Due to overwhelming demand, participants can now also evaluate the presession courses. Just like for the regular session courses, please
feel free to evaluate even if you were only auditing.
July 25, 2007 [5:10 PM]
As Institute courses wind down, please consider taking a moment to fill out a course evaluation form for classes you are participating in. Even if you
are only auditing the class, we're still interested in your opinion. One special note, though: if possible, please fill out the form for each class—just return to the evaluation form page by clicking again on the above link. All this
data is anonymous and it only takes a minute to fill out the form. Thanks for your help!
SEMANTICS CALCULATOR DEMO TOMORROW
July 22, 2007 [10:42 PM]
Lambda - The Semantics Calculator, Monday 23rd, 7:30pm, 460-126. Demo of Lambda, an interactive, graphical, pedagogical computer program that provides help and feedback to students of formal semantics when practicing lambda conversions and natural-language semantic computations, by Maribel Romero and Lucas Champollion.
July 19, 2007 [11:45 AM]
July 23, "Black Gold" in Kresge Auditorium. "Black Gold" (Ethiopia) is the acclaimed documentary on coffee production directed by Marc and Nick Francis (2006). You may reconsider your stops at Starbucks! http://www.blackgoldmovie.com/
NEXT INSTITUTE PARTY
July 16, 2007 [10:59 AM]
The upcoming institute party scheduled for July 21st is changing locations. Instead of the GCC, where the previous event
was held, this party will take place in Cordura Hall, at the corner of Campus Drive West and Panama St. Unlike the last
event, this party will be open to ALL AGES, but anyone who wishes to drink alcohol will need a photo ID showing that they are 21 or over. The party still starts at 8 PM.
PUBLISHER'S EXHIBIT UPDATE
July 15, 2007 [6:46 PM]
Starting this week, the Institute's Publishers' Exhibit will move to the Margaret Jacks Hall lobby. It will continue to be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through July 27. Its hours are 2-4:45pm, except this Friday, July 20, when there will be an all-day Book Fair from 10am-4:45pm in the lobby and adjacent areas. The Publishers' Exhibit is also the place to buy Institute T-shirts, mugs, and water bottles.
LANGUAGE VARIATION DOCUMENTARIES
July 15, 2007 [6:43 PM]
On Wednesday, July 18, from 7-9 PM in 260-113, Walt Wolfram will show several documentaries on language variation produced by the North Carolina Language and Life Project. In addition to students in his class, all Linguistic Institute attendees are invited. The documentaries aired on regional PBS affiliates.
July 8, 2007 [11:42 AM]
The Institute's Publishers' Exhibit will take place Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from July 9-27. It will be open from
2-4:45pm in the Linguistics Courtyard (basement level, between Bldgs 420
and 460). The exception is July 20, when there will be an all-day Book
Fair from 10am-4:45pm in 420-050. The exhibit will feature displays
from an assortment of linguistics publishers: Cambridge University
Press, CSLI Publications, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, and
University of Chicago Press; Taylor & Francis and the Berkeley
Linguistics Society will also join the exhibit for the day of the Book
Fair. The Publishers' Exhibit will also sell Institute T-shirts, water
bottles, and mugs.
July 8, 2007 [11:40 AM]
Starting this week: Double feature on Monday nights, single feature on Thursdays.
Join us for free movie screenings Mondays at 19:00 and 21:00 and Thursdays at 21:00, Building 320, room 105.
For a list of movie titles being screened, go here.
July 7, 2007 [11:46 AM]
The deadline for adding or dropping classes is midnight, July 8. Additionally, if you do not select a grading basis for the courses you have selected, the default is "audit".
