February 13, 2020 | COSSA
Write to your Members of Congress and tell them why you support funding for social science and education research at the Department of Education . The President’s Budget Request proposed steep cuts to social science programs at the Department of Education. Share the important role research in the social sciences and education play in improving the effectiveness of the U.S. education enterprise and understanding of the world around us – and reject the President’s budget.

February 3, 2020 | Boston Globe
Lawyers for Civil Rights, a nonprofit group, on Monday filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying the Boston Planning & Development Agency has done too little to engage non-English speakers in planning and community meetings for the giant project.

The complaint  — filed on behalf of the environmental group GreenRoots Inc. and tenant advocates City Life/Vida Urbana — says the BPDA has violated civil rights law in its planning for the 10.5 million-square-foot project, which next week is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing and likely BPDA board approval. Specifically, they say the agency failed to make enough project documents available in Spanish and other languages spoken by many residents of East Boston — where city figures show an estimated 46 percent of residents have limited English proficiency — and that it provided insufficient translation at public meetings.

February 10, 2019 | The New York Times
Parasite, the South Korean thriller directed by Bong Joon Ho, has made history as the first non-English language film to win best picture at the Oscars. The film, which is one of only 10 foreign-language films ever to be nominated for best picture, also won for best international feature film, original screenplay, and director. Joining Ho onstage for all four acceptance speeches was a face that has become familiar to those who have followed the director's rise to the red carpet—his interpreter Sharon Choi.

When she's interpreting—usually on camera, or to crowds of Hollywood royalty, or both—Choi's voice never seems to waver. Her calm presence under the onstage pressure has also caught the attention of online admirers, and many have praised Choi for her nuanced and careful interpretation and delivery of Ho's remarks.

February 19, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
The final numbers are in: +185 participants represented 46 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico during 220 congressional meetings on Capitol Hill February 6-7, 2020.

Creating opportunities for world languages to thrive is a direct result of your continued efforts. Thank you to our board of directors, our sponsors, and our advocates for making this year the biggest yet!

Click here to l earn more about Language Advocacy Day 2021 and how your can pre-register!

February 18, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
Amanda Seewald, JNCL-NCLIS President-Elect , received the 2020 Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession during the annual conference for the Northeastern Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ( NECTFL ) in Midtown Manhattan, New York last week.


Event Date: October 22nd-23rd, 2020
Call for abstracts for the 23rd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Engineering the Future , Oct. 22-23rd in Newport, RI.

Call for Proposals opens today, February 4, 2020 
Deadline for proposals: March 20, 2020
Registration goes live: March 27, 2020; Early Bird Registration for $375 deadline is September 11, 2020

Deadline: March 1st
The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at the George Washington University is currently accepting applications for the Caminos al Futuro Pre-College Summer Program to be held June 28 - July 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. This is an all-expenses-paid opportunity for rising seniors to gain insight into college life while earning three college credit hours at a top research institution. Participants receive round-trip airfare, room and board on GW's campus, and transportation within the District.

Notice ID: 19GE5020R0026
Agency: Department of State
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Response Date: February 21st
Notice ID: 91990020R0006
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Contracts and Acquisition Management
Location: N/A
Response Date: March 3rd
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