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In memoriam: Lew Lipsitt—Founding Generation of ICIS

In memoriam: Lew Lipsitt—Founding Generation of ICIS

It is with great sorrow I inform you of the death of Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt, a founding member of the International Congress for Infant Studies and a pioneer in the field of Infancy. Lewis Lipsitt died at on Thursday, September 30, 2021.In the field of Infancy, Lewis...

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...