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Mission

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies engages in innovative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels to develop students’ language and communication skills, cultural knowledge, intercultural competency, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation in an increasingly global and multilingual society.

Vision

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is committed to research and teaching excellence as manifested in its offerings in translation and interpreting, linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and language for specific purposes.

Diversity Statement

The core mission of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies is to prepare our graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society. We embrace the promotion, discussion and understanding of diversity through our coursework, scholarship, mentoring, and in our actions and procedures. In addition, we affirm a commitment to access and equity through inclusive actions around complex ideas and issues pertaining to all races and ethnicities; gender identities; political viewpoints; sexual orientations; special health needs; ages; belief systems; countries of origin; and socio-economic status.


LATEST NEWS

I hope you all had a great weekend. It’s almost Spring Break. Thank you to those of you who organized, supported and attended the Heritage Language Learning Symposium on Thursday and Friday last week and the Japanese Speech Contest on Friday. Both events were very successful with over 200 faculty, students, and teachers attending the […]

Dates and Events this Week This Month is Black History Month.  February 19 February 20 February 22 February 23 Looking Ahead Dates and Events February 27 March 1 March 2 March 8 March 13 March 15 March 18 March 29 April 2 April 12 April 19 April 30 May 1 May 15 Congratulations & Thank […]

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours changed T, and virtual only on R, SEACS Program, AI Presentation, Mini Grants, Inclusive Excellence Grants, ** I hope you all had a restful weekend. Chair Office Hours this week:  Tuesday (changed hours) 8:30-10:30 am Mebane Hall 435, Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm Mebane Hall 435, Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm Virtual Only […]

I hope you all had a restorative weekend. Our external reviewers are here today and tomorrow, and I would like to thank you all for participating in this process. I also look forward to seeing you on Friday for our Department Meeting and will give you an update on the search and other initiatives then. […]

Happy Monday! Dates and Events this Week January 29,  January 30 January 31 February 1 February 2 Looking Ahead Dates and Events February 5 Neurodiverse Workforce Video application deadline, Apply Here February 5-6 February 8 February 9 February 16 February 17 February 19 February 22-23 February 27 March 2 March 15 March 29 April 12 […]

Two of our wonderful Spanish alums have been recognized for their success and for contributing to their communities. Please congratulate Emily Francis and Hannah Javidi! Read the full article here.

In this Edition: << New Department Name, External Reviewers Itinerary, “Ai and Ethics” Presentation-This Week Friday, Due Date for Annual Evaluation Forms-This Week Friday, Poetry Slam>> I hope you had a good weekend. Thank you for your contributions to the Department Meeting last Friday. The name you chose for our department is Department of Languages, Cultures and […]

Event Date: February 8, 2024 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Cone Center: After Hours The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is proud to announce its 7th Multi-language Poetry Slam on February 8, 2024 at 7 pm in Cone Center After Hours. All students and faculty with a passion for poetry and spoken […]

I hope you had a good long weekend and are ready for week 2 of the Spring semester. Dates and Events this Week This week is Niner Nation King Week Wednesday, January 17  Thursday, January 18  Friday, January 19 Looking Ahead Dates and Events January 22 January 23 January 24  January 25 January 26, January […]

We are excited to host the Southeastern Association of Cultural Studies Conference this year at UNC Charlotte. Registration is still open to attend. Many of our own faculty and students will be presenting on topics ranging from film to literature, to translation and AI. Please visit the SEACS website for registration and details.

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours Spring 2024, Department Meeting Agenda, Self-Study External Reviewer Itineraries, Small Grants Program, January Events: Conversations about Ai – Matteo Di Michele Presentation** Dear colleagues,  Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring 2024 semester. Note: If you see a link at the bottom of this email which says “Read Full […]

Dates and Events this Week  December 3 December 4-6 December 7 December 8 Looking Ahead Dates and Events December 15 December 19 January 12, 2024 January 26, 2024 February 16, 2024 February 17, 2024 February 22-23, 2024 March 29, 2024 April 19, 2024 Congratulations Congratulations to Allison Stedman for submitting an NEH Scholarly Editions and […]

This year, the CUSA club hosted an activity in the recent International Education Week. On November 16, 2023 from 4:30-6:30, CUSA held an event to introduce Chinese Leisure activities, including Chinese games, tea tasting, and Tai Chi to the campus community.  The participants learned  about Chinese leisure activities and enjoyed a relaxed evening. 

