Hampshire College Culture, Brain, & Development

Hampshire College Culture, Brain, & Development An interdisciplinary program designed to question and examine pressing issues at the intersection of the study of culture, mind/brain, and human development.
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The Foundation for Psychocultural Research-Hampshire College Program in Culture, Brain, and Development (FPR-HC CBD) is an innovative interdisciplinary program that reaches across Hampshire’s five schools to promote learning and research. CBD offers multi-disciplinary courses, public lectures, and other programs for students and faculty that question and examine issues surrounding the study of culture, mind/brain, and human development.

Mission: To promote and foster interdisciplinary scholarship, research, and advances at the intersection of the study of culture, mind/brain, and human development.

Operating as usual

11/19/2020

Today at 4:15!
IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: POETRY HEALING! with Zia Durnin
VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link)
& IN-PERSON (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

How can we use poetry to heal?
Poetry therapy is a form of writing therapy that has been practiced since the 1800s but has recently gained more popularity. This week Zia Durnin will talk about forms of narrative therapy, writing therapy, and intergenerational narratives that can lend themselves to poetry, and what makes poetry different from other forms of writing therapy. We will also share poems that explore these themes, and discuss ways poetry or creative writing helps folks figure things out. Zia Durnin is a third-year student at Hampshire studying early life and intergenerational trauma, and storytelling/poetry therapy.

Join a community of students from all different fields for friendly conversation and discussion.
All are welcome, from artists to zoologists! Come once, or come every week!
Yummy snacks/light dinner, CEL credits every time you come!

Sponsored by the Community Commons (CoCo), the Culture, Brain & Development Program (CBD), the LeBron Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and the Wellness Center.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: POETRY HEALING! with Zia DurninTHURSDAY, 11/5 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check ...
11/18/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: POETRY HEALING! with Zia Durnin

THURSDAY, 11/5 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link)
& IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

How can we use poetry to heal?
Poetry therapy is a form of writing therapy that has been practiced since the 1800s but has recently gained more popularity. This week Zia Durnin will talk about forms of narrative therapy, writing therapy, and intergenerational narratives that can lend themselves to poetry, and what makes poetry different from other forms of writing therapy. We will also share poems that explore these themes, and discuss ways poetry or creative writing helps folks figure things out. Zia Durnin is a third-year student at Hampshire studying early life and intergenerational trauma, and storytelling/poetry therapy.

Join a community of students from all different fields for friendly conversation and discussion.
All are welcome, from artists to zoologists! Come once, or come every week!
Yummy snacks/light dinner, CEL credits every time you come!

Sponsored by the Community Commons (CoCo), the Culture, Brain & Development Program (CBD), the LeBron Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and the Wellness Center.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: POETRY HEALING! with Zia DurninTHURSDAY, 11/5 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check ...
11/17/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: POETRY HEALING! with Zia Durnin

THURSDAY, 11/5 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link)
& IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

How can we use poetry to heal?
Poetry therapy is a form of writing therapy that has been practiced since the 1800s but has recently gained more popularity. This week Zia Durnin will talk about forms of narrative therapy, writing therapy, and intergenerational narratives that can lend themselves to poetry, and what makes poetry different from other forms of writing therapy. We will also share poems that explore these themes, and discuss ways poetry or creative writing helps folks figure things out. Zia Durnin is a third-year student at Hampshire studying early life and intergenerational trauma, and storytelling/poetry therapy.

Join a community of students from all different fields for friendly conversation and discussion.
All are welcome, from artists to zoologists! Come once, or come every week!
Yummy snacks/light dinner, CEL credits every time you come!

Sponsored by the Community Commons (CoCo), the Culture, Brain & Development Program (CBD), the LeBron Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and the Wellness Center.

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn HammondsTHURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & ...
11/11/2020

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn Hammonds

THURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

Join us at https://hampshire.zoom.us/j/99598428572

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn HammondsTHURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & ...
11/10/2020

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn Hammonds

THURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

Join us at https://hampshire.zoom.us/j/99598428572

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn HammondsTHURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & ...
11/09/2020

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn Hammonds
THURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)
Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!
Join us at https://hampshire.zoom.us/j/99598428572

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn HammondsTHURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & ...
11/06/2020

CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Racism & Health Disparities, with Dr. Evelynn Hammonds

THURSDAY, 11/12, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)
Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

Join us at https://hampshire.zoom.us/j/99598428572

11/04/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: REWRITING OUR STORIES, with Djola Branner & Will MacAdams on Thursday, 11/5...IS CANCELLED, SO FOLX CAN ATTEND THE COMMUNITY MEETING AT 4PM WITH PRESIDENT ED--we'll reschedule Djola & Will soon!

