One of the Center's central activities is the sponsoring visits (for one day, one week or one semester) by authors who write in a language (or languages) other than their mother-tongue. The CB/BS also sponsors conferences and lecture series, offers resources, and centralizes information and materials that concern what is, increasingly, the daily reality of individuals, work place and families both in the United States and internationally.
Event: The Arab Uprisings as History
James L. Gelvin (Professor of History, UCLA)
In his talk, James L. Gelvin will examine both the transnational factors that made regimes throughout the Arab world vulnerable to popular anger, as well as the distinct histories, capabilities, and structures of the various Arab states that have delimited the realm of the possible for each uprising. Monday, December 10, 2012, 3:00 to 4:30 pm (Bldg E25 Room 111, Carleton Street, Cambridge) (pdf)
Event: From Sinophobia to Expulsion: Anti-Chinese Campaigns and Ethnic Cleansing in Mexico (1900-1940)
Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Professor of History and Ethnic Studies; Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Brown University)
Thursday April 4, 2013
W20-491(MIT Student Center)
Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact: email@example.com
The 2013 Isabelle de Courtivron Prize
The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize is an award for student writing on topics related to
immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed-race experiences. This writing prize has been established by MIT's Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies in order to honor distinguished Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron, one of the original founders of the CB/BS, and to reward high quality undergraduate writing (creative or expository). The Prize was established on the occasion of Professor de Courtivron’s retirement in 2010.
The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize is open to all MIT undergraduate students and is awarded on an annual basis. Entries are judged by a panel of faculty and/or professional writers. The winner will receive a prize of $400 and the winning submission will be featured on the CB/BS website.
2013 de Courtivron Prize Winner
CB/BS is pleased to announce that John G. Mikhael won First Prize in the third annual Isabelle de Courtivron student writing competition for his submission, "Lost in Translation." John will be presented an award at the annual “Award for Excellence” reception hosted by Foreign Languages & Literatures (FLL) on April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm in 14E-304. For more, please read the following article from MIT SHASS.
2012 de Courtivron Prize Winners
CB/BS is pleased to announce that Adrian Jimenez-Galindo won First Prize in the second annual Isabelle de Courtivron student writing competition for his submission, "My Life is in Technicolor." Eric Trac won Second Prize for his submission, "Teardrops donít always drip down." Congratulations! For more on the recipients, please read the following article from the MIT News office or the MIT News office's profile of Eric Trac.
2011 de Courtivron Prize Winners
CB/BS is pleased to announce that Muriel Lantosoa Rambeloarison has won First Prize in the inaugural Isabelle de Courtivron student writing competition for her submission, "Silence [Soundtrack: Sur Toi (Only You), Zazie]," and Xinzhu Wang has won Second Prize for her submission, "My Food Basket: A Collection of Cultures." More from MIT SHASS.
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