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Language & Law Speaker Series: Activist Linguistics for Social Justice

Guest Speaker: John Rickford, Stanford U. Linguistics Scholars (in linguistics, and in law) have paid relatively little attention to discrimination based on dialect variation in the courtroom. Rickford and King (2016) argue, for instance, that the vital courtroom testimony of Rachel Jeantel in the 2013 Florida trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin was neither understood nor believed, partly because it was delivered in African American Vernacular…

National Nanomedicine Seminar – “Nanoparticle Development to Target Dysfunctional Endothelial Glycocalyx”

Eno Ebong, PhD Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University Nanoparticle Development to Target Dysfunctional Endothelial Glycocalyx The Ebong research lab studies how the mechanical forces of blood flow affect endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels and guard them from diseases like atherosclerosis—a pre­cursor to heart attack and other serious conditions. Much of the focus is on studying the structure and function of the protective gel-like layer of sugar molecules…

Language & Law Speaker Series: Getting Legal Meaning

Guest Speaker: Lawrence Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School This presentation discusses approaches that legal analysts take in resolving linguistic indeterminacy. While there are cases of reference and of syntactic ambiguity, most legal battles are over the meanings of words. When judges cannot identify a technical legal meaning, they often default to a term’s “ordinary meaning.” I will first talk about the array of linguistic problems that…

Language & Law Speaker Series: Native American Languages and Language Rights

Guest Speaker: Peggy Speas, UMass Amherst Linguistics There are still about 175 Native American languages spoken in the U.S. today. Many communities have mounted efforts over the past 30 years to revitalize their languages, and many linguists are eager to be involved in these efforts. In this session we will discuss the history of US government attempts to eradicate Native American Languages and the various ways that communities and linguists…

College of Science Application Workshop Series and Q&A

Have questions about the graduate school application process? Join Northeastern University’s Admissions Team for a Webinar and Live Chat on a date that works for you! Learn how to make your application stand out, and take advantage of an opportunity to ask an admissions officer specific questions on your application. Register using the link below: https://pages.northeastern.edu/cos-2019-application-workshop.html