Word meaning workshop

20161103_184701On November 2 and 3, 2016, Zoltan and Elena were lucky enough to attend the workshop ‘Word meaning: Interdisciplinary Themes‘, organized by Ikerbasque Professor Agustín Vicente and his group of researchers (Marina Ortega, Begoña Vicente and Dan Zeman). This event, held at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz, gathered topnotch linguists, philosophers, and psychologists (see here) to discuss how rich the meaning of words is and how to account for the lack of a one-to-one mapping between lexical items and meanings.

Women in science

On May 9th, 2016, Elena took part in an outreach event organized by Ikerbasque to reveal to what extent women scientists have been concealed in the history programs that we have studied, and to promote awareness of the options young high school students may have as women scientists in the future. Three other Ikerbasque scientists participated in this event: Iratxe Zarrao2016-05-09 emakumeak eta zientzia-18naindia (genetics, UPV/EHU), Amanda Sierra (neurobiology, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience), and  Matxus Perugorria (liver diseases, Biodonostia). They told the audience about their experience carrying out research using an object as a symbol of their career. In the meantime, painter Marimar Muriel sketched her picto-conclusions.

The Basque newspaper El Correo published this article about the event. Here is another follow-up piece, where Amanda Sierra provides statistical data on the situation of women in science.