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Tag: Foreign Languages and Literatures

Jun 20, 2016

Study Abroad: The Gift That Keeps Giving

NC State Spanish lecturer Jamey Widener has family across the Atlantic Ocean. It's a long-distance connection that stems back to 1985, when Widener traveled on a study abroad trip to Santander, Spain. 

Jun 13, 2016

Fulbright Winner to Explore Passion for Inclusive Learning in Colombia

After double-majoring in psychology and Spanish languages and literatures, recent graduate QuiAnne' Holmes has developed a passion for promoting equity in the classroom. Holmes, who graduated in May, will explore her interests further when she starts a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Colombia later this year. 

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May 12, 2016

VOLAR: Translating Needs Into Action

NC State is addressing the Raleigh community's need for Spanish translators while giving students plenty of practice with their Spanish skills and exposure to our city's Hispanic culture. VOLAR is a win-win Think and Do program. 

Apr 5, 2016

Class Project Leads to New Research on Spanish in North Carolina

For professor Jim Michnowicz and his students, what started as a class experiment is now producing intriguing research findings that will be published in a new book on language diversity. Their work, which provides further insight into the evolution of Spanish in North Carolina, also serves as a clear example of the kind of purposeful, community-based research that can be carried out by undergraduates. 

Nov 2, 2015

Foreign Language Prof’s Poetry Spans 40 Creative Years

Tom Feeny started teaching language and literature courses in 1959 and has been teaching at NC State since 1970. However, he’s been writing poetry since he was a teenager. That early pastime became an avocation he’s pursued ever since, motivated by the pure satisfaction of the creative act. 

Feb 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Feeds Future Doctor’s Goals

Laila Knio (Psychology, French ’17) plans to become a physician. She's also committed to global concerns. So when she studied abroad, she filmed a documentary in war-torn Lebanon to highlight "extraordinary people who have helped others despite religious or ethnic differences."