Kathryn Hemmen reflects on semester in Japan

Senior Kathryn Hemmen received a College of Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarship to study in Hikone, Shiga for the spring 2014 semester. She is finishing up her studies with a double major in global and international studies and Japanese, along with a minor in music.

Dr. Wafa Hassan directs federally funded STARTALK Program for teachers of Arabic

Technology in the Learner-Centered Arabic Classroom, a face-to-face program segment was held at Michigan State University's Detroit Center in Detroit, on July 29 through Aug. 15. STARTALK 2014 summer program provided teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to learn and integrate technology and approaches of teaching a learner-centered classroom. The program created a sense of community among all participants and a network for outreach through sharing successful language activities and ideas.

Dr. Jeffrey Angles wins faculty achievement award

Dr. Jeffrey Angles, associate professor of Japanese and Japanese advisor, has received a 2014 Faculty Achievement Award in Global Engagement from the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his work as a literary translator and scholar of modern Japanese literature.

French professor publishes new book

Dr. Vivan Steemers recently published a new book that examines the reception of four sub-Saharan novels of French expression in metropolitan France during the two decades preceding and following the independence of former French colonies in West Africa.