Latest COVID-19 Information

Author: Shawn Provencal

News for Fall 2021

Dear Colleagues: We welcome back all language faculty and graduate students and extend a special welcome to newcomers to BU! This message contains useful information regarding our services and support at the Geddes Language Center as everyone returns for on-campus learning. Please read it carefully and direct any questions to or to an individual […]

Film Showings in the Fall

We ask everyone to plan for Geddes to resume in-person film showings beginning in September.  While we were granted an exception to BU’s policy on streaming during LfA to allow for films to be digitized and posted on Blackboard, this will no longer be an option once we resume face to face teaching.  As such, […]

New Film Acquisitions FY2021

Here is a list of newly acquired films from July 1, 2020 through June 30th, 2021.   EN  8.644 Istanbul Unveiled EN  8.645 Coco EN  8.646 Holy Silence EN  8.648 The Sopranos Season 4 Sopranos Season 4 EN  8.649 The Italian Italian, The EN  8.650 Sinatra: All or Nothing at All All or Nothing at […]

Recent Film Acquisitions

Below are a list of films added to the Geddes Library between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Chinese: Lust Caution Timber Gang Oxhide Oxhide II Raised from Dust English: Dolores The Others Notorious Brooklyn The Adventures of Tintin Key Largo Gentleman’s Agreement Across the Pacific Letters from Iwo Jima The Good Shepherd Butch […]

Congratulations to Geddes Graduating Students

All of us here at Geddes (and I’m sure the instructors we serve as well) would like to thank our graduating student employees for all they’ve done for the Center over their time here. Whether it be greeting everyone with a smile, dealing with student emergencies, or being unfairly good at trivia, you’ve all contributed […]

Mark Lewis recognized with CAS 2019 Outstanding Service Award

On Thursday, April 25th, Mark Lewis, Director of the Geddes Language Center, was presented with this year’s BU College and Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award for Partnership for his invaluable work and service to the College by Daryl Healea, Assistant Dean of Academic Programs.

4th Annual Spring Faculty Showcase

On Wednesday, April 17 we hosted one of our most successful Spring Faculty Showcase events yet! The program consisted of presentations from our 2018-19 Geddes Mini-Grant recipients: • Shutan Dong – Supporting Student Engagement through Open Educational Resources • Sue Griffin and Laura Brusetti – Italian for Speakers of Spanish • Heeju Lee, Junga Yoo, […]

Survey Results: The Evolving Role of the Language Resource Center

Thank you to all who completed our recent survey. A digest of our work was presented recently at the NERALLT Spring Mini-Conference at Connecticut College, in a panel entitled “The Evolving Role of the Language Resource Center.” A more detailed presentation is available below, and the survey results can be found at

Translation Seminar 2001

We’ve updated the Seminar in Translation page to include the archive of lectures from 2001.  These include: Ron Jenkins – Laughing Hieroglyphs – Translating Dario Fo [01-26-2001] Will Waters – What is Lost There – Reading, Translating and Comparative Literature [02-02-2001] Zhu Hiong on Su Xiaokang’s Memoir of a Misfortune [02-09-2001] Michael Heim – Free […]

Spring Faculty Showcase

Dear Faculty Colleagues: Happy Spring! We invite you to attend our main event for the semester, the Spring Faculty Showcase on Wednesday, April 18 at 1:15 PM in Geddes. This event features four projects in instructional design by faculty in languages as indicated on the attached flyer. It is a good opportunity to learn from […]