Faculty/Staff News & Features

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 4 years, 1 month 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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photo of Ivan Sag smiling and lecturing

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 4 years, 3 months 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 4 years, 6 months 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 4 years, 7 months 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 4 years, 7 months 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 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations to Barbara Tversky (Professor Emeritus of Psychology) on being recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciiences (AAAS).


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Ivan Sag (Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in Humanities, Linguistics), who directed the Symbolic Systems Program in 2000-2001 and again from 2005-2009, is being honored with an international workshop: Structure and Evidence in Linguistics, April 28-30, 2013.


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Posted by Admin 4 years, 7 months ago

William T. Newsome (Harman Family Provostial Professor, Director of Bio-X NeuroVentures, and Professor of Neurobiology and, by courtesy, of Psychology) has been in the news recently both on a national level and at Stanford. On April 2nd, Prof. Newsome was named a co-leader of the Obama Administration's Brain Research ...


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Posted by Admin 4 years, 8 months ago

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