Di Wdzenczny, an undergrad alum from our Department (BA 2008), has recently been awarded a grant from the NSF to support her dissertation fieldwork on the documentation of several un(der)documented dialects of Koryak, a Chukotko-Kamchatkan language of Russia. Di's dissertation will focus on a reconstruction of Proto-Koryak morphosyntax, and contribute to a broader understanding of morphosyntactic change. After graduating with a Linguistics BA from UM, Di completed an MA in Linguistics from Eastern Michigan University, before entering the PhD program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. If you want to catch up with Di, she reports that she will be back in Ann Arbor at the end of the summer to get married in the Michigan Union! Congratulations, Di, on all the exciting developments in your life!