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Dr Nigel Harkness starts as new Head of School of Modern Languages on 1 September, taking over the position from Dr Elizabeth Andersen who has been in that position for 10 years. He joins us from Queen’s University of Belfast where he was Senior Lecturer and Director of Education for the School of Modern Languages.

published on: 1st September 2014

thumbnail New Lecturer in Chinese-English T&I

This week, Mrs Fei (Phoebe) Yu has formally started as the new Lecturer in Chinese-English T&I. However, she has already been very busy over the summer with supervising dissertations and interpreting projects - and in fact was nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award in the category of "support staff" for her great work with the interpreting students even before her current job started! She is indeed no stranger to the School, having completed herself the MA in Newcastle. Welcome and welcome back, Phoebe, great to have you back with us in the School!

published on: 19th August 2014

thumbnail PGR Innovation Fund for SML student

On 26 June 2014, PhD student Zhengguo He at the School of Modern Languages, and other members of “Sharon’s 7 Minutes” won funding from the PGR Innovation Fund 2014. In the email to the team, the panel wrote that it is “pleased to support this proposal”, and “recognises the value of presenting your work in front of peers and doing so in a time limited format”.

published on: 14th August 2014

thumbnail AHRC Translating Cultures Theme: Grant Success

Professor Rosaleen Howard (Chair of Hispanic Studies, School of Modern Languages) has been awarded a research grant (£200,799) by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under their Translating Cultures theme, for a project entitled ‘Translating cultures and the legislated mediation of indigenous rights in Peru,’ to be conducted over 20 months (October 2014 – June 2016). ¡felicidades, Rosaleen!

published on: 14th August 2014

thumbnail French linguistics lecturer attracts media attention

On 11 August, two interviews with  Damien Hall, Lecturer in French Linguistics in SML, went live: a piece on bidialectism for the the men’s lifestyle magazine Esquire and a guide on pronouncing and greeting the newly signed on football players of Newcastle United in the the Chronicle. Bien hecho, bravo, goed gedaan Damien!

published on: 13th August 2014

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