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James L. McClelland, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences (Psychology) and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics, is a co-recipient of the first National Academy of Sciences Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.


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Posted by Admin 2 months, 1 week ago

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It is with great sadness that we report to you the sudden and tragic death of Clifford I. Nass (The Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication and Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology, of Computer Science, of Education and of Law) .  Cliff was a stalwart of our program who taught and ...


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Posted by Admin 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Fred Dretske (Bella and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus) passed away this summer. Fred served on the Symbolic Systems Program Committee from 1991-1997, and his research was influential in shaping the perspective that became identified with the Center for the Study of Language and Information, which gave birth ...


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Posted by Admin 6 months ago

Anne Fernald (Josephine Knotts Knowles Professor of Human Biology) is featured in a recent New York Times story about her research, entitled "Language Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K".


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Posted by Admin 6 months ago

Beth Levin (William H. Bonsall Professor in the Humanities, Department of Linguistics) was recently named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). She joins a distinguished list of linguists that includes fellow Symbolic Systems Program faculty members Joan Bresnan, Penny Eckert,, Stanley Peters,,and the late Ivan Sag ...


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Posted by Admin 6 months ago

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Ivan Sag (Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in Humanities in the Department of Linguistics) died this afternoon after a long battle with cancer. He was 63. Ivan was the Director of the Symbolic Systems Program for five years (2000-2001, and 2005-2009) and was a world-renowned researcher and teacher who was dearly ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Ben A. Barres (Professor of Neurobiology, of Developmental Biology and of Neurology and Neurological Sciences) has been named a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 1 week ago

Andrew Ng (Associate Professor of Computer Science and by, courtesy, of Electrical Engineering) is featured in a May 2013 article at Wired.com as a leading researcher of "deep learning".


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Dan Jurafsky (Professor of Linguistics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science) recently published a study with Prof. Dan McFarland (Education) to decipher the linguistic predictors of a successful "speed date." Their interesting findings were discussed in a May 6, 2013, Stanford Report article.


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Ellen M. Markman (The Lewis M. Terman Professor - Psychology), has received the William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research from the Association for Psychological Science. Ellen will be speaking at the Symbolic Systems Forum on Monday, May 20th.


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Posted by Admin 11 months, 3 weeks ago
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