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Michael Bailey elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

Michael D. Bailey, Professor of History, Iowa State University and Interim Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. The chief purpose of the Fellowship is to honor major long-term scholarly achievement within the field of Medieval Studies. Fellows are nominated by MAA members and … Continue reading Michael Bailey elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

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Celeste Chaves receives Ames Human Relations Commission Humanitarian Award

Celeste Chaves, assistant teaching professor in World Languages and Cultures, has received the Humantiarian Award from the Ames Human Relations Commission. This award recognizes a worthy individual whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, especially in efforts to promote diversity, inclusion and equity.

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Olga Mesropova’s RUS 375 class awarded Quality Matters (QM) certification

RUS 375 “From Gorbachev to Putin: Contemporary Russian Culture,” designed and taught by Associate Professor of Russian, Olga Mesropova, has received Quality Matters (QM) Certification. The certification was awarded after a rigorous national peer-review of the learner-focused design and curriculum, across 42 rubrics in 8 categories (including “learning competencies,” “instructional materials,” “learning activities,” and “learner … Continue reading Olga Mesropova’s RUS 375 class awarded Quality Matters (QM) certification

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Jeremy Best named to Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize shortlist

Established in 2017, the The Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize recognizes first-time authors whose scholarly work contributes substantially to our understanding of any aspect of German-speaking society. The prize foregrounds good writing, scholarly relevance, originality, and the ability to reach audiences beyond the academic sphere. Jeremy Best, Associate Professor in the Department of … Continue reading Jeremy Best named to Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize shortlist

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Olga Mesropova certified as Quality Matters Master Reviewer

Olga Mesropova, associate professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, has been certified as a Quality Matters Master Reviewer. Master Reviewer is a leadership role within the QM organization: Master Reviewers chair and lead national teams of reviewers during official QM peer reviews of online and blended courses for universities in the US … Continue reading Olga Mesropova certified as Quality Matters Master Reviewer