CLS Program News


2016 Alumni Development Fund Application Opens!

As the CLS alumni community grows to over 5,000 members in its 10th anniversary year, we want to remain a resource for your language-related endeavors. To this end, the CLS Program is pleased to invite program alumni from all years to apply for an Alumni Development Fund (ADF) Grant. The ADF provides a limited number of small grants to CLS alumni to fund projects, events, and activities that prov...

Building Research on Environmental Science in Indonesia: Walker DePuy

Walker DePuy (CLS 2014 Indonesian)’s Ph.D. research is on environmental anthropology, with a particular focus on Indonesia. His Alumni Development Fund enabled him to attend and present preliminary dissertation research at the East-West Center’s 14th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region in Honolulu. His presentation at the conference was entitled “T...

Teaching Arabic in Utah: Christina Cannon

Christina Cannon (CLS 2014 Arabic) is an Arabic teacher at the high school level in Utah. The CLS Alumni Development Fund helped her attend the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in San Antonio. At the conference, Christina was able to learn from fellow language teachers, including other Arabic instructors. She also presented a session “9...

Developing Military Linguists for International Collaboration: Mike Calistro

Mike Calistro (CLS 2014 Indonesian) used his Alumni Development Fund to pay for Indonesian language training in a private course entitled Indonesian Maintenance Program (IMP) for himself as well as five other US Army Indonesian linguists stationed in Hawaii. The course focused on reading, analyzing, and translating Indonesian news articles covering political, social, and military issues, thereby i...