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March

Congratulations to Alfredo Pastor Parejo

The University Graduate School has awarded Alfredo Pastor Parejo with a Doctoral Evidence Acquisiton Fellowship.Congratulations Alfredo!

Modern Languages GSO (MLGSO) will be hosting the GradSkellar at Chilli's Too on Friday, April 1st at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please come and join us!

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Congratulations to Svetlana Tyutina

Congratulations to Svetlana Tyutina! Svetlana has been selected as the recipient of the first annual UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Engagement. Great job, Svetlana!

April

Congratulations to MLGSO!

The Council for Student Organizations awarded the Modern Languages Graduate Student Organization the Outstanding Organization in the Graduate Community Award for the year 2010-2011. Congratulations to the members and the MLGSO Advisor for all their hard work and dedication!

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 competition for research scholarship awards for junior, tenure-earning faculty members as well as advanced doctoral students (ABD level

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June

Spanish MA receives Pablo Ruiz-Orozco and Miguel Angel Quesada Memorial Scholarship

Janaina Lopez is the recipient of the 2011 Pablo Ruiz-Orozco and Miguel Angel Quesada Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded every year to a Graduate Student of Spanish from the Department of Modern Languages whose selection is based on the writing of an essay. The Pablo Ruiz-Orozco and Miguel Angel Quesada Scholarship was instituted by the Municipio de Ciego de Avila en el Exilio to honor the memory of these two distinguished Cuban professionals.

Two doctoral candidates in the Spanish Graduate Program win Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellow

Alfredo Parejo and Svetlana Tyutina were recently awarded DEA Fellowships for beginning Fall 2011. Each Fellowship carries a per term stipend of $8,333, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Alfredo's Fellowship will support two semesters of fieldword and Svetlana's will support three semesters of fieldwork.

Hiring Arabic Tutor

Tutor of Arabic needed to work 6 hours a week in the Department of Modern Languages. Must be native or near-native speaker of Arabic.

July

The Certificate in Languages and Cultures of North Africa provides students with a broad knowledge, giving them cultural keys for a better understanding of the Arab World in its global interactions.

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The Department of Modern Languages welcomes three new faculty members: Andrea Fanta (Assistant Professor of Spanish), Nicola Gavioli (Assistant Professor of Portuguese), and Yunjuan He (Lecturer of Chinese)

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September

Dr. Santiago Juan-Navarro receives Faculty Award for Excellence in Research

Dr. Juan-Navarro, Professor of Spanish, is one out of only three professors university wide to receive the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. The award will be presented at the Faculty Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, September 22nd at 3:00pm in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

Mari Williams receives Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Adjunct faculty in Japanese and French, Mari Williams is one out of three Adjunct faculty members university wide to be recognized for the 2011 award. It will be presented at the Faculty Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, September 22nd at 3:00pm in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

November

The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) test is the only official test that Beijing administers through about 40 testing centers in the U.S. each year to adult language learners of Chinese. FIU is one of the testing centers. Benefits of taking HSK includes gauging one's Chinese proficiency at a formal level, as well as qualifying for Confucius Institute Scholarship to study at top Chinese universities for a year (must reach Level 4 or above).

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December

NEW! JPN 3243- Advanced Japanese Composition now offered fully online

JPN 3243- Advanced Japanese Composition This course is intended as an intensive study in composition for advanced Japanese students. Students will make regular journal entries in Japanese and be taught the rules and customs of Japanese letter writing. Students will also be introduced to speeches, novel excerpts, and newspaper articles so as to familiarize them with the formal, written level of Japanese formality. Prerequisites: JPN 2201. REGISTER NOW!

NEW! SPN 3422- Advanced Grammar and Composition I now offered fully online

SPN 3422- Advanced Grammar and Composition I To consolidate the student's command of oral and written Spanish. Advanced readings of authentic materials. Preparation and documentation of written monographs. Prerequisites: SPN 2341, SPN 3301 or equivalent. REGISTER NOW!