SBSI Brown Bag: Daniel Yudkin

September 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Daniel Yudkin SBSI Postdoc University of Pennsylvania   Flexible Ethics: On the Activation, Transformation, and Misperception of Moral Values   Philosophers have long compared moral rules to natural laws, as fixed and universal as gravity. Research in psychology, however, suggests that, at least when it comes to human judgment, morality is far from constant. The […]

Michael Nachman Department of Biology UC Berkeley   The Genomic Basis of Environmental Adaptation in House Mice   A major goal in biology is to understand the genetic details of how organisms adapt to novel environments. I will discuss recent studies on the genetic basis of environmental adaptation in mice which have recently colonized North […]

MindCORE & CURF present:   “Growing Up in Science” A conversation-style event series about becoming and being a scientist. UPenn faculty members share their stories with a focus on the unspoken challenges in a life in science.   Come join us as we chat with:     David Meaney, PhD S.R. Pollack Professor Chair, Department […]

John McCoy Department of Marketing University of Pennsylvania   Distilling more wisdom from a crowd   In many situations, from economists predicting unemployment rates to chemists judging fuel safety, individuals have differing opinions or predictions. We consider the crowd-wisdom problem of aggregating the judgments of multiple individuals on a single question, when no outside information […]

ILST Seminar Series: Betsy Sneller

September 20, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Betsy Sneller Annenberg School for Communication Georgetown University   Acquisition of sociolinguistic variation   Sociolinguistic variation exists in every natural language and exhibits orderly heterogeneity within (e.g. style) and across (e.g. identity) speakers. In order to fully acquire a language, a child must learn the languageā€™s variation patterns. How children acquire probabilistic variation remains an […]