LINGUIST List 31.2601

Tue Aug 18 2020

All: Michael Silverstein Memorial Scholarship Fund

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Aug-2020
From: Constantine Nakassis <>
Subject: Michael Silverstein Memorial Scholarship Fund
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Dear colleagues, 

A memorial scholarship fund to honor our recently deceased colleague, Michael Silverstein has been set up by his family. The fund is dedicated to providing equal access to graduate education in anthropology at the University of Chicago. Below I have forwarded along a message from his widow and information about the fund for those who might be interested to donate. 

All best, Constantine Nakassis


Dear Colleagues, Friends, and Students of Michael Silverstein -

Thanks to the many of you who have sent your condolences and shared memories of Michael. They have helped sustain us. 

A number of you have asked about making a donation in Michael's name. To honor that request, we came up with the idea of creating a memorial fund that captures what he cared about -- graduate education and equal access to education. The details on that memorial fund are in the attached letter. 

Please excuse any duplication of this email or information as we try to reach all the people whose lives were touched by Michael.

With gratitude for your presence in his life,
Mara Tapp

*Announcing The Michael Silverstein Memorial Scholarship Fund*

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The University of Chicago community was saddened by the recent loss of Michael Silverstein, The Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, Linguistics, and of Psychology and in the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. To honor the memory of this groundbreaking scholar, the Division has established The Michael Silverstein Memorial Scholarship Fund. A link can be found here:

The Michael Silverstein Memorial Fund is devoted to expanding access to anthropology at the University of Chicago and diversifying the scholarship within it. In honor of Michael Silverstein's pioneering contribution to the study of language, Native North America and Aboriginal Australia, and politics within the United States, as well as his half century of teaching at the University of Chicago, the memorial fund will prioritize support for alumni of the Chicago Public Schools and for members of historically underrepresented communities within anthropology. The Michael Silverstein Memorial Fund is devoted to doctoral research that expands the scope, inclusion, and contribution of anthropology as a mode of social inquiry. Please direct any questions regarding this fund to Yasmin Omer (  

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