May 23, 2005

Humanities Division presents student research

By Scott Rappaport

Student accomplishments in the Humanities Division will be highlighted on June 1 and 2 at three separate events during UCSC’s Student Achievement Week.

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference

The Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference is an annual event that features presentations of the most significant research by students majoring in linguistics or language studies during the current academic year. A large number of linguistics undergraduates, as well as most of the department’s graduate students and faculty, attend this conference.

A highlight of the event is a keynote presentation by a graduate with a B.A. in linguistics or language studies from UCSC. This year’s keynote speaker is Gina Taranto, who graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in linguistics from Kresge College with honors. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in linguistics at UC San Diego and currently holds the position of discourse analyst/linguist at H5 Technologies in San Francisco.

The conference will take place on Wednesday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Silverman Conference Room at Stevenson College.

Literature Undergraduate Colloquium

This annual event showcases and celebrates undergraduate academic work in the Literature Department. The colloquium is a daylong series of panel presentations in which the students present academic papers on a range of topics, sharing them with an audience of faculty, students, and family. The event--free and open to the public--takes place on Thursday, June 2, in Kresge College, Room 159. Contact the Literature Department at (831) 459-4778 or e-mail for the schedule of presentations.

Humanities Undergraduate Research Award (HUGRA) Colloquia

The 2004-05 Humanities Undergraduate Research Award project presentations will take place on Wednesday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stevenson College Fireside Lounge. Undergraduate students Cody Wofsy (philosophy), Stacy Hartman (Spanish literature), and Mozelle Foreman (literature) will be giving presentations. For more information, contact Norma Ray in the Humanities Division at (831) 459-4477.

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