Dr. Erika Hille Rinker Receives National Award

Dr. Erika Hille Rinker

Dr. Rinker is a 2015 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of German / Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States. Only a handful of German professionals receive this annual honor among applicants throughout the United States. Congratulations to Dr. Rinker.

Revising Proust: Notes on an Epic Scholarly Journey

William Carter and Nicolas Drogoul William Carter, left, and Nicolas Drogoul

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SPA 313 Business Spanish Online Receives Quality Matters Seal

Malinda O'Leary, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Malinda O'Leary, Ph.D. earned the Quality Matters seal of excellence for her online SPA 313 Business Spanish class in May 2015.
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Dr. John Maddox Receives the AATSP Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award

John Maddox

Dr. John Maddox received the AATSP Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award for his article entitled "AfroReggae: Antropofagia, Sublimation, and Intimate Revolt in the Favela” published in the September 2014 issue of Hispania [97.3: 463-476]. The AATSP is the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and Hispania is the AATSP scholarly review. Congratulations to Dr. Maddox.

Newly Edited and Annotated by Leading Proust Scholar William C. Carter

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Edited and annotated by leading Proust scholar William Carter, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is the second volume of one of the twentieth century’s great literary triumphs. Read More

Julián Arribas, New Chair of the Department

Julian Arribas

Dr. Julián Arribas is the new Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
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Dr. Catherine Danielou Recognized
by Professional Language Organizations

Catherine Danielou

Dr. Catherine Danielou, Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named President-Elect of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
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The DFLL Welcomes Yumi Takamiya
Assistant Professor in Japanese

Yumi Takamiya

Yumi Takamiya
(PhD in Applied Linguistics, Purdue)
Her research interests include pragmatics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and teacher development. By employing conversation analytic approach, she currently investigates how second language learners of Japanese develop their pragmatic competence. She has worked on a series of research projects focusing on classroom interactions and dialogic teaching by using Sociocognitive approach, Dynamic Assessment and Action Research.
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