Gallaudet's exciting Ph.D. program in Educational Neuroscience may be for you. This program provides intensive and state-of-the-art training in Cognitive Neuroscience with an emphasis on the application of scientific discovery to Education. Highly qualified applicants will be offered admission into the four-year program that includes full tuition scholarships and assistantships with stipend, placement in a leading research lab and mentorship with a leading scholar in the field, summer lab internships in leading neuroimaging centers throughout the United States, a unique curriculum that includes courses in neuroimaging techniques and neuro-ethics, and an opportunity to work and study in Gallaudet's unique bilingual ASL/English environment just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. Please visit our website for more information and application details.
|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
|April 15, 2015||
VL2 will share information at a booth at Psi Chi Research Conference at LLRH6 at Gallaudet University from 8-9:30am and 4-5:15 pm.
|April 17, 2015||
Melissa Herzig will be presenting at the Maryland School for the Deaf - Columbia. She will be sharing information about research, resources, tips for parents and educators. There will be a presentation for the Parent Infant Program in the morning and for teachers in the afternoon.
|April 19-21, 2015||
Dr. Herzig will be presenting at the Arkansas School for the Deaf. She will be sharing Information about VL2 research, resources, and tips to incorporate the research findings in their school. The presentation will be spread out over the 3 days for different school personnel. Sunday, April 19- Dormitory Staff Monday, April 20- K-12 teachers, admin, and staff, Tuesday, April 21- Board of Trustees
|April 23, 2015||
Dr. Melissa Herzig and PEN students, Adam Stone, and Geo Kartheiser will share information about VL2 and research about early language acquisition and development at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School's Parent Infant Program.
|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 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.|
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.