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Leading academics from around the country will join Cornell experts in a semester-long series, “Antisemitism and Islamophobia Examined."
The Language Resource Center (LRC) welcomes a new team member, Dr. Ahmed Shamim. As the LRC Academic Programs Coordinator, Shamim will work closely with faculty, staff, and students across the university to develop and institutionalize new models of language learning.
Cornell's Ukrainian program is bringing the country’s culture to campus through language learning, folk tradition and history.
Cornell University held the annual World Languages Day (WLD) on Saturday, October 21, 2023, celebrating language learning, cultural understanding, and global engagement with middle and high school students.
Now in her third year as a doctoral student in government, Frances Cayton believes that growing her skills in Ukrainian is key to her dissertation in comparative politics.
Through hosting a talk show and traveling around the Middle East, An Le ‘25 relearned the value of passion, exemplifying that the path to success is not homogenous.
This summer, Jim Wikel, a member of the Gayogohó:nǫˀ diaspora who now lives in Oregon, traveled to his ancestral homeland in New York for the first time, to learn his ancestral language with 40 other diaspora members at a Cornell camp.
Students can now minor in ASL, take advantage of an expanded set of upper-level classes, participate in a number of ASL events on campus and be part of an active student club.
Cornell’s world of opportunities is coming to central campus. Students can take a whirlwind tour through the university’s global offerings at this year’s International Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Uris Hall Terrace.
The Language Resource Center is here to support your language learning at Cornell.
Hilary Yarger (she/her) joins the LRC as Engagement and Outreach Coordinator.
The A&S Career Connections Committee hosts events during summer and winter breaks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
The 2023 Lisa Sansoucy Language Scholar Award was awarded to Kevin Kwong, a Ph.D. student in Linguistics who has studied Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, and Khmer as part of the Shared Course Initiative. The award is named in memory of our friend and colleague Lisa Sansoucy, who passed away in December of 2021. It recognizes a student who excels in learning a less commonly taught language.
The student-run Translator-Interpreter Program, which trains bilingual and multilingual Cornell students to serve as volunteer translators and interpreters for community agencies, received the 27th annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony during a ceremony April 18 at Willard Straight Hall.
“Understanding the impact of Languages Across the Curriculum on all participants will allow us to build on its success and offer multilingual students more opportunities to engage with their disciplinary content in languages other than English."
The annual International Fair showcases Cornell's global opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, including international majors and minors, language study, study abroad, funding opportunities, global internships, and more. Join this year's fair on Wednesday, August 31, from 11 am to 1 pm on the Uris Hall Terrace.
The Language Resource Center is here to support your language learning at Cornell.
From Ithaca to Hawaii to Ecuador, students in the Robert S. Harrison College Scholars Program took advantage of the summer as a time to explore their research interests.
An album featuring the work of Daniel Gaibel, former information technology manager for the Language Resource Center (LRC), will debut this weekend at the Ithaca Festival.
The inaugural Lisa Sansoucy Language Scholar Award was awarded to Aliou Gambrel, a graduating senior who studied Wolof as part of the Shared Course Initiative. The award is named in memory of our friend and colleague Lisa Sansoucy, who passed away in December of 2021. It recognizes a student who excels in learning a less commonly taught language...
Growing up, Anna Chen '24 observed firsthand one of the primary barriers for immigrants: language. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she often served as the interpreter and translator for her parents and extended family. "I saw how they were penalized for not being able to speak English fluently," she said.
The Language Resource Center (LRC) welcomes a new team member, Dr. Emma Britton. As the LRC Coordinator of Language Learning Initiatives, Emma will work closely with faculty, staff, and students across the university to develop and institutionalize new models of language learning.
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.
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The exhibition helped students connect more personally with migration issues and share alternative stories of social justice and migration.
The Lisa Sansoucy Language Scholar Award will offer financial assistance to a student who excels in learning a less commonly taught language. It is named in memory of our friend and colleague Lisa Sansoucy, who passed away in December of 2021. Lisa worked at the Language Resource Center for over 7 years. She was a devoted Cornellian, having...
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences.
The program connects undergraduates in A&S with opportunities to work side by side on research with Cornell faculty from across the College.
