On December 8th, 2023, four translation students, Danayra Rivera, Bridgette Donohue, Anissa Martzall, and Alejandro Hurtado Viñas, held an event at the Kent Free Library to read their translated book, "My Friend Federico." This book was originally published and released in Spain earlier this year and follows Federico García Lorca.
Important discoveries were made at an archaeological excavation of an Etrusco-Umbrian necropolis in central Italy this July. Sarah Harvey, Ph.D., a professor of Classics in the MCLS Department at Kent State University, is currently co-directing the project with Prof. Gian Luca Grassigli of the University of Perugia, with the support of archaeologists Stefano Spiganti and Francesco Pacelli and a team of university students.
On September 28th, 2023, MCLS Instructors Hui Yu and Eriko Tanaka hosted an unforgettable Chinese & Japanese Culture Night. The night was a delightful experience with food, games, and activities representative of both cultures. The event hosted over 100 students making sushi and mooncakes. Activities consisted of Mahjong, sugar painting, and calligraphy. This remarkable evening was a celebration of cultural exchange and collaboration, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating the next event.
Brian James Baer, Ph.D., a professor of Russian and Translation Studies at Kent State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Estonia for the 2023-2024 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced that Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Ph.D., an associate professor of French and Translation in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University, is one of 22 translators selected to receive a Literature Translation Fellowship of $10,000. This fellowship will support the translation of Anne-Marie Albiach's La Mezzanine: The Last Account of Catarina Quia into English. In total, the NEA will award $300,000 in grants to support the translation into English of works written in 10 different languages from 16 countries.