CLS Program News


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...
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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...
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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...
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Introducing Turkish Culture to Americans: Alyssa Mathias

Alyssa Mathias (CLS 2014 Turkish) is a Ph.D student in ethnomusicology and served as the head of the UCLA Turkish Music Group for the 2014-2015 academic year. She used her Alumni Development Fund to host two cultural workshops at UCLA. The first was a dance workshop with instruction from a Turkish dancer and ethnographer who has a background in a variety of styles from across Turkey. 10 students p...
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