Carol Padden is a MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning scholar of sign languages. She holds the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication at UC San Diego, is an affiliate member of the Center for Research in Language, the Human Development Program, and the Department of Education Studies. Padden’s main areas of research are language emergence, sign language structure, and cultural life in deaf communities. She plays a central role in promoting research on sign languages around the world and in shaping policy and practices that promote the full participation of deaf people in society. She is Dean of Social Sciences at UC San Diego.
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Part of Music, Language, Mind, Evolution, a series of free Monday/Wednesday evening lectures with eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines — music, music cognition, biology, and language — exploring the fundamentals of why and how we make and hear music. Part of the course Music 007 taught by Professor Larry Polansky.
The public is cordially invited.
Admission is free.
More information at (831) 459-4731.
Sponsored by the UCSC Arts Division, Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence, and US Bank.