Highlights from the Department of Languages Fall 2022 Semester

As the Fall semester draws to a close, we look back on some highlights from Fall 2022 in the Department of Languages. We turn the spotlight on the hard work and enthusiasm of Department of Languages’ students and faculty and the wider Clemson community as they share their valuable knowledge and experiences working toward a […]

Commission on Latino Affairs and Commission on the Black Experience Host Inaugural Black and Latinx Writing Retreat

The Commission on Latino Affairs and Commission on the Black Experience recently held the inaugural Black & Latinx Faculty Writing Retreat, which took place May 18th – 20th at the Horse Shoe Farm in Hendersonville, NC. The three-day retreat, which brought together eighteen faculty participants, was co-organized by Harrison Pinckney, Assistant Professor of PRTM (Parks, […]

Department of Languages Senior Receives Norris Medal, University’s Most Prestigious Award

Department of Languages senior Natalie Ann Claypool received the Norris Medal at the University’s Spring Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2022. The Norris Medal, which is awarded to the best overall student as determined by the University Scholarships and Awards Committee, is considered the most prestigious award for graduating Clemson seniors. Recipients of the award […]

ASL Program Aids in the Revival of Signed Language on Martha’s Vineyard

In April, Assistant Professor of ASL Jody Cripps and seven ASL students traveled to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to initiate a Community Outreach program as part of their Creative Inquiry course. This CI project will aid in reviving Martha’s Vineyard as the signed language community it once was. A Signed Language History in the Community Martha’s […]

37th Conference of the Southeastern Association of Japanese held virtually on April 2

On April 2, 2022, the 37th Conference of the Southeastern Association of Japanese (SEATJ) was held virtually. Clemson University was the host institution, and the Department of Languages sponsored the event. Dr. Jae DiBello Takeuchi, Assistant Professor of Japanese, has served as the president for SEATJ for the past academic year and was the conference […]

LAIB Chinese major receives Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award

Nick Longo, LAIB Chinese major, has received the prestigious Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award for 2022/2023. The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award aims to foster mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations and cultivate the sharing of knowledge across cultures and communities. Recipients are selected by a 12-person president-appointed board to participate in exchange programs […]

Language and International Health Society to host online publishing event

On Thursday, April 14, the Language and International Health Society is hosting an online event focused on helping undergraduate students gain the proper strategies for publishing their work. The event will feature a talk by Dr. Jill D. McLeigh, Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Research at the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s […]

The Invasion of Ukraine: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium (March 30 – April 15)

An interdisciplinary colloquium on the invasion of Ukraine will be held from March 30-April 5. The colloquium will consist of conversations, discussions, and film screenings led and presented by faculty from departments across the University. The series includes 7 events and will feature a mix of in-person sessions and Zoom talks. Schedule of Events: Wednesday, […]

German Program Zooming along, connecting with high schools and alumni

Although COVID is still making in-person visits to area high school German programs difficult, schools are accepting visits via Zoom. While it is difficult to meet with former students who now live miles away or who may still be avoiding crowded events due to COVID, technology is helping us to stay connected. This year, the […]

Department of Languages Students Earn Global Seal of Biliteracy

21 Department of Languages students earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy, an international credential which recognizes a candidate’s proficiency in two or more languages. Proficiency is recognized on working, functional, and professional levels. This semester, the Global Seal of Biliteracy was awarded to students representing Spanish (19), French (1), and Japanese (1). The students earning […]