Department of Languages

Faculty member wins Creative Inquiry mentoring award

New assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta. Photo courtesy of Arelis Moore de Peralta.

Congratulations to Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health and the winner of the 2018 Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry. This award is given to a faculty member in recognition of their outstanding work with undergraduate students. Students participating in Creative Inquiry projects are the nominators for this award. One of Moore […]

Creative Inquiry students present research at poster forum and conference

Jesse Bynum (Modern Languages-Spanish major with English minor) and Hannah Cheeks (Psychology and Modern Languages-Spanish major) participated in the Creative Inquiry project offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera: The Hispanic world through film, literature and media. This project analyzes social, philosophical, political, and economic issues in the Hispanic world through videos and pertinent materials from world-renowned […]

Faculty member wins national Japanese teaching award

Jae Takeuchi, assistant professor of Japanese, who has been awarded the Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for excellence in Japanese language teaching at the college level. The national award, administered through the Association for Asian Studies, is given to only one or two instructors of Japanese each year.

Department hosts annual L&IT Conference

The Department of Languages hosted the annual Language and International Trade (L&IT) Conference on February 28 in the Hendrix Student Center ballrooms. The theme of this year’s event was self-marketing and recognizing success signals. Donna Murphy of Michelin gave the keynote speech titled “Understanding Yourself: Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Ambitions, Values,” in which she counseled students […]

Students selected as 2018 Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars

Hannah Pearson

Two students in the Department of Languages have been selected as the 2018 Christopher J. Duckenfield Scholars. Congratulations to Jessica Harris, an Economics and Philosophy major with a French Studies minor, and Hannah Pearson, a Modern Languages-ASL and English major with a concentration in Writing and Public Studies. Both are juniors in the Calhoun Honors College. […]

Cripps, Jody

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring/Summer, 2018.

Faculty news, Fall 2017

Daniel Holcombe

Stephen Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of ASL, published “Best Practices for Educational Interpreters in South Carolina,” a technical assistance resource for the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services. He was also featured in the Member Spotlight of the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Alma García-Rodríguez, lecturer of Spanish, received her Ph.D. […]

Toshiko Kishimoto, professor emerita, awarded Japanese national medal of distinction

Toshiko Kishimoto

Read the original press release here. Jeannie Davis CLEMSON – Toshiko Kishimoto, associate professor emerita of languages, has been awarded a national medal of distinction — the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays Medal — by the Emperor of Japan in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tokyo. An honorable certificate […]

Schmidt, Johannes

Rainer, Godel and Johannes Schmidt (eds.): Herder Yearbook 14 (2018).

The Herder Yearbook offers—now for the fourteenth time—a selection of current research on Johann Gottfried Herder.

New lecturer of Spanish joins faculty in Spring 2018

Rosa Pillcurima

Rosa M. Pillcurima, originally from Quito, Ecuador, joined the faculty in January 2018 as a new Lecturer of Spanish. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Spanish from Iona College. Prior to coming to Clemson, […]