ZenFest (photos and videos now available)
- Introduction by Dr. Brian Scholl, Emcee
- Speaker 1 - Dr. Harry Haladjian
- Speaker 2 - Dr. Brian Keane
- Panel 1, Speaker 1 - Dr. Jacquie Burkell
- Panel 1, Speaker 2 - Dr. Jonathan Cohen
- Panel 1, Speaker 3 - Dr. Roy Eagleson
- Panel 2, Speaker 1 - Dr. Michael Dawson
- Panel 2, Speaker 2 - Dr. Brian Fisher
- Panel 2, Speaker 3 - Dr. Lana Trick
- Special Remarks from Participants and Closing Remarks by Dr. Gretchen Chapman
Photos (Google Photos): to view photos, click here
We are happy to announce "ZenFest", a One Day Event on Friday, May 20, 2016 to commemorate the retirement of Dr. Zenon Pylyshyn (Board of Governors Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology), to honor him on his distinguished scholarly career, and thank him for his past leadership of the Center.
The event will feature guest speakers, discussion, and opportunities for informal conversation among cognitive scientists.
It will be held at the Busch Student Center, Center Hall [studentcenters.rutgers.edu], 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854.
It will begin at 9:00am and will end with a buffet dinner at the Busch Student Center, Room 174 for confirmed attendees only. The cost to attend this dinner is $75.
Program (click here for PDF version)
|9:00am - 9:05am||Opening Remarks by Executive Dean Peter March
Rutgers University, School of Arts and Sciences
|9:05am - 9:15am||Introduction by Dr. Brian Scholl|
|9:15am - 10:00am||Dr. Brian Scholl, Professor (Emcee)
Yale University, Department of Psychology
|10:00am - 10:15am||BREAK|
|10:15am - 11:00am||Dr. Harry Haladjian, Postdoctoral Researcher
Université Paris Descartes, Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, FRANCE
|11:00am - 11:15am||Break|
|11:15am - 12:00pm||Dr. Brian Keane, Assistant Professor
Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
University Behavioral Health Care and Center for Cognitive Science
|12:00pm - 1:30pm||Lunch on Your Own
Busch Student Center-Food Court or Busch Faculty & Staff Dining Hall- Subsidized Cafeteria Style Food
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||PANEL:
Dr. Jacquie Burkell, Associate Professor
University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, CANADA
Dr. Jonathan Cohen, Professor
University of California, San Diego, Department of Philosophy
Dr. Roy Eagleson, Professor
University of Western Ontario, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CANADA
Dr. David Rosenthal
Graduate Center, City University of New York, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Linguistics.
|3:00pm - 3:15pm||BREAK – Coffee Service/Light Refreshments|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||PANEL:
Dr. Michael Dawson, Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Psychology, CANADA
Dr. Brian Fisher, Associate Professor
Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Dr. Lana Trick, Professor
University of Guelph, Department of Psychology, CANADA
|4:45pm - 5:15pm||Special Remarks from Participants|
|5:15pm - 5:30pm||Closing Remarks by Dr. Gretchen Chapman
Rutgers University, Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Science &
Professor of Psychology
|5:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner for Confirmed Attendees Only
Busch Student Center, Room 174, Busch Campus
604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ
Reservation for the Dinner Buffet
If you would like to attend the Buffet Dinner, please make your check in the amount of $75 (per person) payable to, "Rutgers University" and snail mail it to the following address:
Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science
Psychology Building Addition, A133
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Note: Your registration for dinner is not confirmed until payment is received.
Please click the following links for detailed directions. Directions are in the form of PDF files.
- From Busch Student Center to Newark Airport
- From The Hyatt Regency Hotel to Newark Airport
- To the Busch Student Center
- To the Hyatt Regency Hotel
- Train Directions - NY Penn Station to New Brunswick Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Brunswick Station
Parking-Busch Student Center
Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60B & 67 without permits.
Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking.
Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick [newbrunswick.hyatt.com]
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
A limited number of reduced-priced rooms is available to those attending the Zenfest 2016. The reduced rate is $149 per night for a single or double room. To reserve a room, please use the following passkey webpage: [aws.passkey.com] https://aws.passkey.com/g/54467424 [aws.passkey.com]
Note, you should make a reservation before April 28, 2016, as there is no guarantee that rooms will be available after this date.