Faculty Notes

Kevin Jones: Grant to Support Summer Students

Posted May 6, 2011: The National Institute of Standards and Technology, through its Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NIST-SURF), has awarded Williams College a grant to support summer research by David Kealhofer and Christina Knapp, both current sophomores. The students will be working at NIST in Gaithersburg MD doing research on advanced quantum optics with NIST more »

Neil Kubler: "Basic Spoken Chinese" out in final form

Posted May 6, 2011: After 19 years of preparation, field-testing, and revision, Professor Neil Kubler’s Basic Spoken Chinese was put out in final form by Tuttle Publishing in spring 2011. This complete course in elementary spoken Chinese, which includes a DVD with learning software and an hour of videos as well as a CD containing more »

Neil Kubler: Publishes "Promises and Perils of Educational Technology in Foreign Language Curriculum and Materials Development"

Posted May 6, 2011: In winter 2010, Neil Kubler, Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies, published “Promises and Perils of Educational Technology in Foreign Language Curriculum and Materials Development.” The main point of this article is that when applying the newer educational technologies to foreign language learning and teaching, we must always keep our pedagogical goals more »

Neil Kubler: Publishes "A Synchronic and Diachronic Study of the Southern Min Dialects of Penghu"

Posted May 6, 2011: In fall 2010, Neil Kubler, Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies, published “A Synchronic and Diachronic Study of the Southern Min Dialects of Penghu: A Progress Report,” which presents some of his initial findings from a two-generational study of the Chinese dialects of the Penghu Archipelago, located between Taiwan and mainland China. more »

Neil Kubler: Publishes 500 Common Chinese Idioms

Neil Kubler recently published 500 Common Chinese Idioms: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary.

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