Researcher Spotlight

The Notorious LRG – Lila Gleitman passes away

The Notorious LRG – Lila Gleitman passes away

On August 8, our field lost a giant, Lila Ruth Gleitman.  Lila’s work altered our understanding of the human mind through her elegant theoretical and empirical investigations of early language development.  Redefining and broadening the field, she asked not only what...

Jerome Kagan, infant studies pioneer, passes away at 92

Jerome Kagan, infant studies pioneer, passes away at 92

Jerome Kagan passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021. He was 92 years old. Jerry was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Rahway. He received his BA from Rutgers University before obtaining his PhD from Yale where he studied with Frank Beach.  He then joined the Fels...

Pressing record can go a long way: Reflections from the ICIS President

Pressing record can go a long way: Reflections from the ICIS President

by Catherine Tamis-LeMonda   Babies: Is there anything more precious or fascinating? Whether a kitten, bear cub, dolphin calf, or human baby, we are drawn to infants’ prominent features, blundering movements, and dependency on adults for nurturing. For infancy...

Frances Horowitz, a pioneer in infant studies research passes away

Frances Horowitz, a pioneer in infant studies research passes away

Dear Colleagues: We write with the sad news that Frances Degen Horowitz passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021. She was 88 years old. Frances was President Emerita and University Professor at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, and a former Department...