Agenda

March 30, 2017
Open Lecture “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities”

March 30, 2017 Open Lecture “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities” by Dr Michael Banissy (Psychology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

The International Centre for Research in Human Development invites TSU undergraduates , MSc and PhD students and lecturers from different academic backgrounds to the open lecture “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities” by Dr Michael Banissy (Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK).

Lector: Dr Michael Banissy, Director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Title: “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities”

Abstract:

Our ability to successfully perceive and use social signals is a critical feature of our everyday lives. Difficulties in perceiving social cues contribute to deficits in communication and social competence, reduced quality of life, and social isolation. Given this, techniques that enhance social perception could be valuable. One approach that has been shown to be a useful tool to facilitate a variety of cognitive and perceptual abilities is transcranial electrical current stimulation (e.g. transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial random noise stimulation, transcranial alternating current stimulation). While commonly employed in non-social domains (e.g. numerical cognition, motor learning), fewer studies have examined the utility of this approach for modulating the perception of social information. In this talk, I will describe a series of studies using transcranial electrical current stimulation in order to examine neural processes that are involved in specific social perception abilities, and whether we can use brain stimulation to aid the processing of social cues. The talk will include studies examining facial identity and emotion perception, social cognition (particularly self-other representations), and examining affective state modulation following transcranial electrical current stimulation. I will discuss the promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social perception abilities in different groups (younger and older typical adults and atypical adults).

Biography:

Michael Banissy is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths where he is the Director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory. Prior to taking up his position at Goldsmiths he worked at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (University College London) where he completed his PhD (awarded 2010) and held personal Post-Doctoral Fellowships awarded by the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has contributed to several diverse research areas, including synaesthesia, social cognition, brain stimulation, and face recognition. This has resulted in him receiving a number of honours, including substantial external funding and prizes from major scientific bodies in the UK and internationally (e.g. 2016 British Psychological Society Spearman Medal, 2017 Bertleson Award).

Date: March 30, 2017 (Thursday), 16.35-18.10

Venue: Tomsk State University, International Centre for Human Development Studies, 4 building, room 022 (conference room).

Contact information: e-mail: icrhd@mail.ru; phone +7 (3822) 786 050

Registration deadline: 03/30/2017 12:00:00 am
April 17–19, 2017
International research and practice conference “MOOCs in the context of modern education: towards the digital university”

National Research Tomsk State University is holding an international research and practice conference “MOOCs in the context of modern education: towards the digital university” and 5th Siberian School  “Massive open online courses: design, promotion, and application”, 17–19 April, 2017.

Conference events are aimed at searching for possible solutions to today’s challenges in online pedagogy and developing the eLearning system; discussing the prospects of MOOCs in light of the digital universities that are being established; and defining and analyzing methods of enhancing the quality of eLearning.

The conference participants will be able to:

  • unleash the teaching principles of open education,

  • extend their understanding of the impact that eLearning has on educational and research processes in a university,

  • analyze national practices of integrating MOOCs into the institutions of professional education,

  • define crucial effectiveness indicators and the prospects for using open online courses in their activity

  • develop their own model of integrating MOOCs into a learning process (university, school, or career colleges).

CONFERENCE WORKING HOURS:

April 17 – 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (GMT+06:00)

LOCATION:

Tomsk State University, 36 Lenina Pr., Tomsk, Russia 634050

CONTACT US:

Arenkina Ekaterina (arenkina@ido.tsu.ru) – all conference events, hotel reservations

Phone: +7 (3822) 52-94-94 or +7 (3822) 53-44-33

Registration deadline: 04/10/2017 12:00:00 am
April 21-22, 2017
The International Conference «Social Sciences Today: Current Issues and New Horizons»

The International Conference «Social Sciences Today: Current Issues and New Horizons» will be held at Tomsk State University, Faculty of Philosophy on 21-22 April 2017 in Tomsk, Russia.

We call for papers from undergraduates, PhD students, and junior faculty. We welcome your active participation.

Sections:

  • English-Speaking Session. “Scholarly Writing and Presentation”

  • Trends and prospects in modern social reality development

  • Philosophy and methodology of science

  • History of philosophy, logic and philosophy of language

  • Philosophical problems of the arts and sciences

  • Sociology today

  • Prospects for political science: Russian and world experience

  • Hot topics in social work theory and practice 

  • Humanitarian information science: a study of the information society and the social problems of informatization

Please fill out the application form (http://fsf.tsu.ru/conf2017/) or send the letter to the curator. 

