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Memorial Service Scheduled for Saturday, June 2 For Linguistics Professor Carlota S. Smith

Posted: May 31, 2007
Professor Carlota S. Smith died Thursday, May 24, at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer. She was the Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in the Humanities and taught at The University of Texas at Austin for 38 years.

Carlota was Centennial Professor of Linguistics at UT Austin and a longtime faculty affiliate of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. She published several books (and numerous articles) on syntax, semantics, and text structure. She had also done research on Navajo. She had received numerous grants and awards for her research.

Carlota cared deeply about the status of women in academia and was the first person to alert CWGS Director, Gretchen Ritter, to the report issued by the National Academies of Science and Engineering, entitled Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering. With Carlota's encouragement, we invited one of the authors of the report to spe
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