Language Resource Center receives 1 million endowment

first_imgRice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. ShareCONTACT: EllenChangPHONE: (713) 348-6777EMAIL: [email protected] LANGUAGE RESOURCECENTER RECEIVES $1 MILLION ENDOWMENT Rice University’sLanguage Resource Center has received a $1 million endowment from Suderman &Young Towing Co.The endowment will beused to keep the center’s technological needs updated for students learningforeign languages through a wide range of technological and traditionalresources.“It will also allow usto maintain and expand our digital collection while enabling our instructors tofurther increase the integration of technology into their language curriculum,”said Claire Bartlett, director of the language center and associate director ofthe Center for the Study of Languages.The language center ispart of Rice’s Center for the Study of Languages, which was created four yearsago to improve foreign language instruction and cross-cultural learning invarious ways. Rice’s language centerinvented a powerful Internet-based teaching tool of language instruction calledExTemplate in August 1999, which is helping the university become a nationalleader in language instruction.“This magnificent giftwill make it possible for the language resources center to maintain the cuttingedge technology that has already made it nationally known as a creativeinnovator in the delivery of language instruction,” said Gale Stokes, dean ofthe School of Humanities. “Over the past few years the Language Resource Centerhas pushed the use of technology in the classroom to entirely newlevels.”The center will soon behoused in Rayzor Hall, which will be the focal point for classes in foreignlanguages and literature. The 1962 building, which is undergoing renovations, isexpected to be open by December.Suderman & YoungTowing Co. included the late Mr. N. Claxton Rayzor, a nephew of J.Newton Rayzor,who is the namesake of Rayzor Hall. Newton Rayzor was the former president ofSuderman & Young Towing Co. Newton Rayzor’s daughters, June Rayzor Elliottand Evelyn Rayzor Nienhuis, are the co-owners of the company. For more informationabout the center, go to http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lrc/. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img

first_imgRice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. ShareCONTACT: EllenChangPHONE: (713) 348-6777EMAIL: [email protected] LANGUAGE RESOURCECENTER RECEIVES $1 MILLION ENDOWMENT Rice University’sLanguage Resource Center has received a $1 million endowment from Suderman &Young Towing Co.The endowment will beused to keep the center’s technological needs updated for students learningforeign languages through a wide range of technological and traditionalresources.“It will also allow usto maintain and expand our digital collection while enabling our instructors tofurther increase the integration of technology into their language curriculum,”said Claire Bartlett, director of the language center and associate director ofthe Center for the Study of Languages.The language center ispart of Rice’s Center for the Study of Languages, which was created four yearsago to improve foreign language instruction and cross-cultural learning invarious ways. Rice’s language centerinvented a powerful Internet-based teaching tool of language instruction calledExTemplate in August 1999, which is helping the university become a nationalleader in language instruction.“This magnificent giftwill make it possible for the language resources center to maintain the cuttingedge technology that has already made it nationally known as a creativeinnovator in the delivery of language instruction,” said Gale Stokes, dean ofthe School of Humanities. “Over the past few years the Language Resource Centerhas pushed the use of technology in the classroom to entirely newlevels.”The center will soon behoused in Rayzor Hall, which will be the focal point for classes in foreignlanguages and literature. The 1962 building, which is undergoing renovations, isexpected to be open by December.Suderman & YoungTowing Co. included the late Mr. N. Claxton Rayzor, a nephew of J.Newton Rayzor,who is the namesake of Rayzor Hall. