Conor McMahon.

Conor McMahon

Conor McMahon wins 2019 Critical Language Scholarship

Published April 15, 2019

Congratulations to Conor McMahon, winner of the 2019 Critical Language Scholarship. His achievement is being recognized at the 15th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence. Join us for the awards ceremony, April 24, Thursday, at 3:00p.m. in the Mainstage Theater. The UB community gathers at this annual event, hosted by UB CURCA, to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic contributions of our students, faculty and research mentors. See the full program.

McMahon is currently an MA graduate student of philosophy at UB. His reasearch interests are in the philosophy of language, and epistomology. He completed his B.A. at Canisius College. His studies focus both on philosophy and Mandarin. Recently, McMahon completed a one-year study program in Beijing. In Summer 2019, he will be studying in Taiwan for the CLS program. 

The Critical Language Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, The award offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.