College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Convocation IV

The inaugural convocation marked the launch of the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures in the Fall of 2015. The academic year 2017/2018 has brought exciting progress curriculum development and student recognition. We have much news to share with you and we will again feature exceptional speakers of national prominence to deliver keynotes.

The fourth annual convocation will once again celebrate the success of our students and review the accomplishments of the past academic year - please join us on Thursday, August 30, 2018, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Memorial Union!

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Speakers

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, and Europe, has published numerous articles and books, and serves as General Editor 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.

 

    4th Annual Convocation

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    3:30 to 6:00 pm

    Ball Room, Kansas Union

    KU Lawrence Campus

 


Giving

Diversity

Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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—ALA
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