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GOOD NEWS

The scholarly journal Arena Romanistica, published by The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures of The University of Bergen, Norway, has asked Flavia Brizio (Italian) to be part of their Editorial Board as referee reader for the articles on Italian contemporary literature. She is also a member of the Editorial Board (as referee reader) of Studies in European Cinema, a journal published by the University of Swansea, UK.


Abdoulaye Yansane (French) organized a panel, "Thèmes diasporiques", at the 60th anniversary Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Radford University, October 2010, Radford, Virginia. He also served as chair of the Francophone Film panel at the same conference.


Dolly Young (Spanish) and Jason Pettigrew (Spanish) were selected for the ITC Faculty First 2011 program, as were Sébastien Dubreil (French) and Susan Edmundson (French). This program will allow technological support from ITC to develop certain components of the first year hybrid courses that are being implemented in Fall 2011.


Dolly Young (Spanish) was also elected 2nd Vice-President of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers' Association. This year she will assist the first Vice President with certain aspects of the November TFTLA conference, such as acquiring presiders for sessions and writing the organization's four newsletters.


UPCOMING EVENTS

MFLL Spring Technology Roundtable #1
"Un hybride de notre création: An Overview of the Hybrid French Project."

March 10, 2011, 1:30 PM, HSS 205 (LRC)
Sébastien Dubreil, Assistant Professor of French
Susan Edmundson, French Lecturer

Sébastien and Susan have been in the trenches of the hybrid transformation for quite some time now, and will share experiences from the current pilot semester of their efforts to integrate face-to-face and online activities in ways that reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, instead of treating the online component as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom. They will also offer some initial formative assessments and desiderata for future directions in preparation for the official launch of hybrid French courses in the fall.


MFLL Spring Technology Roundtable #2
"Languages...oUTside the box: How the new LRC changes the way we look at language communities, and what to expect."

April 7, 2011, 1:30 PM, HSS 205 (LRC)
Douglas W. Canfield, LRC Coordinator

Doug will discuss the LRC's move from HSS to an expanded space in the Alumni Memorial Building, detailing the new initiatives that this move affords and what students, ?teachers and researchers can look forward to in the new space. Feel free to come with questions and comments as we take a virtual tour of the new center!

As many of you already know, the Language Resource Center is slated to move into an expanded and much more comfortable new home during Mini Session 2011. We hope to officially open most operations at the beginning of summer semester and be fully functional in the new space well before the start of classes in the fall.

We will be located on the ground floor of the historic Alumni Memorial Building. Built in the 1930s and once home to the UT basketball team, it was the site of Sergei Rachmaninov's last concert in 1943. It underwent an $11 million renovation in 2004 and now boasts, among other things, a 900- seat auditorium. We will be able to provide an expanded array of services for students, faculty and researchers interested in world languages, cultures, and how technology brings us closer to each other.

Also moving will be the LRC website, which will also be expanded and offer much more to LRC patrons in the way of information and interaction. Be sure to visit lrc.utk.edu to see the countdown clock to the new LRC, and be sure to follow us on our new Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and Diigo pages to keep up-to-date on our progress to serve you better. Also, be sure to drop in on Doug's Technology Roundtable on April 7 to hear what changes are in store for the LRC!

As our move timeline is in step with the renovations to the A/C system on the bottom floors of HSS, we will be ending our circulation services as of Friday, April 29. Please help us by returning all materials to the LRC by this date. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this matter. HSS 205, 206 and 206A are scheduled to remain open for use until Tuesday, May 10, 2011. At that time, we will close the center to allow the University to move us into our new home. It will take some time to physically move and set up in our new location. We plan to open at least AMB 001-003 by Thursday, June 2, with the rest of the facility (AMB 004-020) coming online as soon as possible after afterwards. We hope to have more information available to you at the Technology Roundtable on April 7.

If you have any immediate questions about using LRC services this summer, please contact Doug at dcanfie1@utk.edu.


ANNOUNCEMENT

The next MFLL newsletter will be published March 28, 2011. Please send news items to John Romeiser (jromeise@utk.edu).

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