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School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures plans 1st commencement

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures will host its first commencement recognition ceremony in 2018.

The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. During this event, graduating students from the departments of African & African-American Studies; East Asian Languages & Cultures; French, Francophone & Italian Studies; Germanic Languages & Literatures; Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Spanish & Portuguese will be recognized for their academic achievements.

“The students graduating from the SLLC represent some of KU’s best and brightest who have invested in their futures as citizens in a complex, hyperglobalized society,” said Marc Greenberg, SLLC director and professor of Slavic languages & literatures. “We look forward to seeing where these students’ curiosity and talents lead them in their lives and careers.”

The KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures was established in fall 2014 and emphasizes the central importance of language and culture for a 21st century education in a globalized world. The first graduation recognition ceremony marks a milestone for the school and will bring a new tradition to students of languages other than English at KU.

Graduating students are encouraged to visit sllc.ku.edu/graduation for detailed event information and to register for the event.


Giving

1st annual Graduation Ceremony

KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad