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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.
Farewell Lecture - Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte
Honorary Consul of France and President of FRAMCO, Jean-Charles Faust, Dr. Christine Probes and
Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte
Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte gave an overview of his recently published book about the most celebrated Canadian painter of the 20th century - Jean Paul Lemieux. The occasion was his upcoming retirement after 31 years of service at USF.
Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award
(from left to right: Dr. Dwayne Smith, Dr. Camilla Vásquez, Dr. Judy Genshaft and Dr. Paul Sanberg)
WLE is proud to announce that Dr. Camilla Vásquez was one of the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Awards. USF recognizes the accomplishments of faculty who have received national and international peer recognition for their research work during 2014.
Congratulations Dr. Vásquez!
Faculty Research Presentation
Applied Linguistics professor Camilla Vasquez presented her research about the language of TripAdvisor reviews to an audience of 800 travel industry representatives at the Skift Global Forum in Brooklyn NY in October.
Faculty Research Presentation
Dr. Heike Scharm was among the international scholars invited by the Mexican Embassy and the University of Cambridge to present their current research on Carlos Fuentes at Carlos Fuentes: Colloquium and Celebration at Cambridge University, UK in early October.
Learn more here.
"Discovering an Ancient Explorer Anew"
The research work of Dr. David Arbesú is currently in USF News. Congratulations!
Le Prix de de Littérature Gérald-Godin 2015
Distinguished University Professor Gaëtan Brulotte just received Le Prix de Littérature Gérald-Godin 2015, a Grand Prix Culturel in Québec for his most recent book, La contagion du réel. He will also be interviewed for Radio Canada and will be featured at the Maison de Culture of Trois-Riviéres
More WLE News
November - International Education Month
11/26-27 - Happy Thanksgiving! USF campus is closed
11/30 - La Tavola Italiana CPR 487 3:45pm-4:45pm
11/30 - French Research One Expo CPR 461 7pm
12/1 - La Table Française CPR 487 12-1pm
WLE Student Accomplishments
Cristhian Alfonso successfully presented his MA Thesis Defense (Spanish/ISLAC joint degree): Todo tiempo pasado fue peor: la representación literaria del nazismo en Vásquez, Pardo, Borges y Bayer on 10/28. In the picture, Dr. Madeline Cámara (WLE), Dr. Heike Scharm (WLE), Cristhian, Dr. Pablo Brescia (WLE) and Dr. Bernd Reiter (ISLAC).
Erhan Aslan, a SLA/IT Ph.D. student co-advised by Amy Thompson and Camilla Vasquez of World Languages, was recently named one of five world-wide TESOL Research Mini-grant winners. This award provides up to US$2,500 for those who are currently working on or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda.
Congratulations to the WLE BA student on the Dean's List for Summer 2015:
Jonathan Assis - Classics
A recent French MA graduate, Perpetual Mensah, is now an Instructor of French at St. Lawrence University.
The French faculty is pleased to announce that two advanced students of French have received TAPIF awards from the French government. Melissa Ortiz and Chris Ogando will be teaching English in France for 7 months beginning in October. These are paid teaching positions with insurance.
Melissa will be in Toulouse and Chris in Lille.