Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

Etruscan tombs at Orvieto, Italy — about 45 northwest from where Dr. Sarah Harvey and her colleagues discovered a likely Etruscan necropolis in summer 2019. A routine research trip to Italy turned into the archaeological discovery of a lifetime for a Kent State University Classics professor this summer. Sarah Harvey, Ph.D., Professor of Classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, said the burial...

High school students from Portage County and surrounding areas hold Chinese hand fans during a past STARTALK Summer Foreign Language Camp at Kent State. While the daily news is full of tumultuous conversations about Russia and China, Kent State University has been helping some area high school students learn to converse in Russian and Chinese to facilitate greater global understanding and a less contentious tomorrow. Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the...

Yuxiang Wei and (Daisy) Xia Xiang assess the complexity of translator The Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCLS), in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently hosted the Second MEMENTO Boot Camp 2019 – a one-month research camp gathering 20 interdisciplinary researchers from 10 countries and regions, who worked together on the innovative translation research project: ‘Modelling...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics has received a grant for $1 million from the Gawlicki Family Foundation of Hartford, Connecticut, to fund the development of a state-of-the-art distance learning translation studies program. The Institute for Applied Linguistics is a research and education program affiliated with the...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. A Kent State University summer program that teaches foreign languages to high school students has received federal funding for the 10th consecutive year. Professors Brian Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences received two grants totaling $180,000 to...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick, both from the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded two federal government STARTALK grants, totaling $225,000, to support the Regents Foreign Language Academy, a summer language-immersion program for...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. Four Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are working together to organize a forum series called Safe Spaces, designed to immerse students in discussions with faculty, staff and the public on important national and global issues.  The first event in the Safe Spaces series, “Are You Entertained Yet? The Politics...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies have been awarded two federal government STARTALK grants, totaling $225,000, to support the Regents Foreign Language Academy, a summer language immersion program for Ohio high school students and K-12 teachers.  ...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick, from the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, have been awarded $225,000 in grants from the federal government STARTALK program to fund the 2014 Foreign Language Academy. The STARTALK program is a presidential initiative that seeks to expand and improve...

Department of History

Kent State University President Beverly Warren (left) receives a $1 million grant for the university’s Institute for Applied Linguistics from Mary and Ted Gawlicki of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. Hosted by Kent State University Open to the Public Free Admission Discussion after Each Film In Collaboration with the Institute for Applied Linguistics, the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, and the History Department. This Spanish film series was made possible with the support of the U.S.A. Spain Foundation, Embassy of Spain. ...