University of Evansville


The UE neuroscience program offers students a challenging curriculum, taught by talented faculty, that will prepare them for careers in psychology, medicine, research, or a variety of other, related fields.


University of Evansville Alumna to be Speaker at UE Crick Lecture

Posted: October 28, 2014

Emily Durbin, associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University and University of Evansville graduate, will return to UE as guest speaker for the November Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Science. The event will be Wednesday, November 12, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. This event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Durbin’s lecture will be her research into the emotional life of children, which she studies in her lab at Michigan State (MSU Child Emotions Lab). Areas studied include temperamental differences in emotional experience and how these are related to the family environment and parents' personality and emotions.

Durbin earned her bachelor’s degree from UE and her master’s and PhD from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Neuroscience Honor Society Chapter Coming to the University of Evansville

Posted: December 6, 2012

The University of Evansville has received the 29th charter for Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society in neuroscience. An induction ceremony for the Indiana Alpha chapter is scheduled for January 2013.

Undergraduate students who want to apply for Nu Rho Psi must have completed at least three semesters of the college curriculum and nine semester hours in neuroscience major courses, be registered as a neuroscience major, and have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in neuroscience courses.

For questions or to apply, contact Dr. Lora Becker at 812-488-2532, or stop by her office in Hyde Hall 205.

Nu Rho Psi was founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. The honor society’s purpose is to:

  • encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in neuroscience;
  • award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship;
  • advance the discipline of neuroscience; encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in neuroscience and related fields;
  • promote career development in neuroscience and related fields;
  • increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and
  • encourage service to the community.