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French in Business Course Shows Benefits of Studying Language

An in-class project has led to real-world expansion for a local business, with an upcoming talk highlighting international entrepreneurship from one of its former students. In 2020, Kerrie Stacks, co-owner of Bold Mariner Brewing Co. in Norfolk, enrolled in the 300-level course “French for Business: Language and Culture” with Peter Schulman, Eminent Scholar and professor in the World Languages and Cultures Department. (More)












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LLChat Podcast

LLChat is the new podcast from the Language Learning Center at Old Dominion University dedicated to issues related to world languages and cultures from the perspective of students, faculty, and community members. (More)



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Dr. Slater Discusses Global Migration on Public Radio

Lee Slater, Director of the World Cultural Studies program at ODU, was an invited guest on WHRO's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" on October 30, 2019. Dr. Slater discussed global migration in the wake of the recent violence in Northern Syria, and the dynamics of refugee resettlement in Hampton Roads. (More)



Festival of Quebecois Poetry featuring Sylvain Campeau and Francois Rioux.

Quebecois-ODU Poetry Festival

Peter Schulman, Professor of French at the Department of World Languages and Cultures, successfully organized the 4th annual Quebecois-ODU Poetry Festival, which took place from September 23-24, 2019. (More)





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