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GPR technology lecture focus

GPR technology lecture focus

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will present a free lecture on Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. on the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in archaeological research. Associate professor of anthropology at the University of Denver Lawrence Conyers will deliver the lecture, to be held in the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Geological Lecture Hall. Conyers has developed the near-surface geophysical technique to discover, map, and interpret archaeological sites noninvasively and nondestructively. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Schizophrenia research tapped

The fourth annual Schizophrenia Education Day – this year titled “New Research and Treatment Strategies for Cognitive Deficits and Negative Symptoms” – will be held Oct. 14 in the Simches Building Auditorium (Room 3110) of Charles River Plaza in Boston (185 Cambridge St.).

A free educational program that is open to the public, the October event is sponsored by the Schizophrenia Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. The program is made possible by a generous educational grant from the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation.

The fourth annual Schizophrenia Education Day will focus on two aspects of schizophrenia: cognitive deficits (thinking difficulties) and negative symptoms (emotional and motivational difficulties). These symptoms can make it difficult to hold a job, form relationships, and enjoy life. The lectures, presented by expert faculty from the Massachusetts General Hospital, will help patients with schizophrenia and their family members to better understand these symptoms and their treatment, while also describing related cutting-edge research being conducted in these areas.

Seating is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Cromwell at (617) 912-7862, or