College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Convocation V


The inaugural convocation marked the launch of the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures in the Fall of 2015. The academic year 2018/2019 has brought exciting progress in curriculum development and student recognition. We have much news to share with you and we will again feature exceptional speakers to deliver keynotes.

The fifth annual convocation will celebrate the creativity and achievement of alumni whose language majors made a difference in their lives and careers - please join us on Thursday, August 29, 2018, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Memorial Union!

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Marc L. Greenberg, Director KU, SLLC

Marc L. Greenberg is Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Director of the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at KU. A specialist in historical Slavic linguistics, Professor Greenberg has served as a departmental chair and associate dean as well as serves on boards of several journals, as well as other educational and non-profit organizations. He has lectured in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan and has published numerous articles and books, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Brill Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics. He has received Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, IREX, ACLS, and other fellowships and awards. In 2017 he was inducted as a Corresponding Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


Terrell J. Starr, Senior Reporter, Foxtrot Alpha

Terrell Jermaine Starr is the senior reporter at Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that focuses on military, technology, and policy. Prior to that, he worked for FUSION as a national political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential campaign. He lived in Ukraine as a Fulbright fellow, and Georgia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Starr has over four years of experience living in the former Soviet Union and more than eight years working as a reporter. Starr uses his media skills to break down Russia-U.S. relations in ways that make him not sound like a Washington hack. He is a frequent commentator on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Washington Post. 


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    5th Annual Convocation

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    3:30 pm

    Ball Room, Kansas Union

    KU Lawrence Campus


    Alumni Reception

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    6:30 pm

   Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Avenue

   Lawrence, KS 66045



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