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Nobel Prize-winning neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel will discuss “Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality” at the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute symposium, October 1, 2011.

Columbia University neuropsychiatrist Eric R. Kandel, a 2000 Nobel Prize winner for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) symposium on Saturday, October 1, at 3:45pm in the Villard Room of Main Building. The overall symposium (2:30-6:15pm in the Villard Room) showcases collaborative experiments, explorations, and critical analyses conducted by Vassar students and faculty during this past summer’s annual ten-week URSI program. All activities are free and open to the public.


Display of original sukkah shelters designed by Vassar students, and a discussion about Jewish life at Vassar, will mark Vassar’s sesquicentennial and the Sukkot holiday, October 10, 2011.

An installation ceremony for the shelters will be held on Monday, October 10, at 5:00pm outside of Students’ Building (weather permitting), with the panel discussion immediately following at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall Room 200. Both programs are free and open to the public, and sponsored by the college’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

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