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Mary Sisler
Sisler Interviewed by La Repubblica.it

Part of an interview with Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Mary Sisler appeared in the March 23 edition of La Repubblica.it, the online version of the well-known Italian newspaper. The interview focused on the likelihood that the famous Bronte sisters owe their last name to a small Sicilian town located at the foothills of Mt. Etna.  More ...

Matthew Palmer '16 and Evelyn Torsher '17
Matthew Palmer ’16, Evelyn Torsher ’17 Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Matthew Palmer’16  and Evelyn Torsher ’17 have been awarded the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Palmer will study Chinese in China and Torsher will study Arabic in Jordan, Oman or Morocco.  More ...

Mary Beth Barth
Barth Presents at Conferences, Selected as CIC Project Facilitator

Mary Beth Barth, director of the Critical Languages Program and Language Center, presented Teaching the LCTLs (Less Commonly Taught Languages) at the Northeast Association of Language Learning and Technology (NEALLT) Conference in March at Carnegie Mellon University. She has served as president of NEALLT and conference host.  More ...

Mary Sisler
Sisler Chosen to Attend NEH Summer Institute

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has invited Visiting Assistant Professor of Critical Languages Mary Sisler to participate in a three-week summer institute titled  “Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science.”  More ...

Mireille Koukjian
Koukjian Presents Lecture at USMA

Mireille Koukjian, visiting instructor of critical languages, presented a lecture titled “Including Story Boards in Arabic Instruction” at the 2010 Arabic LEARN Conference held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point  More ...

Arabic classes visited the mosque in Utica on Dec. 4.
Arabic Classes Visit Local Mosque
Students from first and second year Arabic classes in the Critical Languages Program (CLP) visited the Mosque located on Court Street in Utica on Dec. 4. They were accompanied by Mireille Koukjian, instructor of Arabic; Ahmad Alshorman, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant; Mary Beth Barth, director of the CLP; and Aaron Spevack, visiting professor of religious studies. More ...