Abstracts should be 300 words maximum. Abstracts received after the deadline of 10 April 2017 will not be considered.

Contacts: 8, Moskovsky trakt, Tomsk, 634050, Russia; Tel.: +7 (3822) 527 335; Http:\\ www.fsf.tsu.ru; E-mail: kirilenko_juilia@list.ru

Registration deadline: 04/10/2017 12:00:00 am
July 15 – 30 (Module 1), August 4 – September 3 (Module 2)
III International Field Workshop «Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleobiogeocenoses of the Northern hemisphere»

The field workshop «Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleobiogeocenoses of the Northern hemisphere» will be held within the framework of the main activity of the Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic continental ecosystems (TSU, Faculty of Geology and Geography).

Dates: July 15 – 30 (Module 1), August 4 – September 3 (Module 2)

Language: English, Russian

Target group: international students, researchers and professors

Application deadline: May 25, 2017 (Module 1), June 15 (Module 2)

Topics: paleontological, stratigraphic and paleogeographic methods of field research

Short description of the school:

The Laboratory does interdisciplinary research of Mesozoic and Cenozoic biogeocenoses, abiotic and biotic relationships, problems of extinction and survival of organisms. The field works will be carried out on paleontological sites, natural and artificial geological sections. There will be lectures and practical training in the methods of excavations and basic principles of taphonomic and paleoecological analyses, stratigraphic and paleogeographic research.

The workshop will consist of two local modules:

1. The Chulym River basin (Achinsk, Bol’shoy Uluy, Kozul’ka districts of Krasnoyarsk territory; the field workshop area is 500–600 km away from Tomsk). The territory of research includes dinosaur and mammoth fauna sites (Berezovaya Rechka, Krasnaya Rechka and others), important Mesozoic (Bol’shoy Ilek) and Pleistocene geological sections of the Chulym River and its tributaries. We have a boat trip planned as a part of this module.

2. The undrained lake basin of the Baraba lowland (Kargat, Barabinsk, Chany districts of Novosibirsk province; the field worskshop area is 500–600 km away from Tomsk). The territory of research includes Volchia Griva, one of the largest mammoth fauna site comprising Paleolithic artifacts, and Pleistocene geological sections of the Om’ River and Lake Chany.

Summer school schedule preliminary:

Module 1: July 15 – 30 (the field period is 12 days);

Module 2: August 4 – September 3 (the field period is 26 days). The schedule of the module is flexible. Students may join Module 2 after the start date of the programme and may withdraw prior to the module’s end date. In this case, however, the cost of individual transportation is the responsibility of the attendee.

The workshop will be held in field camps in taiga and forest-steppe zones. There will be an expedition bathhouse (Russian banya) available on site. All the participants are expected to take turns at cooking as catering is not provided. The school programme will also include excursions in Tomsk, safety trainings, supplies purchase, and field equipment preparation (three days before and two days after the fieldwork period).

Cell phone service:

Stable (several mobile phone service providers)

Desirable vaccination:

Tick-borne encephalitis vaccination. If the participants are not vaccinated, there will be medication available on site.

Contacts:

International Students Services Centre, Tomsk State University, Buyanovsky Lane, Office 15, Tomsk, Russia, 634050; tsusummerschool@mail.ru, http://studentcenter.tsu.ru/, phone: +7 (3822) 785-606

Contact person at the faculty: Sergey V. Leshchinskiy, sl@ggf.tsu.ru

Registration deadline: 05/25/2017 12:00:00 am
April 25–28, 2017
XIV International Conference "Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development"

Organizing committee cordially invites students, PhD students and young scientists (up to 35 years old) to participate in the XIV International Conference of Students and Young Scientists "Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development" to be held on April 25–28, 2017 in Tomsk, Russia.

Within the framework of the Conference, the professional development program “Modern trends in the production and investigation of functional materials” is organized (participants will be provided with a certificate; participation fee is 700 RUB).

