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The USF Foundation has established a scholarship fund for World Languages students in memory of Ava Chitwood. If you wish to make a gift or pledge online you can do so by clicking on the icon below. Select World Languages and then fund 420093001. If you would like to donate to our Modern Language Operating Fund, the fund is 420250.
Dr. Camilla Vasquez delivered a keynote address at the 15th Annual International Conference on Language and Social Psychology held in Bangkok, Thailand in June. (Photo credit: Jake Gillespie)
Faculty Awarded Grant
Dr. Nicole Tracy-Ventura and Dr. Amanda Huensch have been awarded a prestigious research grant from Language Learning’s Small Grants Research Program for pursuing their collaborative study: “Investigating foreign language attrition, maintenance, and development post-instruction and study abroad.” They will be continuing a longitudinal study that began in 2011 to examine the long-term evolution of foreign language proficiency.
Congratulations Dr. Tracy-Ventura and Dr. Huensch!
The Classical Preparatory Academy, a successful charter school focused on a Classics curriculum, honored Dr. Eleni H. Manolaraki for her service and her commitment to a pre-college education in Classics. She was presented with the award at the school’s annual fundraising gala on April 9th. Dr. Manolaraki spoke on the enduring value of Classical antiquity as a school subject. You can read her address here.
Congratulations Dr. Manolaraki!
Faculty TESOL Honor
The TESOL Association (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is honoring Dr. Amanda Huensch as one of their 30 Up and Coming, which “recognizes individuals who represent future leaders in the profession of English language teaching and learning”.
Congratulations Dr. Huensch!
Faculty Publication Award
Dr. Anne Latowsky has won the annual award for the Best First Book written by a member of the Southeastern Medieval Association for Emperor of the World: Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800-1229 (Cornell UP, 2013).
Congratulations Dr. Latowsky!
More WLE News
9/5 - Labor Day
9/14 - Education Abroad Fair MSC Ballroom 10am-3pm
WLE Student Accomplishments
Hiram Rios Hernandez, USF class of 2015 alum who was in the Modern Chinese Language program, is currently interning as a Pickering Fellow in Taipei, Taiwan. As a member of the Public Diplomacy Section, his portfolio includes social media, outreach events, and education programming for the American Institute in Taiwan. While at USF, Hiram also received Gilman, Boren, and Critical Language Scholarships to support his study of Mandarin Chinese, which has proven useful in Taipei. At the end of the summer, Hiram will return to Harvard University to finish his Master in Public Policy degree.
Kalea Benson, one of our Chinese II students, was awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to continue her study of Chinese in China for a full calendar year. Congratulations Kalea!
Daniel Olsen, a double major in Mechanical Engineering and German, is a recipient of the prestigious DAAD RISE scholarship. The RISE program allows US students to go and work at German Universities in a research setting. Daniel will be working on research at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology to test springs that are made out of composites, like carbon fiber.
Chelsea Mulligan, who is majoring in German Studies, has received a paid internship position with the German American Business Chamber of Central Florida. Congratulations Chelsea!
Luc Bonhomme, a French MA student and TA, has been accepted into the PhD program of Francophone Studies at The University of Louisiana, Lafayette with important financial support.
Madison Wahler, French MA student and TA, has been accepted to the Cardozo School of Law class of 2019 with a full tuition merit scholarship guaranteed for all three years of study. She will spend her first two years completing a J.D. in New York and her third year in Paris working on an LLM (Diplôme d'université en droit) from the Sorbonne with concentrations in French and European Law.