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USF Student Named a Finalist for Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk 2018
Rida Mughal, an Accounting student in Japanese V, has been selected as one of the top 3 finalists in Category I (intermediate low to intermediate-mid level speaking proficiency) to compete at the J.Live (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk 2018, a TED talk-style speech competition.

CAS professor wins award for best first book
Professor Anne Latowsky of the Department of World Languages has won the Best First Book of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA).

CAS to host the World Languages Fair
The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting the World Languages Fair on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sessum Mall on the USF Tampa campus.

USF to host lecture on responsible leadership
Bawa Jain, the founding secretary-general of The World Council of Religious Leaders, is set to speak at the University of South Florida about his experiences and the need for responsible leaders in today’s society.

CAS student selected for prestigious research program in Germany
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences senior is one of only 300 students selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to participate in the prestigious Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.

CAS professor awarded major French civilian honor
Philippe Létrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami, presented University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished University Professor Gaëtan Brulotte with the honor of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques on March 26. The presentation followed his talk on the topic “Contemporary Relations between France and Florida.”

CAS professors receive SOL Award
Two professors at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences received the SOL (Status of Latinos) Faculty Award as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

USF student receives Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Clifton Garrison of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad and intern in China during the summer 2013 semester. He will be studying Chinese language and culture with USF’s Chinese Learning in the Culture Tier 2 program and is one of just 700 students to study abroad during the summer with the Gilman scholarship.

French government to honor USF professor
University of South Florida Professor of French Literature Christine McCall Probes will be recognized by the French government with the l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques award at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10 at the CGS Auditorium at the Patel Center for Global Solutions.

Spanish Fair 2013 highlights Hispanic, Latino culture
The University of South Florida Department of World Languages is hosting the sixth annual Spanish Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 19, 2013 in the USF College of Education TECO Room.

CAS faculty and alumni to speak at TedxUSF
TedxUSF, an independently organized TED event, will be coming to the University of South Florida on Friday, Feb. 22. The event, titled “On the Edge of the Future,” will showcase various guest speakers who will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the local community.

Cirque Italia offers discounts to USF
Would you be interested in seeing Cirque Italia at a discounted price? Well, then you’re in luck! Through the USF Italian program, students with a valid USF Student ID can receive tickets at a discounted price of only $10. USF System faculty and staff with a valid ID also receive a discounted price of $20 for regular seating.

Lecture on famed philosopher to be presented at USF
Luis Ortega, editor of Antigona and member of Fundación María Zambrano in Spain, will be presenting a poster and video exhibition on María Zambrano from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, at the USF Main Library, 4th floor, in the Grace Allen Room. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

World Languages to sponsor Think Transatlantic
“China isn’t the only economic powerhouse on the scene,” says USF Associate Professor Margit Grieb. “Germany is playing an important role in resolving the European economic crisis and there’s a lot to learn about the great strides this nation is making on so many levels.”

Italian food for thought
It’s easy to say that food powers both the University of South Florida’s Italian Program in the Department of World Languages and its director, Associate Professor Patrizia La Trecchia.

World Languages to host annual WLE Research Colloquium
The Department of World Languages and Phi Sigma Iota are proud sponsors of the annual World Languages Research Colloquium event that will take place Friday, April 20, 2012. This year, ResearchOne will be a part of the colloquium. All sessions will be held in the University of South Florida’s library media rooms.

USF student receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Christie Campla of the University of South Florida has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Campla is one of only 302 United States students to receive the scholarship. The one-year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

World Languages hosts Spanish Fair
Last week's Spanish Fair at the University of South Florida made a very strong case for why learning Spanish makes sense -- now more than ever.

Lecture to discuss Kafka’s literary works
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Religious Studies and World Languages will present the second June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA) Room 1051 on the Tampa campus. Stanley Corngold, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at Princeton University, will discuss “Franz Kafka and the Poetry of Risk Insurance.”

Film legend speaks at USF
An overflowing crowd showed up recently to see German film director Werner Herzog at the Interdisciplinary Sciences auditorium, an event that included a showing of the award-winning filmmaker’s latest documentary “Into the Abyss.”

Academy Award winning director to speak at USF
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is hosting Werner Herzog, a world-renowned German film director, as he discusses his work. Herzog also will be showing his new film project to attendees. The event is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in ISA 1051 and is open to USF students, faculty, staff and Tampa Bay cineastes.

Academy Award winning filmmaker to speak at USF
The great German filmmaker Werner Herzog comes to the University of South Florida Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. to show and discuss a new work in progress -- a rare treat for Tampa Bay film lovers.

CAS students receive Genshaft/Greenbaum scholarship
Her name was Maylin; she was 7-years-old and far away from her home in Panama. The little girl with no legs and no parents to care for her made her way to the USF campus where she found a new friend at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Studying abroad in China
Samantha Ashworth, a senior at the University of South Florida, is spending the year in study abroad in Tianjin, China, at Nankai University. She recently sent an email to faculty and her world language peers discussing her travels and studies so far.

Annual language workshop begins Friday
People who love language to the point of wanting to know the most detailed aspect of how human beings put their thoughts into words are gathering at the University of South Florida for the Second Annual USF/Tampa Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Phonology on March 11-12, 2011.

Haiti one year later: USF student remembers devastating earthquake
As we remember Haiti today, we thank all the countries that responded and served in the humanitarian assistance effort. It seems strange that a year has passed already -- the images of my nation’s terrible devastation are as fresh today as if it had happened just an hour ago.

UMass Scholar to discuss Holocaust
Cultural studies scholar Olga Gershenson, Ph.D., will be speaking about how the Holocaust was represented in the Soviet Union, at noon, on Nov. 5, in the Grace Allen Room.

Professor uses Chinese storytelling techniques to teach language
Indispensible to the traditional Chinese storytelling art, kuaishu, or “fast tales,” are two flat, brass plates called yuanyang ban.

CAS student finishes strong in Chinese competition
Dressed in red robes and wielding a sword, University of South Florida sophomore Victor Florez triumphed as one of five first-place winners in a world-wide Chinese language competition. He was the only American in the top five first-place winners.

CAS sophomore in finals of Chinese Competition
University of South Florida sophomore Victor Florez finished second in the lastest round of competition in the “Chinese Bridge” Competition and now moves on to compete in the finals with just six remaining contestants. Six contestants were eliminated this week during the nationally televised event from Shanghai.