MLLL News

News in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Luther College

Laurie Iudin-Nelson, professor of Russian Studies and director of Luther's Russian Studies and Nordic Studies departments

Learning about peace

Director of both the Russian Studies and Nordic Studies departments, Professor Laurie Iudin-Nelson's plate is full of international insight already, but that doesn't mean she's done learning. Laurie discusses the importance of continuing to study peace making and reconciliation efforts.

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Kirsten Jacobson

Fulbright in Vietnam

Do they speak French in Vietnam? Odd as it may sound, the answer is yes, more than five percent of the population speaks French. Learn more about Vietnam with Luther grad Kirsten Jacobson as she begins her journey teaching there this upcoming year. With her recently awarded Fulbright, she discusses the opportunity to immerse herself in a part of the world that is unknown to many.

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Shattered Dreams

Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' at Luther

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102, on the Luther College campus. A reception will follow.

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Modern Languages and Literatures
Modern Languages and Literatures
Modern Languages and Literatures