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Letter from National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Dear Mills Community,

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), in conjunction with the Psychology Department, Education Department, Mills Cognition Lab, Mills Language Development Laboratory, Mills Memory Club and the Child Development Research Club, invites you to attend The Mills College Lifespan Development Lecture Series. The series, which started on Oct. 28, will include two other interesting talks this semester on topics related to childhood development and aging.

Our first presentation, given by Michelle Skinner, Ph.D. and visiting assistant professor at Mills, was titled “Context specificity of emotion regulation in older adults:  How does context change the positivity effect?” Skinner discussed adults’ emotion regulation and the possibility of contextual influences on emotion regulation throughout life.

The next lecture in this series will be on Nov. 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 in GSB 101. Kathryn Silva, Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Cruz, will be giving a lecture titled “Instructional Ribbing: Teaching Children Through ‘Little Dramas.’ Opinions from Mexican-Heritage and European-American Families.”

The final lecture will be on November 21 from 12:30 – 1:30 in GSB 101. David Ziegler, Ph. D. at UCSF will be giving a lecture titled “Structural and Functional Integrity of Cognitive Control Networks in Healthy Aging.”

All members of the Mills community are invited to attend these lectures. NSCS is proud to support these lectures and to bring together all aspects of the community.


Ziyong Lin, senior