Kress Research Awards Announced
SILC is proud to announce that Assistant Professor of French Markus Cruse was one of the seven recipients of a 2010 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Research Award from the International Center of Medieval Art. Cruse's award will subsidize publication costs for his book illuminating the Roman d'Alexandre in MS Bodley 264: The Manuscript as Monument, which is the first comprehensive study of MS Bodley 264, one of the most sumptuous illuminated manuscripts of the entire Middle Ages. Congratulations Markus!
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
SILC Linguistics and Language Programs invites all interested faculty to this talk by Joyce Meyer and Julie Pallisard. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is becoming more popular, and may eventually become as well known as Advanced Placement classes. Meyer and Pallisard will give a brief overview of the program and details regarding the exam preparation, as well as information on articulation of grades attained on IB exams and comparable university credit. [download flyer]
Mon, Oct 25: Deutsche Imbisse und Informationen! (German Snacks and Information!)
12:00-4:00 pm, LL 165
Drop by the SILC German reception being hosted by a transdiciplinary faculty from across ASU and enjoy some free German snacks while you learn about: ASU's summer Study Abroad programs in Germany; academic-year programs in Germany; upper-division German courses; declaring a German major or minor; and student German activities. [download flyer]
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.