Department of Classical and Modern Languages

A&S junior is Kentucky’s only 2021 Truman Scholar

A&S junior is Kentucky’s only 2021 Truman Scholar

University of Louisville junior Lexi Raikes has won Kentucky’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2021. The award, valued at $30,000, is given to just 62 U.S. college students annually. It is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

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Prof. Wendy Yoder (French) on WHAS11 Great Day Live

Prof. Wendy Yoder (French) on WHAS11 Great Day Live

WHAS11 Great Day Live Host Angie Fenton speaks with Classical and Modern Language Prof. Wendy Yoder about the transition to on-line teaching and the tremendous support she received from her community of students – and they from her and each other. Also, A&S students speak to the quality of our online instruction, and in particular, the French program.

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Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

The wide-ranging Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will attract more than 300 writers, critics and literary scholars from around the world to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus Feb. 20-22, 2020.

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2020 French Film Festival offers animation, drama, comedy

2020 French Film Festival offers animation, drama, comedy

An animated mystery, a romantic comedy and several dramas, including a sneak-peek U.S. screening, make up the six free, public film showings during the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival Feb. 6-March 7, 2020 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.

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Environmental Studies student is a 2019 Fulbright Scholar

Environmental Studies student is a 2019 Fulbright Scholar

Sanders graduated from UofL in May of 2019 as a double major in Anthropology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Russian Studies. Prior to receiving the Fulbright award, she was named a Vogt and honors scholar and received both the Anthropology and Liberal Arts departments’ Awards of Merit.

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Lessons learned, applied: Students celebrate Day of the Dead, educate others

Lessons learned, applied: Students celebrate Day of the Dead, educate others

Giant kites and cypress wreaths, sugar skulls and votive offerings, altars and paper flowers. University of Louisville students are learning about and educating others on and off campus about these seasonal elements of the annual Day of the Dead celebration that span Latin American cultures.

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Six-week festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’

Six-week festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’

Several dramas, a crime story, a comedy and a documentary span the lineup of the University of Louisville’s free, public “Reel Latin America” Film Festival Oct. 3-Nov. 14.

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Prof. Almousily – "It's not a faculty centered class. It's a student centered class."

Prof. Almousily – "It's not a faculty centered class. It's a student centered class."

Khaldoun Almousily, a Professor in Classical & Modern Languages, wants his students to be global students so they can study, live and work abroad. He says engagement is the key to a successful semester.

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A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’

A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’

Keionna Bailey, a senior communications major from Lexington, wanted to serve her fellow students and found her niche as a speech mentor. She spends a lot of time in UofL's Speech Center helping people through the entire speech-making process, from creating the outline to delivery.

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Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

More than 300 literary scholars, critics and writers from around the world are expected at the University of Louisville for the Feb. 21-23 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.

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Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.

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UofL Pride Week and Deaf Awareness Week converge with notable Deaf activist Nyle Dimarco

UofL Pride Week and Deaf Awareness Week converge with notable Deaf activist Nyle Dimarco

Pride Week runs from September 24-28. This year, Deaf Awareness Week and Pride Week will be held simultaneously, gifting us with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues impacting multiple communities through an intersectional lens.

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Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna

Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna

Jessica Williams,a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Spanish, political science and Latin American and Latino studies, tried three times to earn a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. In early September, her diligence was rewarded: she learned she was selected for the prize and will spend most of 2018 in Brazil as an English teaching assistant at a public university.

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