$100,000 Grant Funds Center for Critical Language Studies

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Humanities and Communication received a $100,000 two-year grant from the National
Security Education Program, ROTC Language and Culture Project, Institute of International Education to support a Center for the Study of Critical Languages
(CSCL). The new center will focus on the study of Chinese language and culture.

Department Head Robert Taylor, Assistant Department Head Alan Rosiene and CSCL Director JoAnn Parla-Palumbo will lead the new center’s programs. In the
2009- 2010 academic year Professor Wanfa Zhang will offer courses in beginning Chinese, and in spring 2010 Professor Gordon Patterson will teach a course
in Chinese history and culture.

Highlighting the first 2010 summer session will be the Chinese Language and Culture Intensive Institute. This will be open to Florida Tech undergraduate
and graduate students, Florida Tech ROTC cadets, students from colleges around the country, recent high school graduates and area community members.

For more information, contact the Department of Humanities and Communication at (321) 674-8082 or e-mail jparlapalumbo@fit.edu.

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