My university just opened what they call the Center for American Indian Languages
(CAIL) thanks to the efforts of current faculty and Dr. Lyle Campbell
one of our new professors.
The stated purpose of CAIL is:
1 Working with community members, where languages and cultures are endagered, towards linguistic and cultural revitalization
2 Urgent and ambitious research on the endanged languages of Native America
3 Training students to address scholarly and practical needs involving these languages and their communities of speakers(and those whose heritage languages are involved)
The university also had its Fourth Annual Student Conference in Linguistics this Thurday. I'd never been to anything like it, so it was really interesting to me, and they fed us all day long
Also, my wife had our second child on Tuesday. I have two daughters now, but it's almost like one is an extension of the other. Like the whole process of having the first one never stopped.