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Faculty members present how to prepare business, STEM students for workforce

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dr. Helen Boylan, director of Westminster's Center for the Environment and professor of chemistry; Dr. Alison DuBois, director of the Graduate School and associate professor of education; and Brian Petrus, assistant professor of business administration, recently presented at the Academy of Business Education's 20th annual conference on Sept. 19, in Savannah, Ga.

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Westminster breaks ground for Hoyt Science Center $11.2 million expansion

Friday, September 20, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College broke ground today for the $11.2 million expansion to the Hoyt Science Center expected to be complete in spring 2021.

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2019 Summer Research Fellows announced by Drinko Center

Friday, April 26, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Seven student-faculty pairs have been selected as the 2019 Summer Research Fellows by the Westminster College Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

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Retired professors’ gift establishes Psychology and Neuroscience Colloquium

Friday, April 26, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – A gift from two former Westminster College professors will be used to bring national psychology and neuroscience scholars to campus each spring to share research and inspire and educate students and faculty.

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Westminster College hosts Social Sciences Visit Day

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON — High school students interested in studying political science, criminal justice, international studies, psychology, sociology and neuroscience in college are invited to attend Westminster College’s Social Sciences Visit Day on Monday, Feb. 18.

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Westminster College Psychology and Neuroscience Capstone Presentations

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Twenty-five Westminster College psychology and neuroscience majors presented their senior capstone projects on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Hoyt Science Center.

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Dr. Deanne Buffalari Publishes Book Chapter Examining the Neuroscience of Cocaine

Monday, February 19, 2018

Assistant professor and chair of the neuroscience program Dr. Deanne Buffalari recently published a book chapter in an edited volume entitled The Neuroscience of Cocaine: Mechanisms and Treatment. Her chapter, "Nicotine and cocaine interactions: focus on dopamine pharmacology, neuroadaptations, and behavior relevant to addiction," focuses on how nicotine and cocaine might interact at the cellular and behavioral level to promote drug use, escalation to addiction and the risk of relapse.

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Psychology and Neuroscience Seniors Prepare Capstone Presentations, Dec. 11

Monday, December 4, 2017

Eighteen psychology and neuroscience majors, including one research scholar, will present their senior capstone projects from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 in Hoyt Science Resources Center rooms 150, 152 and 166.

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Dr. Deanne Buffalari presents research at Millersville University

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Deanne Buffalari, assistant professor of neuroscience, recently gave a talk at Millersville University regarding her recent research. Buffalari was invited by the psychology department at Millersville to discuss the research she has been conducting in the neuroscience laboratory at Westminster College with undergraduate students. In particular, this talk highlighted the work of three students—senior Katelynn Morrell and alumni Anthony Sloan '15 and Sarah Waszyn '16. Morrell, Sloan and Waszyn were interested in using animal models to study behavioral and cognitive disorders. This work included studies of what factors might contribute to the progression and symptoms Parkinson's disease and possible treatments for Parkinson's, as well as how individuals with ADHD might react to certain combinations of drugs. A portion of this work was published by Sloan and Buffalari last year. This work is ongoing and provides an exciting and clinically relevant field of research for undergraduate students.

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