International Translation Day: Friday, September 29

International Translation Day - Friday, September 29, 2017
September 25, 2017

International Translation Day is celebrated each year on the Feast of St. Jerome, Sept. 30th. St. Jerome is the patron of scholars, librarians, and translators amongst others. In recognition of this day, the Department of Languages and Cultures Studies will host a min-conference with events beginning at 9:00 am and continuing until 2:00 pm.  The Department hosts this event to celebrate translation as both a profession...

LCS Open House

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September 19, 2017

Open House for Juniors, Seniors, and Bachelor's Degree Holders


  • Graduate Certificate in Translating: French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish
  • Latin American Studies and Spanish Dual Master's Program
  • Spanish Master's Program

Michèle Bissière selected as 2017 Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

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September 13, 2017

Michèle Bissière is the golden jubilee recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.  She was selected from among five finalists for this award, given annually during an evening banquet offered by the Bank of America.  The Department of Languages and Culture Studies has been honored with numerous finalists in recent years including Fumie Kato, Katherine Stephenson, and Anabel Aliaga Buchenau.  She is the second recipient from the Department, as Ed Hopper received the...

Michèle Bissière selected as Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award Finalist

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September 6, 2017

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies has a tradition of teaching excellence.  This distinguishing characteristic is clearly demonstrated by full professor Michèle Bissière who is among five finalists for the annual Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.  A leader in the Department, Bissière has received numerous awards and positions that reflect her committment to excellence in teaching.  We are proud to call her one of our own!  The awards...

The Magic Behind the Scenes: Carol Hartley

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August 29, 2017

Faculty and students benefit every day from the important work that occurs before, during, and after the semester ends, often taking place "behind the scenes," and carried out by a few knowledgeable, resourceful individuals.  The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is fortunate to have one of those individuals in the form of Carol Hartley.  Carol serves as the Business Services Coordinator for the Department and was recently featured as one of the "Faces" of the Inside...