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Formerly known as “kitchen” languages, heritage languages are now the focus of a Yale project that is expanding to include eight language departments.

The Heritage Meets Heritage project, launched in spring 2016, aims to unite heritage language learners from across many Yale departments and to study their linguistic and cultural patterns. Spanish lector Sybil Alexandrov leads the project, and Greek lector Maria Kaliambou, Russian lector Julia Titus ’99 and Korean lector Angela Lee-Smith.joined in 2016 This year, the project also expanded to include Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Japanese...

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The early 1990s were a magical time for Western nations. The Berlin Wall fell; the Soviet Union broke up peacefully into 15 constituent republics; Nelson Mandela walked free; and the First Gulf War came to an end. The world seemed peaceful, united, and happy. The fight among warring ideologies had ended, and liberal democracies had prevailed.

Peter Frankopan, a historian from the University of Oxford and author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, announced that today’s world is far removed from...

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Tassos Kyriakides: nutrition, public health, and filotimo in Greece

Professor Tassos’ primary research focus is in the area of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its treatment. He also has an interest in the history of medicine, social determinants of health, and the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek nutrition.

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