Important Dates: 
March 1, 2017 – Paper submission deadline 
March 15, 2017 – Acceptance notification 
April 1, 2017 – Registration fee payment deadline 
April 25–28, 2017 – Conference

Conference sessions:
  1. Physics: condensed matter physics; surface physics; accelerator physics; hydrogen energetic; geophysics; modeling of physical processes
  2. Chemistry: synthesis and properties of functional materials; physicochemical analysis methods for materials; nanomaterials; ecology; organic synthesis; catalysis and petrochemistry
  3. Mathematics: mathematical modeling and data analysis; mathematical methods in physics, chemistry, biophysics, biology, economics, medicine, psychology; mathematical logic and its applications; computational mathematics; differential equations
  4. Biology and Fundamental Medicine: anatomy and physiology (including pathological states); immunology; neurology and psychiatry; cell biology and histology; genetics; biochemistry and molecular biology; microbiology and virology; biophysics; biotechnologies; bioengineering; pharmacology and pharmacognosy; cybernetics and bioinformatics; biomaterials: in vitro and in vivo studies
  5. Economics and Management: institutional and industrial economics; innovation policy and entrepreneurship; tax policy and regulation; finance; money circulation and credit; accounting, analysis and audit; statistics; management, labor economics; mathematical and data methods in economics, management and business; development of state and municipal management system, multidisciplinary economic researches; international economic relations
  6. Construction and Architecture: construction method; construction materials, products and constructions; nanotechnologies in construction; electrotechnics and electromechanics; engineering science and mechanics; engineering geology; architectural design technique; history and theory of architecture; restoration and reconstruction of architectural heritage; design of architectural environment.
    Within the framework of the session, the Contest of Architectural Projects "Red lines"will be organized in the following following categories:"Private House"; "Interior Design"; "Architecture and Urban Planning"; "Second Life of Historical Buildings"
  7. Information Technologies and Electronics: intelligent control systems; automated data processing and control systems; information security; nanoelectronics; production and research of nanomaterials; optoelectronics and nanophotonics; plasma emission electronics; intelligent power electronics; microwave electronics; systems of radiolocation, TV, radio, radiometry and wave propagation of radio frequency and acoustic bands; pulse and radio frequency measurements

Site and contects: http://science-persp.tpu.ru/Default_en.aspx
Registration deadline: 03/01/2017 12:00:00 am
Spring 2017; Start: March 9 (Thursday)
Course "Academic English"

"Academic English" will be offered again this semester, spring 2017. Instructor: Jean Kollantai, MSW.

This course will be about reading – writing – understanding – and speaking English for academic purposes. Some of the topics covered will be letters and email – CVs – making a presentation at a conference – writing an abstract – following your topic in a journal – and talking with international colleagues, along with publishing articles. 

Course members should already have an intermediate level of English. All lectures, discussions, and materials will be in English (without translation). There will be some weekly work at home, at least one consultation with the instructor, and a final presentation. Attendance at every session is required.

 The course is open to faculty and laboratory members and graduate students. Seats are limited to 20. (If necessary, priority for enrollment will be given to new course members and to those working in laboratories, centres, and joint Russian-international educational programs or preparing lecture/seminar courses in English.) 

Those who meet the course participation standards will be eligible for a certificate of completion from ИДО. 

To register you must:

1.     Send an email with your surname, name, position and phone number to jeankollantai@yahoo.com (use subject line: AE), by March 1 or sooner.

2.     Come for a short meeting about your research interests and interests in the course by Wednesday, February 28. (room 305, 4th Building).

Time: 16.35-19.10

Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 (Thursdays)

4th Building, floor 5, room 520

Contact for questions: 8-913-809-6304, kirilenko_juilia@list.ru (Julia Kirilenko)


Registration deadline: 02/28/2017 10:37:00 am
Spring 2017; Start: March 11 (Saturday)
Course "Academic Writing for Publication"

"Academic Writing for Publication" will be offered again this semester, spring 2017. Instructor: Jean Kollantai, MSW.

Course members should already have an intermediate level of English. The course lectures, discussions, materials, and assignments will be entirely in English (without translation). 

Those who take the course should have an intention to publish an article in English in their field in an academic journal that is listed on Scopus or Web of Science after taking the course (but a current project is not required). 

There will be some weekly work at home, at least one consultation with the instructor, and a final presentation. Attendance at every session is required. 

The course is open to faculty and laboratory members and graduate students. Seats are limited to 20. (If necessary, priority for enrollment will be given to new course members and those working in laboratories, centres, and joint Russian-international educational programmes.) 

Those who meet the course participation standards will be eligible for a certificate of completion from ИДО.

