From the Court to the Street

Love and Dissent in Persian Poetry
April 25 * 8pm * Petteruti Lounge

Join Elizabeth Gray, author of "The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from Diwan-i Hafiz-i Shirazi" and Iraj Anvar, author of "Say Nothing: Poems of Jalal al-Din Rumi in Persian and English" and visiting lecturer in Persian, for readings of Hafez, Rumi, and modern poetry from the Persian-speaking world. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Language Studies and the Middle East Studies Departmental Undergraduate Group.

(Distributed April 15, 2014)

Screening of Bollywood Romantic Comedy: Dostana

Join us for a screening of this hit 2008 Bollywood Romantic Comedy, "Dostana" (Friendship).

Wilson 309
Friday, April 4 at 4pm 

Two straight men pretend to be a gay couple when they learn that the owner of the apartment they want to rent is only considering females. Both men subsequently fall in love with their landlady and hilarity ensues as they strive to convince everyone that they are gay, all while trying to steal her heart.

There will be English subtitles.

(Distributed April 1, 2014)

Language Deprivation Syndrome

The single greatest risk faced by Deaf people is inadequate exposure to a usable first langauge. Dr. Sanjay Gulati of Harvard Medical School will review recent research which validates the anatomical basis and time course of the critical period for first language acquisition, and which shows the risks to the development of empathic abilities among children who are language-deprived.

April 1, 2014
Friedman Auditorium
Metcalf Research Laboratory
Room 101



(Distributed March 16, 2014)

Teaching Foreign Languages Workshop Series

The Sheridan Center and Center for Language Studies Present:

Teaching Foreign Languages

A Workshop Series for Graduate Student Instructors, Teaching Associates & Faculty

Both sessions will be held at the Sheridan Center (96 Waterman).

RSVP online at if you wish to attend.

Contemplative Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching

Led by Tori Smith (Hispanic Studies) * Monday, March 10 * 4-5pm

(Distributed January 16, 2014)
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