The annual graduate student conference was held on May 2-3 this year. To celebrate the 10th birthday of RULing, as well as to honor Professor Alan Prince’s career, this two-day event featured 8 presentations by graduate students and 3 presentations by faculty members at Rutgers Linguistics.
The keynote speaker this year was Professor Paul Smolensky from the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. Alan and Paul are co-creators of Optimality Theory, which proved to be revolutionary in the field of phonology, and impactful in other subfields of linguistics and cognitive science.
The keynote talk was on May 3 (Sunday) afternoon. After the keynote talk, Alan addressed the audience in the closing ceremony.
Click for the conference website for further details.