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This section describes the educational activities of the lab, including Dr. Refinetti's teaching engagements.

Academic Issues
The discussion of issues pertaining to the academic enterprise has been a regular component of the activities of the lab since its inception. Such issues include sexual harassment, graduate training, publication practices, and the use of animals in biomedical research.

As a university administrator since 2006, former member of the faculty senate, and member of the American Association of University Professors since 1992, Dr. Refinetti has been deeply involved in academic issues inside and outside the classroom. He is concerned with the quality of university education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with the vitality of programs in the areas of research and teaching, with academic freedom on campus, and with the rights and responsibilities of university students and faculty. His job involves activities such as curriculum development, faculty hiring and evaluation, program assessment, class and exam scheduling, and student advisement.
The following are some of Dr. Refinetti's publications that deal with academic issues:

Refinetti, R. (2016). Is viewpoint diversity inherently good for psychological science? APS Observer 29(4): 8. PDF

Refinetti, R. (2011). Publish and flourish. Science 331: 29. PDF

Refinetti, R. (2005). Scientists' salaries and academic prestige.Scientist 19(19): 10. Slide

Refinetti, R. (2005). College admissions and SAT I data bias. APS Observer 18(7): 5. Slide

Refinetti, R. (2001). Sexual correctness in academia: The case of a professor. Sexuality & Culture 5(2): 91-94.

Refinetti, R. (1999). Keeping up with the research literature through reprint requests. Scientist 13(12): 13. PDF

Refinetti, R. (1997). Sexual harassment, sexual consent, and beyond. Sexuality & Culture 1: 5-17.

Refinetti, R. (1997). Philosophy of science and physiology education. American Journal of Physiology 272: S31-S35. PubMed

Dank, B. M. and Refinetti, R. (1995). Student-professor bonds. APA Monitor 26(9): 4.

Refinetti, R. (1991). Low citation rates: who is to blame? FASEB Journal 5: 2217.

Refinetti, R. (1991). A prolegomenon to the study of graduate research training. American Journal of Physiology 260: S29-S31. PubMed

Refinetti, R. (1990). The real issue in the antivivisection controversy. Science, Technology, and Human Values 15: 122-123.

Refinetti, R. (1990). Investigation of scientific misconduct: virtue or hypocrisy? FASEB Journal 4: 3159-3160.

Refinetti, R. (1988). Problems concerning English- Portuguese translations in psychology. Ciência e Cultura 40: 140-142 (in Portuguese).

Useful Academic Links
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Research Training

The training of students in research is an integral part of the operation of the laboratory. Graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in conducting research in the laboratory are encouraged to contact Dr. Refinetti for details about current and future opportunities. 

For more detailed information, please visit the site of the graduate program in psychology at the University of New Orleans.
Training of undergraduate students in the study of biological rhythms consists of mentored involvement in on-going research projects.

Training of graduate students is also achieved through mentored research but often additionally involves several advanced courses or seminars.

With perhaps an odd exception or two, no university in the world offers a formal doctoral degree in the study of biological rhythms. Formal degrees are available in traditional disciplines (such as biology, physiology, psychology, and medicine) with research training in chronobiology. Graduate students not interested in working with Dr. Refinetti but still interested in research training in the study of biological rhythms in the United States are encouraged to contact individual faculty members with expertise in the field who conduct research at other institutions. They may also wish to consider one of the following research centers:

Center for Biological Clocks Research at Texas A&M University

Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego

Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University (in Illinois)

Rhythms Research Group at Michigan State University

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine (in California)
For more links, see the Related Sites section.

A list of students who have worked in the lab is available here.

Classroom Teaching
Dr. Refinetti has taught or is currently teaching courses on:

      Introduction to Psychology
      History and Systems of Psychology
      Research Methods
      Physiological Psychology
      Sensation and Perception
      Human Sexuality
      Biological Rhythms

Students may also take Independent Study "classes" and thus obtain academic credit while acquiring experience in laboratory research.
For a list of courses currently being offered, see the Schedule of Classes.
Courses on Biological Rhythms Offered at Other Institutions in North America
Alverno College
BI 443: Chronobiology
Clark University
BIOL 244: Biological Clocks
Cornell University
BIOGD 394: Circadian Rhythms
Dalhousie University
NESC 3260: Biological Rhythms
Drexel University
BMES 330: Biological Rhythms
Florida Institute of Technology
BIO 5080: Biological Clocks
Harvard University
MCB 186: Circadian Biology
Indiana University
A 501: Biological Rhythms
North Carolina State University
ZO 410: Biological Timekeeping
Northeastern University
BIO G306: Biological Clocks
Northwestern University
BIOL SCI 124: Biological Clocks
Ohio State University, Columbus
PSYC 623: Biological Clocks
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
PSY 597: Rhythms of Behavior
Simon Fraser University
PSYC 388: Biological Rhythms
Skidmore College
BI 344: Biological Clocks
State University of New York, Stony Brook
BIO 314: Biological Clocks
Texas A&M University, College Station
BIOL 601: Biological Clocks
University of California, Davis
MCP 242: Biological Rhythms
University of Connecticut, Storrs
PNB 225: Biological Rhythms
University of Houston
BIO 6213: Biological Clocks
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MCB 482: Biological Clocks
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BIOL 571: Biological Rhythms
Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
MSBS 5050: Biological Rhythms
University of Minnesota, Morris
BIOL 1001: Biological Rhythms
University of Texas, Houston
PH 2180: Chronobiology
University of Toronto
JZP 326: Biological Rhythms
University of Virginia
BIOL 419: Biological Clocks
University of Western Ontario
PSY 734: Biological Rhythms
Vanderbilt University
BSCI 238: Biological Clocks
York University
BIOL 4310: Biological Timekeeping

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