Foreign Languages

News and Events



The Central American Children of the Drug Wars: A Refugee Crisis, Or An Immigration Crisis?
(New York Times Talk Series)
Tuesday, September 9 • 12 pm • UU 305

The Height of Law, the Height of Injustice: Columbus' Book of Privileges and the Spanish Claims on the New World
(Hispanic Heritage Month)
Wednesday, September 17• 6 pm • UU Loch Raven

The Distance Between Us, Featuring Reyna Grande (One Maryland/One Book selection)
(Hispanic Heritage Month)
Thursday, September 25 • 7 pm • WVC Ballrooms


Stories from the Field: Majoring or Minoring in Latin American & Latino/a Studies at Towson University
(Hispanic Heritage Month)
Wednesday, October 1 • 6:30 pm • UU Loch Raven

A Look at U.S. Immigration & Incarceration Policy
(Hispanic Heritage Month)
Wednesday, October 15 • 6:30 pm • UU Loch Raven

Chilean Arpilleras: A History of Resistance Written on Cloth
Thursday, October 30 at 6PM Opening the exhibit: A few words at the main site of the exhibit in the CLA fourth floor department office suite
Reading of poems related to Arpilleras (in larger room) at 6:30 PM followed by reception with supper

Friday, October 31 at 6:30pm: Film: Violeta se fue a los cielos (a film based on the biography of Chilean folksinger Violeta Parra)
Conversation after the film


Roundtable on Film in Cuba featuring the Cuban actress Laura de la Uz
(International Education Week)
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11:00am-12:00pm • UU Loch Raven

Screening of the 2012 Cuban film “La película de Ana” (Ana’s Film) followed by a discussion by the lead actress Laura de la Uz
(International Education Week)
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30pm-9:00pm • LA4310

Foreign Languages Day - Friday November 21st in LA Cafe from 1pm - 2:30pm



Forging Linguistic Identities
March 12-14, 2015
Department of Foreign Languages
Towson University,
Towson, Maryland 21252

The Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University announces a conference, “Forging Linguistic Identities” to be held on March 12-14, 2015 and invites proposals for papers.

Proposals are welcomed across disciplines, from scholars of languages and literatures, geography, history, psychology and sociology. Please send an abstract of 250 words by email to: Prof. George McCool ( Please include your name, full address, institution affiliation, day telephone, fax and email address.

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.

IN OTHER WORDS - Dr. Colleen Ebacher

Please take time to read Dr. Ebacher's compelling article about being of service and the benefits of learning a foreign languages. The article can be found in the Towson Magazine on page 18.






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