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January 25, 2017


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration 2017: Book Display: Pioneers in African American History (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Geisel Library

Familiarize yourself with groundbreaking figures of African American history by visiting two displays at Geisel Library. On the main level of the library, there will be a display of select non-fiction books and DVDs that shine a spotlight on pioneers in African American history. On the lower level, resources written for a younger audience will be on display near the Juvenile Literature Collection. A companion webpage will highlight print and electronic resources available through the library as well as resources available on the Internet.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration 2017: Community Book Drive to Benefit Families in Manchester (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Please donate books for children from babyhood through second grade to be distributed via the Manchester Department of Health as part of an initiative to encourage family reading at home. Seven collection boxes, from the first day of classes through January 31, in the Coffee Shop, Davison, Dana, Bradley House, Goulet, Meelia Center, and Geisel Library. Contact: Nina Lukens at or Jennifer Thorn at
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FRC: Brain Training Programs and the “Marketplace for Memory” (Multi-Day Event)
12:30 PM

New Hampshire Institute of Politics - (West Wing)

Elizabeth Rickenbach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, will join the Institute to present a talk titled “Brain Training Programs and the 'Marketplace for Memory'” as part of the Faculty Research Colloquium series.

Although a main concern of older adults is fear of memory loss, there is an absence of drug treatments to prevent or reverse cognitive decline. A growing area of research has examined the role of “brain training” to maintain functioning, and results are inconsistent as to their efficacy. Recently, brain training marketing efforts have been targeted by the Federal Trade Commission as misleading, and some suggest that commercially-available software has created a “marketplace of memory” among individuals on a fixed-income budget who fear decline. The current study examined the language used to describe brain training programs in relation to subjective and objective cognition.

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