Former SAGE Center Junior Fellow Danielle Bassett named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Dr. Danielle Bassett, SAGE Center Junior Fellow from 2011-13, has been named a MacArthur Fellow for 2014. The MacArthur Fellows Program "is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations."

The honor, sometimes referred to as a "genius" award, comes with a $625,000 five-year fellowship that may be used to advance the Fellow's expertise, engage in bold new work, or, if she wishes, to change fields or alter the direction of her career.

Dr. Bassett is the director of the Complex Systems Group and Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

May 27 Lecture POSTPONED

Paul Thompson's May 27 SAGE Center lecture has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Gerd Gigerenzer SAGE Center lectures available online

The following lectures by SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow Gerd Gigerenzer are available online:

Homo Heuristicus: Rationality for Mortals

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Health Care

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

SAGE Distinguished Fellow Svante Pääbo featured in New York Times

Dr. Svante Pääbo, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and February 2014 SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow, was featured in the New York Times article "Toe Fossil Provides Complete Neanderthal Genome" on December 19, 2013.

2014 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

The 2014 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from June 23 through July 4.

The Institute is open to currently enrolled graduate and professional students, postdoctoral scientists, medical residents, or the equivalent. Faculty members and research scientists whose primary area of expertise may be broadened by the topics of the Summer Institute are also eligible to attend.

The application deadline is February 1 of each year at 5 p.m. PST. When the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following Monday at 5 p.m. PST.

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