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Global LLC
Global Living-Learning Community

This fall 2017 marked the official beginning of East Carolina University’s Global Living-Learning Community, consisting of a tight-knit group of seven first-year students from diverse backgrounds who live in the same residence hall on campus. The Global LLC is a joint effort between the THCAS, the FLL Department, and ECU’s Division of Campus Living.

For information about the Global Living-Learning Community visit: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/globalliving-learningcommunity/

Global LLC Application Deadline is April 20, 2018. Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/zcv89nm

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FLL News
Wilmes
Dr. Wilmes Gives an Invited Lecture at Davidson College

Dr. Justin Wilmes, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies Interdisciplinary Program, was invited to Davidson College, a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, to give a lecture on April 12th titled "Valery Todorovsky and The Land of the Deaf (1998)."  

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Centennial Consoling Passions
Dr. Valko Receives Centennial Award for Excellence

Dr. Jennifer Valko, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, was part of a team of colleagues from the Department of English and Joyner Library that won the Chancellor’s Centennial Award for Excellence in recognition of Ambition for planning the 25th Annual Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism, and bringing it to Eastern North Carolina in July 2017. The Centennial Award for Excellence is one of the highest awards given to faculty at ECU.

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Papalas
Dr. Papalas' Publication Receives Feminist Scholarship Award

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages selected "Fashion in Interwar France: The Urban Vision of Elsa Schiaparelli,” an article by Dr. Marylaura Papalas, Assistant Professor of French, as the winner of the 2017 Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship in the field of foreign languages. The award, which comes with an honorarium, was announced at the annual Modern Languages Association meeting in New York the first week of January 2018.

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Fraser
FLL Department Chair Dr. Fraser Named Next Editor of Hispania

Dr. Benjamin Fraser has been selected as the 13th Editor of Hispania, the highly acclaimed research journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Dr. Fraser’s extensive editorial experience includes a number of positions with peer-reviewed journals and a book series. He has served as Founding and Executive Editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, as Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Assistant Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, as Assistant Editor of Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, and, with Susan Larson, as Founding Co-Editor of the Hispanic Urban Studies book series. A researcher specializing in contemporary culture, Dr. Fraser explores literature, film, visual art, popular culture, comics and urban space from an interdisciplinary perspective. He is the author of eighty articles and book chapters published across the fields of Hispanic Studies, Cultural Geography, and Disability Studies.

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