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Joanna Workman, Asst. Professor of Psychology at SUNY Albany :: BIOL Seminar Series

Dr. Workman’s area of interest is Postpartum depression (PPD). PPD affects approximately 15% of women after giving birth. Currently, the causes of PPD are not fully understood. Motherhood comprises substantial hormonal and experiential changes that reorganize the brain and behavior. Dr. Workman is particularly interested in the neural, endocrine, and immunological changes that occur with reproductive experience (i.e., pregnancy and mothering) in females and how these changes are relevant for PPD. Further, her laboratory focuses on the role of hippocampal (and to a lesser extent, prefrontal cortical) remodeling in depression-like behaviors and cognitive changes following reproductive experience. Dr. Workman’s lab uses a variety of techniques including animal husbandry, behavioral testing, surgery, radioimmunoassay, immunohistochemistry, and brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Postpartum changes in depression-like behaviors, stress responses, and stress sensitivity.
  • Maternal experience and brain plasticity (hippocampal neurogenesis, neuronal remodeling, spine density).
  • Hippocampal- and prefrontal cortical-dependent cognition during and after the postpartum period.

Joanna Workman, PhD received her B.A. in Psychology in 2005 from Ohio University and her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2010. After that, she moved to the west coast of Canada to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia. In January 2015, she joined the faculty at the University at Albany as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department.

Friday, October 6 at 12:30 pm in BiHall 216

NSA 2017 Codebreaker Challenge

Can you crack the code and prevent major city disruption?

Imagine this: NSA has been asked to investigate suspicious network activity within a large SCADA system that controls critical infrastructure for multiple cities. It’s your job to find out what’s going on and prevent major havoc within highly populated areas.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Then gear up for the fifth annual NSA Codebreaker Challenge! The challenge invites college students to investigate how a system was compromised and neutralize the threat.

Thousands of students from hundreds of schools participate in NSA’s annual Codebreaker Challenge, and only a select few make it to the end. Can you?

On Thursday, Sept. 21, NSA will host the NSA Codebreaker Challenge Sneak Preview to introduce this year’s challenge. During this live webinar, you’ll get tips on how to execute the six-part challenge, from network analysis to crafting an exploit to take down the malicious server.

Register now for the Sneak Preview and get a jump on this year’s challenge!

Seats are limited, so don’t put it off!

Math Circus II: Fallacies, Flaws and Flimflam PLUS Student Speaker

Find the errors in short “proofs” for such surprising results as 1 = 0, some collections of positive numbers add up to a negative number, all horses are of the same color, etc.

Special Presentation (3 – 3:15) by Sabina Haque, ’18: “Analysis Of Endocytic Proteins By Stochastic Modeling Of Fluorescent Signal Lifetime”

Enjoy Refreshments as well. Open to the public.

Friday, September 22 from 2:45-4:30 pm in Warner 203

Save the Date: Annual Fall Finance Trip

Spend your Fall Break in New York City meeting alumni who work in top financial services firms!

A window into Wall Street. This is your opportunity to meet investment bankers, asset managers, and traders, and understand what they do. This is a CAN’T MISS opportunity for anyone even remotely interested in finance as a potential career path.

This trip is open to ANYONE interested in the world of finance. It is especially important for sophomores because now is the time to start prepping for the summer 2019 analyst application process.  First-Years should attend to learn about various roles and opportunities within firms.

More information on how to register will be shared in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

Final Note: In order to participate you must wear business formal attire. Accommodations and transportation are up to each individual, but there is a break bus going to and from NYC straight to Penn Station! (There’s also a Megabus from Burlington).

Any questions? Contact Brodie Miller and Jigar Bhakta at sic@middlebury.edu

Wells Fargo Sophomore Diversity Summit

Start exploring a career in Investment Banking or Sales & Trading with Wells Fargo during the special two-day Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) Sophomore Diversity Summit, designed for top-performing, diverse sophomores.

You’ll network with your peers and Wells Fargo team members and analysts while increasing your understanding of the financial services industry.

The summit also includes the chance to interview for our selective paid summer internships — a great place to start your career and build your resume.

The conference includes:

  • The chance to interview for paid summer internships in the WFS Sophomore Summer Analyst Program in Investment Banking or Sales & Trading
  • Panel discussions with analysts, managers, and senior leaders
  • Professional development workshops
  • Seminars on investment banking and sales & trading
  • Networking opportunities

Conference Dates and Location:

Charlotte, NC: October 18-20, 2017

All travel and meal expenses will be paid by Wells Fargo.


The program is open to all sophomores pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any major with an expected graduation by June 2020

Application details

Submit your application by Monday, September 18, 2017. Your application must include answers to the following questions in 350 words or less:

Why diversity is important to an organization and what you hope to achieve from the Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) Sophomore Diversity Forum.

Going Abroad ThisYear? Planning to go through the Health Professions Committee?

Are you planning to go through the Health Professions Committee (HPC) this year, but will be abroad?

If so, we wanted to connect with you now to remind you that HPC deadlines begin in the FALL.

Top 6 Things to Remember:

  1. Email us as soon as possible to let us know you will be planning to go through committee starting Fall, 2017. We will place you on our email list.
  2. Keep a frequent eye on our Application Timeline on our website. If you will be somewhere where internet access is infrequent, make sure to print out the timeline or at least put the deadlines on your calendar.
  3. There will be an information session October 10th so make sure you are on our email list so we can send you the pertinent information.
  4. November 15th will be the first deadline to join the HPC process. Your Committee Selection Form and head shot will be due and you will need to have opened an Interfolio account.
  5. We are here to support you in this process and are happy to meet with you via phone and skype appointments while you are abroad. You can schedule with one of the advisors online.
  6. If you plan to be abroad during the Spring 2018 term, please make sure to let us know so we can schedule your interviews via Skype.

We wish you safe travels and an incredible study abroad experience.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the HPC process.

Health Professions Shadowing Program

Porter Internship 2016

The Health Professions Program at Middlebury College sponsors a small clinical shadowing program at Porter Hospital and Clinics. As many of you are aware, medical, dental, PA and nursing programs value clinical shadowing in their holistic applicant review, but getting this experience can be tough.

Shadowing Session I will begin in early November 2017 and will continue through the end of JTerm; Session 2 will take place during the Spring Semester.  Students who are selected will be oriented and signed off and then will be allowed to shadow at Porter Hospital and Clinics during their session. Students might, for example, elect to spend a morning with a pediatrician, a day in the operating room, an afternoon with a cardiologist, and a 12 hour shift in the ER. Please indicate which session you would prefer, or if you have no preference.

The application process begins with completion of a simple form; use it as an opportunity to convince us why this experience is important to you! We ask that you not reach out to any Porter provider directly as there are a number of protocols that need to be followed in order for a student to shadow in the hospital. Doing so could jeopardize our affiliation agreement with Porter and result in termination of this beneficial relationship. This opportunity is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

Interested? Please fill out this form and email it to: hbenz@middlebury.edu. We will accept applications until all slots are filled,  and we typically accept 6 students per session.

Please email Hannah Benz with any questions.