Corkin to discuss how memory works at Bucknell
LEWISBURG - Neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin will give the talk, "Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M." at noon Thursday, at noon in Rooke Auditorium (Room 116 of the Rooke Science Center) at Bucknell University.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Corkin will discuss her work with H.M., a patient who was unable to form new memories for the rest of his life as the result of a then-experimental psychosurgical targeted lobotomy as a treatment for severe epilepsy.
Corkin worked with him for five decades, learning he could remember major historic events of his childhood but was unable to remember who she was. H.M. died in 2008.
Corkin is Professor Emerita of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her lab in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is focused on the study of human memory systems and aging.
Montoursville band to host dinner and auction
The Montoursville Area High School band will host a pulled pork dinner and cake auction at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the high school cafeteria. There will be a silent auction for some professional and homemade cakes.
Following the dinner, the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra will perform in the auditorium and the Montoursville Jazz Band will open the concert at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will be available at door or in advance at the high school office. Tickets for just the concert will be available at the door.
Bucknell brigade to host wiffle ball tournament
LEWISBURG - The Bucknell Brigade will host a Wiffle Ball tournament from noon to 3 p.m. April 27 on intramural fields three and four, located on the Bucknell West Fields.
There is a registration fee to participate and teams may have up to 10 players. To register, visit docs.google.com/a/bucknell.edu/forms/d/1ZNYNjDOLWvG2Q0-pZScHsMB3d-j-zpMHBU9Zohetkp0/edit
Payment can be sent to the Office of Civic Engagement, 119 Bertrand Library, Bucknell University.
Participants may register and pay in person today through 25 in the Elaine Langone Center Mall, located on the ground floor. Cash and checks are accepted.
All proceeds from brigade fundraisers will be donated to a free health clinic in Nueva Vida, a resettlement community outside the capital city of Nicaragua. The health clinic was largely built by donations raised by the Bucknell Brigade and still operates on these donations.
Delegations of students and staff bring donated medicines, inventory supplies in the pharmacy, and assist with manual labor on projects identified by the Center for Development in Central America, the host agency, while learning about micro-enterprise initiatives, grass roots development, the history and culture of Nicaragua.
5 Mansfield University faculty granted emeritus status
MANSFIELD - The Mansfield University Council of Trustees, upon the recommendation of President Fran Hendricks, granted emeritus status to five retired MU faculty at its March 26 meeting.
Granted emeritus status and their years of service are:
Stephen Brown, psychology, Aug. 1974-May 2013.
Craig Cleland, education and special education, Aug. 1981-Jan. 2013.
Michael Galloway, music, Aug. 1980-May 2013.
Stephen McEuen, music, Aug. 1977-May 2013.
Kenneth Sarch, music, Aug. 1996-May 2013.
Emeritus status is granted to retired full-time faculty in recognition of dedicated service to Mansfield University. The action was based on the recommendation of the academic departments and Interim Provost David Stinebeck and followed a poll of senior faculty.