|May 21-24, 2015||Co-PI Thomas Allen and VL2 student scholar Amy Letteri will be presenting a poster, "Effortful Control and Visual Attention in Deaf Children: Explorations from the Early Education Longitudinal Study" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in New York City.|
|June 25-28, 2015||At 2015 American Society for Deaf Children Conference, there will be a shared table conversation about "Maximizing the Child's Cognitive Potential: Research and Resources” with Dr Melissa Herzig|
|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.|
|August 3, 2015||At Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Program August Conference, Dr. Melissa Herzig will be the keynote presenter.|
UPDATED! February 8, 2015
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.
Position 1: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professorship in the PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience with an emphasis on the neural basis of learning in child development. Click here for full description.
Position 2: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professorship in the PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience with an emphasis on the neural basis of motion perception, especially the integration of motion perception and visual processes. Click here for full description.
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.
Seeing the Rhythmic Temporal Beats of Human Language, Keck Foundation Grant
Gallaudet University today announced it has been awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant by the W. M. Keck Foundation for a research team led by Dr. Laura Ann Petitto, a Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist widely known for her discoveries about the biological foundations of language. The team will conduct basic science to address the early learning needs of vast numbers of children throughout the nation who are impacted by the devastating consequences of minimal or delayed language exposure, particularly deaf children.
Click HERE for the press release.
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.