Neuroscience News

Stephanie Munger receives a College of Science Excellence Award

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Congratulations to Stephanie Munger for receiving a College of Science Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is given to employees that perform job duties above and beyond what is normally expected, improve efficiency in the workplace and demonstrate, through attitude and actions, a willingness to help others and work as a team.

Cesar Medina receives the 2017 Excellence in STEM Diversity Award. Cesar also received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Friday, April 14, 2017

Congratulations to Cesar Medina for receiving the 2017 Excellence in STEM Diversity Award and for also receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Cesar was chosen from a large pool of incredibly qualified applicants for the STEM Diversity Award. This award reflects Cesar's dedication to fostering diversity in STEM fields through the outreach he does with local schools, as well as his dedication as a scientist and researcher. Cesar will be presented with the award at the 2017 Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet on April 13, 2017. 

Cesar also received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Leslie Tolbert named an AAAS Fellow

Monday, November 21, 2016

Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

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Becca Van Sickler receives the Galileo Circle Copernicus Award

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Congratulations to Becca Van Sickler for receiving the Copernicus award. The Copernicus Award is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its non-tenure eligible faculty, appointed personnel or classified staff. Becca is the acknowledged heart of the undergraduate program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NSCS). Becca became part of the NSCS program at its inception and has been a constant and powerful guide and advocate for students and faculty as the program has grown from the first class of 29 students to the current enrollment of more than 500 students.

Hildebrand receives the Wigglesworth Medal

Monday, October 3, 2016

Dr. John G. Hildebrand receives the Wigglesworth Medal of the Royal Entomological Society from the past President, Dr. John A. Pickett.

$50K Donation to the John G. Hildebrand Endowment in Neuroscience

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A generous donation of $50K was made to the John G. Hildebrand Endowment in Neuroscience. The John G. Hildebrand Scholarship award supports and encourages highly-qualified upper-division undergraduate students who desire to pursue graduate education and scientific careers in neuroscience or a related field.

Wulfila Gronenberg promoted to Professor

Monday, May 2, 2016
Congratulations to Wulfila Gronenberg on his promotion to full Professor!

Birdsong Could Offer Clues to Human Speech Disorders

Thursday, March 17, 2016
UA researcher Julie Miller believes birds can help us understand the genetics behind language problems associated with Parkinson's disease. Speech problems accompany several common neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, although the cause of these problems is not well-studied. Julie Miller, an assistant professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, has focused her attention on zebra finches for research into speech and language disorders, particularly those associated with Parkinson's.

Alan Nighorn receives University Distinguished Professor Award

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The University Distinguished Professor Award was created to recognize faculty who have a long-term commitment to undergraduate education and have made outstanding contributions at The University of Arizona. Alan has made a difference in students' lives through personal commitment and mentoring a broad range of undergraduate students.

Lynne Oland receives Copernicus Award

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Copernicus Award is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its non-tenure eligible faculty, appointed personnel or classified staff. Lynne's extraordinary accomplishments significantly advance the mission of their department and the knowledge base of their discipline.