Resist! Practice Joy!
11/03/2020

Resist! Practice Joy!

“If you’re not angry, you’re either a stone, or you’re too sick to be angry. You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger, yes. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.” #MayaAngelou

Hampshire College Community Commons - CoCo
11/03/2020

Hampshire College Community Commons - CoCo

Post-Election Comfort!
Hot Cookie Truck from 4-6pm in front of FPH!
Dissent! reading from 4-6pm & Rosa Clemente from 7-8:30PM in FPH and via Zoom!

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: REWRITING OUR STORIES, with Djola Branner & Will MacAdamsTHURSDAY, 11/5 4:15...
11/03/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: REWRITING OUR STORIES, with Djola Branner & Will MacAdams

THURSDAY, 11/5 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link)
& IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

This week much loved Hampshire professors Will MacAdams and Professor Djola Branner will share old and new poetry and dramatic writing, facilitate a collective writing exercise, and lead a conversation about creative writing as a way to explore and nurture our identities and wellness.

Djola Branner combines movement, sound and light to create compelling portraits of American life for the stage. Co-founder of the critically acclaimed performance group Pomo Afro Homos, he toured nationally and internationally with their shows Fierce Love Stories from Black Gay Life and Dark Fruit. Will MacAdams is a playwright, educator, and dialogue facilitator whose work focuses on community building, the transformative power of storytelling, and racial justice. As a theater maker, he has worked around the world and in cities and rural communities across the U.S.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: REWRITING OUR STORIES, with Djola Branner & Will MacAdams on Thursday, 11/5...IS CANCELLED, SO FOLX CAN ATTEND THE COMMUNITY MEETING AT 4PM WITH PRESIDENT ED--we'll reschedule Djola & Will soon!

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: REWRITING OUR STORIES, with Djola Branner & Will MacAdams!THURSDAY, 11/5 4:1...
11/02/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: REWRITING OUR STORIES, with Djola Branner & Will MacAdams!

THURSDAY, 11/5 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link) & IN-PERSON!

Djola Branner combines movement, sound and light to create compelling portraits of American life for the stage. Co-founder of the critically acclaimed performance group Pomo Afro Homos, he toured nationally and internationally with their shows Fierce Love Stories from Black Gay Life and Dark Fruit.

Will MacAdams is a playwright, educator, and dialogue facilitator whose work focuses on community building, the transformative power of storytelling, and racial justice. As a theater maker, he has worked around the world and in cities and rural communities across the US.

Grants Info Session at the CBD/CoCo Student Group this Week! THURSDAY, 10/29, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Frank...
10/28/2020

Grants Info Session at the CBD/CoCo Student Group this Week!

THURSDAY, 10/29, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)
Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

*Check the Digest & HampEngage for the Zoom Link*

Learn how to find grant funding on campus & hear from students who have been awarded grants. Get tips on how to write a strong grant proposal & put together a budget.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Student Grants Info SessionTHURSDAY, 10/29, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERS...
10/27/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Student Grants Info Session

THURSDAY, 10/29, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

*Check the Digest & HampEngage for the Zoom Link*

Grants Info Session at the CBD/CoCo Student Group this Week! THURSDAY, 10/29, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (Frank...
10/26/2020

Grants Info Session at the CBD/CoCo Student Group this Week!

THURSDAY, 10/29, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON!
(Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

*Check the Digest & HampEngage for the Zoom Link*

Need Funding for Your Divisional Work? Trying to Support an Independent Project? Apply for a grant!

Learn how to find grant funding on campus & hear from students who have been awarded grants. Get tips on how to write a strong grant proposal & put together a budget.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Reimagining EducationTHURSDAY, 10/22, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! Fo...
10/22/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Reimagining Education

THURSDAY, 10/22, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! Food from El Comalito!

