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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

Congratulations to Kristin Buhrow (Anthropology and Chinese major)!

Senior Clemson student Kristin Buhrow, graduating in May 2016 with dual degrees in Anthropology and Modern Languages with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese, has been selected to receive the University of Oxford’s Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities. Offered to sixteen students across Oxford’s ten humanities institutes, the Ertegun Scholarship provides full financial support for all periods of the student’s graduate studies at the Master’s or Doctoral level, access to an office in the city center specifically for Ertegun Scholars, as well as membership in one of Oxford’s most exclusive academic communities. Buhrow will begin studying for a Masters of Philosophy in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies with Oxford’s Oriental Institute in the fall.

Languages Faculty Spolight

Languages Faculty Spotlight

Stephen Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of American Sign Language interpreting at Clemson University, has been awarded $1,011,547 from the South Carolina Department of Education to establish the first South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center at the University Center in Greenville. Clemson will partner with the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind to open the new center. READ MORE...