Distinguished Lecture Series: Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Dorit Aram of Tel Aviv University will present “Early Parent-Child Writing Interactions with Children with Special Needs.” A reception will follow the presentation.

Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS): Jennifer Raymond, Ph.D., Stanford University @ Speaker's Auditorium - GSU Student Center
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Jennifer Raymond, Ph.D. Stanford University will speak on the topic, neural learning rules in the cerebellum. This lecture will be hosted by Paul Katz.

44th Annual Holiday Iron Pour @ New Edgewood Sculpture Studio (across from Sweet Auburn Curb Marke)
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the 44th annual Holiday Iron Pour at Georgia State University! For more than four decades of tradition, the Annual Holiday Iron Pour takes place at the new sculpture building at 246 Edgewood Ave. The Iron Pour is free to the public and will be a dazzling festive display of molten iron pour demonstrations along with live music, raffle, as well as food and beverages for for sale.
Guests are invited to create custom “scratch” designs into molds, then iron is poured in and cooled down to take home (Fee: $15-$35).

Doors open at 12:00 PM, the first tap will be at 2:30 PM. We will pour throughout the day but the last pour will be at 7:00 PM.
Purchase scratch blocks at or at the door the day of the event!

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Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS): Eve Marder, Ph.D. Brandeis University @ Speaker's Auditorium - GSU Student Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Eva Marder, Ph.D. Brandeis University will speak on the topic, variability, modulation and homeostasis in neurons and networks. This lecture will be hosted by Andrey Shilnikov.

Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS): Ned Block, Ph.D. New York University @ Speaker's Auditorium - GSU Student Center
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ned Block, Ph.D. New York University will speak on the topic, is there a joint in nature between cognition and perception?

Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS): Catherine Carr, Ph.D. University of Maryland @ Speaker's Auditorium - GSU Student Center
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Catherine Carr, Ph.D. University of Maryland will speak on the topic, maps and meters for sound localization.

Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS): Alcino Silva, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles @ Speaker's Auditorium - GSU Student Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Alcino Silva, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles will speak on the topic, molecular, cellular and systems allocation mechanisms that link memories across time.

The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference 2016 @ Hilton Orlando Hotel
Apr 9 – Apr 12 all-day

The 2016 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) will be held April 9-12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Nationally and internationally, the AAAL conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating conference including in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, topical and thought-provoking plenary presentations, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking. We hope you will consider sharing your work at AAAL 2016.

Please Note: There will be an official photographer at the conference taking photos for archival and marketing purposes. If you see a photo of yourself posted or would otherwise like to opt out, please email with a photo of yourself attached

World Language Day @ Georgia State University
Apr 15 all-day

On April 15, 2016, the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research’s World Language Day will kick off with a slate of events aimed to provide students the opportunity to explore the linguistic and international diversity present in our urban International Initiativescommunities. Resources for language study, including informational and motivational activities, and discovery stations will highlight opportunities and professions with language expertise. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in international commerce, social services, and governmental agencies, with international and global connections. In attendance to the first annual World Language Day will include participants from the six county metropolitan area totaling roughly 96 high schools. CULTR is proud to say this already large number will continue to grow in the following years to further include schools throughout the Southeast. Also to be noted, materials and agendas will be available for reproduction and for use by organizations in other urban areas that want to replicate the model.

Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS): Greg Wray, Ph.D. Duke University @ Speaker's Auditorium - GSU Student Center
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Greg Wray, Ph.D. Duke University will speak on the topic, evolving a bigger brain: not so easy.