Millie Gimmel (Spanish) delivered the paper "When Pictures Mean Less than Words: Cognitive Disconnect in the Florentine Codex" at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Biennial conference in July in Washington, DC. She also attended the National Academic Advising Association regional conference in May.

Katherine Kong (French) was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. She had an article published in Romance Quarterly, "Writing Love in the Thirteenth Nouvelle: Marguerite de Navarre's Epistolary Fictions." She delivered a paper on "Repeating Oneself in Christine de Pizan" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, and she organized and chaired a session on "Renaissance Translations" at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.

Lisa Y.F. Parker (Spanish) presented "En defensa del idioma como parte de la identidad puertorriqueña: Injértese en nuestro lenguaje el inglés; pero el tronco ha de ser el de español" at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.

Óscar Rivera-Rodas's (Spanish) book, Picón Salas: historia de la cultura y cosmopolitismo, has just been published (Caracas: Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos, 2011), 375 pp.

Allison Weems (French) has been appointed Assistant Director of the Language and World Business Program. She recently served as Assistant Director of the summer UTK in Paris Program.

Abdoulaye Yansane (French) presented "Africa's diaspora, the last frontier" at the African Association Conference, Ohio University (Athens-Ohio, April 13-17) and directed the reading of "The African child" for the International colloque at University's International House.


Moving oUTside The Box
The LRC move to AMB 1-17 not only allows us to better serve MFLL students, faculty, and researchers with expanded services, it has also allowed us to foster a space to explore novel, creative and smart advances in learning environments, pedagogy and research approaches. As information becomes available on new initiatives and services, it will be posted on the LRC's new website:, as well as through our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We invite you to take a look, follow us, and drop by to visit! The website will also contain links to our new checkout catalogue and to the new reservation system as reservable rooms become available.

LRC Workshops
As we kick off the Fall '11 semester, The Language Resource Center will offer a series of Workshops in the LRC, AMB 1-17. A goal of these workshops is to show how the various rooms and technologies of the LRC can be used to enrich your classes and your research. E-mail to register for these courses, or to suggest one of your own!

Test Drive Workshop : Prezi - Wednesday August 24 @ 1PM, AMB 03
Prezi is a web-based tool that outshines PowerPoint in many ways. It allows you to create and present presentations with motion and organic structure, and keeps your audience engaged.

Test Drive Workshop : Respondus and Respondus StudyMate - Thursday August 25 @ 1PM, AMB 03
Respondus is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be published directly to Blackboard. StudyMate lets you create Flash-based activities and games using simple templates that can also be published directly to Blackboard.

Test Drive Workshop: OWL Testing Software - Wednesday August 31 @ 1PM, AMB 03
With OWL Testing Software you can simplify and expedite test authoring, scheduling and administration, rating and scoring - all online. Particularly useful for oral assessment, OWL digitally captures the oral responses of each student. OWL also allows raters to do evaluations online, record comments, and control multiple ratings. And OWL captures the comprehensive data necessary for extensive program reporting.

Test Drive Workshop : The Digitization Room - Thursday September 1 @ 1PM, AMB 04
AMB 4 serves as the focal point for the digitizing of MFLL material and cultural realia. This digitization enables you to process materials from various media to an electronic format. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early!

If you have any questions about the LRC, please contact Doug at

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