*Check the Digest & HampEngage for the Zoom Link*

This week Iyanu Bishop, Brittany Craigen & Josie Garcia-Euyoque will lead a conversation around identity and education, the impacts of racism on child development and learning, and the ways in which we might reimagine and redefine educational spaces.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Reimagining EducationTHURSDAY, 10/22, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! Fo...
10/21/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Reimagining Education

THURSDAY, 10/22, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! Food from El Comalito!

*Check the Digest & HampEngage for the Zoom Link*

This week Iyanu Bishop, Brittany Craigen & Josie Garcia-Euyoque will lead a conversation around identity and education, the impacts of racism on child development and learning, and the ways in which we might reimagine and redefine educational spaces.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Reimagining EducationTHURSDAY, 10/22, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON! (F...
10/19/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Reimagining Education
THURSDAY, 10/22, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM & IN-PERSON!
(Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)
*Check the Digest & HampEngage for the Zoom Link*

This week Iyanu Bishop, Brittany Craigen & Josie Garcia-Euyoque will lead a conversation around identity and education, the impacts of racism on child development and learning, and the ways in which we might reimagine and redefine educational spaces.Join a community of students from all different fields for friendly conversation, a light dinner and discussion. Food from El Comalito!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/20! Link to register and details on the Daily Digest or at hamp.it/communityeducation
10/19/2020

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/20! Link to register and details on the Daily Digest or at hamp.it/communityeducation

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/20! Link to register and details on the Daily Digest or at hamp.it/communityeducation
10/19/2020

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/20! Link to register and details on the Daily Digest or at hamp.it/communityeducation

Hampshire College Community Commons - CoCo
10/16/2020

Hampshire College Community Commons - CoCo

Schedule

10AM-noon
Panel: Social Movements & Electoral Politics, Annelise Orleck & Alex Aviña, moderated by Jennifer Bajorek (Digital)

Community Reading: My President, a poem by Danez Smith,
led by Amy Dryansky (Digital)

2:00-3:20PM
Workshop: Building Your Circle of Support, with Karina Fernandez & Judah Doty (In-Person)

2-3:30PM
Virtual Tour of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center,
led by Margaret Cerullo (Digital)

2-5:00PM
Workshop: Sexy Survivor, with Ignacio Rivera / The HEAL Project (Digital, Students Only)

3:40-5:00PM
Workshop: Black & Pink Letter Writing to Incarcerated LGBTQ Community Members, with Haley Aronow (Digital)

Workshop: Creative Resilience II, with Naya Gabriel (Digital)

7:00-8:30PM
Circle Practice: A Space for Us by Us, a listening circle with President Ed Wingenbach and students of color about institutionalized racism at Hampshire College (Digital, Students Of Color Only)

No classes are held, and CEL-1 credits can be applied for each program students participate in.

For more details, Zoom links, locations and the full schedule,
check the Daily Digest, HampEngage & hamp.it/communityeducation

This Thursday-10/15--Snacks & food from Miss Saigon, creative writing, good company & conversation!
10/15/2020

This Thursday-10/15--
Snacks & food from Miss Saigon, creative writing, good company & conversation!

THURSDAY, 10/15, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link) & IN-PERSON!  (Franklin Patterson, Wes...
10/13/2020

THURSDAY, 10/15, 4:15 - 5:30pm—
VIA ZOOM (check the Digest or HampEngage for link)
& IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)

Yummy snacks/light dinner from Miss Saigon, good conversation and friendly people!

This week Hampshire staff member, educator and poet, Amy Dryansky, will lead an interactive session on creative process, storytelling and metaphor as paths to wellness.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/10/indigenous-peoples-day-cultural-appropriation/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-...
10/13/2020
Native American imagery is all around us, while the people are often forgotten

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/10/indigenous-peoples-day-cultural-appropriation/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=History_20201012&rid=F496ECCF27E473BEF8D28351750886D4

For indigenous people, everything from the word “America” to the insulting ways native symbols are used is a reminder of how those of European ancestry nearly killed a culture—and still misrepresent it.

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP: Writing Into Feeling, Feeling Into WritingTHURSDAY, 10/15, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA...
10/12/2020

IDENTITY & WELLNESS CBD/CoCo STUDENT GROUP:
Writing Into Feeling, Feeling Into Writing

THURSDAY, 10/15, 4:15 - 5:30pm—VIA ZOOM (check the Digest & HampEngage for a link)

& IN-PERSON! (Franklin Patterson, West Lecture Hall)
Bring your laptop or phone so you can participate on Zoom, even if you come to FPH!

