Department of Languages and Culture Studies

Polyglot Press: Fall 2015 Edition now available!

December 3, 2015
As the end of the Fall 2015 semester approaches, we take stock of the accomplishments of students and faculty in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies through our bi-annual newsletter, the Polyglot Press.  We celebrate 50 years since the department was first established with a retrospective lead story.  This issue also celebrates international recognition of selected faculty,...

LCS Faculty and students featured in Bon Odori video

November 3, 2015
The 49er footprint can been seen all around the Queen City thanks to the talented faculty and students in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.  Such is the case in this newly released short video about the 2015 Bon Odori Festival, held on August 1st in the Wells Fargo Atrium.  This was the 31st year of the festival, hosted by the Japanese Association in Charlotte and the The...

Second Annual Multi-Language Poetry Slam Features UNC Charlotte Poets

November 2, 2015
If you’ve ever been to a poetry slam, you’re familiar with the rise and fall of emotion as poets engage minds with clever rhythms, rhymes, and tales of life’s joys and struggles.  The scene has changed a bit since the years of coffee houses frequented by  “cool cats,” sharing a righteous vibe, punctuated by the sound of bongo drums.  And then there is the UNC Charlotte Multi-...

UNC Charlotte students and faculty recognized at the 49th Annual Conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

October 30, 2015
The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina recognized three members of the UNC Charlotte family during its 49th annual conference held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Research Triangle, Park, N.C.  More than 700 educators from across the state attended this two-day annual conference devoted to world language education.  Each year, the organization selects...

Welcome Interim Department Chair Ann González!

August 31, 2015
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies welcomes Dr. Ann Gonzalez as new interim Chair.  A full Professor of Spanish with a focus on Latin American children’s literature, Dr. Gonzalez has been a valued and productive member of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies for 25 years.  Recently, Dr. Gonzalez served as interim chair of the Department of Philosophy for two...