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Modern Greek Program Activities


November 1, 2016: Talk by Maria Boletsi (Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University in the Netherlands), "The Greek Crisis and the Grammar of Resistance in Greek Wall-Writings"

November 17, 2016: Community talk by Stavros Constantinou (Geography, Ohio State), "Persistence and Change in Greek American Ethnicity: A Retrospective"

On November 19, 2016, Dr. Christopher Brown organized and coordinated an event hosting students ages 8-16 from the Greek School of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, their teachers and parents. This year the Greek school students prepared presentations for the OSU students in Greek! A very impressive showing. Ohio State students enrolled in Modern Greek language courses presented themselves and their work,  and encouraged the younger students in their study of Greek. Highlights included videos about summer study in Greece by Anna-Maria Thalassinos, about attending high school in Greece by Yiannis Kellis, and on making kokoretsi by Stavros Stefanopoulos. 

On December 1, 2016, Dr. Christopher Brown and Prof. Stavros Constantinou spoke to Sigma Epsilon Phi students about opportunities for summer study in Greece. Prof. Constantinou spoke about a Maymester course he is planning in Cyprus, and Dr. Brown discussed the University of Athens Greek language program THYESPA and opportunities for OSU students to study archaeology in Greece.

March 22, 2017: Georgios Anagnostou Inaugural Lecture, "European Americans: How they Matter"

March 30, 2017:  Brian Joseph (Department of Linguistics, Ohio State), Annual Thomas E. Leontis and Anna P. Leontis Memorial Lecture in Modern Greek Stdies