Welcome to this short work week. It is almost Thanksgiving and we are getting close to the end of the semester. I hope you are all looking forward to the holidays this week and get to spend them with friends and family and wonderful food. Dates and Events this Week  November 20,  November 22, November […]

Please join our students and many of our faculty members as they celebrate International Education Week with many events throughout the week. Dates and Events this Week  November 13-17,  Monday, November 13, Tuesday, November 14,  Thursday, November 16,  Friday, November 17,  Looking Ahead November 20,  November 27,  November 28 December 1, December 7,  December 8, […]

Good morning on this first Monday in November. We have another week with exciting events ahead. Dates and Events this Week  November 6, November 7,  November 8 November 9, November 10, Looking Ahead November 13, November 13-17,  November 14,  November 16,  November 17,  November 27,  December 7,  December 15,  December 19, January 12, 2024 January 26, […]

I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather and made it well through this very short week. We have exciting events coming up for next week. Dates and Events this Week  Monday, October 30,  Tuesday, October 31,  Wednesday, November 1,  Thursday, November 2,  Friday November 3,  Looking Ahead November 6, November 7,  November 8 November 9, […]

I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather this Fall Break.  Chair Schedule this Week W-F working remotely (all office hours and meetings virtual) Dates and Events this Week  Monday & Tuesday, October 23-24 Tuesday, October 24,  Wednesday, October 25, Thursday, October 26, Friday, October, 27, Looking Ahead October 30,  October 31,  November 1,  November 2,  […]

I hope you have had a good weekend.  Chair Schedule this WeekTraveling Monday and Tuesday Monday -Research Day Tuesday- working remotely office Hours moved to Friday 11:15 am -12:30 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm (f2f and virtual) Dates and Events this Week  Monday, October 16,  Thursday, October 19 Friday, October 20,  October 23-24 October 24,  October […]

I hope you have had a good weekend. Welcome to Week 8 of the Fall semester.  Dates and Events this Week  Monday, October 9,  Tuesday, October 10, 10:00-10:45 am (Zoom), CHESS Dean Search ListeningSession with search firm Wednesday, October 11,  Friday, October 13, Sunday, October 15, 5:00 pm Inaugural Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, “Selective ForcesShaping […]

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the weather.  Dates and Events this Week  Monday, October 2, Deadline OEA Spring Affiliate Programs applications Tuesday, October 3, Banner Self-Service Virtual Training 9:00-10:30 am (Zoom link) Wednesday, October 4,  Thursday, October 5,   Friday, October 6,  Looking Ahead October 7, due date Submission of Course […]

Happy Monday, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend.  Dates and Events this Week  Monday, September 25, 9:00-10:00 am, Getting Started with ChatGPT Register Wednesday, September 27,  Friday, September 29,  Looking Ahead October 1, Deadline OEA Spring Affiliate Programs applications October 2, Banner Self-Service Virtual Training 9:00-10:30 am (Zoom link) October 4,  October 5, […]

Happy Monday, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend.  Dates and Events this Week  Monday, September 18 Tuesday, September 19 Wednesday, September 20  Friday, September 22 Saturday, September 23  Looking Ahead September 15-October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month  September 25, 9:00-10:00 am, Getting Started with ChatGPT Register September 27, due date for application for position […]

Happy Monday, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend. Dates and Events this Week  Looking Ahead Brown Bag: Imagining Latinidad: Digital diasporas and community building among Latin American migrants -by David Dalton Congratulations Congratulations to Jeff Killman who was invited for a plenary “Sitios web de franquicias norteamericanas de comida rápida en España: ¿Traducciones […]

It is September, Labor Day has come and gone, and it feels like Fall outside. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  News on College Name- Updated The Dean notified all faculty and staff that the new name will now have the ampersand after Humanities and the word “and” between “Earth” and “Social Sciences.” So […]