Canceled – Arts in Motion event and showcase

Arts in Motion Showcase - March 22-28. Cello player in front of music building.

We regret to announce that the Arts in Motion, scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Concert Hall has been canceled. All public events in the Arts in Motion Showcase scheduled for March 22-28 have also been canceled.

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Nowruz exhibition sprouts new beginnings for a new year

Nowruz exhibition

Celebrated by over 300 million people worldwide, Nowruz marks the first day of spring, the vernal equinox, and the expectation of a prosperous and happy year. The ancient poet Jalaluddin Rumi called it a rebirth “on our planet and in our souls.”

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Connecting students, academia, and community: Hmong Voices Series as a place of dialogue

Hmong Voices Series with student, poet Pos Moua, and Dr. Kao-Ly Yang

The positive reception and high attendance attested to the urgency and relevance of the series. In the past, the Hmong community had felt disarray, confusion, and powerlessness during hard times. The series then served as a neutral place for discussion and dialogue for a better understanding of relevant issues where different perspectives can contribute to the well-being of the students and the community.

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Speech recognition technology featured at Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)

As companies seek to have faster, better responses in their artificial intelligence (AI) products and customer service, linguists become critical in analyzing and understanding people’s particular speeches and words. With thousands of unique languages in the world, linguistics provides stronger understanding and solutions for things like speech recognition, speech synthesis, automatic translation and machine understanding.

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VIDEO: Linguistics students learn to ‘Act Like a Teacher’

Act Like a Teacher - Former Linguistics 171 student, Jeanette Yeboah-Amoako, teaches a class in her new job at the American English Institute.

Developed by Cheryl Chan, former director of the American English Institute (AEI) at Fresno State, and Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of Linguistics, the “Act Like a Teacher” method goes beyond the theory and coaches students by using theater and acting techniques.

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