Tag: Department of Modern Languages and Classics


Modern Languages Professor Leads International French Professional Organization

From the July 2022 Desktop News | Dr. Cheryl Toman, professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at UA, recently led the Biennale de la langue française, an international meeting of French speakers and scholars. Every two years, this professional organization of researchers meets to discuss a number of issues and topics, facilitate diplomatic relations, and enjoy the study of the French language together.  “This group does include academics, but also includes linguists, literature scholars, cultural studies […]

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Summer Reading List 2022

Reading is proven to reduce stress and increase relaxation. As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by seven A&S faculty from several departments: The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America By Joshua Rothman (History, jrothman@ua.edu) Award-winning historian Dr. Joshua Rothman outlined, “When Americans imagine the slave trade, they typically think about the transatlantic trade that brought enslaved Africans to the Americas. But the trade in enslaved people within the boundaries of the […]

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Spanish Outreach Program Allows UA Students to Give Back

From the August 2021 Desktop News | Students in The University of Alabama’s Spanish program are taking their language skills outside of the college classroom and into local schools. Each semester, around 15 students with Spanish majors or minors participate in the Spanish Outreach program, a course where they spend at least six hours per week mentoring and tutoring local Hispanic students. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Michael Schnepf, now an emeritus professor of Spanish at UA, Spanish Outreach was […]

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