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Jordi Marí Receives the 2014-2015 Lonnie and Carol Poole Award for Excellence in Teaching

Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Dr. Jordi Marí received the 2014-2015 Lonnie and Carol Poole Award for Excellence in Teaching during a ceremony celebrated on April 21, 2015 in Caldwell Hall Lounge. The Lonnie and Carol Poole Award recognizes outstanding NC State faculty for their excellence in teaching. A native from Barcelona, Spain, Marí has been teaching for almost thirty years — [...]

VOLAR Team Receives 2015 Opal Mann Green Engagement Award

On Monday April 13th, at 4:30 p.m., the VOLAR leadership team and Foreign Languages and Literatures faculty Shelley Garrigan, James McConnell, and Debbie Kane received the Opal Mann Green Engagement Award during a ceremony celebrated in the McKimmon Center. The event is part of the Annual Outreach and Engagement Awards Celebration organized by NC State Office of Outreach and Engagement (OOE). VOLuntarios Ahora in [...]

NC State Welcomes the World of Noh from April 9-12

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State is pleased to present a special four-­day program on the celebrated noh theatre of Japan conducted by Theatre Nohgaku. Noh is a perfectly balanced stage art that incorporates subtle poetry, deeply expressive music, tautly controlled dance, and exquisitely crafted costumes and masks. Enjoyed by the samurai class in 14th century Japan, [...]

Cultural Critic Luis Duno-Gottberg Visits NC State

On March 19th Dr. Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor at Rice University, gave a talk at the Department of Foreign Languages entitled: "Lumpen Sovereignty: Mutations of ‘The People’ and The State in Contemporary Venezuelan Politics." Dr. Duno-Gottberg is the author of La humanidad como mercancía: La esclavitud moderna en América (2014) among other books, and specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century [...]

In Language Acquisition "Rules" Don't Matter, Says Renown Expert Bill VanPatten

When it comes to acquiring a second language, "rules" — in the traditional sense of the word — don't matter. That was the controversial message that Dr. Bill VanPatten conveyed to his audience during a recent invited talk at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The talk was part of the department's Spring 2015 Brownbag/Research Talks series that this year includes lectures by [...]