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CHRONOS 8 International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood, and Modality

October 2-5, 2008 The University of Texas at Austin

Thu, Sep 6, 2007

Dedicated to the memory of Prof. Carlota S. Smith (1934-2007)

CHRONOS is a series of biannual conferences devoted to current research on the morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of markers of tense, aspect, mood, and modality. The conferences welcome presentations from scholars who approach linguistic research from different perspectives and embrace different theoretical frameworks. The current meeting will include a parasession in Romance languages.


Robert Darnton to deliver 2008 Pforzheimer Lecture in memory of Dr. Robert L. Dawson

Sat, Sep 1, 2007

Historian and leading expert on Eighteenth Century France, Dr. Robert Darnton of Harvard, formerly of Princeton, will deliver the 2008 Pforzheimer Lecture on February 7, 2008 in the Jessen Auditorium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

This year's lecture will be in memory of French professor Dr. Robert L. Dawson, who passed away June 4, 2007.


Memorial Service for Professor Bob Dawson to be held November 17, 2007.

November 17, 2007. More details TBA. Please see the memorial website for further details.

Sat, Sep 1, 2007

It is with deep sadness we mourn the passing of Professor Robert L. Dawson, who died June 4, 2007, in Paris, France, at the age of 63.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Please check the memorial website for further details.


Two Faculty Receive 2007 Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program Awards

Guy Raffa and Jane Lippmann create award-winning innovative projects

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

Dr. Guy Raffa, Associate Professor, Italian, with collaborators Gary Dickerson and Suloni Robertson won the Gold Award for Teaching with Technology for his project "Danteworlds: Purgatory and Paradise." Dr. Jane Lippmann, Professor of French, won a Bronze Award for Resource Development for "French Verbs are Accessible!"


Faculty member receives prestigious advising/teaching award

Alex Wettlaufer honored

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

Associate Professor Alex Wettlaufer has been appointed William David Blunk Memorial Professor for the year 2008-09. This award is given to an outstanding teacher who is also a superior advisor.


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