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JPNS 1001 CRN 47011 for Spring 2019

The Comparative Literature Department is offering one section of JPNS 1001 for Spring 2019 on MF 9:05-9:55, TR 9:30-10:45. If you are interested in anime and manga or JRPGs?  Want to sing along to your favorite Jpop tunes? Have a budding in Japanese history or culture? Join Sexton-sensai this spring semester in studying the Japanese language in this introductory course! No prior knowledge of the language is needed, as we'll be starting with the very basics! Learn how to read, write, and have basic conversation in Japanese, in addition to learning about the history and culture of Japan.

Samuel Kim J.LIVE Talk Japanese Speech Contest

Congratulations to Samuel Kim, a student in JPNS 2001 with Sasaki-sensei, received 3rd place in the final round of this year's competiitve J.LIVE Talk Japanes speech contest. JLIVE (Japnese Learning Inspired Visiona dn Engagement) Talk is a college level Japanes Language speech competition that emphasizes a comprehensive range of learned communication skills. The contest was hosted by the George Washington University on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Chinese 1001 for Spring 2019

The Comparative Literature Department is now offering elementary Chinese in spring 2019. If you missed the class in the fall, now is your chance to sign up. For detailed information please contact Mr. Zhiwen Hu at

Playing with Robots

The Comparative Literature Department introduces a new course titled Playing with Robots for spring 2019.

CMLT 3080 (CRN 48058) invites students of all academic interests and political persuasions to join "the most important conversation of our time" (Max Tegmark).

The course is designed to be an interdisciplinary introduction to concepts of cyberspace and intelligent machines, stimulating reflection on the ethical and socio-political consequences of future developments in artifical intelligence.

Dr. Dainess Maganda Receives the Franklin College Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Dean Dorsey presents award to Dr. Maganda.

Dr. Dainess Maganda is the recipient of the Franklin College Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award 2018. She was nominated by her students based on her enthusiasm, dedication and quality of instruction. Dr. Maganda teaches Swahili and the World I and II  and Elementary and Intermediate Swahili. A former student summed it up by saying, " Dr. Maganda is a wonderful woman who truly cares about her students and I suspect anyone she meets. She reminds me to see the good in every aspect of life, no matter how trivial.

Dr. Peter O'Neill Has Earned an Honorable Mention in the Donald Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Books

Famine Irish and the American Racial State by Peter D. O'Neill

Dr. Peter O'Neill has earned an Honorable Mention for his 2017 book, Famine Irish and the American Racial State in the Donald Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Books competition organized by the American Conference for Irish Studies. " I am absolutely delighted to have earned this recognition" says Dr. O'Neill. "The Murphy Prize competition is one of the most prestigious awards in my field, and this year's crop of monographs was particularly strong. I am very grateful to the selection committee for this honor."

Murphy Prize Committee noted in their citation that:

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