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Retiring Japanese Language Faculty Member Leaving Behind a Lasting Legacy

Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin was recruited as a tenure-track professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison in 1976. She will retire this summer after nearly 40 years teaching Japanese language and linguistics on campus.

Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin was recruited as a tenure-track professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison in 1976. She will retire this summer after nearly 40 years teaching Japanese language and linguistics on campus.

 

Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin was recruited as a tenure-track professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison in 1976. She will retire this summer after nearly 40 years teaching Japanese language and linguistics on campus.

Italian students embody the Wisconsin Idea

Cover page for the Italian 450 semester-long project.

Cover page for the Italian 450 semester-long project.

 

The students of Professor Buccini’s Italian 450 class decided to use their language skills to promote the Wisconsin Idea.

Each Monday at 2:30 pm, the class met to translate Carlo Goldoni’s comedic play La famiglia dell'antiquario, which translates to The Antiquarian’s Family. The play, written in 1750, tells the story of a man who collects antiques. It specifically follows the lives of his future daughter-in-law and his wife, and the tension in their relationship.

UW Students Win 1st Place at the 2018 Midwest College Chinese Speech Contest

Present at this event, from left to right are:  
Hongming Zhang, Fang Yan, Jake Jae Yong Lee, David Burnett, Yuting Lan, Kristine Nguyen, Yanwen Wu, Elizabeth Somsen, Collin O’Keeffe, Han Yan, Weihua Zhu, Hui Yu, and Shuxiang You.

Five UW students of Chinese competed in the 2018 Midwest College Chinese Speech Contest, held at Lake Forest College in Chicago, on April 21. This year, the five students included: Collin O’Keeffe, Elizabeth Somsen, Kristine Nguyen, Jake Lee and David Burnett.

The contest divided all participants into six groups based on their Chinese proficiency level and language background. The five UW students, all non-heritage speakers, competed in four groups, which involved first through fourth year level proficiency.

Wisconsin Language Summit Pushes to Expand Wisconsin's Language Future

The Wisconsin Langauge Summit was held at UW-Madison on January 26, 2018.

The Wisconsin Langauge Summit was held at UW-Madison on January 26, 2018. 

The Wisconsin Langauge Summit, held January 26, 2018, successfully gathered business, education and government leaders from across the state to discuss how langauge can help businesses in Wisconsin. Click on the Wisconsin Public Radio story below for the full article. 

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