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Virtual/Remote Learning Support in Response to COVID-19

March 25, 2020

In accordance with the University of Rochester COVID-19 policy, the Language Center will continue to support students, faculty, and staff through virtual and remote learning resources during the rest of the spring 2020 semester.


Students celebrate World Poetry Day with on-air readings

Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Students and tutors from the University of Rochester’s Language Center were on local radio this week to mark World Poetry Day with a celebration of poems in Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, and American Sign Language.


Poetry a ‘powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace’

Wed, 21 Mar 2018

The United Nations created World Poetry Day to celebrate poetic expression in the world’s many languages. In honor of the day, University of Rochester students at the Language Center share some favorite poems in the languages in which they were written.


Language Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Language Center director Teresa Valdez speaks at an event Tuesday celebrating the center's one-year anniversary. Located in Douglass Commons, the center’s mission is to raise intercultural awareness and promote the 18 languages offered on the River Campus. Valdez says enrollment in foreign language classes has increased 22 percent since the center opened last fall.(University of Rochester photo / Jordan Mangefrida)


Breaking in a new language center

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

The new Language Center in the newly remodeled Frederick Douglass Building hosted its first event on Friday, as students gathered to share languages and cultures from around the world. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)