Month: January 2013

Spring 2013

  • The ECOM Reading Group will be meeting this Summer, starting in June. All ECOM members and friends are welcome to participate. Further information about these meetings will likely be shared via the ECOM mailing list. If you are not currently a mailing list member and would like to receive these emails, please contact Jim (
  • ECOM Coordinator Jim Sias recently defended his dissertation “Emotion, Virtue, and Moral Perception: A Defense of Moral Intuitions.” Starting this Fall, he will be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  Congratulations x2, Jim!
  • The “Making Meaning: Origins of Communication” conference was a great success! The conference was held at Duke University on April 18-20, 2013. For more information, see the conference website here.
  • ECOM director, Dorit Bar-On, ECOM member, Mitchel Green, and Keith Simmons have accepted offers from the University of Connecticut.  Green will begin in Fall 2013; Bar-On and Simmons will begin in Fall 2014.  U Conn has offered substantial support for ECOM as part of a plan to expand its cognitive science program.
  • The Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at UNC Chapel Hill are co-sponsoring a conference entitled “Cognitive Linguistics in the Triangle: Slavic and Beyond.” The conference will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, and is free and open to anyone interested. For more information (including the conference program), click here.