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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...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on August 15, 2016


Rasa’il, Connecting American and Moroccans through Letters

Nicholas Mickinski, Sidney Tolo, Julianna Renzi, Jane McDermott, and Samee Sulaiman (CLS 2014 Arabic) met while studying in Tangier on CLS together. After returning, they decided they wanted to use their knowledge of Arabic and passion for language learning and cultural exchange. They realized...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on August 08, 2016


Addressing Gender-based Violence: Yasin Khan

Yasin Khan (CLS 2014 Urdu), a CLS 2014 Urdu Alumni, worked as a Violence Prevention Educator before entering graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Public Health. Through her work, Yasin learned that gender based violence is the leading cause of injury to women in America and around the world;...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on August 08, 2016


Chinese Studies for Local Schools in Nashville: Omega Tennant

Omega Tennant (CLS 2014 Chinese), started the Chinese Studies Program in Nashville, TN at MLK Magnet School in 2013, with the goal of extending language learning services and promoting in-depth understanding of the culture behind Mandarin Chinese to students from marginalized backgrounds. Omega...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on August 01, 2016


Supporting Diverse Learners of Korean: Kirstin Johnson

Kirstin Johnson (CLS 2015 and 2014 Korean) returned from Korea concerned about how to progress with her language learning. Her university offers neither courses in Korean nor any study abroad opportunities in Korea. She realized that teaching what she knew would be a great way of working on her...

Program News — Posted by Andrew McCullough on August 01, 2016


LHS grad working as terrorism researcher

Erin McGrath, a 1995 graduate of Lincoln High School, has joined the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland as a National Science Foundation post-doctoral research associate through 2017.

CLS In the Press — Shared from Daily Tribune on July 28, 2016