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The Alabama World Languages Association recognized Assistant Professor Yumi Takamiya, Ph.D., with the honor, awarded to educators who exemplify excellence in language teaching, leadership and advocacy.
UAB students continue the legacy of competing in the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artist Piano competition.
John Maddox, associate professor in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences, will represent UAB at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
The Wilga Rivers Award is highly competitive and based on active organizational participation such as committee work and conference presentations.
John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Prize for Research on the Road to Santiago and Pilgrimages for his 2020 book, which is both a critical study and scholarly translation of the case.
In teaching the Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals course at UAB, María Antonia Anderson de la Torre, Ph.D., wanted to work with a text that in addition to language skills also portrayed racial and cultural diversity.
John Maddox, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish, was recognized for his innovative uses of technology in the classroom to unite students overseas and dismantle xenophobia, in addition to his advocation for the equity of all people during his lessons.
The Passion for Poetry Endowed Scholarship Honoring Liliana Valenzuela will be awarded to a student pursuing a Spanish major or minor. Valenzuela is an award-winning poet and acclaimed Spanish translator of literary works.
A bilingual speaker of Japanese, Leanna Miku Crafford volunteered with a nonprofit health care clinic, did research in microbiology and led the Japanese Culture Club. She will graduate May 1 with honors magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Erika Hille Rinker was honored with the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Teacher Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers of German in the United States who were not born and raised in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. 
Abby Garver of Hoover graduates from UAB with degrees in French and Spanish and made the Presidential Honor roll after learning a foreign language became a “haven” from mental illness.
Proficiency in a foreign language can help in almost any career field; for instance, at UAB, French majors have a strong record of admission to medical school.
Dressing as a priest, a high-status figure, was a way for Soller to get past discrimination; but he was racially profiled for wearing the habit and haircut of the clergy as a man of color.
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