Celebrations

Category: Celebrations, General

Natasha Korotkova to join University of Utrecht faculty

Published: August 30, 2022

NATASHA KOROTKOVA (UCLA Ph.D, 2016) has been hired as an Universitair Docent at University College Utrecht, a liberal arts college within the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. (A Universitair Docent is also roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the US.)  Since 2018 Natasha has been a postdoctoral fellow in Linguistics at…

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Category: Celebrations, General

Richard Stockwell to join Ulster University faculty

Published: August 30, 2022

RICHARD STOCKWELL (UCLA Ph.D., 2020) has been hired as a Lecturer in Linguistics at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  (A Lecturer position in the UK is roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the US.) Since 2020, Richard has held a postdoctoral appointment as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford,…

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Category: Celebrations, General

Maura O’Leary to join Swarthmore College faculty

Published: May 31, 2022

Maura O’Leary has just accepted a three-year Visiting Assistant Professorship at Swarthmore College. Maura is a semanticist, field researcher, and teacher who recently defended her dissertation “About time: Lexical, Structural, and Discourse Constraints on the Temporal Interpretation of Nominal Predicates” and will graduate in June. Congrats, Maura, we’ll miss you!

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations

Congratulations to Deborah Wong!

Published: April 6, 2021

Congratulations to Deborah Wong, who defended her dissertation in fall 2020, and will soon be taking up a position as a data scientist at Spectrum Labs, a start-up based in San Fransicso. The company works on text and audio content moderation and detecting toxic behaviors online.

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Category: Celebrations, Graduate Students

Congratulations Sozen Ozkan

Published: February 18, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Sozen Ozkan, who has been offered a position as a Research Project Manager in NLP and Speech Group at ETS in Princeton. We would like to wish her the best of luck in her new position.

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Category: Celebrations, General

Major gift from Tom Bye (Ph.D. 1976)

Published: January 31, 2020

The department is thrilled to announce a pledge by the Bohne and Bye Trust for a $2,000,000 gift to establish and support a Linguistics Laboratory Program. The eventual gift will help fund staff, research assistants, equipment, and research in the department’s labs. In the meantime, university matching funds of $500,000 will establish the Thomas J….

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Category: Awards, Celebrations, Faculty, General

Jessica Rett is receiving the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Service Award

Published: October 23, 2019

Congratulations to Jessica Rett! The 2020 winner of the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Service Award is the “Pop-Up Mentoring Program (PUMP)”, whose organizers facilitate short-term mentoring of linguists by linguists. Our own Jessica Rett is one of the six organizers receiving the award, which will be presented at the New Orleans Annual Meeting in…

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

UCLA at ICPhS

Published: August 14, 2019

Many current and past department members attended the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Melbourne, Australia this month. Adam Chong and Pat arranged an evening social at a local bar. The photo above shows Adam Royer, Beth Sturman, Meng Yang, Ho-Hsien Pan (former visiting scholar), Sun-Ah Jun, Mary Baltazani (PhD 2002), Marc Garellek (PhD 2013),…

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