Carnegie Mellon University

Modern Languages Anniversary Symposium

Communicating Across Cultures

Friday, February 22, 2019
10 a.m - 4:15 p.m.
Cohon University Center

All are welcome. RSVP required for lunch only.

Schedule of Events

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

COFFEE AND PASTRIES

Connan Room, Cohon Center

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

WELCOME REMARKS

Studio Theater, Cohon Center

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. LEARNING CULTURE THROUGH READING
How is reading across cultures and languages different from reading in one's own culture and language?

Panelists: Tatyana Gershkovich, Felipe Gómez, and Keiko Koda
Moderator: Stephen Brockmann
Studio Theater, Cohon Center
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH AND TEACHING
How do we use or create digital technology to enhance research efforts, cultivate multimedia (or digital) literacies, and amplify classroom teaching practices?

Panelists: Stephan Caspar, Sébastien Dubreil, Xiaofei Tang, Rémi Adam Van Compernolle
Moderator: Seth Wiener
Studio Theater, Cohon Center
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
RSVP Required
Rangos 2, Cohon Center
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

POSTER SESSION
Stop by to connect with undergraduate and graduate students as they share their experiences about engaging with multiple languages and cultures.

Wean Commons, Cohon Center
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MULTILINGUAL COMMUNITIES                               
How can multilingualism work as an asset for meaning-making and intercultural communication?

Panelists: Khaled Al Masaeed, Naum Kats, Mame-Fatou Niang, Sue-mei Wu
Moderator: Gang Liu
Studio Theater, Cohon Center
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. COFFEE BREAK Rangos 1, Cohon Center
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
How do our community engagement activities foster off-campus and on-campus community building, and support education as a path for students to develop civic, social, and self-awareness?

Panelists: Frank Dolce, Kenya Dworkin, Susan G. Polansky, Candace Skibba
Moderator: Christian Hallstein
Rangos 1, Cohon Center
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS Rangos 1, Cohon Center