EALL Welcomes New Faculty
In addition to the incoming class of 2018, we are pleased to welcome to our department Ms. Kyungok Joo, a new Assistant Instructor of Korean language. Kyungok has taught Korean for many years, most recently at Harvard University. Kyungok is a valuable and timely addition to the Korean faculty now that we have more than fifty beginning students this fall—the highest in program history.
We also welcomed five new part-time instructors of Chinese language: Kailu Guan, Liling Huang, Yuyun Lei, Qiong Wu, and Kailin Yuan.
Luft to head up a Year-in-Japan Program at Konan
Lecturer Stephen Luft has been named resident director of the Konan-Illinois Year-in-Japan program. His appointment will begin in July 2015. Known as the Konan Program at Pitt, it is a full-year residential program in Kobe for students from consortium universities in the U.S. As resident director, he will teach one course per semester and oversee all aspects of this study abroad program.
2014 Department Awards Announced
Congratulations go to the following students for being awarded EALL's annual awards.
Academics Prize in Chinese: Nicholas Vettese
Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Kristen Stoler
Academics Prize in Japanese: Michael Antonacci
Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Zeba Ahmed
Academics Prize in Korean: Reihana Wilson
Language Achievement Award in Korean: Deanna Puglia
Spring Fling: Be there next year!
The department held its annual Spring Fling on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the O'Hara Student Center. A grand time was had playing Jeopardy, Kikbo, and other games. Students shared their musical and dance talents and there was great food prepared on site by the great chefs from Campus Catering.
EALL Colloquium—Noon on Fridays
Watch this space.