This week Hampshire staff member, educator and poet, Amy Dryansky, will lead an interactive session with creative writing, and talk about creativity, storytelling and metaphor as paths to wellness.

Join a community of students from all different fields for friendly conversation and discussion. All are welcome, from artists to zoologists! Come once, or come every week!
We meet EVERY THURSDAY this semester--Earn CEL credits every time you come!

Sponsored by the Community Commons (CoCo), the Culture, Brain & Development Program (CBD), the LeBron Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and the Wellness Center.

The Community Commons is a Hampshire College collaboration, including Critical Studies in Childhood Youth & Learning (CYL), Culture, Brain & Development (CBD), Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Ethics & the Common Good, James Baldwin Scholars Program, Johnson Library Knowledge Commons, & the LeBron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center.

Today at 4pm! In FPH WLH and via Zoom!
10/08/2020

Today at 4pm! In FPH WLH and via Zoom!

Thursday, 10/8, 4pm: Taiga will talk to us about her work, and invite students to share their ideas about how we can apply the principles of trauma-informed care to our own work.

Thursday, 10/8, 4pm: Taiga will talk to us about her work, and invite students to share their ideas about how we can app...
10/07/2020

Thursday, 10/8, 4pm: Taiga will talk to us about her work, and invite students to share their ideas about how we can apply the principles of trauma-informed care to our own work.

Just in: 2020 Chemistry Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier in a photo she sent right after she found out the news of this y...
10/07/2020
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for CRISPR ‘Genetic Scissors’

Just in: 2020 Chemistry Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier in a photo she sent right after she found out the news of this year's #NobelPrize;

“My wish is that this will provide a positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science, and to show them that women in science can also have an impact through the research that they are performing.”
- 2020 Chemistry Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/2020-nobel-prize-in-chemistry-awarded-for-crispr-to-charpentier-and-doudna-20201007/

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing.

Thursday! 10/8!
10/06/2020

Thursday! 10/8!

This week!
10/05/2020

This week!

Coming your way soon!
10/03/2020

Coming your way soon!

Our next ENGAGE is coming up!

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a Person I know has been working on this project. It's a series of info that students may need in times of covid. Should cover topics like: 'how to apply to unemployment' 'getting/ securing housing/ rent' 'online learning resources' to 'mental health suppport' etc. Its created alongside folx who live in different cities that can make hyper-local recommendations. shaning in case it's helpful!
Current neuroscience/cog-sci students: three professors at my university (including my own PI) are looking to hire PhD students in neuroscience (they're all awesome mentors and I've worked with all of them). Also, Bloomington, IN has a small contingent of former Hampsters here already, we'd be happy to welcome more). The PhDs at IU are typically fully funded + healthcare benefits (cost of living out here is quite low too, which is a bonus). Dr. Aina Puce is a social neuroscientist and expert in M/EEG, as well as network neuroscience. https://twitter.com/aina_puce/status/1183441613776920578 Dr. Rick Betzel is a network neuroscientist interested in complex systems and dynamic networks. https://twitter.com/richardfbetzel/status/1183346160632766464 My own lab is recruiting as well. Dr. Olaf Sporns is significant figure in Network Neuroscience and the world of complex systems science. He's also a really nice guy. https://twitter.com/spornslab/status/1183461586771599360 If you're interested, reach out to me (either on Facebook, or at my work email tvarley at iu dot edu) - I'd be happy to answer questions or make introductions.
For any CBD students who are 1) interested in pursuing a science PhD and 2) interested in highly interdisciplinary research, check this out. This is the PhD program I'm currently in my second year of, and it's great. As a former Hampster, I think it's an amazing fit (the benefits are pretty great too - if you don't want to be a starving grad student, this is the program for you).
Hey all - So excited to post that I am working on a new project. With thanks to satellite imagery from DigitalGlobeFDN (www.digitalglobefoundation.org) she is working to locate a boat in the Hudson Bay area which was last seen by a pilot about 60 years ago. Because of the potential location of the boat, estimated to be about 500 feet above mean sea level, it is possible that it dates back 3000 BP. Without satellite imagery it would not be possible to effectively search for the boat location today because of the harsh and inaccessible terrain in the region