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"We value the humanities, the truths in literature, the nuances of grammar, the lessons from history, and the evolution of languages.  We value communication and the power of spoken words.  The languages we teach are alive and are used every day all over the world.  We are global citizens." Salvador A. Oropesa, Ph.D.

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Languages Student Spotlight

Languages Student Spotlight

Emily Blackshire is a Language and International Health student who is passionate about sustainability and aiding oppressed groups. At Clemson, Emily is part of the Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee and works as a Peer Dialogue Facilitator. These are avenues through which she is able to share her passion with others and initiate change not only in the Clemson community, but also abroad. Emily has proposed a campus food recovery program that could help hundreds of students and other community members who are struggling to purchase groceries.

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Languages Faculty Spolight

Languages Faculty Spotlight

Eric Touya, Associate Professor of French, has been named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Education Ministry in Paris, France.

The Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) is an Order of Chivalry of France for distinguished academics and figures in the world of culture and education. It was originally a decoration founded by Emperor Napoléon to honor eminent members of the University of Paris. Professor Touya received this prestigious award based on the contribution he made to the standing of French language and culture internationally through his teaching and research.