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Building Just Communities

Thanks to a BLC Travel Grant I was able to attend the Building Just Communities conference that took place from October 8 to 11, 2015, at Howard University in Washington D.C. The conference was organized by the Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACHME), an interdisciplinary organization that brings together educators from 1,100 universities…

Seminar for teachers and professors of Hebrew

October 9-11, 2015 Denver, Colorado The seminar is a yearly event that usually takes place in Denver, Colorado. This year I was particularly interested in attending it, since its topic, Technology in the Hebrew classroom, was something that I felt I could benefit from. As it turned out, it was a very useful conference, since…

The Languages of America in the 21st Century

Hosted by the Global Association of Promoting Swahili (GAPS or CHAUKIDU), African Languages Teachers Association (ALTA), National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) The annual CHAUKIDU/ALTA/ NCOLCTL was held at the Hilton Hotel Washington Dulles Airport, on April 23-26, 2015 The National African Resource Center secretariat that is home to the executive director of…

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)

The 105th annual meeting for SASS, indeed an old organization supporting Scandinavian Studies in North America, was held in Columbus, Ohio from May 7-10, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference was Indigenous Discourses, Methodologies, and Histories. To celebrate the theme, we heard a concert by Ulda, a Finnish-Sámi Joik Band. The Sámi, the only indigenous…

Philippine and Filipino Studies: Forty Years Hence

The 40th Year anniversary celebration of the Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaii-Manoa was held on April 9 - 11, 2015. To commemorate the occasion, the center organized an international symposium titled “Philippine and Filipino Studies: Forty Years Hence”. The more than sixty Filipino and Filipino-American as well as American scholars from…

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

From March 26-28, I attended the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Chicago, made possible in part by a travel grant from the Berkeley Language Center. This was my first AAS conference as president of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL), a position I will hold for three years. I…

American Conference for Irish Studies West

A grant from the BLC made it possible for me to attend and read a paper at the recent 30th Annual American Conference for Irish Studies West, in Santa Fe, NM. The theme of the Conference was “Ireland and the Indigenous,” and papers covered a broad range of topics from Irish grammar in the writings…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

My colleague, Vesna Rodic, and I attended the Rocky Mountain Language Association’s 68th annual convention in Boise, Idaho from October 8 - 11.  I have been participating in the conference for several years now and, without exception, always come away reinvigorated and full of new ideas.  As a Senior Lecturer with limited university funding options,…

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