- Jan 30 Opening conversation for "The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection"
- Feb 3 Taste of Service
- Feb 3 Macalester New Music Series presents INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
- Feb 4 'Moving Beyond Minnesota Nice:' Engaging Diversity in the Classroom
- Feb 12 Mitau Lecture
- Feb 17 Black History Month Keynote: Dr. Joy DeGruy - "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
- Feb 18 Mental Health Awareness Film & Speaker
- Feb 19 The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English
- Feb 19 Robert Blanchette on "Tombs, sunken ships and historic huts: studying ancient wood reveals secrets from the past"
- Feb 19 Chamber Music at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with Osmo Vanska
I have played several roles during my two-semester internship at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group. First, I helped collect data from clinic patients for a study on the links between epilepsy and dietary habits. More recently I was a neuropsychology intern, helping researcher Elizabeth Adams maintain her database of pediatric epilepsy patients, and Wenbo Zhang with her work in the functional neuro-imaging lab, working on analyses of brain scans. This is important because it may clarify the epileptogenic focus of patients’ seizures, i.e., what area of the patient’s brain is responsible for the activity that leads to seizures.
I’m majoring in psychology and neuroscience studies and this internship covers aspects of both since the clinic does clinical and research work. I have long planned to do neuroscience research in an academic setting, but my work here has made me consider pursuing clinical work or perhaps combining the two.
I found my internship through a Mac alum I played volleyball with during my first year of college. I asked her in the Leonard Center one day if the Minnesota Epilepsy Group needed any interns, and it turned out they did.
I received some advice at the clinic that I try to keep in mind: You can't know everything, but you should strive to. In all areas of life, people often get too comfortable with what they know and will fiercely attack all evidence to the contrary. We all need to have an open mind and keep learning.