SILC 2010 Phi Beta Kappa's
The following SILC undergraduates have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society that advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences: international letters and cultures majors Bailey Edgell, Danica Harvey and Christopher Jelen; French major Kerry Lepain; Spanish majors Jessica Beckmann and John Jordan; German major Christopher Chamberlin; Chinese major Caitlin Garrison; Italian major Olivia Gutierrez. Congratulations to all for this outstanding achievement.
David William Foster essay wins Sylvia Molloy Prize
At the 2010 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, it was announced that SILC Regents' Professor David William Foster's essay, "Of Gay Caballeros and Other Noble Heroes," had been selected for the Sylvia Molloy Prize by the Sexualities Studies Section. Well done, Foster!
Mon, Oct 11: Italian Film Series - Che ne sará di noi (What will Happen to Us?)
5:00-7:00 pm, SHESC 340
Join the kickoff of the 2010 SILC Italian Language and Culture Program Film Series. All movies will be shown in Italian with English subtitles. Che ne sará di noi is a coming-of-age comic tale about three eighteen-year-olds just out of high school who go to a Greek island following the older girlfriend of one of the boys. The movie is directed by Giovanni Veronesi (2004). Upcoming films: November 8th—Mio Fratello è Figlio Unico (My Brother is an Only Child), 2007, directed by Daniele Luchetti; December 6th— Caterina Va in Città (Caterina in the Big City), 2003, directed by Paolo Virzi. [download flyer]
Tue, Oct 19: Caffè, Dolci ed Informazioni (Coffee, Sweets and Information)
3:30-5:00 pm, LL 165
Join the SILC Italian faculty for a good cup of espresso (provided by Charlie's Café), dolci (sweets) and information about: the ASU summer Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy; academic-year programs in Italy; upper-division Italian courses; declaring an Italian major or minor; the Italian Club and Cineclub activities.
Fri, Oct 22: What is the International Baccalaureate all about?
2:30-4:30 pm, LL 150
The SILC Linguistics and Languages Programs invites all interested faculty to this talk by Joyce Meyer and Julie Pallisard.
Mon, Oct 25: Acclaimed Korean translator discusses the Korean War and the Kwangju Massacre
7:00 pm, Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, 480--730-0205
Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton will present their translated volume, The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea. In the book, three of Korea's most accomplished contemporary writers offer insights into the impact of the Korean War and the Kwangju Massacre on individual citizens, highlighting the universality of the trauma experience.
Wed, Nov 3: Public History Brown Bag Series - Bill DeWalt and the Musical Instrument Museum
11:40 am, Coor Hall 174
The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix makes an important contribution to the international museum community and to the study of ethnomusicology. The director and president of MIM, Bill DeWalt, will discuss how the unique global perspective of MIM's collections allows visitors to make connections between countries and cultures that have never before been expressed in a museum setting. [more information]
2011 Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Asian Language Study
Deadline for grant application: December 30, 2010
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions. For application forms and further information, see the foundation web site.