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(unless otherwise noted all are invited--older events at "Archives" link above)

  • Der Ganz Grosse Traum February 13, 2018 in HU290 at 8pm. German Movie Night. An English teacher brings soccer from England to Germany by teaching it to his class at a strictly-run German all-boys' school in the late 19th Century. Contact:
  • Save the date March 28, 2018 3:00-4:30pm in HU354 for a Languages in Careers event. Recent graduates will share how using foreign languages in a variety of fields has benefitted them. Q&A following.
  • What’s Wrong With José? Traditional Storytelling In Brazilian Classrooms by Dr. Alandeom Oliveira.  April 2, 2018 at 4:15pm in Humanities 354. Dr. Alandeom Oliveira will talk about his research in which he investigates the power of narrative stories in the learning of science by children in rural areas of Brazil. Come and join us! Contact:
  • April 11, 2018 4-5pm in HU354 Mary Beth Winn talk on her new UAlbany online database of 300+ medieval editions of early French publisher Anthoine Verard.
  • The Portuguese Language Club presents: Game Night. April 12, 2018 at 7:00pm in Humanities 354.  Free entry & prizes! Free pizza and beverages. Come and join us! Contact:
  • The Olympiada of Spoken Russian competition will take place 4/25/18 in UAlbany's Campus Center. More details will be proivded to participating schools. Contact Professor Timothy Sergay if questions.
  • On May 4, 2018 please join LLC and Professor Carmen Serrano in welcoming Gerald Torres to our campus for a conversation on diversity sponsored by a Diversity Transformation Fund grant.
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  • Congratulations to our own Dr. Karina Walker who just accepted an Assistant Professor of Spanish position at Hartwick College to start this fall!
  • Spanish major Dayleen Santana Rodriguez broke her own school record and Puerto Rico record in the 60 meters on Jan. 12 at the Great Dane Classic held on Staten Island. A senior from Puerto Rico, she talks about what it was like to run so fast with her family in the stands.
  • Russian Professor Timothy Sergay was interviewed by BBC World Service Arts and Culture about 20th-century Russian singer-songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky honoring what would have been Vysotsky’s 80th birthday, 1/25/18.  Discussion focused on the difficulties of overcoming the language barrier when it comes to a profound foreign appreciation of Russia’s nationally significant and beloved poets.  Read the text in Russian here
  • Visit our current newsletter for the all latest happenings in LLC!
  • It is with heartfelt sadness that LLC shares the death of Italian Emeritus Professor Giose G. Rimanelli (obituary).
  • See fliers for new courses coming in spring, linked above right. LLC's course offerings and descriptions are online. Not in a degree program? No problem--you can enroll "non-degree" through the Office of General Studies (high school seniors who excel in their coursework are also eligible). Featured courses are linked at the right. Spring 2018 course schedules will be available in September.
  • Congratulations to our newest French PhD graduate, Dr. Komla Amegashie, who successfully defended 11/29/17!
  • Congratulations to our newest French PhD graduate, Dr. Evens Domond, who successfully defended 11/10/17!

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