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Students build bonds, break down stereotypes while teaching in Russia

Kyriaki Christodoulou, Lia Lumauig, Joanna Peluso, Michael Schiumo, Tyler Sudia and Katie Wertheimer spent their spring break teaching English to 2nd through 11th graders at a school in Vladimir, Russia. Continue Reading

“The Politics of Poetics Under Dictatorship in Argentina” by Award-winning Translator Molly Wiegel

Date and Time: Wed., April 23 at 5 pm Location: Library Auditorium Translating Experimental Poetry:  The Politics of Poetics under Dictatorship in Argentina.  Reading and Talk by Molly Wiegel, award-winning translator of Argentine poets:

Special Guest Talk: Annette Libeskind and Environmental Education

Speaker: Annette Libeskind Berkovits When:  Tuesday April 22 Time:  5:45 pm Where:  Business Building 104 Book published: In the Unlikeliest of Places: How Nachman Libeskind Survived the Nazis, Gulags, and Soviet Communism Annette Libeskind Berkovits was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to America at age sixteen. In her three-decade career withContinue Reading

War of the Words IV: Student Philosophers versus the Debate Team

Date and Time: Tues., April 22 from 4:15 to 5:15 pm Location: Social Science Atrium War of the Words IV:  Members of the Philosophical Society will be competing against members of the Society for Parliamentary Debate with topics including dreams vs. reality, ductape vs. wd40, punishment vs. rehabilitation, fight vs. flight, with a bonus round (timeContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: April 13, 2014

April 13, 2014 Dear Students: I’m sure we are all enjoying the beautiful spring weather, which comes after such a long winter.  As some of you know, I am not only the dean, but also a professor of Russian.  (Did you know that?)  I love winter and snow, not just professionally but also personally.  However, evenContinue Reading

Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with the Passion of Poetry

Dr. Jo Carney of the English Department will be facilitating a reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets on April 23 in honor of the Shakespeare’s (would-be) 450th birthday. Yes, even centuries later Shakespeare is relevant and read the world over. But Why, you may ask, does this long-gone poet continue to be read, cited, and bowed down to?Continue Reading

“Ghosts of Rwanda” Film Screening, April 14 at 5:30 pm

Date and Time: Mon., April 14  @ 5:30 pm Location: Education Building Rm 212 Ghosts of Rwanda:  Film screening and discussion of the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda.  Discussion led by Professor Matthew Bender, History.

HSS Senior Accepts Teaching Assistantship in Austria

Matt Knoth, senior International Studies major, has been granted a US Teaching Assistantship (USTA) from the Austrian-American Educational Commission (a.k.a. Austrian Fulbright Commission). Continue Reading

Dean’s Letter: April 6, 2014

April 6, 2014 Dear Students: Some of you have already registered for classes for the fall; some of you will be registering this week; and some of you are thinking, “Wow – I’m really graduating because I’m not registering for fall classes!” For those of you who are continuing on to fall classes, I wouldContinue Reading

Prof. Diane Steinberg Named National Historian of English Honor Society

Dr. Felicia Steele: “Diane Vanner Steinberg, who has served as one of the sponsors for the TCNJ chapter for 14 years, was elected to the national board of Sigma Tau Delta. She will serve as the Historian of the organization, maintaining the archives and the written history of the national organization, for the next four years.