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Baraza Conference

Swahili History, Culture and Identity Reconsidered I attended the Baraza conference that was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, UK on October 29, 2016. I was scheduled to present a paper titled, “Integrating Chat in the writing of African Languages.” Papers of interesting topics were presented by…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Language Association’s 70th annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been participating in the conference for many years now and, without exception, always come away reinvigorated and full of new ideas. As a Senior Lecturer with limited university funding options, I can only attend one conference a…

InterSpeech 2016

I attended InterSpeech 2016 in San Francisco, California, in September, with my colleague and 2nd presenter, Minsook Kim. We presented our research entitled “Hyper-articulate production of Korean glides by age group”. InterSpeech is the one of the largest conferences in the area of phonetics and we were surprised to see that there were a lot…

Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Thanks to a travel grant from the Berkeley Language Center, I was able to attend the 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. There were presentations on a variety of topics spanning the 7th to the 17th centuries investigating cultures…

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…

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