[FUN_Mail] FUN Business meeting Sun Dec 6 2pm--all members welcome

Bruce Raymond Johnson brj1 at cornell.edu
Wed Dec 16 09:54:00 EST 2020

Dear FUN friends,
The January 2021 CrawFly Workshop, sponsored by ADInstruments, will be virtual.  It will run Wednesday, January 6 through Sunday, January 10, ending just before the SfN Virtual meeting starts.  The site announcement and registration with detailed information for this neuroscience educator workshop is: [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crawfly-virtual-invertebrate-neurophysiology-workshop-tickets-128267229737].

The workshop is taught by the CrawFly staff: Jim Ryan (Hobart-William Smith Colleges), Ron Hoy, David Deitcher and me (Cornell University), Ilya Vilinsky (University of Cincinnati), Karen Hibbard (HHMI at Janelia Research Campus), Bob Wyttenbach (Emory University) and ADInstruments educators lead by Emily Pease.   We’ll present CrawFly lab exercises to teach fundamental principles of signal transmission in the nervous system, tutorials on the use of LabChart software for acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological and behavioral data, and for control of electrical and opto-genetic nerve stimulation.  New, extended Do-It-Yourself (DIY) sessions will include making high quality micromanipulators at home and a demo of construction and use of an inexpensive, DIY fluorescent microscope for teaching and research.  In other sessions we’ll brainstorm on best practices in laboratory and classroom teaching, including virtual instruction, and interdisciplinary training for students and educators for big data neuroscience.

Best wishes,

Bruce Johnson

Bruce R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dept of  Neurobiology and Behavior
Mudd Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 1134 Comstock Hall; Ph: 607-592-9184
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Here’s the link to the FUN business meeting (starting now!)

Topic: FUN Business meeting

Time: Dec 6, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 826 4921 9743

Passcode: 072446

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Subject: [FUN_Mail] FUN Business meeting Sun Dec 6 2pm--all members welcome

Please join the FUN Executive Committee for the annual FUN Business meeting, this Sunday December 6 at 2pm.  Scroll below the Agenda to find the Zoom link.


Mary Morrison

2020 FUN Business Meeting Agenda

Sunday December 6, 2020

a.k.a “FUN in the time of COVID-19”

Open Session


Report of the President and Introduction of FUN incoming president (Mary Morrison)

Old Business and Committee Reports

  1.  Election Results (Mary Morrison for Kurt Illig)

President-Elect - Gerald Griffin

Treasurer-Elect - Melanie Leussis

Councilors - Shawn Bates, Yuan Yuan (Connie) Kang, Monica Linden

  1.  Acknowledging outgoing officers (Mary Morrison)

President’s Advisory Committee - Amy Jo Stavnezer

Past President - Ron Bayline

President - Mary Morrison

Treasurer - Veronica Acosta

Councilors - Alo Basu, Gerald Griffin, Jackie Rose

  1.  Recognition of incoming/continuing officers (Mary Morrison)

President’s Advisory Committee - Leah Chase, Hewlet McFarlane, Ron Bayline

President - Kurt Illig

Treasurer - Lora Becker

Secretary - Carlita Favero

Councilors - Susie Banks, Siobhan Robinson, Michelle Tong

  1.  update on Articles of Incorporation:  completed  09/20/19, now fully processed

Thanks to Ron Bayline and Daniel Gustine of Peacock Keller LLP

note:  MOU with Washington and Jefferson University as address for these articles

  1.  IRS Tax Issue resolution    as of 9/7/20,

All tax penalties for late filing of 2016 and 2017 tax forms have been waived

Thanks to Veronica Acosta

  1.  FUN website migration to Naylor Associates site, launched 2/12/20

Thanks to Bob Calin-Jagerman, Hewlet McFarlane

content updates by Ron Bayline, Kurt Illig, and Mary Morrison

  1.  FUN Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 6/7/20 published in JUNE

Thanks to Exec Committee and Raddy Ramos

  1.  Celebration of the Summer Virtual Meeting 7/30-31/20--see report below
  2.  Celebration of the Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium 10/25/20--

see report below

Officer/Committee Reports

  1.  Travel Award Committee (Mary Morrison for Kurt Illig)
  2.  Brain Awareness Travel Award Committee (Mary Morrison)
  3.  FUN Awards Committee (Ron Bayline)
  4.  Social Committee/Poster Session (Ron Bayline)
  5.  JUNE (Raddy Ramos)
  6.  Education Committee (Eric Wiertelak) with
  7.  Summer Virtual Meeting Report (Alo Basu)

note separate attachment with SVM program (38 pages)

  1.  Program and Department Consultations Service Report (Eric Wiertelak)
  2.  Neuroscience Training Committee (Jean Hardwick)
  3.  Public Policy Committee (not currently staffed)
  4.  Website Committee (Bob Calin-Jageman)
  5.  Awards Committee (Ron Bayline, Alo Basu)--TBD
  6.  Equipment Loan Committee (Divya Sitaraman and Lorenz Neuwirth)

note appendix with complete list of awardee pubs and presntations 2014-20

  1.  Treasurers Report (Veronica Acosta)
  2.  Social Media Committee (Gerald Griffith)
  3.  Newsletter Committee (Carlita Favero and Sarah Holstein)
  4.  President’s Advisory Board (Mary Morrison)

New Business

Closed Session Notes from the Executive Committee Meeting (November 21)

  1.  2021 Budget Approval       (see Report 17 from Treasurer Veronica Acosta)
  2.  New Committee Assignments:

Webmaster (Susie Banks? Mary and Kurt to facilitate; Bob to help with treas),

          reach out to Membership at large

Social Media (Gerald is President-elect now)

          Michelle? plus membership call plus exec cmte member

Public Policy (Jackie Rose?)

          membership call --Monica Linden

others?   Finance Committee tbd

  1.  Summer Workshop planning post-COVID-19--Education Committee to follow up
  2.  Improved archive for important FUN documents--officers only to have editing privileges?

Mary to follow up; Awards nominees from Ron

  1.  Ongoing website maintenance/fresh content--Kurt/Mary/ Councilors  Susie?
  2.  Followup on FUN Statement on DEI--Looking in the mirror
  3.  SfN Global Connectome event in January (see info on last page of this document)
  4.  Discussion: Strategic planning
  5.  Business meeting December 6 at 2 pm.

Mary Morrison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FUN Business meeting

Time: Dec 6, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 826 4921 9743

Passcode: 072446

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