Neurosciences Town Hall & Holiday Party 2016

Left Panel: Neurosciences faculty and students mingling in the Fairchild Atrium.
Middle Panel: Neurosciences students and staff making homemade holiday cards for friends, family and fellow lab mates.
Right Panel: A long table filled with Neuroscience graduate students enjoying the holiday merriments.

Program Town Hall

This winter, the Stanford Neuroscience Program came together for the biannual “Town Hall” meeting, in which graduate students have an open discussion with Program Director Tony Ricci about a wide range of topics. The goal of the meeting is to establish a clear and public dialogue between students and faculty about the aims and rationale that govern the direction of the Neuroscience Program, as well as a forum for students to voice any grievances or suggestions for the future. Town Halls are well-attended, and often catalyze discussions and debates among students with differing opinions. This year, topics ranged from how the program should respond to a rapidly changing national political environment to what the exact attendance requirements for weekly Journal Club should be. 

Program Holiday Party

After the meeting’s conclusion, it was followed up by the 1st annual Neurosciences Holiday Party and Potluck! Students and faculty alike brought an array of holiday-themed food and beverages to the Fairchild Building atrium for a relaxing time to chat and catch up before Winter Closure. Never ones to shrug at the opportunity to optimize time-efficiency, several students organized a craft station to make Neuroscience-themed holiday cards for friends and family. Tune in next year for a report on the 2nd annual Holiday Party!