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50 years later, Robert Arthur ’49 recalls role in Beatles performance on Ed Sullivan

February 5, 2014

Robert Arthur ’49 (left) was the musical director for The Ed Sullivan Show for many years.

(Editor’s note: This article was written by Anne Stein.)

In anticipation of this Sunday’s 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Robert Arthur ’49 reminisced about that day and his role as the show’s musical director.  Read more

Keck Center transformed into high-tech space focused on teaching foreign languages

November 18, 2013
W.M. Keck Humanities Resource Cente

Provost and Dean of the Faculty Douglas Hicks speaks at the newly renovated Keck Center. (Photo by Duy Trinh ’14)

The W.M. Keck Humanities Resource Center, located in Lawrence Hall, has been transformed from a quiet computer lab to a high-tech space that focuses on foreign language learning.

The center recently was renovated to allow for more interaction between students and faculty members and language interns. A grand opening was held October 24.

Complete with new software, computers, and furniture, the center’s new look brings along with it a promise of new programs that support the university’s goal to utilize the latest technologies to broaden students’ global perspectives. The transformation was made possible, in part, by grants from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the George I. Alden Trust.

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Spring break trip highlights interdisciplinary education

March 9, 2012

Colgate at MartiniqueA group of 15 students will spend their spring break on the Caribbean island of Martinique — not as tourists, but as part of an interdisciplinary trip exploring the historic, linguistic, cultural, and environmental features of the island nation.

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Table of Babel helps students learn languages at lunch

February 24, 2012

natalie.jpgThis week started off with a visit from my family. My mom, dad, and little sister, Sophia, drove to spend the day with me on Sunday. It is always nice to reconnect with family when feeling stressed about a mounting workload.

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Students studying French visit island of Martinique

October 27, 2011

Colgate at MartiniqueTen Colgate students studying French accompanied Mahadevi Ramakrishnan, of the Department of Romance Languages, on an educational trip to the French island of Martinique during spring break 2011.

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Program provides immersion in language, culture

April 23, 2010

Trip to QuebecTwo groups of students studying foreign languages were able to immerse themselves in different cultures recently through the Beyond Colgate program.

Twelve students spent a day at La Maison amérindienne, a museum and interpretive center east of Montreal, Quebec.

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Research sheds light on foreign-language learning

February 16, 2009

Interested in learning a new language?

If so, you may want to choose a teacher who talks with their hands.

A study conducted by Colgate University Associate Professor of Psychology Spencer Kelly and two Colgate undergraduate researchers, Tara McDevitt ’06 and Megan Esch ’07, reveals that people understand and remember foreign words better when a gesture is associated with them.

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