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Benjamin Ireland sheds light on a little-known WWII tragedy and reunites a family in the process.

Benjamin Hiramatsu Ireland’s passion for history changed the destiny of a family across the world.

The story began the day after Pearl Harbor on a small archipelago roughly 900 miles east of Australia, when the lives of more than 1,000 Japanese migrant workers and their families forever changed.

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TCU’s Department of Modern Language Studies received a six-figure grant from the National Security Agency’s (NSA) STARTALK program.

The STARTALK grant will fund “Pathways to Success: Careers in the Chinese-speaking World.” "Pathways to Success" is a creation of Muriel Cormican, Ph.D., department chair and professor of German, and Guangyan Chen, Ph.D., associate professor of Chinese.

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The Center for Languages and Cultures presents YIDDISH IN AMERICA

Dr. Gottesman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and is on the faculty of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies. He is also affiliated with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. He teaches Yiddish language and culture classes, including courses in Jewish Folklore and immigrant Jewish life in America. His specialty is Jewish folklore (Ph.D from University of Pennsylvania, 1993) and he authored the work "Defining the Yiddish Nation: The Jewish Folklorists of Poland" (Wayne St. Univ. Press, 2003). Currently he also directs the blog "Yiddish Song of the Week" which features rare field recordings of Yiddish folksingers. He is the former managing editor of Yiddish Forward newspaper in New York (aka The Jewish Daily Forward) where he wrote weekly articles on Jewish and Yiddish culture. He has previously taught Yiddish at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas, and has conducted folklore fieldwork in New York, Mexico and Israel.

For additional information, email Marie Schein, CLC Director CLC@TCU.EDU

FREE Faculty and STAFF Event
Monday, March 2, 2020
3 – 4:30 p.m.

Professor Gwen Chen was recently featured in TCU Magazine. She discusses the value of learning a new language.

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