Category: Foreign Languages & Lit

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature welcomes Sedycias on board

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature welcomes Sedycias on board

João Sedycias isn’t familiar with pleasant, random strangers, such as the cashier at the grocery store who held a conversation with him about peach recipes.

Sedycias, the new chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature who moved from New Jersey recently, said he’s not used to the niceness of Midwest […]

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

No one can say that SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is not reaching out the the local community.  In the past year, under the direction of Aldemaro Romero, Dean of CAS, three new media outlets have been added to the arsenal, This Week In CAS (TWIC), Segue, and College Talk.
These new […]

TWIC: A Window to the College of Arts and Sciences

TWIC: A Window to the College of Arts and Sciences

This Week In CAS (TWIC) officially launched on October 1, 2010 as a news hub for SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences. In the past 7 months, the editors of TWIC have been delighted to bring you the achievements of faculty and staff, the exciting events on  the University’s  vibrant campus and other information regarding the research […]

CAS faculty are experts in American policies, society, culture

CAS faculty are experts in American policies, society, culture

Faculty members from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences will have the opportunity to travel across the globe as experts who interact with foreign audiences to discuss American policies, society and culture.
Twelve CAS faculty members have been selected by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs to participate in the U.S. Speaker […]

Rocha to conduct research at University of Florida

Rocha to conduct research at University of Florida

Carolina Rocha, assistant professor of foreign languages and literature, will have the opportunity to travel to the University of Florida to conduct research using their Latin American collection this summer.
Rocha–who has been at SIUE since 2008–is the recipient of the competitive Library Research Travel Grant from UF’s Center for Latin American Studies.
“It was a competition […]

Stacy awarded by TEAC for excellence

Stacy awarded by TEAC for excellence

Excellent teaching is a hallmark of any good department.  The Historical Studies Department in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences is a department that excels in exceptional teaching.
Jason Stacy reads from his chapter in "Adventures in the Academy. photo courtesy of SIUE.
Carole Frick, professor and chair of historical studies, stated that four members of […]

An exceptional America discussed at CAS Colloquium

An exceptional America discussed at CAS Colloquium

The role of America as an exceptional nation is one that will haunt the nightmares and dreams of scholars of today and for years to come.  Five SIUE professors took on the challenge of discussing this topic at the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium.
The discussion took place on Wednesday, March 23 and was […]

CAS Colloquium - mark it a success

CAS Colloquium – mark it a success

What can an American citizen learn about America that he or she doesn’t already know?  A lot, if you were fortunate enough to attend the SIUE “Thinking about America” College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Colloquium this past week.
A colloquium is “an academic conference or seminar”, according to the New Oxford English dictionary.  The SIUE […]

Coates challenges audience to find "unspoken truths"

Coates challenges audience to find “unspoken truths”

The 2011 College of Arts and Sciences two-day colloquium proved a significant reflection on American culture, values, history and education. The keynote speaker, Ta-Nehisi Coates, added to the colloquium’s wide range of intellectual reflection with his presentation – A Deeper Black: The Meaning of Race in the Age of Obama.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of "The Beautiful […]

CAS Colloquium hits stride with “Thinking About America”

CAS Colloquium hits stride with “Thinking About America”

Today’s world shrinking faster than ever before.  With the rise of China and India as new world powers and the internal conflicts in the Middle East, it’s hard not to look at ones own country and think.  This year’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Colloquium at SIUE seeks to do just that.
“Being an American […]

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