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Sept 1. Department Welcome Event

Department members are invited to gather and welcome our new members as we kick off the academic year. Click for more information.

Awards and Honors for Bob Wiley

This month, Bob Wiley received a wave of accolades and commendations! The Dingwall Foundation selected him as a Dissertation Fellow and the new JHU Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine named him a Graduate Fellow. The he Society for the Neurobiology of Language bestowed a conference travel award, too. Read more…

Kyle Rawlins Receives a Promotion

We are happy to announce that Prof. Kyle Rawlins has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Prof. Brenda Rapp commended Kyle for this achievement in saying, “Kyle is just the kind of scholar and colleague that we want to lead the Cognitive Science Department into the future!”

Tal Linzen Joins the Department!

Please welcome Dr. Tal Linzen. He joins our faculty as an assistant professor of psycholinguistics. Previously, Dr. Linzen was a postdoctoral researcher in the Cognitive Science Department of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris working with Emmanuel Dupoux and Benjamin Spector.

Farewell, Soojin

Professor Soojin Park has served as an assistant professor in our department for 6 years. It is with bittersweet sentiment that we bid her farewell as she moves on to the next chapter in her professional career. Click the link above to see a few pictures from her farewell dinner.

Congratulations to our recent PhD!

Kudos are in order for Eleanor Chodroff, who successfully defended her dissertation on “Structured Variation in Obstruent Production and Perception” in May 2017. Her degree will be conferred at the end of August. In July, Dr. Chodroff will start a postdoctoral fellowship working with Dr. Jennifer Cole in the Prosody & Speech Dynamics Lab at Northwestern University.

Carli Heiman & Alana Disabatino Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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Carli Heiman A&S ’16 and Alana DiSabatino A&S ’17 were invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. As members, they will be among the company of some the nation’s most influential figures. We congratulate Carli and Alana for this incredible honor.

Video for STEM-for-All Video Showcase

Follow the link above to watch the Minds that Build video that our Language & Cognition Lab made for this showcase. 150+ teams submitted their cutting-edge research projects on innovative work aimed at improving teaching and learning of STEM. The event runs May 15 – 22. Tune in and vote for your favorite videos!

Our Summer STARs

Congratulations to cognitive science majors Delaney Ubellacker and Kim Wong for receiving STAR awards! These rising juniors will receive summer stipends to stay in Baltimore to conduct research. Delaney will work in the CogNeuro Lab with Prof. Rapp and grad student Bob Wiley. Kim will work in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab with Prof. McCloskey.

Flipped Learning

Profs. Rapp and Park flipped their classroom and redesigned it with an active learning approach. Professors across the university are dramatically reinventing the way they teach in an effort to improve instruction and adapt to a generation raised in a wired world. For the full article, click the link above. (JHU Arts & Sciences Magazine, Spring 2017 cover story)