UMD's Center for Advanced Study of Language Cited as a Critical DoD Program

UMD's Center for Advanced Study of Language Cited as a Critical DoD Program

Glenn Nordin, the Department of Defense Principal Foreign Language Advisor, recently recognized the University of Maryland's Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) as a critical Department of Defense program at a recent Senate hearing.

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee, held a conference to discuss the shortage of foreign language speakers in the government. Several witnesses were called upon to testify about the need for foreign language speakers in the government and the possible effects on national security. Topics discussed included providing incentives for foreign language study, recruiting personnel and improving educational programs. Nordin delivered his comments about CASL during the hearing.

UMD's CASL was founded in 2003 as a Department of Defense supported university affiliated research center (UARC) with a nationally recognized research staff. It is the first and only national resource dedicated to addressing the language needs of the Intelligence Community. The CASL represents a community-wide effort to provide the research neccessary for the expansion of language capabilities in the federal government

For more information about Nordin's remarks regarding CASL, visit http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/306148-1

Related Articles:
Secret Military Test, Coming Soon to Your Spanish Class
Gens. Alexander & Hayden Headline UMD Summit on Language Research

May 21, 2012


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

UMD Leads New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

Michael Fu Works to Improve Kidney Transplants With NSF Grant

IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

Entomology and Extension Faculty Join a National Team to Study and Support Diverse Perennial Forage Systems with Major Implications for Human and Animal Ecosystem Health

Sangeetha Madhavan Publishes New Research On Families’ Economic Inequalities In Sub-Saharan Africa

Technology for All

Center for Substance Abuse Research Receives Funding to Expand the Emergency Department Drug Surveillance System Nationwide

Student Journalism Project Sheds Light on Role of White Supremacist Newspapers in Fueling Racial Tension, Violence

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts

Connect

social iconstwitterlinkedinrssYouTube
Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541
© Copyright 2021 University of Maryland

Did You Know

UMD's Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) is the ony UARC located in the heart of the national capital region with core competencies in social science.