Our department is pleased to welcome Heather Burnett of the Université de Toulouse, 2-Jean Jaurès. Heather earned her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2012. She is a semanticist with additional interests in syntax and sociolinguistics, currently working on a project about syntactic microvariation in the Romance languages of France. She will be giving a talk, "Vagueness and scale structure in delineation semantics," in SS 1085 at 3 PM on Friday the 6th. A reception will follow in the department lounge.