Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

We are now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2021–2022 academic year. Please contact Dr. Nicole Ziegler (, Associate Professor in SLS.

August 26

Starting off on the Right Foot: Advising Session for New MA and Newly Admitted BAMA Students

Presenter: Dr. Theres Grüter, Associate Professor & Graduate Chair, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa

1. Navigating your MA progress
We will examine the MA advising form together and talk about optional tracks, core courses, seminar courses, and electives. Students will better understand what it takes to complete their degrees in a timely manner.

2. The relationship between language teaching and research
New students sometimes struggle to see connections between their interest in classroom teaching and research projects that they design and analyze in their courses; we will explore this and look at examples of research that are connected to teaching, as well as research on other topics in SLS that are not directly linked to classrooms.

3. Resources for academic and personal support
We will discuss the resources on campus that offer academic support (such as The Writing Center) as well as offices that offer counseling and other forms of support to students.

September 2


September 9


September 16

Rule-Based Scoring in Automated Essay Evaluation

Professor Yoshihito Sugita, Visiting Colleague from Meiji Gakuin University


September 23


September 30


October 7


October 14


October 21


October 28


November 4


November 11

No talk scheduled – Veteran’s Day (holiday)


November 18


November 25

No talk scheduled – Thanksgiving (holiday)


December 2


December 9

The SLS Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series is organized by the Department of Second Language Studies for enhancing students’ academic experience and professional future. Archived presentation descriptions can be found at the following links:   Spring 2021;   Fall 2020Spring 2020;   Fall 2019;  Spring 2019;   Fall 2018;   Spring 2018;   Fall 2017;   Spring 2017;   Fall 2016;   Spring 2016;   Fall 2015;   Spring 2015;   Fall 2014  .