2020

April: Anna Papafragou will give a talk during the Harold Schlosberg Colloquium in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.

2018

November: Graduate students Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 43rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.  Both received a Paula Menyuk Travel Award to attend.

August: The lab welcomes new graduate student Catherine Richards (Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences) from the University of Minnesota.  She will receive a Graduate Scholars award fellowship for her first year. 

July: Graduate student Alyssa Kampa presented her work at the XPRAG scalar implicatures workshop in Siena, Italy. 

July: Graduate student Yue Ji presented her work at the 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting in Madison, WI.

July: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the 10th International Workshop on Language Production at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

June: Anna Papafragou spoke about language and event representation at the LOT Summer School in Linguistics at the University of Groningen.

May: Anna Papafragou has been appointed a member of the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science.  The U.S. national committee participates in the International Union of Psychological Science that works to promote the development, representation, and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally.

April: Sarah Fairchild successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Speaker and listener effects on the processing of pragmatic meaning." She will go on to a research associate position at Core Human Factors, Inc.

April: Graduate students Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli shared language science findings with children and parents at the  USA Science and Engineering Festival.

April: Graduate students Yue Ji, Alyssa Kampa, and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 2018 Linguistics and Cognitive Science Student Conference.

March: Myrto Grigoroglou successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Informativeness in children's event descriptions." She will go on to a postdoctoral research position at the University of Toronto.

2017

November: Graduate students Myrto Grigoroglou, Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa presented their work at the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.  Yue received a Paula Menyuk Travel Award to attend.

October: Graduate student Sarah Fairchild presented her work at the Meaning In Flux workshop at Yale University.

October: Graduate students Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa presented their work at the 7th Annual MACSIM conference at Georgetown University.

August: The lab welcomes new graduate student Ariel Mathis (Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences) from the University of Memphis.

July: Graduate students Myrto Grigoroglou, Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa presented their work at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, in London, UK.  Yue received a Student Travel Award to attend.

July: Graduate student Myrto Grigoroglou gave a talk on pragmatic development at the Brown Bag Series of the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood.

July: Graduate student Sarah Fairchild spoke with high school students about careers in Cognitive Science at the UD Alternative Careers in STEM Symposium.

June: Anna Papafragou co-organized an NSF-funded undergraduate Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences held at the University of Delaware.  The workshop was a two-week intensive experience in learning cognitive and brain sciences.  Topics included brain imaging (with labs), neuropsychology, language, spatial perception, social cognition, and more. This is an annual event and undergraduates can apply next year.

February: Graduate students Sarah Fairchild, Myrto Grigoroglou, and Yue Ji shared language science findings with children and parents at the AAAS Family Science Days outreach event in Boston.

2019

December: Anna Papafragou will give a talk during the Workshop on motion verbs at the University of Athens in Greece.

September: Anna Papafragou will give a talk during the Workshop on Endless Possibilities: The Development of Possibility and Necessity in Cognition, Language, and Society at the University of Maryland.

September: Anna Papafragou will give a talk at the Cognitive Science Colloquium at the University of Maryland.

July: Graduate students Yue Ji, Alyssa Kampa, Catherine Richards, and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Montreal. 

July: Anna Papafragou joined University of Pennsylvania's Department of Linguistics.

June: Graduate student, Dionysia Saratsli will complete a Linguist Internship at Google LLC during the summer.

May: Anna Papafragou led a 3-lecture workshop at Queen Mary University of London.

May: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the Department of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London.

May: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the 12th Annual Meeting of Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives in Rovereto, Italy.

April: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the Integrated Science and Technology Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania.

April: Graduate students Yue Ji, Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 8th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning. 

March: Graduate students Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 2019 Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development in Baltimore, MD.  Alyssa received an SRCD Graduate Student Travel Award to attend.

November: Graduate students Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa will present their work at the 44th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.  Alyssa has received a Paula Menyuk Travel Award to attend.

January: Graduate students Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa will present their work at the Linguistic Society of America 2020 Annual Meeting. 

January: Graduate student Alyssa Kampa has been selected as a finalist to compete in the Five-minute Linguist Competition, which will be held as a plenary event at the Linguistic Society of America's 2020 Annual Meeting. 

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