Russian television provides opportunities for learning and collaborative research

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Watching too much television is bad for you. That is, unless you’re a student in Elena Prokhorova’s Senior Research Seminar class. In Prof. Prokhorova’s class, they’re studying the cultural significance of television programs like the Russian version of Fran Drescher’s sitcom “The Nanny”, but this is no mere classroom exercise. The course is designed around… Read More

2000 attend the 2011 Tournées French & Francophone Film Festival

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The 2011 Tournées French & Francophone Film Festival was attended by about 2000 people this year. The 5th French & Francophone Film Festival took place from January 28th to February 25th at the Kimball Theater in Williamsburg.  Organized by prof. Magali Compan (MLL. French & Francophone) , the French & Francophone Film Festival was made possible… Read More

W&M Chinese faculty to host teaching workshop

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The phenomenal rise of interest in Chinese language study is making a significant mark in the transformation of the K-12 curriculum. As college programs across the country continue to expand, elementary and secondary institutions are also hiring more teachers and building new curricula to accommodate demand for Chinese from schoolchildren and their parents. Increasingly important… Read More

German Studies Student-Faculty Research Project Culminates in Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication

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In 2007-2008, Rob Leventhal, Associate Professor of German Studies, directed a Group Independent Study on the reemergence of the Jewish Community in Munich, Germany and the construction of the new Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Center, and Jewish Museum at St. Jakobsplatz. During the spring break of 2007, Leventhal and then W&M Students Sam Thacker, Olivia Lucas,… Read More

Italian Documentarian Brings Trash Crisis to William and Mary

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Story by Christian Pelfrey (’11) In February, the William and Mary Italian Studies Department invited Ivana Corsale, an up-and-coming Italian documentarian, to debut her latest film as part of the 2011 William and Mary Global Film Festival. Corsale’s film, Unhappy Country, tackled a growing issue in Southern Italian society: the illegal and unhealthy handling of… Read More

Spanish Pilgrimage brings together Hollywood stars, academics

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by Erin Zagursky | February 24, 2011 An academic colloquium is not usually where one would expect to see Hollywood stars, but the Camino de Santiago is said to have caused greater miracles to happen. The thousand-year-old Spanish pilgrimage is the setting for “The Way,” a new film written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin… Read More

Faculty-Student teaching collaboration yields benefits in Japanese classroom

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Japanese Section News: Professor Rachel DiNitto and student Teaching Assistant Pam Kennedy team up to provide a rich collaborative experience for students while producing a valuable web resource for Japanese scholars. **Video

Research “Side Trip” Fruitful for Sarah South Parks ’03 and the College

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Story by Leslie McCullough Luck, chance, or fate? Maybe some combination of the three. During a summer 2002 undergraduate research trip to South America, Sarah South Parks ’03 suggested an exploratory side trip to La Plata, Argentina. The rest is history. Sarah was finishing her junior year as a Hispanic Studies major and jumped at… Read More

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