Professor Larson was invited to give the final Distinguished Lecture of the Urban Futures Lecture Series at the John W.
Doctoral Dissertation Defense December 2017Dissertation title: "Beyond Borders: Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, La saga/fuga de J. Designed for highly motivated students who wish to improve their knowledge of the critical language of Arabic, its people and culture, the program also provides insight to teaching Arabic to native speakers teaching in the US as in the case of Abusal. LACU-Classics student, received the USA Fellowship for the next two years while he earns a Master's in Languages & Cultures-Applied Linguistics. LACU-Classics student, participated in the Excavations in the Athenian Agora, an excavation run by the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA) since 1931.
Master Thesis Defense and Graduate, August 2017Thesis title: The Water-mill at Khirbet Faynan: Historical Perspectives and Weisgerber's Unpublished Archive Dissertation Chair: Hannah Friedman Thesis Committee: David Larmour Khaleel Abusal, M. LACU-Applied Linguistics student and GPTI for lower-level Arabic, was selected to take part in the innovative summer study program, Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy from June 19 to July 14, 2017.
All core members of the working group will take part in the monthly working group meetings and will help to organize as well as present at a first-year colloquium as well as at a second-year conference. Qualia Professor of Romance Languages, officially became the General Editor of the academic journal Romance Quarterly.
Drawing on an interdisciplinary group of tenured and tenure-track researchers from a variety of disciplines, the core members of the group include John Beusterien (Spanish), Belinda Kleinhans (German Studies), Katy Schroeder (Animal Science), Christopher Witmore (Classics), Lucas Wood (French) as well as Pamela Zinn (Classics). The peer-reviewed journal publishes articles on Spanish, Spanish American, French, Catalan, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, and Brazilian literatures and cultures and is housed by academic publisher Taylor & Francis.