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German Day 2016

German Day will feature activities showcasing the talents of students studying German at USF. This year, the theme and focus is “Germany meets the US,” a celebration of centuries of German/US relations. All activities are generously sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington, DC, as part of their annual “Campus Weeks” campaign. October 28, 2016, 11am - 2pm in CWY 206

Our America? Past and Future of the New Latin American Fiction


Please join us for Our America? Past and Future of the New Latin American Fiction, a literature colloquium which is the first US-based gathering of well-known national and international critics of Latin American studies as well as writers who have been part of literary groups such as the Crack and McOndo.  October 20-21, 2016 Grace Allen Room, USF Library 4th Floor

"Cultural Politics of Greek Antiquity in the European Avant-Garde (1925-1939)"

The Classics section cordially invites you to a lecture on “Cultural Politics of Greek Antiquity in the European Avant-Garde (1925-1939)” to be given by well-known Greek Classicist Dr. Dimitrios Yatromanolakis from Johns Hopkins University. Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:30pm Grace Allen Room, USF Library 4th Floor

Ph.D. graduate Erhan Aslan has accepted a faculty position in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at University of Reading, UK. Congratulations Erhan!

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. Congratulations Daniel!

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.

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!

Faculty Honor

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!