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Bridging the gap between languages

Interpreters play a crucial role in ensuring access to justice and healthcare for all, but there often aren’t enough professionals to fill that need. Hebba Abulsaad (MA ’23, translation and interpreting studies) saw that gap and took it upon herself to help bridge it—all while working to complete...

The heart of a volunteer

Service isn’t about the recognition you might receive from others; it’s about the impact you could leave on your community. That idea is top of mind for Flor Quiroz, who spends both her summers and her semesters using her language skills to give back.

Registration now open for Intensive Language Instruction Program (ILIP)

Registration is now open for the Intensive Language Instruction Program (ILIP)—formerly known as the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program, or IFLIP.

Ethnographic research on dual immersion program supports bi/multilingual education

Anna Mendoza (Linguistics) held a 2023 HRI Summer Faculty Fellowship, during which she worked with a school community liaison who speaks Lingala, French, and English to interview a representative sample of dual immersion parents—about 30 of the approximately 70 families.

Comparative and world literature professor selected as Conrad Humanities Scholar

John Levi Barnard, a professor in the Department of Comparative & World Literature, has been named a 2024 Conrad Humanities Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquires first edition of Plato’s works in Greek

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has acquired a rare first edition of Plato’s works printed in the Greek language.

Spanish graduate teaching assistant receives LAS Award for Excellence

A graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese is being honored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Professor and students recognized at Linguistics Society of America 2024 meeting

Two students and a professor from the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics were recognized at the Linguistics Society of America (LSA) 2024 meeting in New York City this month.

A little-known history of Indigenous writers

Craig Williams explores links between American Indians and classical languages and literatures.

Book examines role of famous forgeries in Czech cultural revival

Two manuscripts that played a crucial role in the Czech cultural revival turned out to be forgeries. But their contributions to Czech literature and national culture were real, says Slavic languages and literatures professor David Cooper.
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