Honors for Two Foreign Languages Faculty, Students
David Seaman, Ph.D., M.H.L., who wrote the foreword for the recently published A Study of Twenty-First Century Andalusian Poetry (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2016) by Lola Hidalgo-Calle and Mark Putnam. The volume offers facing translations of seven women poets. Lola Hidalgo-Calle, currently chair of the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Tampa, previously taught Spanish at Georgia Southern University and continues to serve as a member of advisory board for the department’s online academic journal, The Coastal Review.
Two of Youssef Salhi’s students, Madison Stewart and Kelsey Flannery, were recently awarded the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) Arabic Study Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. The QFI Arabic Study Award is a one-time award of up to $5,000 per individual. It’s intention is to support students who have shown a strong commitment to studying the Arabic language and who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential.
Youssef Salhi was also recently awarded the Prince Alwaleed Fellowship. The Prince Alwaleed Fellowship is offered by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) and Alwaleed Philanthropies and is awarded to outstanding faculty members for their engagement and leadership in the Model Arab League Student Development Program. As a recipient of this award, he will visit Oman with twelve American faculty members to explore the dynamics of some of the major economic, political, and social determinants of Oman’s culture as well as the country’s modernization and development. During his visit, he will meet with government officials, businessmen, academics, and scholars. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Youssef will engage in a variety of activities, speaking engagements, and events pertaining to Oman and to Omani-U.S. relations.