Author: Shawn Provencal

Office 2013 Spell and Grammar Check

Anyone who has installed Office 2013 (available at for faculty and staff) can download spell and grammar check for many different languages here. By default, Office only ships with English, French and Spanish.  Unless you know otherwise, you’ll want to download the x86 versions.  

BU Asia Film Week

Boston University Asia Film Week 2012 “Young Asia: Conversation between Generations” October 22-26, 2012 Oct. 22 Monday Opening Event 4 – 6 pm: Student Symposium: “Young Asia: The Past and the Future” 6 – 7:30 pm: Reception Location: Pardee House | 67 Bay State Road Oct. 23 Tuesday 12:30 – 2 pm Sushi lunch Talk […]

Persian Film Website

The Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute has made it possible (through a grant to NETPAC/USA-Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema/USA – and AsiaPacific Films) for Boston University to  stream the films in the “Understanding Persian Culture Through Film” project. This grant made it possible to add films that examine the theme “Love and Devotion in Persian […]

L’Apéro – French Cultural Center – Sept 27

Boston University students (with BU student ID), $8 Members and other students, $10 Non-members, $15 21+ only (government-issued photo ID required) RSVP Recommended: 617.912.0400 The French Cultural Center invites Boston University students to join in the fun of our September Apéro at a special, reduced price. L’Apéro is a great way for Francophiles and Francophones […]

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless internet was installed by IS&T on the 5th floor of 685 Commonwealth Avenue (CAS) last week and is now available.  Hot spots are available in the Admin Office (539/540), Main Lab (537), Video Studio (533), and the classrooms CAS534 and CAS538.  Choose BU 802.1x.

Blackboard Language Support

On Friday, 2/24, IS&T activated the language packs in Blackboard.  The language packs allow an instructor to change the user interface language to French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Japanese or Arabic.  All of the menus, messages, and buttons for a course will automatically appear in the target language instead of English.  Changing the language is easy […]

Video Catalog – Winter 2012

We’ve just published our Winter 2012 video catalog. It is an a-z list of the the films permanently housed at the Geddes Language Center. Click here to download a PDF copy of the catalog

Seminar in Translation 2010

Audio from the long running lecture series “The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation” from the Spring 2010 semester is now available online: Forrest Gander – Translating poetry from Spain and Latin America Yehudi Wyner – Words and Music Michael Hofmann – Translating German Arthur Sze – Translating Chinese poetry Donald Keene – Translating […]

New Paired Recording Stations

Over the last week we have added more tabletop microphones in the lab for recording conversations in pairs.  There are now nine stations available, 5 PC and 4 Mac.   Groups of three or four can be accomodated with enough notice.

Welcome to Geddes 4.0

Today we launched a new version of the Geddes website. We hope you find it easier to navigate and enjoy having a cleaner page layout. Almost everything that was here before still is, just perhaps in a different place. Take a moment to look around and if you can’t find anything then contact us using […]