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News and Awards

2016 - Jennifer Legault received the Outstanding Student Leadership Award from the Huck Institute
2016 - Indira Turney received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Award, which provides research funds for her project titled "Investigating neural effects of memory training to reduce false memories in older adults."
2016 - Indira Turney was awarded a SLEIC Dissertation award for her project titled "Investigating neural effects of memory training to reduce false memories in older adults."
2016 - Chloe Callahan-Flintoft was awarded a NASA Space Grant, a grant whose mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach programs. 
2016 - Christina Webb was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State's NIH Pathways T32 Training Grant. 
2016 - Angela Grant received an RGSO Dissertation Award for her project titled "Investigating the Time Course and Direction of Cognitive Control in L2 Acquisition"

2016 - Dan Elbich received the STAR award - a scholarship given to graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts, recognizing students who have excelled in all aspects of their graduate program.
2016 - Christina Webb received the STAR award - a scholarship given to graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts, recognizing students who have excelled in all aspects of their graduate program.
2016 - Nancy Dennis and Amy Overman (Elon University) were awarded an NIA (NIH) grant titled "Elucidating cognitive and neural mechanisms to enhance associative memory in younger and older adults" 
2016 - Kaitlyn Litcofsky was awarded a Language Learning Dissertation Grant


2015 - Kinsey Bice was awarded an NSF Dissertation Grant for the project titled "Dynamics of language processing and the consequences for new language learning"
2015 - Angela Grant received the 2015 Ray Lombra Graduate Student Award in Excellence in Research in the Humanities and Social Science
2015 - Kinsey Bice was awarded an RGSO Dissertation Award for her project titled "Dynamics of language processing and the consequences for new language learning"
2015 - Kinsey Bice was awarded a Dingwall Neurolinguistics Dissertation Fellowship for the project titled "Using ERPs to capture native language changes during foreign language learning"
2015 - Richard Carlson was awarded the Undergraduate Program Leadership Award
2015 - Jason Gullifer, who completed his Ph.D. in August, 2015, was awarded an NIH NRSA Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research at McGill University
2015 - Judith Kroll and Giuli Dussias were awarded an NSF Grant: The fate of the native language in second language learning
2015 - Judith Kroll and Giuli Dussias were awarded an NIH Grant: A new hypothesis about second language learning
2015 - Caitlin Ting was awarded an RGSO Dissertation Award for the project titled "The role of prior experience on syntactic processing in language and music".
2015 - Kaitlyn Litcofsky, RGSO Dissertation Award for the project titled "Effect of dialogue context on the interaction between language production and comprehension"
2015 - Sarah Grey NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award for a project titled "Neurocognition of speech comprehension in social context: speaker identity and listener experience"

2015 - Garrett Swan was awarded an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute fellowship for the project titled "Testing predictions of a memory model: Are the index and features of a memory separate?".
2015 - Nancy Dennis was promoted to Associate Professor
2015 - Caitlin Bowman received the department's Outstanding Student Teaching Award
2015 - Federica Bulgarelli was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for a project titled "Know when to fold 'em: Overcoming the stationarity bias"
2015 - John Huhn was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for the project titled "Getting a Grasp on Cognition: Bimanual Object Manipulation" 
2015 - Christina Webb received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention for a project titled "Investigating the neural correlates of source memory errors"
2015 - Carla Fernandez, NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 

2014 - Megan Zirnstein, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award for the project titled "Prediction in language processing: Bilingualism, aging, and cognitive control"
2014 - Melinda Fricke received an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award for the project titled “The Behavioral and neural basis of codeswitching: Bilingual speech, executive control, and language processing.”

2014 - Caitlin Bowman received an APA Dissertation Award and an RGSO Dissertation Award for a project titled "Recall-to-reject: Aging effects on the neural correlates of recollection rejection" 
2014 - Christian Navarro-Torres, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for a project titled "When exceptions matter: examining structural constraints in bilingual language processing
2014 - Natalie Garcia received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for a project titled "Developing Sensitivity to Complex Expressions in Adolescence".
2014 – Christina Johnson received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention for a project titled "Investigating the neural correlates of forgetting in source memory"
2014 – John Huhn received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention for a project titled "Cognition and Action: Bimanual Object Manipulation".
2014 - Carla Fernandez, NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 

2013 - Jason Gullifer received an NSF Dissertation Grant for a project titled "Using syntactic priming to identify cross-language constraints in bilingual language processing"
2013 - Indira Turney, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for a project titled "Examining the role of the prefrontal cortex in false memory and aging"
2013 - Caitlin Bowman received the STAR award - a scholarship given to graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts, recognizing students who have excelled in all aspects of their graduate program. 


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