News Archive - 2010
Dr. Catherine Danielou awarded the 2010 Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas
BIRMINGHAM, AL - DFLL faculty member Catherine Danielou received this award for her essay entitled: "Our Days Pass Too Quickly: Madame De Sévigné and Aging." Read more on Catherine Danielou's award.
BIRMINGHAM, AL - UAB Alum Jennifer Ghandhi had one last UAB adventure after her senior year: She spent a month hiking Spain's Camino de Santiago, a centuries-old pilgrim route to the bones of Saint James in the town of Santiago de Compostela. Read more on Jennifer Ghandi's Camino de Santiago experience.
Carlos Orihuela's recent book makes impact in Peruvian media
BIRMINGHAM, AL - DFLL faculty member Carlos Orihuela's recently published Abordajes y Aproximaciones. Ensayos sobre Literatura Peruana del Siglo XX (1950-2001) has gained much attention from the Peruvian media. Read more on Carlos Orihuela's book.
Japanese Distance Learning course receives accolades
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Japanese Instructor Tim Cook gains attention for his innovating online Japanese course. In collaboration with the DFLL, the Department of Communication Studies, and the Department of Theatre, Sinsei Tim has created quite an experience.
DFLL Student Krish Varma awarded Critical Language Scholarship to study in India
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Junior Krish Varma (Spanish and Economics Major, Honors Student) is the recipient of a 2010 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship. Varma will study Hindi at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, India for two months this summer. Krish is looking forward to a career in international trade; knowing how to speak Hindi will certainly help him in this endeavor. Way to go, Krish!
DFLL and Burr & Forman Law Firm host International Networking Event
BIRMINGHAM, AL - On April 22, an exciting networking and mentoring event took place at Burr & Forman Law Offices in downtown Birmingham. Business professionals, professors, and students made meaningful connections about language and cross-cultural skills at this fun event. Students networked with Birmingham professionals who are successful in the international arena, many of whom are multilingual. Click here to see photos from the event.
Spring 2010 Foreign Languages for the Professions Panel
BIRMINGHAM, AL - On January 27, 2010, The UAB Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures hosted this informative event once again. First, students listened to their peers share their experiences from studying abroad in countries such as Canada, Tunisia, and Spain as well as learn about different study abroad options such as service learning, language study and more. Students then heard from members of the Birmingham area professional community who shared their language journey and how it has led them to where they are today in their careers.