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"We value the humanities, the truths in literature, the nuances of grammar, the lessons from history, and the evolution of languages.  We value communication and the power of spoken words.  The languages we teach are alive and are used every day all over the world.  We are global citizens." Salvador A. Oropesa, Ph.D.

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Languages Student Spotlight

Languages Student Spotlight

Carissa Richardson, L&IT/French was awarded the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. More than 45 competitors stepped into the ring to compete. Presenters pitched their business ideas in three minutes or less using three PowerPoint slides to illustrate their business concepts. All branches of the Clemson University family were represented in the contestant pool, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni vying for their shares of $3,500 in cash prizes.

Carissa pitched the Break-Up Box, a unique service which provides boxes to individuals going through breakups. Boxes contain classic and unique breakup remedies, including DVDs, comfort food and other items to help them ease the pain during their time of need. Richardson already has sold and shipped dozens of boxes from her Clemson residence hall room and plans to use the money to expand the business to New York City after she graduates.

Languages Faculty Spolight

Languages Faculty Spotlight

The Department of Languages has established a fund to honor Leslie Williams, associate professor of Japanese, who passed away on July 10, 2014. The Dr. Leslie Williams Memorial Fund will be used for department events, especially Japanese cultural programs and Language and International Trade activities. The fund will be announced at the Language and International Trade Conference on March 9, 2016. Read more...

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