Summer PSYC 52a Project Poster Session


PSYC 52A: Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology with Professor James Cressey Will be hosting their Student Poster Session:

Thursday, August  4, 2011

Brown 1st floor hallway

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us to see the students’ final research projects which they have designed themselves!

The teams will be there to discuss their results and answer any questions you may have.

Refreshments will be provided! 


Summer Event: The Stage Hypnosis of Steve Marino

On Thursday, July 28th from 5:15pm to 6:30pm enjoy a free Hypnosis Show with Steve Marino and after the show, enjoy ice cream sundaes

Hypnotist Steve Marino has extensive experience delighting audiences throughout the USA with his unique style of stage hypnosis where volunteers become stars by unleashing their talents in a fun filled and tasteful manner.

This event will take place in the Ridgewood (A) Commons on Thursday, July 28th from 5:15pm to 6:30pm.

After the show, enjoy Ice Cream Sundaes with other members of the Brandeis Community.

This FREE event is open to everyone – Faculty, Staff, Students, and Student Employees

For more information about the performer, visit his website at


Learning a vital life skill: Public Speaking

Study after study has shown that “glossophobia” (fear of public speaking) is the number one fear among most people. Some estimates suggest up to 95% of the population fears speaking in public.

But when you stop and think about it, we speak in public all the time!  As Brandeis Lecturer Jennifer Cleary points out, “Public speaking isn’t only about presenting a speech from behind a podium… it is just a small part of what speaking in public is all about. We always have an audience, whether it is an audience of one or one-hundred. To become a strong speaker, you must begin at the foundation of where speaking lives in our daily lives: with our families, friends, classmates, colleagues, and in our professions. Naturally, we choose different communicative skills depending on our environment and audience.”

Throughout THA 15b Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication, students will gain the skills necessary to be comfortable, confident, and prepared to succeed in a variety of speaking engagements, and to overcome any fears of public speaking through practice, discussion, and collegial support/feedback.

The course is appropriate for a variety of skill levels, from the novice and more fearful speaker, to a more comfortable speaker looking for a place to focus and develop stronger skills.

This evening class is open to all students, regardless of background and is being offered by Jennifer Cleary.  The course meets in the Extended Summer Session (May 31-August 5, 2011) on Monday evenings from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.  During the weeks with Monday holidays (Memorial Day and July 4th) the class will meet on Wed. night.

Students can review a course syllabus for THA 15b Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication.  To find out more about this course, and other Brandeis Summer School courses, visit the Summer School website.

About the Instructor: Ms. Cleary has stage-managed professionally with the New Repertory Theatre, Worcester Foothills Theatre, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Encompass New Opera Theatre, and Gloucester Stage. She received her Ed.M. in Arts-in-Education from Harvard University and works with theatre student teachers in the Brandeis Education Program.  Also, she previously worked as the Artistic Liaison for Opera Boston, serving as their Chorus Manager. She is in her 11th year of teaching at Brandeis.  Pictured is the “un-official class mascot”, Ms. Cleary’s dog Zooey.

Ms. Cleary's dog Zooey


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