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Zuka’a Joudeh

Zuka’a Joudeh: Aiding Syrian refugees in Germany

While witnessing and reading media reports about the influx of Syrian refugees to Germany and prepared with years of German language studies dating back to high school, UIC student Zuka’a Joudeh was inspired…

Luana Davila

State Department scholarship sends UIC student to Morocco

University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Luana Davila of Joliet has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco this summer. Davila, who is a classics…

Exploring Jewish life in 1950s Poland

Growing up in Mount Airy, Maryland, Frankee Lyons believed her ancestors came from Ireland and England. In high school and college, Eastern Europe, Jewish history and the Holocaust became areas of intellectual interest…

New book by Zinon Papakonstantinou

Congratulations to Zinon Papakonstantinou, Associate Professor of Classics, on the official release of his new book Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece, with Routledge. From the publisher: From the eighth century BCE to…

Department of Germanic Studies receives OER Grant

The Department of Germanic Studies has been awarded a grant from the Provost and the University Library to transform their German curriculum using Open Education Resources. This will help make language study more…

Carpio Ríos receives Tumi Award

Meloddye Carpio Ríos, PhD candidate in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies, has received the Tumi Award. This recognition is given by the Peruvian community in recognition of outstanding students of Peruvian descent in…

Recent Italian event brings musicians, scholars to campus

The Italian program recently hosted an event entitled “From Book to Sound: Italian Singer-Songwriters and their Literary Heritage” that was both a lecture by Professor Francesco Ciabattoni of Georgetown University and a live…