The event highlighted languages as a vital and essential focus of study in the humanities.
Inspired by the long-standing and popular World Languages Day for high school students, guests at World Languages Day for the Community were treated to performances and presentations by UW-Madison faculty, staff and students, with a focus on diverse languages and world regions.
A welcome was provided by Sally Magnan, Language Institute director, and professor Magdalena Hauner, College of Letters & Science Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, followed by a performance by the Russian Folk Orchestra.
Guests also attended presentations from faculty and staff from many UW-Madison departments on topics such as “French Around the World: Images and Insights,” “Indonesia Today: Facebook, Indonesian Idol and Television,” and “Read Ancient Greek in Thirty Minutes!”
The afternoon wrapped up with closing remarks from Robert Howell, Associate Dean, Division of International Studies, and a performance by Korean Drumming and Dance.