Alumna wins Critical Language Scholarship

Kristen Canavan will study Arabic in Jordan then begin a master's program in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Wang wins research grant

Dr. C. James Hueng and Dr. Xiaojun Wang are the recipients of the fourth annual Light Center for Chinese Studies Research grant. Each awardee will receive $3,000 to support a research project and publication.

Alex Gibson receives prestigious Boren Scholarship to study abroad

Alex Gibson

Alex Gibson, a student of Arabic language, received the Boren Scholarship for International Study and he will spend a year in Jordan. Congratulations to Alex and we wish him the best!


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

A face-to-face program segment on Technology in the Learner-Centered Arabic Classroom will be held at Michigan State University's Detroit Center in Detroit, beginning July 27 and ending Aug. 7. STARTALK 2015 summer program provides teachers of Arabic with the opportunity to learn and integrate technology and approaches of teaching a learner-centered classroom. The program will create 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.