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RuCCS Affiliate Mariapaola D'Imperio elected to the International Speech Communication Association Board for 2021-2025


Mariapaola D'Imperio, RuCCS Affiliate and Distinguished Professor, has been elected to the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Board for 2021-2025. She is elected to the board alongside 7 other international members from the US, the UK, Singapore, Sweden, Japan,
India, and the Netherlands. For more on ISCA, visit the website here.





RuCCS Affiliate Austin A. Baker interviewed on Ipse Dixit podcast

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Austin A. Baker, RuCCS Post-Doc Affiliate, was interviewed on the Ipse Dixit podcast, a podcast on legal scholarship, alongside their collaborator J. Remy Green to discuss their article "There is No Such Thing as a Legal Name: A Strange, Shared Delusion." In the interview, Baker discusses how there is no universal definition of a "legal name" contrary what most people believe. Furthermore, Baker argues in the interview that the law can and does allow people to use the names they want. Baker also reflects on the harms caused by refusing to use someone's correct name. You can listen to the full podcast here!






Graduate student Carolina Flores wins SWIP-NYC Essay Prize for paper on epistemic styles

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Congratulations to graduate student Carolina Flores who won the Society for Women in Philosophy - New York City (SWIP-NYC) essay prize for her submission! The SWIP-NYC essay prize competition takes place annually and is open to graduate students in all areas of philosophy who are women or who have ever been identified as women. Winners of the competition are invited to present their papers in New York City in the second half of the spring semester. Flores is the 2021 competition's co-winner for her paper on epistemic styles titled, "Changing Minds with Style," alongside Eliana Peck of the City University of New York.





Scientific paper by RuCCS Research Programmer Jason Geller accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition


In the paper titled "Is This Going to Be on The Test? Test Expectancy Moderates the Disfluency
Effect with Sans Forgetica," Dr. Jason Geller and colleague Dr. Daniel Peterson of Skidmore College examine whether the popular eccentric typeface called "Sans Forgetica" can truly enhance memory.
In recent years Sans Forgetica was largely believed by the media to help you remember more information—with little to no scientific backing. As a scientist, Geller decided to conduct the studies needed to assess these claims. The experiment was able to conclude that the unique typeface can enhance memory, but only under certain conditions. Read more about it in the paper here!




Rutgers Dr. Julien Musolino Invited to Speak at the 2021 Vatican Conference

PortraitRutgers' Associate Professor and RuCCS Executive Councilmember Dr. Julien Musolino is one of the invited speakers for the Fifth International Vatican Conference taking place from May 6  to May 8, 2021.
The discussion of this year's conference is "Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul Unite to Prevent & Unite to Cure". Along with Dr. Musolino, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra, Chelsea Clinton, Ray Dalio, and lots of other professionals are also invited speakers at the conference. For further information about the
conference, check here