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Alessia Blad Appointed CSLC Director

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

Starting July 1, 2020 Alessia Blad, Teaching Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will be the Director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC).
 
As the Director, Alessia will manage and supervise all CSLC activities; advance the mission of the CSLC by raising its profile across campus, the nation, and around the world; and promote CSLC initiatives at the college, university, and community level.

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Discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it incidents of discrimination, harassment, and racism against Asians and Asian-Americans. Check out this slide deck a CU Boulder professor shared to help educate people. The CSLC strongly opposes discriminatory behavior and stands with members of the community who have experienced this. …

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Peer Tutoring Continues Online

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

Given the university's decision to cancel classes during the week of March 16, all peer tutoring sessions during that week will also be cancelled. On Monday, March 23, peer tutoring will move to Zoom; this format will continue through the end of the semester. Your tutor will provide you with a Zoom link to access your Zoom tutoring session.…

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Giving an Effective Academic Presentation

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

This workshop focuses on public speaking and presentation skills that make for more confident and effective performance whether in class or at conferences. We will discuss how conferences work, what to expect from your audience (and what they expect from you), and how to make engaging use of audiovisual aids.

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"Let's eat Grandma!" : How to Save Lives and Write Successfully through Better Punctuation

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

In academic writing, punctuation is vitally important in establishing meaning and dividing complex ideas into manageable chunks. This workshop will review the rules of English punctuation, discuss features peculiar to American English, and compare and contrast examples of good and bad punctuation so that attendees can understand why these “jots and tittles” make such a difference in our lives.…

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Mine, Yours, and Theirs: Giving Credit and Taking Responsibility in Academic Writing

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

American academic culture simultaneously places high value on originality and on thorough review of the work of previous scholars. Learning how to balance these two demands is difficult, as expectations arise from complex cultural norms that cannot be internalized merely by following a prescribed citation style. In this workshop, we will examine both the broad assumptions that govern the perception of plagiarism in American academic culture and learn strategies for giving credit to other writers while developing a unique authorial voice.…

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