange ideas.