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PEN Distinguished Lecture Series
PEN and VL2 are proud to announce our full Distinguished Lecture series for the current Academic Year 2015-2016.
PEN/VL2 Announce First Lecture of the 2015-2016 Academic Year in its Distinguished Lecture Series
On Monday, September 28, 2015, 5:00-6:30PM. Drs. Roberta Golinkoff and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek will present, Living in Pasteur's Quadrant: Navigating the Uncharted Waters Between Basic and Applied Research Merrill Learning Center Room B111 Gallaudet University and Livestreamed and archived at
VL2 and PEN Announce the Educational Neuroscience Lecture Series for the Year
We are delighted to announce the creation of our new PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Lecture Series. This first year's theme is "Leaders in Educational Neuroscience." In the Fall we were fortunate to hear talks by two international scholars who are distinguished leaders in our field: Dr. Daniel Ansari, Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Dr. Ansari spoke on "Number Symbols in the Mind and Brain." We also welcomed Dr. Denise Klein, Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Assistant Professor in that Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University, who spoke on "How Language Experience Shapes the Brain." In the coming semester, we are looking forward to talks by Dr. John Gabrieli, Head of the Gabrieli Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at MIT, Dr. David Klahr, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, and Dr. Carol Padden, Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. All lectures are streamed live over the Internet. For details about upcoming events, download the attached PDF Announcement.
Hot off the Press!  Fall, 2014 "Visualized"
Hot off the Press! Fall, 2014 "Visualized"
The Fall/Winter issue of the VL2 Newsletter "Visualized" is out. Click for a PDF download to find out the goings on at the Center!
VL2 Fall Newslatter Visualized
VL2 Fall Newslatter Visualized
The Fall/Winter of the VL2 Newsletter "Visualized" contains information about the current news at VL2!
Laura-Ann Petitto named to Sin Wai-Kin Distinguished Professorship at Hong Kong University
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.
PEN announces openings for two faculty positions
PEN announces openings for two faculty positions
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.
Young participants needed for a study of eye movements while using an iPad
Young participants needed for a study of eye movements while using an iPad
Deaf children who are 4 years old or 7 years old are needed to participate in a study of how children interact with an iPad App that presents stories in ASL and English. Your child will be asked to look at an iPad app while an eye-tracking machine will track eye movements.