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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

They were recognized during EALL's Annual Graduation Celebration on April 27, just prior to the Pitt's commencement ceremony.

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

Friday, December 5, 2014: "The Everyday without Depth: Hong Sang-soo and a Cinema of Paradox," Seung-Hwan Shin, 12:00 noon, 4130 WWPH. Light refreshments will be served. Please click here for pdf of flyer with abstract.