2019 Message from Dr. Meredith Ray
In the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DLLC), we're committed to helping our students become global citizens. With our wide variety of pedagogical programming, students have the opportunity not only to acquire proficiency in a second (or third, or fourth!) language, but to explore a wealth of topics in literature, film, history, and culture, and engage in unique study abroad and service-learning projects all over the world. Linguistic proficiency and cultural competency are the foundation to establishing connection, fostering understanding, and engaging with key issues in today's world – and we're proud of the work our students and faculty do each day to achieve these goals! DLLC students' experience is enriched by exceptional cultural programming – some examples include a visit by Italian filmmaker Fred Kwornu discussing a documentary on race and identity in Italy, and a series of lectures and exhibits commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this year's issue of the Polyglot you'll find details about these events and more, including reports from our students studying abroad. We're especially proud to highlight our students who have recently received prestigious Fulbright scholarships, traveling and teaching in Andorra, Brazil, and Spain. They are wonderful ambassadors for DLLC, for UD, and for the importance of studying languages!
As always, we are deeply grateful for your support for our work in DLLC. Thought-provoking and relevant courses and events, along with myriad opportunities for study abroad, are a cornerstone of the unique educational experience we offer to our students on their journey to become citizens of the world. Your help make it all possible! To make a donation, please visit this link. Please be sure to note "Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, ref. Polyglot" in the "Special Instructions" designation box. And please explore our website to learn more about our activities!
--Dr, Meredith Ray