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Grand Rounds Presentation

Never Enough: How Affective Homeostasis Creates Addiction – Marijuana and Opiates

Judith Grisel, Ph.D.

Behavioral Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Feb 25 2019

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Judith Grisel, Ph.D.

Behavioral Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Feb 25 2019

Reach for Greatness: Education in the Age of Smart Machines

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.

Foundations Distinguished Professor, School of Education ,University of Kansas and Global Chair Professor of Education, East China Normal University

Feb 21 2019
Grand Rounds Presentation

Gene-Environment Interplay and the Biology of Misfortune

W. Thomas Boyce, MD

Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Profesor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, University of California, San Francisco, Co-Director, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Feb 20 2019

The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

W. Thomas Boyce, MD

Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Profesor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, University of California, San Francisco, Co-Director, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Feb 19 2019

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

David Blight, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University Author of a dozen books

Jan 25 2019

The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life

Hana Schank

Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America and Author

Elizabeth Wallace

Freelance Content Creator and Author

Jan 17 2019

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side

Eve Ewing, Ed.D.

Poet, Visual Artist, Essayist, Author, and Assistant Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Dec 12 2018

Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success

Karamo Brown

Culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix show Queer Eye and Author

Dec 5 2018