Displaying items by tag: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Three UAB alumni, now award-winning Alabama foreign language teachers, discuss the importance of art, music, literature and even science in helping students gain new perspectives along with new words.
Devin Thorne, a junior with a double major in Chinese Studies and Psychology, has been selected for the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship. 
Dr. Long has been teaching as a distinguished visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Nicholas’ interest in the workings of the Middle East began in an International Studies elective course with Dr. Zayzafoon.
Serge Bokobza, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at UAB. Bokobza has been an associate professor of French literature and cinema studies at UAB since 1986. 
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has awarded UABseniors Ashley Foster and Markelle Smith $5,000 each to study abroad.
She is the first University of Alabama at Birmingham student to receive the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. 
Recent University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate Grace Benton has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Jordan.
Upon receiving his degree in Spanish from UAB, Markelle plans to attend pharmacy school and use his language skills to work as a pharmacist in urban areas with large Hispanic populations.
Krish Varma, a senior majoring in economics and Spanish, has been awarded a 2011 Fulbright scholarship to teach in India for a year.
After studying abroad, she hopes to begin the Alternative Masters Teacher Education Program at UAB.
Grace Benton, an International Studies major with a regional concentration in the Middle East and minors in Spanish and Arabic, has been awarded a 2011 Department of State Critical Languages Scholarship to study advanced Arabic in Jordan.
This past Saturday at the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT), held at the University of Montevallo, three alumnae of the UAB Foreign Language Education program and former Spanish majors swept the top statewide teaching awards.
This nomination is a tribute to Malinda's foreign language instruction at UAB and throughout Alabama. She was recognized at this year's AAFLT conference on February 5th.
DFLL faculty member Catherine Danielou received this award for her essay entitled: "Our Days Pass Too Quickly: Madame De Sévigné and Aging." 
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.
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.
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.
Junior Krish Varma (Spanish and Economics Major, Honors Student) is the recipient of a 2010 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship.
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