University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

“Insights from Neuroscience and Developmental Science to Help Every Child Succeed” is at NDSU March 22

The Human Development and Family Science department at NDSU is hosting a presentation titled "Insights from Neuroscience and Developmental Science to Help Every Child Succeed" as part of their annual Gertrude Weigum Hinsz Lecture Series.

The lecture is scheduled for Friday, March 22, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and will be led by renowned researcher Adele Diamond, Canada Research Chair and professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.  The lecture will take place at NDSU in the Memorial Union Century Theater. A reception with treats and beverages will follow the presentation in the Memorial Union Art Gallery.

Brief description: Activities that have been part of every culture throughout time, such as dance, music and sports, are important for fostering children’s happiness, sense of belonging and physical development. Diamond will present research showing these activities also are vital to development of creativity, self-control and flexibility, core skills critical for children’s success in school and life.

-- Heather Fuller-Iglesias, Assistant Professor of human Development and Family Science,  Dept. 2615, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo N.D.,  58108-6050, 701.231.562 , heather.fuller@ndsu.edu