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Category: Celebration

2021 Virtual Celebration of our Graduates

WLL faculty, staff, and students gathered on Zoom with families and friends to celebrate our hard working class of 2021. The virtual event kicked off with a welcome address from Professor Margaret Litvin (available here), WLL Department Chair, followed by a student address from Jiaxin Peng, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in […]

Senior Lecturer Hongyun Sun Elected to NECLTA

Hongyun Sun was elected to join the Board of Directors for New England Chinese Teachers Association. NECLTA (New England Chinese Teachers Association) is a nonprofit, academic and educational organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy. Established in 2012, NECLTA creates the regional support for the teachers in Chinese language, literature, […]

2020 Virtual Celebration of our Graduates

WLL faculty, staff, and students gathered on Zoom with families and friends to celebrate our hard working class of 2020. The virtual event kicked off with a welcome address from Professor Keith Vincent (available here), WLL Department Chair, followed by a student address from Nadine Chen, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major […]

Faculty Spotlights for Spring 2019

What have our faculty been up to? This year, we had five faculty members earn notable promotions. Please join us in congratulating Professor Wiebke Denecke for her promotion to Professor of East Asian Literatures & Comparative Literature, Professor Roberta Micallef for her promotion to Professor of the Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures, Professor Yuri Corrigan on […]

Wiebke Denecke Promoted to Professor

Congratulations to WLL’s Wiebke Denecke, who has been promoted to Professor! Professor Stan Sclaroff, Interim Dean of CAS, writes, “This is a well-deserved promotion, indeed. Your colleagues have said that you are an outstanding scholar, leader, and teacher, and your dean, provost, and president have concurred in this judgment.” We are very excited for Professor […]

Faculty Spotlight – Luluah Mustafa

As the fall semester comes to a close, it is with great excitement to announce our very own Lulu Mustafa, Lecturer and Head of the Arabic Language Program, has been chosen to serve as the Organizational Coordinator for the New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology (NERALLT). This exciting news comes after Lulu had […]

Congratulations to Professor Cathy Yeh, 2018 BU Provost’s Faculty Arts Fellow

Please join us in congratulating Professor Catherine Yeh, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature. She has been honored as BU’s 2018 Provost’s Faculty Arts Fellow for her efforts in bringing Xu Xing, a prominent Chinese writer and film maker, to BU for an Arts Initiative residency. This residency contributed to the active engagement of diversity […]

Yoon Sun Yang promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Congratulations to Professor Yoon Sun Yang on being granted tenure. Professor Yang specializes in modern Korean literature, with additional expertise in gender studies, literary translation, film, and graphic novels. She is the author of a recent book, From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea (2017) and is editor of the […]

WLL Commencement

The World Languages & Literatures Department gathered together on Sunday morning, May 20th to celebrate the commencement of our graduating seniors. In an intimate ceremony, faculty members had the opportunity to stand in front of students, families, and friends to share a collection of stories and fond memories of each of the graduates. Our student […]

Two WLL Faculty Members Granted Professional Development Leaves

Two WLL colleagues, Amber Navarre of the Chinese language program and Anna Zielinska-Elliott of the Japanese language program, have both been awarded Professional Development Leaves for next year. Zielinska-Elliott will make use of the leave to establish learning outcomes for a proposed interdepartmental MA in Translation and to conduct site visits to peer programs.  If approved, the program will […]