In The News

Philosophy Graduate Student Carolina Flores' paper "Delusional Evidence-Responsiveness" forthcoming in Synthese

Graduate Certificate Student Carolina Flores' paper "Delusional Evidence-Responsiveness" is forthcoming
in an edition of the scholarly paper Synthese. In the paper, Flores argues that delusions are evidence-responsive and looks at consequences for long-standing debates on the nature of delusions and at ethical and treatment implications. Flores notes, "Though delusions may seem like a niche topic, I hope that some
of what I say here is helpful for thinking about conspiracy theories, ideological beliefs, and other cases of irrational or evidence-resistant belief." Read the full abstract on Synthese here.





CogSci Graduate Student Keith Perkins selected for Society for Neuroscience's Neuroscience Scholars Program

Cognitive Science graduate student Keith Perkins was selected for the prestigious Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) ran by the Society for Neuroscience. Perkins was selected as one of 18 total Fellows nationwide. The NSP is a fellowship for underrepresented and diverse graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience which provides resources focused on "career advancement issues, the research process, and cutting-edge scientific content." For more on the program visit the site here.






Congratulating Professor Elizabeth Torres, Honored by Act of the NJ Legislature

Dr. Elizabeth Torres, Professor in the Psychology Department and RuCCS, has been personally honored by a Joint Resolution of the
New Jersey Senate and General Assembly saluting the excellence of
her "groundbreaking research" at Rutgers that has been "essential
in shaping initiatives that transform autism medical research and treatments throughout our State.
" The language of the resolution is remarkable, not only praising Torres' scientific contributions and service as the Director of the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence but
also her personal qualities saying that "within all spheres of her life
and work" she is a role model who sets "standard of excellence toward
which others might strive."

Dr. Torres hopes that science will continue to positively affect the Public Service sector and lead to more beneficial legislature to help people. On behalf of the RuCCS staff, faculty, and students, congratulations Elizabeth!


In Memoriam: Dr. Jerome Williams

Dr. Jerome Williams was a RuCCS Affiliate and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. He will be remembered by colleagues for his combination of intelligence, leadership and kindness. You can read more about his impact as a scholar and
a champion for inclusion here

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni may post condolences here.



Keynote Conversation on AI and Ethics with Meredith Whittaker

Meredith Whittaker, is the Co-founder and co-director of the AI Now Institute, Minderoo Research Professor at NYU, and Founder of Google's Open Research Group. The talk is taking place via Zoom on February 12 at 12:00 PM. Click here for the registration link and check here for further information regarding Meredith's talk, as well as future talks.