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French Major Student Presenting at Tide Talks IX

Alexandra Moffitt, a French major student, will be presenting at Tide Talks IX on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Ferguson Center Theater. Her topic is “It is important for everyone to understand international cultures and perspectives”

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Spanish Outreach program featured in The Crimson White

http://cw.ua.edu/article/2014/10/program-offers-tutoring-for-hispanic-children-  

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German Major Student Featured in The Crimson White

Student turns flair for thrifting into vintage store.   http://cw.ua.edu/article/2014/08/student-turns-flair-for-thrifting-into-vintage-store  

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German Professor Receives State Awards

Dr. Rasma Lazda, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, received two statewide teaching awards this year. http://www.as.ua.edu/home/german-professor-receives-state-awards/  

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Spanish Professor develops community outreach

Karina Vázquez’s SP 353 Spanish Conversation students got their creative juices flowing by performing short, interactive plays in Spanish for Latino children ages 4 to 12 at Holt Elementary School in Tuscaloosa County. http://dialog.ua.edu/2014/09/el-teatro/  

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Exchange Program Gives Students International Experience

About 20 UA students from the freshman engineering class will be selected each year to take a rigorous course of study that couples engineering and computer science instruction with German-language courses. During the summer between their freshman and sophomore years, they will work for Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, a Mercedes-Benz automobile manufacturing unit about 20 miles […]

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UA students mentor children who speak English as a second language | CESR

“Students in a Spanish conversation class use interactive theatre to connect with Latino children” http://cesr.ua.edu/ua-students-mentor-children-who-speak-english-as-a-second-language/

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French Study Abroad Program

An article from The Crimson White about the French study abroad program: http://cw.ua.edu/2014/02/10/students-dive-into-french-culture/

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Former Student and Colleague Honored

Article written in The Tuscaloosa News, May 14th, 2013 honoring Marilyn Emplaincourt. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20130514/NEWS/130519924  

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UA Students Earn Language Scholarships from State Department

Two University of Alabama Honors college students have been selected to receive Critical Languages Scholarships from the U.S. State Department. Congratulations to Emily Simon, a junior majoring in international studies and Spanish, and Jason Arterburn,  a sophomore studying in mathematics and interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in East Asia. http://uanews.ua.edu/2013/04/ua-students-earn-language-scholarships-from-state-department/

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Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Jessica Jacob has been selected as one of the two 2013 Outstanding Masters Graduate Students by the University of Alabama Graduate Student Association. Both recipients will be honored on Friday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at the Tapping on the Mound Ceremony. Congratulations Jessica for your achievement! Keep up the good work!

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Dr. Karina Vazquez featured in the Crimson White

Dr. Karina Vazquez is featured in the March 3, 2013 edition of the Crimson White.  One of Dr. Vazquez’s students was so impressed with the Argentinian “mate” that he created a youtube video to share with others, “Basics of Mate”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRIYuQj8CFY&list=UUSnZDbtb6xkleS6SnlUfovw&feature=player_embedded

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Graduate Student Timothy Alford featured in the Crimson White

Graduate student in Spanish/French featured in article http://issuu.com/thecrimsonwhite/docs/01.23.13/1

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French house is featured in an article in the Crimson White

http://cw.ua.edu/2013/02/12/mobile-natives-find-ways-to-celebrate-mardi-gras-away-from-home/    For more information about the French house contact Melissa Henderson,  house director mbhenderson@crimson.ua.edu  or Dr. Jean L Robin, faculty adviser jlr@ua.edu

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Professor Kirk Summers honored

Professor Kirk Summers honored http://web.as.ua.edu/home/news/2012/mailnews/october/webmail.phpr

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Critical Languages Center offers foreign film festival

The Crimson White featured an article about the Critical Languages Center http://cw.ua.edu/2012/10/30/critical-languages-center-offers-foreign-film-festival/ For more information  about the Critical Language Center go to:  bama.ua.edu/~clc/

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Exotic food trip looks to expose students to new tastes

The Crimson White featured an article about the Exotic Food Trip http://cw.ua.edu/2012/10/24/exotic-food-trip-looks-to-expose-students-to-new-tastes/ For more information contact: Rachel Caver (205) 348-5059

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German culture displayed in Ferg event series

The Crimson White featured an article about the German House, German department and German Club http://cw.ua.edu/2012/09/27/german-culture-displayed-in-ferg-event-series/      For more information on the German House visit http://http://mlc.ua.edu/german/german-house-hans-und-sophie-scholl-haus/ Contact Dr. Elaine Martin  emartin@ua.edu  

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Spanish House featured

 The Spanish House was mentioned in Crimson White, Spanish house opens doors to visiting students For more on the Spanish House see: as.ua.edu/spanishhouse

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German House/French House Featured

The French & German Houses were featured in the a Crimson White article, Language immersion practiced in some campus dorms. For more information about these living-learning communities, visit as.ua.edu/frenchhouse and as.ua.edu/germanhouse.    

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