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Loyola receives funding to support Italian instruction in modern languages and literatures

| By Molly Robey
Leslie Morgan, Ph.D., professor of Italian and French
Leslie Morgan, Ph.D., professor of Italian and French

The modern languages and literatures department at Loyola University Maryland received a nearly $17,000 grant from Ministro degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The grant, which Leslie Morgan, Ph.D., professor of Italian and French, applied to on behalf of the department, is awarded to a university to help strengthen instruction in Italian language and culture.

This is the second year Morgan has applied and received funding on behalf of Loyola from MAECI. Last year, the University was awarded an $11,000 grant to partially fund a full-time affiliate faculty member while Morgan was on sabbatical.

“We are very pleased to receive this support from the Italian government for teaching Italian at Loyola,” said Morgan. “It benefits our students and the language program overall to be able to offer the full range of courses each semester with continuing full-time faculty.”


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