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Greek Minister meets with USF Classics


Hon. Adamantia Klotsa, Consul General of Greece in Tampa, Terence Quick, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Dr. Ippokratis Kantzios, and an assistant.

On January 7, with the participation of the Greek Consul General of Tampa Hon. Adamantia Klotsa, Dr. Ippokratis Kantzios had a working lunch with visiting Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Terence Quick (yes, he is Greek). Dr. Kantzios offered an overview of the work done by the Classics Program and also the Centers for Greek Studies at the University. The Minister was quite impressed and requested that in his next visit to Tampa he attend some of the Greek-themed classes in our university. He is welcome indeed.

Language and Tolerance
Dr. Amy Thompson did a live radio interview about the benefits of language learning on BYU radio.

"How learning a new language improves tolerance"
Dr. Amy Thompson just published "How learning a new language improves tolerance" in The Conversation.

Faculty Award


(from left to right: Dr. Roger Brindley, Dr. Carlos Cano, Dr. Judy Genshaft and Dr. Ralph Wilcox)

Dr. Carlos Cano earned a 2016 Global Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the USF System's global mission.

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

On October 10, 2016 PhD student Zeynep Köylü successfully defended her dissertation, “The Influence of Context on English L2 Gains: The Case of Turkish Undergraduates at Home and Abroad”. The committee included Drs. Amanda Huensch, Amy Thompson (co-chair), Nicole Tracy-Ventura (co-chair), and Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton).


Congratulations Zeynep!

"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

On September 29, 2016, Zeynep Erdil successfully defended her dissertation "Promoting L2 Motivation via Motivational Teaching Practice: A Mixed-Methods Study in the Turkish EFL Context."  The committee included Drs. Amy Thompson, Camilla Vasquez, Wei Zhu, Nicole Tracy-Ventura.


Congratulations Zeynep!