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How ASL Students and Professors Have Dealt with COVID-19 Restrictions
BYU College of Humanities Language Assessment Coordinator Dave Nielsen received the Patriot award from the United States Department of Defense on February 4, 2022. The award is presented to employers and supervisors nominated by Service members of the National Guard Reserve for going above and beyond to directly support the employed Service member and their family.
BYU is rapidly expanding the translation and localization minor, a program that will have lasting impacts on the lives of people around the world.
With so many missionaries who have come home early due to COVID-19, the Center for Language Studies has had its work cut out to accommodate so many students.
In a four-part lecture series at BYU Education Week, Assistant Professor Dr. Steve Moody shared answers to the question “Who am I?”
Most students have no idea what to expect when they hear “translation and localization,” let alone the numerous career options that are available for those who follow this relatively new minor.
Amidst the confusion caused by the resurging pandemic, mask requests, and a campus filled with smoke, Professor Donald Parry (Asian & Near Eastern Languages) delivered two inspiring messages on the opening day of Education Week. Both classes filled the Wilkinson Center ballroom to capacity and had audiences alternating between laughter and tears—an experience that, although muffled by masks, was both refreshing and faith promoting.
Professor Daniel Peterson (Asian and Near Eastern Languages) is wrapping up his time at BYU, but his work continues as "Witnesses" hits theaters.
Dean of the College of Humanities, J. Scott Miller, has appointed Richard McBride as chair of the BYU Department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages. McBride succeeds Dana Bourgerie, who has been serving as department chair since June 2015. “Dana has led the department in word and deed," remarked Dean Miller. "He has been encouraging and supportive of faculty development and curriculum
Biking over two hundred miles pushes the human mind and body to its limits, but so does trying to learn a new language. Associate Professor Troy Cox (Linguistics) has experience with both.
BYU students have found creative ways to use their mission languages in professional settings, even though some of these languages are isolated to a single area in the world.
Partnered with ACTFL, the Center of Language Studies works to promote language learning worldwide.