|February 15, 2015||DEADLINE!! for applications to the PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience (PEN). See:program information for application requirements.|
|March 19-21, 2015||Adam Stone will be presenting at the Society for Research on Child Development in Philadelphia with Dr Petito and Dr Langdon. His presentation topic is "Early sign language experience and visual attention in young deaf readers: an eye tracking and fNIRS investigation."|
|April 9-11, 2015||
Melissa Malzkuhn will be presenting at the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit VI at Gallaudet University. There will be two presentations:
1) "Literacy in the classroom: VL2 Storybook Apps and Storybook Creator" with Melissa Herzig
2) Project Genesis: Developing Patterned ASL Texts for Early Childhood with Todd Czubek, Ben Bahan and Megan Malzkuhn
|July 3-5, 2015||
Adam Stone is heading to Amsterdam to present at the International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition. He will be addressing the topic "Infant attraction to visual sonority" co-authored with Dr. Petitto and Dr. Bosworth during his presentation.
|July 28 - August 2, 2015||Melissa Malzkuhn will be going to the World Federation of the Deaf Congress in Istanbul. She will be a plenary presenter on technology and accessibility.|
December 2, 2014
The exciting interdisciplinary PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program at Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.) is seeking applicants with an expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience-Educational Neuroscience at the assistant or associate professor level for two (2) tenure-track positions beginning in fall, 2015.
Click HERE for full position descriptions.
VL2 has an immediate opening for a full time Data Base Administrator to continue the development and management of online tools designed to facilitate the the assessment of ASL skills among deaf and hearing individuals and the conduct of research with deaf persons.
For a full description, click HERE.
VL2 Researcher and Executive Team Member Dr. Lynn McQuarrie was recently appointed the David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies and the Director of the Western Canadian Centre for Deaf Studies (WCCDS) at the University of Alberta. With this appointment, she joins a prestigious list of experts whose scholarly activity and accomplishments enrich research and teaching in deaf studies.
Dr. McQuarrie's primary research examines reading acquisition and development of children who grow up in a dual language environment (American Sign Language and English) and explores how these languages interact to support reading.
Professor Laura-Ann Petitto
Recipient of the Sin Wai-Kin
Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities
VL2's Co-PI and Science Director, Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto has been awarded the Sin-Wai-Kin Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities at Hong Kong University. During her month-long stay at HKU in the month of January, Dr. Petitto will work to establish partnerships with HKU faculty, and serve as a resource for building the Science of Learning and the Educational Neuroscience Disciplines in China. She will also deliver a series of lectures, open to the public during her stay in Hong Kong.
Click HERE for a prospectus of her lecture abstracts.
Join us live on the Gallaudet Campus in Learning Center B111 at 4:00PM, EST or streaming live over the Internet at http://webcast.gallaudet.edu for the following three lectures in the PEN/VL2 "Leaders in Educational Neuroscience" Lecture Series:
|February 23, 2015||Dr. John Gabrieli, "How Cognitive Neuroscience May Contribute to Helping People with Dyslexia"|
|March 12, 2015||Dr. Carol Padden, "Iconicity and Grammar in Sign Languages"|
|April 2, 2015||Dr. David Klahr, "Teaching children to Reason about Evidence: Age 5 to Grade 5"|
Click here for a brochure containing full details.