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Forty-eight students from thirty-one high schools competed in this year’s NYC Regional Brain Bee Competition at Columbia University. Mary Zhuo Ke, a Manhattan student from Cathedral High, proved victorious after several rounds of increasingly difficult questions. 
•  Brain Awareness Week is celebrating its 20th anniversary this March! We look back on the campaign’s evolution in our article, "From One Man’s Vision to a Global Campaign: Celebrating 20 years of Brain Awareness Week."
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives elects fourteen new members, whose specialties include epigenetics, brain injury, and the neurobiology of pain.
Briefing paper: "When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education
You've Got Some Explaining to Do: Advice for Neuroscientists Writing for Lay Readers, is a compact reference book for scientists writing for non-scientific audiences. Please contact for review copies. Also, read our Q&A with the book's author, Jane Nevins, Dana Press editor-in-chief emerita.