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. We will be accepting applications through March 15, 2015.
Feb. 19, 2015
12:45-2:PM, Location SLCC Atrium
The Motion Light Lab (ML2) will sponsor a talk by Erik Loyer, an amazing creative director/app developer/game creator. The title of the talk is "Storytelling in the Age of Divided Screens" The talk will be followed by a Demo and "play time" with some of Mr. Loyer's apps.
Feb. 23, 2015
The next PEN/VL2 Educational Neuroscience Lecture Series will feature a talk by Dr. John Gabrieli, "How Cognitive Neuroscience May Contribute to Helping People with Dyslexia."
4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time, streamed live at: http://webcast.gallaudet.edu. On Campus in the Learning Center, B111
|MARCH 15, 2015||DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15!! 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.|
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.
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.