College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

2015 Faculty Grants—Modern Languages

Dyer, D., primary investigator

Chinese Language Flagship Program

Sponsor: Institute of International Education/National Security Education Program
Award Amount: $561,731.00

UM has one of 12 federally funded Chinese Language Flagship Programs in the country. The program assists students in achieving superior proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. Each semester students enroll in one Chinese language course in addition to coursework related to their own major. After achieving Advanced High proficiency by the spring semester of their senior year, students spend a fifth “capstone” year of study and internship in China to achieve Superior proficiency.

Dyer, D., primary investigator

ROTC Chinese Language and Culture Program – Project Go Mississippi

Sponsor: Institute of International Education
Award Amount: $375,920.00

Project GO (Global Officers) supports domestic and overseas critical language study for ROTC students nationwide. The goal for all participants is to achieve Intermediate level proficiency in a critical language and to study abroad for at least eight weeks.

Dyer, D., primary investigator

MS StarTalk 9

Sponsor: National Security Agency
Award Amount: $89,998.00

Mississippi StarTalk is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the UM campus during the summer. In addition to studying Chinese, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture.

Dyer, D., primary investigator

Project GO Annual Meeting 2015

Sponsor: Institute of International Education/National Security Education Program
Award Amount: $80,708.00

This grant allows UM to host the 2015 annual meeting of Project GO, attended by program staff from all Project GO institutions and its sponsoring institution, the Defense Language and National Security Education Office.

Dyer, D., primary investigator

Lafayette High School Chinese Program

Sponsor: Lafayette County School District
Award Amount: $21,980.00

The Department of Modern Languages at UM is partnering with Lafayette HS in Oxford and ALLEX to support Chinese-language instruction at LHS for the next two academic years.

Dyer, D., primary investigator

UM-Tupelo High School Japanese Instruction

Sponsor: Tupelo Public School District
Award Amount: $21,980.00

With a trained recruit from ALLEX, UM will partner with Tupelo High School to offer instruction in the Japanese language.

Sapp, C., primary investigator

Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks

Sponsor: German Information Center USA/Fed Rep of Germany
Award Amount: $8,000.00

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany provided grants to promote the profile of the German program on our campus. In spring of 2014, we held a series of events focussed on the topic “Germany in Europe.” In the Fall semester, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with films and guest speakers.

Sapp, C., primary investigator

Germany in Europe Campus Weeks

Sponsor: German Information Center USA/Fed Rep of Germany
Award Amount: $5,800.00

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany provided grants to promote the profile of the German program on our campus. In spring of 2014, we held a series of events focussed on the topic “Germany in Europe.” In the Fall semester, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with films and guest speakers.