Department of Modern Languages and Classics

Doing It All

Recent graduate Maria Gerasikova—a Russia native who was professionally waterskiing by age 15—said her first exposure to the summer sport was at an indoor pool in the middle of winter. “In Russia, athletes ski on a cable in the swimming pool during the winter so they can keep training even in cold weather,” Gerasikova said…. Read more »

A&S in the News: June 18-24, 2017

Maya People Today Dispelling myths about ancient, modern Maya peoples: Publicnow.com – June 19 Think of the word ‘Maya’ and free associate.  Does Mel Gibson’s 2006 film ‘Apocalypto’ spring to mind?  Unless you’re a Mayanist, you’re likely to think of ancient peoples who had a taste for blood and writing skills that were ahead of their… Read more »

Summer Reading List 2017

As you enjoy your summer months, read through these books written by A&S faculty (and one alumnus) from several departments: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by E.O. Wilson Written by one of The University of Alabama’s most distinguished alumni, Half-Earth proposes a plan to preserve our planet’s biodiversity.  In order to solve a problem… Read more »

French Professor Wins Excellence Award for Educators

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Isabelle Drewelow, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, recently won the Alabama World Language Association’s 2017 Alabama Educator of Excellence Award for post-secondary educators. Drewelow, a native of Bordeaux, France, began working at UA in 2010 and is also the French language program director…. Read more »

Korean Program Receives $10,000 Donation

From the February 2017 Desktop News | The Department of Modern Languages and Classics recently received a game-changing asset from Hyosung USA for the University’s ever-growing Korean program, which now boasts 21 students. Representatives from the company, which manufactures everything from mechanical rubber goods to ATMs, visited The University of Alabama in November bearing a $10,000… Read more »

A&S in the News – Oct. 14-20

Cuba Week starts Monday at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 14 The University of Alabama’s Cuba Week, a showcase of the collaborations between the university and Cuban partners, begins Oct. 24. The week-long program, which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at Bryant-Jordan Hall, will feature cultural events and presentations by UA staff… Read more »

A&S Lecture Roundup

The College of Arts & Sciences has so many incredible guest speakers and presentations. But you’re covered. Here’s a list of (regularly updated) lectures happening. Looking for the cost information? Unless otherwise noted, they are all free and open to the public! November 10 Who: Dr. Joseph Graves, biologist & geneticist When: 7:30 p.m. Where:  North Lawn Hall Auditorium Dr…. Read more »

A&S in the News – September 9-September 15

Shifting South: Why Alabama is Trump’s red-state constant Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Sept. 13 They’re mad at the stagnant economy, decaying infrastructure and deepening divide between the wealthy and the poor. And on a recent stormy night, the frustrated and furious in this central Alabama town of 1,250 made sure the local political elite heard them… Read more »

Students Receive Truman, Hollings, and Fulbright Awards

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Each year students from the College of Arts and Sciences prove themselves nationally, and with two Truman scholars, two Hollings Scholarships, and four Fulbright Awards, this year is no exception. Fulbright Awards The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually-designed research projects or for English-teaching… Read more »