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ILC Launches New Translation Program in French and Spanish

April 24, 2017

In the Fall, the Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) will begin offering French- and Spanish-to-English Translation Certificates. This program will coincide with ILC’s move to Browning Hall, the new Interdisciplinary Building, where there will be a state-of-the-art Translation Lab. Translation is one of the fastest growing occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and Webster has one of the few professionally-oriented translation certificates in the country.

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News Around Webster: Rosenblum, Workie, Cuille, McGrath, Cosic

April 12, 2017

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a fellowship at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial. Lionel Cuille presented at an International French Studies colloquium. Kim McGrath presented "Women in Leadership: How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations" at the Forum on Education Abroad. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance. Zlatko Cosic's newest film, "Even The Birds Know It," will screen at a festival in Gdańsk, Poland.

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Series of events commemorates bond between United States and France

Centre Francophone, Webster Film Series Host WWI Cine-Concert 'Wings'

April 04, 2017

One hundred years after the United States entered World War One, the French Embassy seeks to shed light on this momentous occasion through a series of events across the U.S. throughout 2017 as part of a yearlong program “How 1917 Changed the World." Join the Webster University Film Series & the Centre Francophone, and Cinema St. Louis for a special ciné-concert to commemorate the centennial.

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Centre Francophone hosts a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century

February 28, 2017

Webster University’s Centre Francophone and Vista Higher Learning will host a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century on March 4, from 8:30-11 a.m., in the EAB. This event is hosted by Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert endowed professor of French at Webster University.

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A Conversation with Filmmaker Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche Nov. 7

November 03, 2016

Centre Francophone invites members of the Webster community to a talk (in English) by Franco-Algerian filmmaker Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche on Nov. 7 at noon in the East Academic Building, room 252. Ameur-Zaïmeche will discuss his new film, "Story of Judas," which is being presented at the St. Louis International Film Festival. Professor Lionel Cuillé will moderate the discussion.

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This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Rozan Riley, Mercedes Stephenson, Bruce Umbaugh

Excellence in Teaching: Kemper Winners Thompson, Umbaugh, Riley, Stephenson

May 10, 2016

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Bruce Umbaugh, Rozan Riley and Mercedes Stephenson.

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Collaborative Language Trivia: Spanish, French, German, Japanese

April 26, 2016

On April 21, teaching assistants from Argentina, France, Germany and Japan hosted a special trivia event in Marletto’s for around 20 students who had regularly attended their weekly individual language tables (Spanish, French, German, and Japanese) throughout the academic year, opportunities to practice speaking the language they are studying.

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Students from nine St. Louis area high schools discussed the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French

Snapshot: Centre Francophone Hosts French Essay Contest

April 20, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the Centre Francophone at Webster University hosted the French Essay Contest of the Alliance Française ("Concours de rédaction") on Saturday, April 16, in the East Academic Building. Lionel Cuillé welcomed 113 students from nine St. Louis area high schools to discuss the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French.

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French and Francophone Studies International Conference March 17-19

March 10, 2016

Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies, is the lead organizer for Passages, Seuils, Portes, the annual international conference in French and Francophone Studies, to be held March 17-19 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Three hundred scholars and speakers from around the world are scheduled to attend. This year marks the first time for the event in St. Louis.

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Centre Francophone director Lionel Cuille with students and guest speakers.

Francophone Guest Speaks of French Culture in Iran, U.S. Relations

March 02, 2016

The Centre Francophone, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, hosted the conference, "Iran-U.S. Relations: Impact for Human Rights," with guest speaker Fariba Hachtroudi, who discussed the importance of Francophonie culture in Iran and her personal experience traveling clandestinely to Iran. The event drew Webster students from International Languages and Cultures as well as the International Relations and International Human Rights programs.

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Around Webster: Eskerod, Cuille, Rosenblum, Kilgallon

February 08, 2016

Pernille Eskerod was a lead author and guest editor in "Project Stakeholder Management," Lionel Cuille sill speak on the Charlie Hebdo affair at the University of Arizona, Warren Rosenblum’s article, “Serene Justitia and the Passions of the Public Sphere,” appeared in the the InterDisciplines Journal of History and Sociology, and Scott Kilgallon was named to the NCAA Division III Convention-Planning Subcommittee.

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Around Webster: Corrigan on radioactive landfill; Cuille on dance and poetry

November 06, 2015

School of Communications professor Don Corrigan has been heavily engaged in coverage and awareness of the radioactive West Lake Landfill issue. Lionel Cuille recently co-presented 'Exploring Dance through Poetry" with Dawn Karlovsky of Karlovsky and Company modern dance.

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