To register you must:

1.     Send an email with your surname, name, position and phone number to jeankollantai@yahoo.com (use subject line: AWFP), by March 1 or sooner.

2.     Come for a short meeting with Jean about your research interests and interest in the course by Friday, March 3.

Time: 14.45-17.20

Dates: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 (Saturdays)

4th Building, floor 5, room 520 

Contact for questions: 8-913-809-6304, kirilenko_juilia@list.ru (Julia Kirilenko)

Registration deadline: 03/03/2017 10:32:00 am
October 16–19, 2017
Modern problems of geography and geology
TSU are pleased to invite you to take part in the IV Russian scientific and practical conference with international participation "Modern problems of geography and geology" from 16th to 19th of October in 2017.
The conference aims to unite scientists and experts in the field of geography, geology and related sciences for the dissemination of best scientific and practical experience, as well as for the formation of a scientific culture of young researchers.

THE MAIN DIRECTIONS OF THE CONFERENCE
  • Fundamental and applied matters of Geography
  • Climatology and Glaciology of Siberia
  • Hydrology of Siberia
  • Potential for Regional Studies and Tourism in Siberian region and adjacent territories
  • Environmental management
  • Historical and Regional Geology
  • Geology and Geochemistry of mineral deposits
  • Scientific projects of schoolchildren
Those who wish to participate in the conference should:
  1. before 30 March 2017 fill the registration form of the conference participant on the website  http://ggf.tsu.ru/content/faculty/structure/chair/geography/konferentsiya-2017/registratsiya/
  2. before 10 May 2017 send by email to geo100-tsu@yandex.ru an archive file named according to the surname of the first author:
    • text of the article (with embedded pictures, tables, diagrams, etc.);
    • illustrations as separate files in JPG format, resolution at least 300 dpi;
    • agreement to the publication and including to the database of Russian Citation Index;
    • copy of the payment of the registration fee.
CONTACTS
Address: 634050, Tomsk, Lenina St., 36. National Research Tomsk State University. Geology and Geography Faculty. Department of Geography. Phone: +7(3822)420800
If you have any questions, please contact by email geo100-tsu@yandex.ru or on the forum of the group "Department of Geography" https://vk.com/geography_tsu
Information about the Conference is also available on the website of the Geology and Geography Faculty of TSU:
http://ggf.tsu.ru/content/faculty/structure/chair/geography/konferentsiya-2017/

Registration deadline: 03/30/2017 12:00:00 am
May 22-24, 2017
Third International Conference Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Making Health Public

Tomsk State University invites you to participate in Third International Conference Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Making Health Public (May 22–24, 2017).

What exactly does the ‘public’ stand for in public health? Public refers to collectives and solidarities on a local, national and global scale; but how are they made, maintained and legitimized amidst diversity of the globalizing world?

Social sciences play a central role in analysing public health innovations’ dynamics and for understanding the corresponding challenges. This conference examines the complexities of making health public by engaging the perspectives of the social sciences, including science and technology studies (STS), medical anthropology, sociology and history.

Conference speakers:

  • Tiago Moreira (Reader at School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University)

  • Martine Bouman (Scientific Director of the Center for Media & Health and Prof. Entertainment Media and Social Change, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Vikram Patel (Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard University) – to be confirmed

  • Susanne Bauer (Associate Professor at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

  • Klasien Horstman (Professor of Philosophy of Public Health, Maastricht University)

We welcome both individual paper proposals and proposals for closed thematic panels. Please submit your applications via the electronic form by 15 January 2017. Individual paper proposals should be submitted here; Panel proposals should be submitted here. If you have any questions contact the conference organizers: healthinnovations2017@gmail.com .

This conference is the third international event organized as a collaborative endeavor between Maastricht University (the Netherlands), and Tomsk State University (the Russian Federation), with participation from Siberian State Medical University (the Russian Federation). The previous conference in the series took place in 2015 and was titled Social Sciences and Medical Innovations: Doing things together (for details see: http://en.past-centre.ru/conferences-seminars/social-sciences-and-medical-innovations-2015/ )


 

Registration deadline: 01/15/2017 12:33:00 pm
December 1–2, 2016
International Conference “Russian-Chinese Relations: The Siberian Aspect”

The Confucius Institute of National Research Tomsk State University will hold the international conference “Russian-Chinese Relations: The Siberian Aspect” on 1–2 December 2016.