In the recent Thanksgiving mini-episode of the Language Resource Center weekly podcast, Speaking of Language, we shared a message from our late Technology Director, Dan Gaibel. In the fall of 2018, Dan recorded himself discussing some of the perspective he gained from his battle with cancer. As we head toward the end of 2021, we at the LRC hope it...
Each year, we invite students and alumni to translate and sing Cornell's Alma Mater, "Far Above Cayuga's Waters." The inaugural Lingua Mater competition took place in 2018 as part of Cornell's Global Grand Challenges Symposium. Watch this year's winners on our Lingua Mater website.Congratulations to the Burmese, French, and Indonesian...
The Quechua language returned to Cornell’s curriculum this fall after a 15-year hiatus, thanks to a group of students who organized to bring it back and an instructor who traveled to Ithaca from her home in the Andean highlands of Ecuador.
The Language Resource Center is here to support your language learning at Cornell.This Fall, we will continue to offer conversation hours and tutoring, host guest speaker events, and co-sponsor the annual Lingua Mater competition (which includes cash prizes!). You can keep up with us on social media, check our website, or subscribe to our...
This fall, Cornell's new Yiddish program is setting its sights higher, riding a generational trend in interest and changing attitudes toward the language.Currently, Yiddish classes meet one evening a week. Starting with the Fall 2021 semester, Elementary Yiddish will be offered for four credit hours and held four days per week. As of Fall 2022,...
In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked language students at Cornell to thank their teachers for their hard work, particularly through the transition to remote learning in 2020. We share what a few of them had to say (in their target languages, of course) in this special Thanksgiving mini-episode of the LRC Podcast Speaking of Language.We are...
Global Cornell will lead Cornell’s participation in International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This year’s events will be held virtually, Nov. 16-20.With federally sponsored international exchange programs – including the Fulbright Program – on pause due to COVID-19,...
The Language Resource Center is here to support your language learning at Cornell, whether it is on campus or in a virtual space. Since transitioning to online support this past Spring, we have continued to provide educational tools and technology solutions to students, faculty, and members of the worldwide language learning community.This...
Cornell’s Language Resource Center is hosting online conversation groups this summer for the first time, helping students practice their skills in four languages.
Even though we can't be together in person, we are looking forward to "seeing" you at our virtual Reunion 2020, Friday and Saturday, June 5-6!
Come see the new Language Resource Center (LRC) location on the ground floor of Stimson Hall. Check out our multilingual mural with international expressions from Cornell’s talented language teachers. Find out how language learning has happened from a distance even before this semester through Cornell's involvement in the Shared Course Initiative...
Emma Clark: "I didn't want to have to choose between science and humanities"
The College of Arts & Sciences is gearing up for Giving Day on Thursday, March 12 and we hope you'll join in the fun!
Cornell’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program was recently featured in The Washington Post. Part of a growing national movement, LAC offers flexible models of instruction that gives students multiple opportunities to meaningfully use languages they know or are learning while integrating language into disciplinary areas.
The Language Resource Center (LRC) welcomes a new team member, John Graves. As the LRC Instructional Designer and Project Manager, John will work closely with language faculty to explore, plan, and implement instructional technologies to enhance the experience of teaching and learning another language. His background and expertise are in the areas...
The College of Arts and Sciences has expanded its language offerings by launching a Yiddish program. The fall 2019 pilot class, Elementary Yiddish I, was overenrolled, demonstrating strong student interest, and the program is continuing this spring with Elementary Yiddish II.“Yiddish is a vital part of not only Jewish cultural heritage, but...
Cornell University hosted its first celebration of World Languages Day (WLD) on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The day-long event for secondary school students highlighted world languages and cultures, globalization, and the positive impact knowledge of other languages and cultures can have on future career paths. High school students from local and...
"I would like to see every student at Cornell have the opportunity to have an international experience."
The voices of 15 students are silent on a recent morning in a language classroom in Morrill Hall. But their faces, bodies and hands are communicating loud and clear.They tilt their heads, morph their mouths and hands into precise shapes, raise and lower their eyebrows, and shift their expressions as they direct their classmates to place a...
Angelika Kraemer, Director of the Language Resource Center at Cornell and an affiliated senior lecturer in the Department of German Studies, received the Michigan World Language Association’s (MIWLA) Barbara Ort-Smith Award Oct. 24 at MIWLA’s annual conference in Lansing, Michigan.