romance languages

Focus on Faculty: Paola De Santo

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Assistant professor of Italian in the department of Romance languages, Paola De Santo combines the study of language and culture through innovative courses, study abroad and internship opportunities:

I am an assistant professor of Italian in the department of Romance languages, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. I currently teach undergraduate and split-level (undergraduate/graduate) courses in Italian, mostly at the 3000 and 4000 level, but occasionally at the lower levels as well. I also have developed a study abroad program in collaboration with UGA’s residential...

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

Posted 7 months 6 days ago
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From cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness:

Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and delayed onset of dementia.

Could it be that the human brain evolved to be multilingual – that those who speak only one language are...

Joy Peltier '17: romance language linguistics

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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On the homestretch to commencement, Development and Alumni Relations features on students, faculty and alumni donors highlight some soon-to-graduate students and their extraordinary UGA experiences. Joy Peltier has certainly made the most of her time at UGA:

As a recipient of the university’s foremost undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship, all of Joy’s ambitions have been realized. Now, as she pursues a joint bachelor’s and master’s degrees in romance language linguistics with the ultimate goal of earning her Ph.D., she is confident her curriculum vitae will stand...

Panel discussions on Films and Food

Posted 12 months 3 days ago
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The extraordinary new films Moonlight and I Am Not Your Negro are the focus of special screenings and panel discussions this week. On Wednesday Feb. 22, Moonlight:

A screening of Barry Jenkins’s Oscar-nominated film, followed by a panel discussion with Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; Ed Pavlić, professor of English and creative writing; and Channette Romero, associate professor of English

And the next evening, Feb. 23, I Am Not Your Negro:

A screening of Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary on James...

Global research collaboration grants

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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Researchers involved in challenges around the globe are some of the most important areas of scholarly engagement today that inform the classroom experience in very real ways. Four collaborative, international research projects at UGA — from a data-driven look at 19th-century Atlantic trade to the development of novel enzymes for bioenergy production — are the first to receive seed funding under the new Global Research Collaboration Grant program.

Funding is provided by the Office of International Education and the Office of the Vice President for Research, and it is matched by...

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