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With a limited number of native speakers left, the Chukchansi tribe partnered with the Fresno State Linguistics Department to keep their language alive. It was a partnership that started over ten years ago to save the Chukchansi Indians' native language.
No one had ever written down Chukchansi," said former Fresno State student, Ryan Rhodes. "There's a couple of stories or something, but there's no grammar, so if the last three speakers disappear, we'll never know how it worked. Something that will be around so when there's no more speakers the language doesn't disappear, so dictionary, grammar, stories, language and all that kind of stuff."
Read more about it here
Sara and her mentee Yoni Friedman (Cog. Sci. club president) at the presentations
Dr. Sara Pixley was Cognitive Science club president Yoni Friedman's mentor and received an awarded for her contribution to the FIGS program.
First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) were established at Rutgers University to help incoming students discover professional fields and learn more about their campus community. These one credit courses have students explore a specific topical area and take advantage of resources and opportunities and gain insight to academic success and professional development. FIGS classes are taught by Peer Instructors (juniors and seniors) who share their experiences with first-years.
More details about the conference below!
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.
The 33rd annual NeurIPS Conference brings together researchers from all fields engaged in fundamental work in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to enjoy a week of talks, panels, workshops, demonstrations, and competitions.
Now in its second year, The NeurIPS EXPO presents work in AI ML done in an industrial setting. The EXPO offers a unique opportunity for a firsthand perspective on how industry is translating the power of the tools developed in this field. As a bridge between academia and industry, the NeurIPS EXPO is the premier forum for issues in AI ML in a real-world setting.
This year, NeurIPS is supporting the creation of Meetups, distributed gatherings streaming the talks in other cities focused on furthering the impact of the information being shared at the conference.
12/08: NeurIPS Expo
12/10-12/12: Conference & Demonstrations
12/13-12/14: Workshops & Competitions
SNARL post also features Prof. Kristen Syrett-- and for a different reason! She was recently interviewed for an episode of In Plain Language (a really wonderful podcast on speech and language), which just aired last week.
But more importantly, a HUGE congratulations to Kristen for being chosen to receive the LSA Linguistic Service Award-- we're so glad to see all your hard work being recognized!
For more information about Kristen's episode and the podcast itself, please take a look at the SNARL post linked below.
If you want to skip that step and head directly to the episode (which is free to listen to, by the way!), here's the link for that:
It's a really cool episode, so please give it a listen!