• January Scholars in France, from left to right: Emilie Lacaombe (guide), Vincent Delaveau (guide), Sophie de Loubens (guide), Professor Edward Baron Turk, Melissa Diskin, Elizabeth Leshen, Alina Griner, Koyel Bhattacharyya.

    January Scholars in France, from left to right: Emilie Lacaombe (guide), Vincent Delaveau (guide), Sophie de Loubens (guide), Professor Edward Baron Turk, Melissa Diskin, Elizabeth Leshen, Alina Griner, Koyel Bhattacharyya.

    Photo / Pierre Bertrand

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  • Consul General Friedrich Löhr of the German Consulate, Mattias Flander, Christoph Fay of Lufthansa, Manuel Esquivel, and Sigrid Berka of MIT-Germany.

    Consul General Friedrich Löhr of the German Consulate, Mattias Flander, Christoph Fay of Lufthansa, Manuel Esquivel, and Sigrid Berka of MIT-Germany.

    Photo / Kurt Fendt

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  • Award for Excellence winners Mahalia Miller and Carmel Mercado pose with Summer Study Scholarship winner, Dorian Dargan

    Award for Excellence winners Mahalia Miller and Carmel Mercado pose with Summer Study Scholarship winner, Dorian Dargan

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Foreign Languages & Literatures awards

January Scholars in France, from left to right: Emilie Lacaombe (guide), Vincent Delaveau (guide), Sophie de Loubens (guide), Professor Edward Baron Turk, Melissa Diskin, Elizabeth Leshen, Alina Griner, Koyel Bhattacharyya.


Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages and Literatures--Given to undergraduates who achieve proficiency in a foreign language, cultural understanding and enthusiasm for foreign language learning
- Carmel Mercado '09, Coral Springs, Fla.
- Mahalia Miller '09, Stevens Point, Wis.
- Bianca Tayina Tardieu '10, Rockville, Md.

Lufthansa Prize-For excellence in German studies
- First prize: Manuel Esquivel Echeverria '10, San Jose, Costa Rica
- First prize: Mattias Flander '11, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Second prize: Katherine de Kleer '09, Los Altos, Calif.
- Second prize: Sophie Poizeau G, Antony, France
- Third prize: Jeremy Kuempel '10, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Third prize: Muriel L. Rambeloarison '11, Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Third prize: Ana-Maria Piso '10, Bucharest, Romania
- Third prize: Jovana Veselinovic '12, East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Third prize: Cathy Wu '11, Redmond, Wash.
- Third prize: Tony (Hyun) Kim '09, Lynnwood, Wash.
- Third prize: Kesavan Yogeswaran '11, Rochester, N.Y.
- Third prize: Mahalia Miller '09, Stevens Point, Wis.

Summer Study Scholarship in Mexico--For excellence in Spanish studies
- Dorian Dargan '11, Wichita Falls, Texas

January Scholars in France--For excellence in French studies
- Koyel Bhattacharyya '09, Rockville, Md.
- Melissa Diskin '11, Newport News, Va.
- Alina Griner '10, Lexington, Mass.
- Elizabeth Leshen '10, New York, N.Y.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 3, 2009 (download PDF).


Topics: Literature, languages and writing, Awards, honors and fellowships

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