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Multifractals tutorial, Aug. 17, 10am - 5PM

Gallery@Haskins: Double Take: Photo & Fiber, Feb. 2 through June 24, 2011

Liberman Memorial Workshop was held on May 13, 2011

Pugh featured at Haifa conference on learning disabilities

Pugh featured at OAS symposium in Chile

New York Times: Where Art Meets Social Networking Sites

New Haven Independent: New Art Exhibit Faces Facebook

Brady and Scarborough recipients of 2009 IDA Samuel Torrey Orton Award

HartfordInfo.org: Literacy Initiative Crucial For Hartford Students

Pugh appointed to NAS/NRC reading committee

Lillo-Martin named as UConn Distinguished Professor

4th UCONN Workshop on Cognition and Dynamics, August 13-14, 2009

Haskins Laboratories Strategic Plan 2009

New York Times: Where Art Meets Social Networking Sites

New Haven Independent: New Art Exhibit Faces Facebook

Ultrafest V, linguistic uses of ultrasound, announces Call for Papers

Feeling Your Words-"Somatosensory function in speech perception" study by Takayuki Ito, Mark Tiede, and David J. Ostry to appear in upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Haskins helps sponsor 2nd ASA Special Workshop on Speech: Cross Language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience

GALLERY@HASKINS—Status Update—exploring the use of emerging social      networking technologies in art

Speech motor learning in profoundly deaf adults—David Ostry and
Sazzad M. Nasir publish study in Nature Neuroscience

Decades of Discovery section added

"Dislecksia: The Movie," coming to Fox 61

Michael F. Shaughnessy of Education News interviews Margie Gillis

WNPR interviews Margie Gillis on Reading in Connecticut's Schools

Watch This. No—Read It! Ken Pugh comments in O, The Oprah Magazine

State To Require Teachers To Take Test On Reading

The Rebecca L. Sandak Award was presented at the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, to Shelley Xiuli Tong , a graduate student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Hollis Scarborough receives SSSR 2008 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. The SSSR award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions recognizes empirical, theoretical, or scholarly work or collection of works that have served significantly to further the scientific understanding of reading, its processes, its acquisition, or its instruction.


Hartford Foundation for Public Giving ad promotes Haskins Literacy Initiative

Julia Irwin's research featured in Acoustics Today cover story

Cathe Browman passed away on July 18, 2008.

Patrick W. Nye passed away on March 7, 2008.

There will be a Reading Seminar this Thursday March 12th at 12:30pm in the Large Conference Room. Frederick Morrison of the University of Michigan will be presenting a talk titled, "Instructional Influences on Growth of Early Literacy: The Case for Individualization." Please note the time-- the seminar this week will be earlier than usual.

Phonological Deficit Hypothesis: Conference honoring D. Shankweiler

Douglas Honorof, a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories, linguist and dialect coach, and lexicographer Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large for the Oxford English Dictionary, appeared on WNYC, New York Public Radio, on The Leonard Lopate Show. In this episode, called Please Explain: Dialects (January 19, 2007), Doug and Jesse answered questions about why languages have different dialects.

Brown Bag with the President
Thurday, May 15th at 11:30 am in the Main Conference room.

Ken Pugh appointed as President and Director of Research

Michael Turvey was the main University of Connecticut Convocation speaker on August 25, 2006.

Philip Rubin was named as the chair of the National Academies Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences on July 17, 2006.

Michael Turvey gave a presentation on "The Lecture Method" on Thu., June 15, 2006.

A memorial gathering for Leigh Lisker was held at the Univ. of Pennsylvania on June 11, 2006.

Einar Mencl has been appointed as Haskins Laboratories' new Director of Neuroimaging Research. (Feb. 2006).

Haskins Laboratories has appointed Joseph P. Cardone as its first chief financial officer in its 70-year history. (more ...) (Jan. 17, 2006).

  Inventing Languages in the Laboratory. Bruno Galantucci's work featured (Jan. 21, 2006).

NEW HAVEN —You are locked into a room and must find a stranger who is looking for you. You can communicate with the stranger via computer but you can not use letters or any other commonly used symbol. What do you do? Simple: you invent a language. This is what many people do in Bruno Galantucci's laboratory at Haskins Laboratories, demonstrating that communication can arise without any pre-established agreement on the signs to be used and on their meaning. Read more…

Bruno Galantucci's work was featured in a story in The Economist (Nov. 10, 2005).

