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05/2011~09/2011 Newsletter

A special lab meeting will be held on 6/29(Tuesday) at 2pm in the Brain, Language, and Computation Lab (644 Moore) and Carol Madden will present a talk titled Embodied Language Comprehension. Anyone who is around is welcome.

Congratulations to Amelia Dietrich from Spanish (working with Giuli Dussias) who has won an NSF Graduate Fellowship and Helen Marie Graves (working with Dan Weiss) has been recognized with an honorable mention! It is also important to mention that two other PSU students, Anthony Nelson (working with Reg Adams) and Chase Coelho (working with David Rosenbaum) have also won honorable mentions in this year's competition. All of these students worked together this Fall with numerous faculty members across various Departments and Colleges on their proposals, and the process has clearly yielded wonderful results.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Jared Linck, Gretchen Sunderman, and Judith Kroll published an article this month in the journal Psychological Science, Losing access to the native language while immersed in a second language: Evidence for the role of inhibition in second-language learning, that has now been featured in a 60-second science podcast on the Scientific American website.

The Center for Language Science announces the recipients of the first annual Adele Miccio Memorial Travel Award, Gerard (Trace) Poll and Roxana Botezatu, doctoral candidates in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The award was created to honor the memory of Adele Miccio, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Linguistics, to enable CLS graduate students to enhance their research by visiting senior scholars in their field. Roxana will visit Rebecca Treiman and David Balota at Washington University in St. Louis to further her research on reading skills in bilingual children and adults. Trace will visit Bruce Tomblin and Amanda Owen at the University of Iowa to advance his work on specific language impairment in children and young adults.

More information about upcoming talks and conferences can be found here:
Upcoming Colloquia, Upcoming Conferences, CLS Meeting Series