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Psychologist to discuss how social media can rewire your brain

April 25, 2012

An award-winning psychologist will make two presentations Tuesday, May 1, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Regan Gurung is a professor in the human development and psychology department at UW-Green Bay. From 4:30-5:30 p.m. he will present “Invigorating Student Learning: How Should Students Study?” From 7-8 p.m. he will present “Social Media, Learning and Living: How Facebook and Texting Can Rewire Your Brain.”

Both sessions, free and open to the public, will be held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center.

Gurung was the 2011 recipient of the UW Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching and was recognized in 2009 as the Wisconsin College Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has received many state and national grants and is the author of numerous books and journal articles.

His visit is sponsored by the UW-Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, Involvement Center, University Housing, National Residence Hall Honorary and the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development.

For more information contact Renee Howarton, Nakatani director, at 715-232-5196, howartonr@uwstout.edu.

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