PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyd substances, are all over the news these days as the newest environmental concern. Tony Anthony, Principal Consultant with national environmental consulting firm AKT Peerless, will talk about this newest issue, and address how the uncertainty surrounding PFAS contamination is creating challenges for municipal leaders and their communities.
Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons
At a basic level, behavior can be understood in terms of two general classes of motivational processes: appetitive/positive and aversive/negative. Everyone agrees that both positive and negative processes are important, yet scientists still do not know much how these processes affect perception and cognition. In this talk, I will introduce my recent work on the role of affective motivational states in perception and cognition. I leverage recent methodological advances to enhance our understanding of emotion-perception, emotion- cognition integration and interaction. In particular, I will present behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging evidence showing how gain and loss influence earlier perceptual processing, and how simultaneous threat and reward interact in the visual processing. I close by discussing the clinical implications of my work, and how my studies can help understand the mechanisms that potentially go awry in mental illness.
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ 5 pm in the library for a screening of NOVA: Poison Water
How safe is our tap water?
This one-hour special report from PBS’s science series, NOVA, follows the ordinary citizens and independent scientists who exposed the danger lurking in Flint’s water and confronted those who turned a blind eye. Discover the disturbing truth that reaches far beyond Flint—water systems across the country are similarly vulnerable. How can we protect ourselves from poisoned water?
Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3 pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”
Dr. Garvon has been active with the Great Lakes Piping Plover recovery effort since 2007 when he volunteered as a monitor and LSSU was subcontracted for one monitor position. Since that time they have successfully written grants and have become the primary monitoring organization of the UP. In this presentation, Dr. Garvon will discuss the biology of the Great Lakes Piping Plover, the history of recovery efforts and LSSU’s long tradition of involvement, and current recovery practices and future challenges.