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Dr. Rafael Orozco has been invited to be the keynote speaker for the July 2017 Conference of the Asociación de Linguistica y Filologia de América Latina at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, ColombiaThis event constitutes the largest Hispanic Lingusitics conference in the world. It attracts several hundred scholars from all over the Hispanic world and beyond. Dr. Orozco can be reached at rorozc1@lsu.edu.

Ms. Lan Zhe, Instructor .of Mandarin Chinese, attained the status of being the first and only Certified Court Interpreter of Mandarin Chinese in the state of Louisiana by passing the Court Interpreter Oral Examination developed by the National Center for State Courts which included sight translation, consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting. This is the highest level obtainable for a court interpreter of Mandarin Chinese in the U.S. She was sworn in and awarded the Court Interpreter Certificate at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans in October 2016. Ms. Zhe can be reached at lzhe@lsu.edu.

Dr. Raymond Stock, Instructor of Arabic, has been quoted in the Spanish journal ABC about Egypt's official neglect of the tenth anniversary of the passing of Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt's Nobel laureate in literature - many of whose works he has has translated and whose biography he is writing for Farrar, Straus, & Giroux in New York. Dr. Stock may be reached at rstock@lsu.edu.

Dr. Laura Martins, Associate Professor of Spanish, has won the 2016 Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award. This award recognizes faculty members for outstanding contributions to undergradaute education. Dr. Martins can be reached at martins@lsu.edu.

Dr. Paolo Chirumbolo, Associate Professor of Itailan, will be presenting The Representation of (Post) Work in Contemporary Italian Documentary Film Making at the 2016 Reynolda Film Festival, Thursday, March 31. The Reynolda Film Festival executive board is excited to collaborate with The Italian Program, Wake Forest Film Studies, and the Office for Global Affairs to present a talk focusing on contemporary Italian documentaries and an examination of how Italian filmmakers are addressing and portraying the changing conditions of work in Italy.  Special guest, Dr. Paolo Chirumbolo will discuss and analyze works by Ascanio Celestini, Daniele Atzeni, Mimmo Calopresti and other contemporary filmmakers. Dr. Chirumbolo can be reached at chirumbo@lsu.edu.

Dr. Raymond Stock, Instructor of Arabic, recently participated in a January 22, 2016 televised debate with Egyptian-American pro-Muslim Brotherhood activist Mohammed Soltan on the al-Jazeera English program Upfront hosted by Mehdi Hasan.  Click here to view the debate. The debate, Is Egypt better off under Sisi, was for the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.  Dr. Stock can be reached at rstock@lsu.edu.

 

 

 

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