Congratulations Class of 2017Students gathered in the Cohon University Center on Sunday, May 21, to receive certificates and diplomas at this year&#8217;s Modern Languages graduation ceremony.
Josh Zak Receives Student Service AwardJosh Zak, a senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in Japanese Studies, received the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association's 2017 Student Service Award. Save
Three Dietrich College Seniors Win Fulbright AwardsTuesday, May 16, 2017
Three Dietrich College Seniors Win Fulbright AwardsSix CMU seniors have been named Fulbright award winners &#8211; and three of them come from the Dietrich College.The Fulbright award recipients for 2017 will teach and conduct research all over the globe, living and working in Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Taiwan, Switzerland and Germany.
CMU Student Wins Award in National Essay ContestFriday, May 05, 2017
CMU Student Wins Award in National Essay ContestSince 1999, the American Council of Teachers of Russian has sponsored a National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest, which is open to students taking Russian courses at accredited colleges and universities in the United States. This year, students were asked to write a short essay on an important person in their life. The contest drew 1,326 essays from 67 schools around the country. Vinitha Ganesan, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences, received an honorable mention award for her submission. Ganesan was one of just 26 students recognized at the beginner&#8217;s level (Category A, Level 1). Save
Students Exhibit Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy WorkFriday, May 05, 2017
Students Exhibit Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Work
Felipe Gómez Co-Edits Book on Colombian Writer Evelio RoseroWednesday, April 26, 2017
Felipe Gómez Co-Edits Book on Colombian Writer Evelio RoseroFelipe G&#243;mez and Maria del Carmen Saldarriaga have co-edited a book on the celebrated Colombian writer Evelio Rosero. Called &#8220;Evelio Rosero y los ciclos de la creacion literaria&#8221; (&#8220;Evelio Rosero and the Cycles of Literary Creation&#8221;), the Spanish-language volume consists of essays that focus on the points of contact between Rosero&#8217;s work and the themes of cultural representation, subjectivity and power struggles. Rosero&#8217;s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry and more than ten novels translated into numerous languages.
Twenty CMU Students Join Phi Sigma IotaFriday, April 14, 2017
Twenty CMU Students Join Phi Sigma IotaThis spring, 20 students from Carnegie Mellon joined Phi Sigma Iota, a prestigious international honor society that recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in academic fields related to foreign languages, literatures and cultures. On April 11, students from CMU were inducted into the honor society alongside peers from Duquesne University, where the ceremony took place this year.
Examining Gender-Based Violence from Multiple PerspectivesThursday, April 13, 2017
Examining Gender-Based Violence from Multiple PerspectivesGender-based violence has been declared a global health crisis.Beginning in Spring 2018, CMU&#8217;s Lisa Tetrault, Candace Skibba and Jess Klein will co-teach a course on the topic, part of the Dietrich College&#8217;s new Grand Challenges Freshman Seminars that tackle significant social problems using an interdisciplinary approach.
Carmen Martinez Wins Creative Teaching AwardThursday, April 13, 2017
Carmen Martinez Wins Creative Teaching AwardCarmen Martinez, an adjunct professor of Hispanic Studies who also teaches courses at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, recently received a Creative Teaching Award from Duquesne. Martinez was honored for using creative and innovative teaching methods and demonstrating the impact these methods have on learning.Read more.
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin Receives Truman ScholarshipWednesday, April 12, 2017
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin Receives Truman ScholarshipMikaela Wolf-Sorokin, a Carnegie Mellon University junior majoring in global studies and Hispanic Studies, has won a 2017 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Selected from 768 candidates, Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders. Wolf-Sorokin is the sixth overall CMU student to receive this award and the first since 2009.
New Minor in Arabic StudiesFriday, March 03, 2017
New Minor in Arabic StudiesCarnegie Mellon students interested in studying Arabic language and culture now have the opportunity to earn a minor in Arabic Studies. While the Department of Modern Languages has offered courses in Arabic Studies since 2008, this is the first time that students have a chance to gain more depth in this area. SaveSaveSaveSave
What It Means to be FrenchTuesday, February 07, 2017
What It Means to be FrenchMame-Fatou Niang, assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies, &#8220;is a passionate and charismatic teacher,&#8221; said Susan Polansky, head of the Department of Modern Languages. Niang, who joined the department in 2012, studies cultural minorities in France, with a focus on French people of African and Muslim descent. Both inside and outside the classroom, Niang explores the question of what it means to be French today. Save
New Edition of Polyglot Features Work in Four LanguagesFriday, February 03, 2017
New Edition of Polyglot Features Work in Four LanguagesTwice a year the Department of Modern Languages publishes Polyglot, an online journal featuring articles, essays and other written works by undergraduate students taking language courses at Carnegie Mellon. The Fall 2016 edition includes 31 pieces in 4 languages and is now available online. Save
10 Things To Love About CMU’s Dietrich CollegeTuesday, January 31, 2017
10 Things To Love About CMU’s Dietrich CollegeThe Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to world-class researchers who collaborate across many disciplines. The school offers innovative educational opportunities and its faculty members are working to solve real-world problems. Students emerge from their academic careers able to communicate, think, learn and understand the world in ways that will serve them for the rest of their lives. SaveSave
Rémi Adam van Compernolle Wins Book AwardFriday, January 27, 2017