World Languages & Cultures

World Languages & Cultures News:

  • 2018
    • Holly Tucker, a Japanese Studies minor, has received a $2000 scholarship to study in Japan in Spring 2018.  Read more
    • Trevor Baker, a Japanese Studies minor, has been accepted by Interac to teach English as a TA in Japan in 2018 following his graduation this December. Read more
  • 2017
    • Dr. Michael Gordon received a Faculty Travel Award from the Office of International Programs for his upcoming presentation at the Congreso internacional "Cervantes y los mares, en los 400 años del Persiles" November 16-18, 2017.
    • Positions Available: A non-profit in Oaxaca, Mexico has two job openings. The organization provides microloans to women so they can start or further their own businesses, teaches them English, and helps them learn how to run a business.
    • English Program Coordinator Impact Assessment Volunteer
    • Conversation partners are needed for the ESL (English as a Second Language) program at UNCW. For details, contact Ms. Maike Walbrecht at walbrechtm@uncw.edu.
    • Dr. Pascale Barthe and Dr. Scott Juall have been promoted to to the rank of full professor. Best wishes to both on their continued success!
    • French major Mackenzie Torcasio was awarded an Ann Sherman-Skiba Undergraduate Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. She will present her research at either the Fall or Spring UNCW Student Research Showcase.
    • 17 Seahawks are studying abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico this summer. Follow their adventures through their blogs and group Facebook page!
    • Spanish graduate MC Skinner '16 has been accepted into Law School at Campbell University. She plans to fight for the rights of oppressed individuals. 
    • M.A. Spanish graduate student Edurne Alonso has been awarded a highly competitive UNCW Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for her outstanding teaching, mentoring, and service to undergraduate students and the Wilmington community. Edurne is one of four recipients from all colleges and programs combined and will be recognized at the CAS Spring Convocation.
    • German major Samantha Patrick will be the first recipient of the new German scholarship from the Edward and Esther Bloedorn Endowment Fund based on meritorious academic achievement.
    • German and International Studies major Nicholas Sweet is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Germany. Sweet will represent the country as a cultural ambassador while overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Germany. Read more
    • Students Bethany Showers and Holly Tucker both placed third in the Duke University Japanese Speech Contest on April 1, 2017. Read more
    • The Golden Gates dance troupe brought Russian folklore influences through dance at the Warwick Center in February. 
    • Dr. Pascale Barthe recently published her book French Encounters with the Ottomans, 1510-1560 as part of the Routledge "Transculturalisms, 1400-1700" series. Read more
    • Dr. Amrita Das will speak about her research in a public forum in a colloquium on March 10, 2017 at Florida State University on Latinx Studies in the Southeast. The colloquium builds community among Latinx Studies scholars in the region, an initiative she is currently working on at UNCW as well. She will also participate in a private meeting with colleagues in the Southeast and Florida State University to discuss a Southeastern Latinx Studies consortium. 
    • Dr. Scott Juall is featured in the Jan-Feb 2017 issue of Salt magazine in "Along the Little Amazon" by Taylor Brown, p. 56-57.
  • 2016
    • Students in SPN 490 completed Oral Narratives of Hispanics in NC with Dr. Amanda Boomershine. Browse them in Randall Library's Somos NC digital collection.
    • Dr. Pascale Barthe delivered a talk on "Convivialité et connivence à Ispahan? Jean-Baptiste Tavernier à la cour de Shah Abbas II" at the Université de Genève on November 25, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
    • Dr. Ariana Mrak received a CAS Summer Curriculum Development Initiative award for 2016-17. Read more
    • Dr. Olga Trokhimenko received a CAS Summer Research Initiative award for 2016-17. Read more
    • Ms. Vivian Ferreyra received the 2016 Discere Aude Award for outstanding mentoring of students. Read more 
    • Dr. Emmanuel Harris II and Dr. Scott Juall have been awarded 2016-17 CAS Faculty Travel Initiative Awards.
    • Dr. Olga Trokhimenko and German major Madeline Martin have been awarded $3,700 in funding by ETEAL for their SURCA project, "The Proverbial World of Harry Potter," to take place in Spring 2017.
    • Dr. Michael Gordon received a grant from the "Programma di Internazionalizzazione di Ateneo" for his research on the Italian influence on Cervantes, particularly in female characters in the 17th-century Spanish novela.