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24th annual LLL Graduate Student Conference planning committee

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature (LLL) held its first online graduate student conference on April 18. Originally designed as an in-person format, the conference was revamped to an online platform due to the COVID-19 crisis. Organizers said the 24th annual event went smoothly and successfully.

Dean Laura Lyons delivered a welcome and acknowledged the following student chairs and their innovative work:

  • Victoria Lee, second language studies
  • Tyler Miyashiro, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Thu Hà Nguyen, second language studies
  • Denis Melik Tangiyev, second language studies
  • Chao Truong, second language studies
  • Kristen Urada, second language studies

The following MA and PhD students delivered presentations reflecting the wide range of outstanding scholarship and research that takes place within the college:

  • Jenniefer Corpuz, English
  • Lane “Laneski” Davey, English
  • Bonnie Fox, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Jacob Hakim, linguistics
  • Christie Honoré, English
  • Micah Lau, English
  • Christina Lee, English
  • LynleyShimat Lys, English
  • Thu Hà Nguyen, second language studies
  • Michaela Nuesser, second language studies
  • Joana O’Steen, English
  • Jeffrey Otto, second language studies
  • Kevin Rickman, second language studies
  • Lucía Camardiel Sardiña, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas
  • Ching Shek, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Melinda S. Smith, English
  • Yunhe Sun, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Mie Tobias, second language studies
  • Chau Truong, second language studies
  • Jue Wang, second language studies
  • Boeui Woo, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Ruri Yoshii, East Asian Languages and Literatures

Atsushi Hasegawa, an assistant professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics, delivered the keynote address. LLL Excellence in Research Award recipients Theres Grüter, Sharon Joy Bulalang and Haerim Hwang were featured speakers.

Visit the LLL website to see the conference program.

By Karin Mackenzie

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