MCLLC advances the understanding and appreciation of language and cultural study domestically and abroad. The department teaches undergraduate and graduate students, pursues research advancing knowledge in language and an array of cultural products (art, film, folklore, literature, music, mythology, religion, theatre), and provides service to the Commonwealth in language instruction and cultural awareness.
11|18|15 - Confucius Institute Presents Lecture on Wu-Wei -

The next Distinguished Scholar Lecture presented by University of Kentucky Confucius Institute will examine the spiritual state of wu-wei (effortless action). "Trying Not to Try: Cooperation, Trust and the Paradox of Spontaneity," to be delivered by Canadian researcher and scholar Edward Slingerland,

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11|12|15 - UK Confucius Institute Presents 'Journey to Ancient Haungzhou' With Huangmei Opera -

The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute will take audiences on "A Journey to Ancient Haungzhou" with the Huangmei Opera. The program will begin 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.

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11|04|15 - MCL Graduate Student Translates for Djibouti Delegation -

The importance of meeting an international delegation can be exciting and intimidating.  Serving as the delegation’s language translator adds an additional level of excitement and importance.

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11|02|15 - A&S Alumna Named State World Language Teacher of Year -

Laura Roché Youngworth, University of Kentucky alumna, was named the 2015 Kentucky World Language Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA).

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10|29|15 - Confucius Institute Lecture Explores Chinese Machismo -

The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute is teaming up with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures to present a special lecture on machismo and China's Zuo tradition by scholar David Schaberg.

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10|14|15 - Confucius Institute Lecture Explores Origins of Yinyang -

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute will present a lecture on the historical development and manifestations of [the notion of] "yinyang" and its origins in Chinese thought and culture by Robin R. Wang as a part of its Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series.

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09|24|15 - Djibouti Leaders "see blue." While Visiting UK -

During a recent visit to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a delegation from the East African nation of Djibouti visited the University of Kentucky and experienced what it means to "see blue."

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07|09|15 - UK Student Interning at Metropolitan Museum - University of Kentucky student Elizabeth Glass is participating in a highly competitive internship at the Cloisters Museum and Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this summer. - more...
05|28|15 - JET Setters: Three Japan Studies Students Accepted to the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program - Three students of Japan studies have been accepted by the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program, sponsored by the Japanese government. Mikayla Rogers (Japan studies minor), Naomi Hayes (Japan studies minor), and Samantha Warford (Japan studies major) - more...
Dr. Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) Public Lecture: "The Romani People and Their European Context" Although the Romani language originated in India, it took its definitive shape... @ UKAA Auditorium (W.T. Young Library)
Dr. Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) Seminar Series: "An Overview of the Structure of Romani" This lecture will introduce the basic structures that define Romani as a... @ Niles Gallery (Fine Arts Library)
Dr. Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago) Public Lecture: "The Basque Language and People – intriguing origins, complex context" @ UKAA Auditorium (W.T. Young Library)
Dr. Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago) Seminar Series: "The Morphotactics of Basque Finite Verbs" @ TBD


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