Displaying items by tag: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

A new scholarship is now available for students majoring or minoring in Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at UAB.

Each academic year, the UAB College of Arts and Sciences receives departmental nominations for the Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Students and Outstanding Graduate Students.

Students are applying their knowledge and skills in real-world settings through a collaborative service-learning partnership between the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership (ALIRP).

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences has named John K. Moore, Jr., Ph.D., the new Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.

September 20, 2021

Supporting a global classroom

A world traveler’s planned gift helps students embark on journeys of transformation.

International studies alumna Jolie Thevenot is the executive director of the Japan-America Society of Alabama.

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lourdes Sánchez-López, Ph.D., professor of Spanish in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, received an unexpected invitation.

Five award-winning Afro-Colombian poets read their work and dialogued with UAB students as part of Prof. John Maddox's "Music and the African Diaspora in Latin America" class.

Charly Verstraet, Ph.D., an assistant professor of French, was recently awarded “Best University Professor” by the American Journal of French Studies for his mentorship and dedication to his students.

Dr. John Maddox, an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has published, “Challenging the Black Atlantic: The New World Novels of Zapata Olivella and Gonçalves,” (Bucknell University Press). The book is Maddox’s first literary criticism.

Kierstin Cates Kennedy, M.D., chief of UAB Hospital Medicine and clinical associate professor, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish at UAB.

John K. Moore, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has published a new book.

The French section organized its first annual undergraduate poetry contest in French entitled Le temps des poètes.

The Life-Long Learning Endowed Scholarship Honoring Ruth J. and Robert J. Colvin has been established in the departments of English and World Languages and Literatures that will support deserving students and relieve them of their financial pressures.

Takashi Shinozuka, Consul-General of Japan in Atlanta, presented the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures a grant for $30,000 to further Japanese education in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.

April 03, 2018

Everyone has a story

“How did you end up in Alabama?” I get that question a lot, both here and abroad. I suspect that every immigrant is frequently asked the same question out of genuine curiosity, maybe interest.

October 17, 2017

Risk Takers

From changing majors to changing sports, these former football players, cheerleaders, majorettes, and Blazerettes stepped outside their comfort zones and transformed their student experiences–and future careers.

October 17, 2017

Spring break abroad: Paris

Spend spring break 2018 in Paris, France, with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

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