July 5, 2007 [10:17 PM]
Following hot on the heels of the hot 4th of July party, there are two major events at the institute this weekend. Starting Friday, the Workshop on Variation, Gradience and Frequency in Phonology will run through Sunday with the poster session happening on Saturday afternoon. All talks will take place in 420-040 (the courtyard level of the psychology building, adjacent to Margaret Jacks Hall). On Saturday evening, the third most popular linguistics R&B/soul/rock cover band on Stanford campus, the Dead Tongues, will be performing live at the Graduate Community Center. You must be 21+ to attend because alcohol will be served. Doors open at 8:00 PM.
THINGS TO REMEMBER, THINGS TO DO
July 3, 2007 [10:12 PM]
Tomorrow is the 4th of July BBQ, held at Roble Field at 4pm. All Institute participants and faculty are invited, but
remember, you need a ticket to get in, so please don't forget it!
Also coming up: Thursday, July 5th, the first workshop of the Institute — Monica Macaulay (University of Wisconsin) will be speaking about the "Imposter Syndrome" as part of the LSA Survival Skills Workshop. The talk will be at Roble Hall, 7:30pm.
Finally, remember that all Institute events are listed on the events page. See you tomorrow at the BBQ!
WORKSHOP ON INDUSTRY CAREERS FOR LINGUISTS
July 3, 2007 [9:59 PM]
There will be a workshop on Industry Careers for Linguists on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in Branner Lounge (starting on the 11th). All are welcome. For more details, including topics and panelists, click here.
LOST AND FOUND
July 2, 2007 [4:12 PM]
We have established a lost-and-found box in Room 110 of Margaret Jacks Hall. Anyone who has found an item they believe to belong to an Institute participant should bring it to this room. If you have lost something and you wish to advertise its loss to the community so that people can look for it, please post an announcement to the Google group about it, even if you have already informed us of its loss.
July 1, 2007 [11:14 PM]
LFG (LSA.105) will meet Monday at 9:30 in Herrin 175 (right by Serra St. between the Quad and the Gates CS building.
COURSE SELECTION AND GRADING BASIS
July 1, 2007 [9:40 PM]
As a reminder, please keep in mind that (for the moment) it's still possible to change your main session courses (but not your presession courses). You'll need to go here if you want to change your main session courses. Secondly, please remember that, by default, if you do not choose a grading basis, you will be considered an auditor in the relevant course.
CONNECTING TO THE SERVER
July 1, 2007
If you're having troubles connecting to the Stanford server, please see this message thread on the Google group message board, which gives detailed instructions for the process. Note that there are some problems with certain operating systems, which we are aware of and working on.
Assignments for presession classrooms are now viewable on the courses page, unless the course is closed due
to seating and/or space limitiations, in which case, pre-registered participants for those classes will recieve
location information via e-mail. Locations for classrooms are listed by building, and then room number. So 320-105 means
building 320, room 105. Campus maps will be provided at check-in and registration (and are available online), but the easy rule of thumb is that numbers greater than 100 refer to buildings on the outside of the quad, and that numbers ascend in a clockwise fashion. Margaret Jacks Halll is at the end of the clock, being building 460. The building directly across from Margaret Jacks Hall starts the clock, which is building 120.
THE INSTITUTE PLANET!
June 25, 2007 [2:09 PM]
The 2007 Institute is only six days away (!!) and there will be lots going on in the next week as participants arrive. This space will be utilized, throughout the course of the Institute, as a forum for news and updates on classes, social activities, and workshops. Check here regularly for news of any schedule changes or upcoming events (but you can also look at the events page and calendar).
As the first announcement, a Google group has been set up for Institute participants to communicate with each other more easily, whether it's to schedule social outings, to look for carpools, to get advice on local restaurants, etc. Anyone can sign up and post messages, even if you don't have a Google account (although they're free, so if you have trouble accessing the board, the first suggestion is to get an account). After you join the group, you should select "No E-mail" for the value of "Subscription Type" if you don't want to get an e-mail in your inbox every time a message is posted. Unless you really want to. Also, please be respectful of what you post, as you should remember that essentially anyone at the Institute can read your message.
Check back soon for more news and updates, and we look forward to seeing all of you in the very near future!