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August 11, 2016
Publication a milestone for Ph.D. program

Publication a milestone for Ph.D. program

The Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program marked a significant accomplishment with two students’ first publication in a peer-reviewed research journal.
August 2, 2016
ML2 co-directors speak at global summit

ML2 co-directors speak at global summit

The co-directors of the Motion Light Lab, a resource hub of the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), recently participated in a panel at the first annual World Summit on the Creative Economy and Creative Industries.
August 1, 2016
Petitto and Gallaudet team publish pivotal paper on Visual Sign Phonology

Petitto and Gallaudet team publish pivotal paper on Visual Sign Phonology

Distinguished cognitive and educational neuroscientist Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto is the lead author on a groundbreaking paper laying out a theory of visual phonology and describing the insights this theory provides into how the human brain is able to build equally an universal phonological level of language organization from both signed and spoken languages.
July 29, 2016
Ph.D. student wins NIH's "F31" fellowship

Ph.D. student wins NIH's "F31" fellowship

Adam Stone, a fourth-year student in Gallaudet University's Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience Program, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award predoctoral fellowship.
July 14, 2016
Petitto guides new center in Hong Kong

Petitto guides new center in Hong Kong

Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto is in Hong Kong for three weeks to assist with the establishment and design of the University of Hong Kong's new Science of Learning-Educational Neuroscience Center and Ph.D. program initiatives.
June 14, 2016
Knowledge Festival showcases accomplishments of NSF-Gallaudet VL2 Science of Learning Center

Knowledge Festival showcases accomplishments of NSF-Gallaudet VL2 Science of Learning Center

A Knowledge Festival recently provided the public with the opportunity to learn more about the wide array of research, products, and achievements of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Gallaudet University's Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2.
May 4, 2016
Revolutionizing the Science of Learning

Revolutionizing the Science of Learning

In February, renowned neuroscientist Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto made a revolutionary declaration to an audience of scientists, educators, and policymakers at a prestigious National Science Foundation event: Signed languages are biologically equivalent to spoken languages and are a biological necessity for young deaf children.
May 4, 2016
BL2 research assistant wins prestigious scholarship

BL2 research assistant wins prestigious scholarship

Victoria Mousley, a research assistant to Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto in her Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) at Gallaudet University, has won a prestigious scholarship for young leaders.
April 11, 2016
VL2 to host Knowledge Festival

VL2 to host Knowledge Festival

VL2 and its four resource hubs will host a knowledge festival on Monday, May 9, 2016, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Sorenson Language and Communication Center at Gallaudet University.
April 11, 2016

VL2 Provides References for President Cordano's Statement

Below is a selection of VL2 center publications and conference presentations that support the research in Gallaudet University President Bobbi Cordano's recent statement about the importance of early ASL/English bilingual language learning.
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