The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Professor Jaklin Kornfilt will receive from the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor an award for organizing an international conference on DP versus NP structure. Co-PIs: John Whitman (Cornell); Jeffrey Runner (Rochester). Amount: $2,500. (Decision announced on February 1, 2016.)
Professors Gail Bulman, Myrna García-Calderón, and Alicia Ríos will receive from the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor an award for their LELACS(Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies)/Global Literatures and Cultures Working Group to organize two events: A spring 2016 LELACS conference on "Transatlantic Studies, Local and Global Readings" and (with Tomoko Walter) a lecture by Joanne Bernardi on “Re-envisioning Japan through Digital Humanities.” Total amount: $4,000.
With the help of several colleagues, Professor Laura Lisnyczyj secured the funding for a grant from the Institute of International Education in the amount of $65,680, which will be used to host a five-day orientation for 65 new Fulbright FLTAs.
Professor Tej K. Bhatia has received grant from Kungl Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundeti Uppsala And Indo-Iranska Founde, Sweden. Project:Francois-Marie de Tours Workshop, Uppsala University, Sweden. Amount: $4000.
Professor Tej K. Bhatia was nominated as Featured Speaker for 45th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education. March 2-5, 2016. Hilton Chicago, Chicago. He addressed on topic:How to Empower Rural India? Emerging New Partnerships and Literacies
Professor Tej K. Bhatia was the Guest Speaker at the event 'Welcoming Announcement and Reception for Michele G. Wheatly, Vice Chancellor and Provost Designate'. March 7, 2016. Life Science Building.
Alisa Weinstein, a PhD student in Anthropology and AY 2015-16 Hindi FLAS Fellow has been selected to receive a Fulbright-Nehru student research award for India for 2016-17 and a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) for her dissertation research project, Tailor Made in India: clothing local and global bodies in Jaipur. Alisa will also continue Hindi study at AIIS in Jaipur.
Sujata Bajracharya, an MA student in the Department of Religion, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to do intensive Hindi study at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, India this summer. Her research centers on the South Asian American diaspora and the role of religion and transnational ties in community building, particularly on American college and university campuses.
Professor Meera Lee has been awarded the grant from the CNY Mellon Corridor for 2016 on “Critical Theory and the Global Politics: A Theory of Translation.”
French Teaching Assistant Marjorie Galelli got an admittance to PhD program at the University of Kansas.
French TAs Hanna Dubovik, Theavy Din and Elizabeth Blowers completed the Future Professoriate Program and were recipients of the Certificate in University Teaching.
French Teaching Assistant Theavy Din was awarded "Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award" (Graduate School).
French Major Jacqueline Sarro got an admittance to doctoral program.
Professor Elizabeth Voss got an admittance to the National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, Mapping, Text, and Travel.
Spanish Teaching Assistant, Chelsey Smith was recently awarded the "Outstanding TA Award" and the "CAS Outsdanding MA Award". She has been accepted into 6 institutions and she has chosen UCLA to pursue PhD program.
On October 19, 2015, Professor Alejandro García-Reidy received the “LLL Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award” in recognition of his published research on Lope de Vega’s play Mujeres y criados.Professor Alejandro García-Reidy was member of the organizational committee of the conference XVII Congreso de la AITENSO. El teatro clásico en su(s) cultura(s): which was del Siglo de Oro al siglo XXI, held at Queens College on October 20-23, and was atended by nearly 120 international scholars who specialized in early modern Spanish and Latin American theater (http://congresoaitenso2015.weebly.com).
On October 23, 2015, Professor Alejandro García-Reidy was voted in as a member of the Board of the international association “Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro (AITENSO)”.