Anne Charity has joined the Labs as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Speech, Reading and the Linguistic Process, a conference in honor of Ignatius G. Mattingly, was held at the University of Connecticut on Oct. 8, 2004.

Susan Brady has been selected for a new national program to address the shortage of trained education researchers. (June 4, 2004)

Philip Rubin has returned to Haskins as Vice President and is also serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Laboratories. (Dec. 3, 2003)

Douglas Whalen, Vice President for Research, is presently on loan to the National Science Foundation where he is a program officer for the Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Documenting Endangered Languages programs.


The Shelton National Little League team advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Marcelo Ursini, son of our Office Manger, Tammy Ursini, is one of the stars of the team.

The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the NEW ENGLAND SEQUENCING AND TIMING (NEST) was held on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Haskins

The Seventeenth Annual NEST Meeting was held at Haskins Laboratories on March 17, 2007.

Workshop (Munich, 7/31-8/2): Consonant Clusters ...

Haskins Literacy Initiative Summer Institute - July 28 to August 1, 2008

An internal Workshop on Speech Production and Motor Control was held at Haskins on Thursday, October 4.

NEST Meeting
The 16th Annual New England Sequencing and Timing (NEST) meeting was held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Haskins Laboratories. For additional information, contact Bruno Repp.

A Haskins Open House was held on June 9, 2006. Haskins unveiled its new website on June 1, 2006.

A Haskins fMRI Workshop was held on Jan. 26, 31, and Feb. 2, 2006.

Haskins Open House, May 29, 2004
This was held in conjunction with the ASA's 75th meeting.

Haskins Reception, Redeye Grill, New York, May 25, 2004
A reception was held at the Redeye Grill in conjunction with the ASA's 75th meeting and the special VOT session.

ASA 2004, New York: 40 Years of VOT
A special session was held in honor of Arthur Abramson and Leigh Lisker at the 75th Anniversary Acoustical Society of America Meeting, May 25, 2004.

Haskins Open House, April 29, 2004
Haskins Laboratories had an Open House on April 29, 2004, to welcome friends from Yale, New Haven and Connecticut.

Photos from these events can be viewed in the new Haskins Photo Gallery.

New Awards:

Teacher Quality Grant:
Mastering Reading Instruction
U.S. Department of Education; Susan Brady, PI.
This project investigates effective strategies for improving the preparation of classroom teachers to teach reading in the first grade.

Other News:

Haskins Has Moved
Haskins Laboratories has moved to a new location at 300 George Street in New Haven, one block away from our previous location on Crown Street. (Apr. 2, 2005).

Board News:
Bruce F. Carmichael, Associate Provost for Science & Technology at Yale University, has joined the Haskins Board of Directors as the new Yale ex officio member.

Joseph Molder and Richard Norgaard have joined the Board.

Dec. 22, 2008. Somatosensory function in speech learning and perception. NIH Grant DC-009064. Takayuki Ito, PI (A-169).

Dec. 1, 2008. Task dynamics in the production of American Sign Language. NIH Grant DC-009466. Martha Tyrone, PI (A-158).

Sep. 30, 2008. Neurocognitive development in RD children with/without general cognitive deficits. NIH Grant HD-053409. Nicole Landi, PI (A-167).

Aug. 29, 2008. Collaborative Research: Landmark-based robust speech recognition using prosody-guided models of speech variability. NSF Grant IIS-0703048. Louis Goldstein, PI (A-154).

Feb. 6, 2008. Cognitive and perceptual constraints on rhythmic action. NSF Grant BCS-0642506. Bruno Repp, PI (A-151).

Sep. 1, 2007. A kinematic study of phonetic reduction in American Sign Language. NIH Grant DC-008881. Martha Tyrone, PI (A-159).

Aug. 7, 2007. Variability and error in speech production. NIH Grant DC-008780. Louis Goldstein, PI (A-158).

March 22, 2007. Sensitivity to visual speech information in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to be studied in NIH grant (A-142, Julia R. Irwin, PI).