AWSS presents Phillips with 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award as a "distinguished scholar, caring mentor, a model activist, efficient administrator, and an esteemed colleague."
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has named Antonia Schleicher, executive director of the IU’s Language Resource Center as recipient of its 2015 Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education.
In a new article posted at the Foreign Affairs magazine web site, Dean Lee Feinstein and co-author Tod Lindberg write about the somewhat secretive U.S. government body that seeks to keep atrocities from happening in areas of conflict across the world.
- 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
IMU 150 - University Club Presidents Room
The annual CEUS/IAUNRC Fall Welcome Reception & Student Award Presentation will be held Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00P-8:00P in the University Club Presidents Room, IMU 150. University Club Presidents Room on the first floor of the Indiana Memorial Union. The U Club entrance is beside a building exit, directly across from Whittenberger Auditorium. 2015 marks our 50th year as a department. Starting from an Army Specialized Training Program for Central Eurasian languages at IU in 1943, then formally organized in 1956 as the IU Program in Uralic and Altaic Studies , we became the Department of Uralic and Altaic Studies in 1965. The name changed in 1993 to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS). The Uralic and Altaic Language and Area Center began in 1962 and was renamed the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) in 1981 - serving a valuable role for 53 years.
- 04:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.
The Atrium of the new School of Global and International Studies Building
All Indiana University undergraduates who are interested in Latin America and the Caribbean are welcome to attend! At the event, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor and Certificate programs, our Overseas Study programs, the interesting language courses we offer, and upcoming Latin American Research Forum events. During the Open House, we will be screening The Battle of Chile on silent with English subtitles. We will also have delicious tamales, chips and salsa, and drinks to share!
- 12:00 p.m.- 02:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union, Frangipani Room
Join us for a fun packed afternoon of cultural displays and activities such as a traditional Uyghur game with rocks or a Mongolian game with anklebones. Learn Estonian phrases to say to annoying people (and still be nice). Make a Tibetan prayer flag and see a Tibetan altar. See your name written in Mongolian, Persian, Tibetan, and Uyghur. See a Saz demonstration and learn a Turkish song. Ever wondered what a Hungarian, Mongolian, or Turkish language class would be like? Stop by for a mini language lesson. Take a selfie in a Tajiki robe, Uzbek hat or a Kazakh stand in! Try on Turkish scarfs and hats or traditional Mongolian clothing! Learn a Hungarian folk song or how to do a traditional Mongolian dance called Yokhor, plus other Central Asian and Tibetan dance lessons and demonstrations. Co-hosted by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Turkish Flagship Center, and the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region. Refreshments will be served.