Month: June 2008

  • QP defense mania

    As the Spring quarter comes to a close, we celebrate the many successfully defended QPs. Here’s the honor roll: First QP Max Bane: Modeling the Typology of Quantity-Insensitive Stress Systems. Tommy Grano: At the intersection of form, meaning and use: Being assertive in Mandarin Chinese. Arum Kang: On the plurality of the Extrinsic Plural Marker…

  • Bultaovic successfully defended dissertation

    Congratulations to Angelina Bultaovic, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled ” MODALITY, FUTURITY AND TEMPORAL DEPENDENCY: THE SEMANTICS OF THE SERBIAN PERFECTIVE NONPAST AND FUTURE 2 “! in both The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures the Department of Linguistics for a dual Ph.D. Chestitamo na uspehu! Well done, Gina!

  • Livescu Colloquium

    Phonological Models in Automatic Speech Recognition Karen Livescu Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago Location: Cobb 201 Time: 3:30pm Abstract: The performance of automatic speech recognizers varies widely across contexts. Very good performance can be achieved on single-speaker, large-vocabulary dictation in a clean acoustic environment, as well as on small-vocabulary tasks with fewer constraints on the…

  • Student Accolades

    Congratulations to Nikki Adams, who has been awarded a Provost’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship for next year, and to Erin Debenport, who has been awarded an AAUW Dissertation Fellowship! Congratulations also to the following students who have received Provost’s Summer Fellowships: Jackie Bunting, James Kirby, Yaron McNabb, Chris Straughn, and Suwon Yoon.

  • Alumnus in the spotlight

    Almerindo Ojeda (PhD, 1982) has recently launched the Center for Human Rights in the Americas, an interdisciplinary center dedicated to scholarship and education about human rights in the Americas. The history and rationale behind this endeavor was featured on the UC Davis website.