Kenneth Hale Endowment:
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona had a long-term relationship with the late Professor Kenneth Hale of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a relationship which brought many benefits to the Department. Professor Hale grew up in Arizona, and taught here in The School of Anthropology for several years in the sixties. He was instrumental in the establishment of The University of Arizona Department of Linguistics, and his life-long goals of recording and encouraging the maintenance of Native American languages, and the support of Native American students, are well known to us all. The field of Linguistics as a whole has been profoundly affected by the work and example of Professor Hale, who transformed the nature of research on minority languages, and brought recognition to the urgent necessity of work on these languages, many of which are on the edge of extinction. The department has established a Scholarship Fund to further the documentation and maintenance of Native American Languages. With support from our alumni and friends we are able to continue funding our M.A. in Native American Linguistics students. Thank you.
Make checks payable to:
University of AZ Foundation/Ken Hale Endowment, P.O. Box 210025, Tucson AZ 85721
DR. MALAKEH TALEGHANI GRADUATE ENDOWMENT:
Founded in May 2010, the Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Graduate Endowment in Iranian Studies funds outstanding graduate research in all areas of Iranian studies, including Persian literature, history, geography, political science, and music; Iranian art and architecture; and Iranian languages and linguistics. Due to the generosity of family and friends, the endowment has grown tremendously since its creation, and the endowment committee was able to select its first awardees this spring.
In connection with the endowment, the Taleghani Lecture Series is sponsored by Prof. Simin Karimi and presented by the UA Department of Linguistics. Each year a prominent scholar in Iranian studies will be invited to present a public lecture and hold a seminar for graduate students. The goal of the lecture series is to create awareness about various aspects of Iran and the Iranian culture among Americans and young Iranians, an issue that was very close to Dr. Taleghani’s heart.
Dr. Taleghani received a Ph.D. in Persian Literature from Tehran University, and was only the third Iranian woman to receive this degree. She is the author of “The Ups and Downs of the Life of an Iranian Woman,” and a co-author of “Zan dar Iran-e Bastaan” (Women in Ancient Iran). She has also written nine plays based on Persian literary masterpieces. Taleghani was a respected community leader, educator, playwright and regarded thinker. In Iran, she was a high school teacher, principal, and professor, and served as Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education. She was also a Representative in the Iranian National Assembly. As a retiree in the States, Dr. Taleghani was an active member of her communities.
Dedicated to education, Dr. Taleghani especially valued academic training and believed that it was possible for anyone to achieve academic success at the highest level through hard work and dedication. Taleghani was committed to helping students further their educational dreams and goals, particularly students in Iranian Studies.
Make checks payable to:
University of AZ Foundation/Taleghani Endowment, P.O. Box 210025, Tucson AZ 85721
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS GENERAL FUND:
Our Linguistics General Fund is an unrestricted account which financially supports students and department operations.
Thanks so much for giving to the Linguistics General Fund!
Please make checks payable to:
University of AZ Foundation/Linguistics General Fund, P.O. Box 210025, Tucson AZ 85721
For more information on ways of giving to The University of Arizona’s Department of Linguistics, please contact Shayna Walker at 520-621-2113, or email@example.com
P.O. Box 210025
Tucson AZ 85721