To support safety and public health during the Covid-19 pandemic, all on-campus events are canceled until further notice.

Every morning between about 1 and 1:30 AM, as Hopkins students either reach their stride or are climbing into bed (me), you’ll hear the familiar ding of your email notifications, telling you that Today’s Announcements are waiting for you in your inbox. I personally love these emails, because they detail every single campus event that day—whether it’s a guest lecturer or an opportunity to get free food/coffee/clothing. Mondays, however, are even better days for my inbox because as one of the 391 Neuroscience majors on campus, I also get the Neuroscience (NS) Weekly email.

This weekly email, sent out by our department head Dr. Linda Gorman, details all the events and deadlines that might be important to us. From telling us about Neuroscience society meetings to research symposiums to interesting scholarship opportunities, Dr. Gorman keeps us informed. She also always makes sure that we are staying healthy as midterm season creeps up—you can always count on her to remind us to sleep or to tell us where we can catch a quick back massage. My favorite things to look out for though, are the Conference Room schedule—a great study space full of snacks, and actually where I have a review session this week—and a little section called Brady’s days—or when she’s bringing her adorable golden retriever to the office to play.


Here’s a look into what we got this morning:


Hello Students –


There was a slight glitch in scheduling the room last week – so the 1st Nu Rho Psi meeting with the new members will be held THIS Tuesday in Remson 101.  This will be your new meeting room for the rest of the semester.  We would like to welcome all of the new members.  Remember, this is your organization – so be sure to bring your ideas of things you would like done to the General Body Meeting.


Final week to submit your t-shirt designs.  Voting will take place next week.  So far, we have 2 submissions (thank you!!!).


Have a GREAT week!!!


                                                               News and Upcoming Events: October 3rd – October 9th



Applications for the BS/MS program are due TODAY at 4:00 pm. 


Click HERE for more information on the program.



Welcome new NRP members!!!


General Body Meeting – Tuesday, October 4th at 7 pm in Remsen 101.


Pizza will be served.


2016 – 2017


This is the FINAL WEEK to submit your t-shirt design for the annual t-shirt contact. Don’t forget to include the 20th Anniversary in your design.


Please email your t-shirt submission to Andrea Williams by October 7th.

Design your shirt HERE.

Voting will take place from October 11th October 14th.


CAREER SERVICES Career Fair Week is over – so the Career Coaches will once again be available for Drop-In meetings.  Here is the schedule and where to find them…


Career Coach Drop-Ins:


Tuesday, October 4th

8:00 am – 10:00 am – Brody Learning Commons Room 4031

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  – Levering Café


Wednesday, October 5th

8:00 am – 10:00 am – Brody Learning Commons Room 4031

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Fresh Food Café

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  – Mudd Café


Thursday, October 6th

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Mudd Café

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Levering Café


FALL 2016 DEPARTMENTAL HONORS – DUE NEXT WEEK Next week is the deadline to apply for departmental honors if you are graduating this fall.  You will need to submit your application by October 14th at 4:00 pm.


Email Hope Fisher for any additional questions.


DAVID S. OLTON RESEARCH AWARD The David S. Olton Award is given annually to support undergraduate research in the area of the biology of behavior, broadly defined. The award is $2,500. This award is designed to help students complete a project of their own that they might not otherwise be able to carry out due to financial limitations. Therefore, the award can potentially cover a wide range of costs including stipend support (either during the academic year or the summer) or equipment and/or supplies essential to the project.


Applications should include:

• A short proposal (approximately 2 to 3 pages, including references)

• A letter of support from their research sponsor (in a sealed enveloped signed by the sponsor across the back, with the student’s name on the front)

• A budget with justification

• A 1-page summary of research and course experience relevant to the project

• An unofficial transcript


Application Information HEREThe deadline for submission is October 21st.


Email Hope Fisher for any additional questions.




In an effort to stay connected with our alumni and have a forum for our current students and alumni to network, we have created a LinkedIn page. The link for this can now be found on the Neuroscience home page.



Have you done an internship or had an “in the field experience” that you would like to share with others? We would like to highlight you in our Weekly Email and add you to the list of great field experiences for our students!


Please email Hope Fisher if you have been involved in one or more of these experiences.


 CONFERENCE ROOM The Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Conference Room will be open and stocked.


The availability of the Conference Room for the week can be found on the website. We will also be posting a sign on the door when the room is in use.  You can also review the Dunning Conference Room user’s policy on the website.


Note: Please be sure to leave the conference room in better shape then you found it.




Do you have any comments or suggestions that might make the program better? Would you like to see different snacks in the Conference Room?


Visit the comment box link and make your thoughts known anonymously.


Please refer to the NS website:  for more information.



Linda K. Gorman, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology

Teaching Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences


434 Dunning Hall

3400 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, MD  21218

(410) 516-3868