The project aims to develop young scholars’ and professors’ knowledge of the best scientific and methodological, domestic and foreign achievements in the general issues and in the specific problems of the present stage of cooperation between Russia and China, China and other countries of the world.

The areas of research are:

1. The history of the establishment and development of Russian-Chinese relations

2. Russian-Chinese cooperation in the humanitarian sphere

3. Russian-Chinese cooperation: the economic aspect

4. Cooperation of Siberian regions with China in education, science and technology

5. Socio-economic processes in China in the 20th–21st centuries

6. Domestic policy transformations in China in the context of modernization

7. Modern Chinese / Russian society: the correlation of tradition and innovation in the 20th–21st centuries

8. Cultural processes in Russia and China: the common and the specific

The conference languages are Russian and Chinese. The contributions of students, post-graduate students, young scholars, experts, university professors are particularly encouraged.

Participants are to fill in an application form, write an abstract and send the documents to confucius@mail.tsu.ru by 21 November 2016 (Appendix 1, Inform_letter).

The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts that do not fall within the scope of the conference.

The Organising Committee covers accommodation costs and meals for participants for the period from November 30 to December 3, 2016. Participants cover travel costs. Foreign participants are kindly asked to inform the organisers about the need for a hotel accommodation by November 21, 2016.

Regular and virtual participation in the conference is available.

Conference Location:

Conference Hall of the National Research Tomsk State University Research Library

34 Lenin Ave., Tomsk

Contacts:

Evgeniya Leskovskaya

Tel. / Fax: +7 (3822)528555

Mob. +79095492037

E-mail: confucius@mail.tsu.ru

Registration deadline: 11/21/2016 12:00:00 am
November 23-26, 2016
The University City Forum

On November 23-26, 2016, TSU will hold The University City Forum. The universities are an integral part of an urban culture. Old traditions combine successfully with dynamic development of modern cities. The universities are city-forming for small towns, they determine marketing of such a territory. Small university towns have to specialize for successful competition with theirs big neighbors.
Many university towns take first places by quality of life. The administration of the university, the student’s communities and city halls cooperate for development of infrastructure (for example, Tubingen and Marburg)
Russian university system was established by European pattern. Heritage of European academism should be remembered and developed. The experience of new universities centers of Europe (Passau, Olsztyn) is important as well.
The practice of organization of academic area is especially interesting for Siberian university towns (social support of the students, accessibility of urban infrastructure for them, regular monitoring of the cities, most comfortable for the students).

Goals:

  • to determine the criteria of the university town;

  • to find a solution: how to improve the relevant policy of city hall and integrate the historic buildings into urban well-developed infrastructure;

  • to work out the guidance for the city halls of Tomsk and others Siberian towns: how to make the city more accessi­ble for the students;

  • to create Russian university towns rating;

  • to start the preparation for putting Tomsk in the list of World Heritage of UNESCO as the classic university town;

  • to establish an association of Siberian university towns for development of cooperation with similar associations in Europe and Asia.
CONTACT US

Head of TSSW (Transsiberian Scientific Way) office: Lyudmila Borilo

Project coordinators: Olga MorozovaEvgeniya Kocheva; e-mail: tssw@mail.tsu.ru; +7 (3822) 529 824; Skype: tssw.tsu

Programm (.pdf)




Registration deadline: 11/23/2016 12:00:00 am
February 20-22, 2017
The first international workshop: radiation imaging detectors based on GaAs:Cr

On 20-22 February, 2017, TSU will hold the first international workshop devoted to the radiation imaging detectors based on GaAs:Cr.

TSU colleagues from research centres in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland will participate. The workshop will discuss the results of the testing of GaAs: Cr sensors and questions on improving the characteristics of the material.

TSU possesses a unique technology of compensation of gallium arsenide with chrome, which allows obtaining a high-resistance material that is used to create X-ray detectors. Studies of the sensors are taking place not only in Tomsk but also abroad, in such research centres as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

City tours and visits to the museums of TSU await the participants of the workshop.

The workshop will take place in the conference hall of Bon Apart Hotel, which has all equipment needed for presentations.

Registration and abstract submission are requested before December 22, 2016.

Proceedings will be published in the Russian Physics Journal

Contact e-mail: gaas.workshop@gmail.com

Information about booking accommodation is here

And here you can download registration card and abstract submission.

 

Registration deadline: 12/22/2016 12:00:00 am
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