Faculty News

Lisa Levinson Gives Keynote Talk at NELS 51 Conference

Lecturer Lisa Levinson, Director of Undergraduate Research Experiences, gave a keynote talk at the 51st North East Linguistic Society (NELS) conference on November 6. Her talk was titled "The processing correlates of verb argument Structures." The NELS 51 conference took place online November 6-8, hosted by the Département de linguistique, Université du Québec à Montréal.

Graduate Student News

'Speaking Their Legacy'

Graduate students Dominique Bouavichith and Jiseung Kim are featured in an article titled Speaking Their Legacy, recently published by the Rackham Graduate School. The article highlights the contributions of graduate students collaborating on the Argentine-Afrikaans Collaboratory project.
Photo by Richard Finn Gregory

Graduate Student Colloquium:
Joy Peltier and Moira Saltzman 

Mark your calendars! This semester's  graduate student colloquium featuring PhD students Joy Peltier (left) and Moira Saltzman will take place on Friday, November 20, beginning at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Joy will present “The Pragmatics of Multifunctional Items in Kwéyòl Donmnik, French, and English.” Moira will present “A sociophonetic study of tones on Jeju Island." Read more

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Nov. 13
SoConDi Discussion Group
3-4 pm

Fall Ling Grad Meeting
4-5:30 pm

Monday, Nov. 16
Ling Tech Panel
4-6 pm

Friday, Nov. 20
Phondi Discussion Group
1-2 pm

HistLing Discussion Group
2-3 pm

SynSem Discussion Group
3-4 pm

Graduate Student Colloquium

Joy Peltier and Moira Saltzman
4-5:30 pm

Nov. 23-27

Thanksgiving recess

Monday, Nov. 30
Classes resume remotely

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Classes end

Dec 10-18
Final exams

Career Panel: Positions in the Tech Industry

Monday, Nov. 16 | 4-6 pm

Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend a virtual workshop on career opportunities in the tech industry on Monday, November 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Organized by the Graduate Committee, the event features three panelists who will share their experience working in tech companies. Each presenter will introduce themselves briefly, and the remainder of the period will be dedicated to questions.

Panelists include April Maguire (HR/Talent Acquisition), Temese Szalai, CEO and Principal at Madarka Inc, and U-M alum Mike Opper (‘17). Read bios.

Zoom details to come.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As the largest college in the university, LSA celebrates its role in Michigan's deeply rooted commitment to diversity.


How and Why We Learn Anishinaabemowin

Wednesday, November 11, 6-7:30pm 
This presentation consists of two parts, "The Language We Learn as Kids is the Same Language We Speak as Adults," with Alphonse Pitawanakwat and Kayla Gonyon, & "Nimikwenimaanaanig Leonard Miinawaa James," with Dr. Cherry Meyer and Dr. Margaret Noodin. Each year many of our elders leave us to continue speaking and teaching Anishinaabemowin. This past year, two friends and fellow teachers left us. We’ll share some of the stories, phrases and lessons Leonard Kimewon and James Fox once shared with us and talk about how we’ve made them part of our classrooms. At this event we will share resources for learning Anishinaabemowin. 
View full calendar of NAHM events.

At a Crossroads: Conversations About DEI

November 16, 5pm - 6:30pm
November 19, 9am - 10:30am
Register here. 
Students - please choose one session - both sessions will be held via Zoom

2020 has elevated critical conversations about race, health disparities with the spread of Covid, questions about policing and community safety, and what this all means to a campus community. This interactive, student moderated conversation aims to engage students in a discussion about DEI on campus in our changing national climate. It offers a platform for students to hear from and share ideas with Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Robert M. Sellers and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon.

This event will be captioned live. Space is limited to the first 75 students to register. Students will receive a Zoom link and password once their registration is confirmed. 
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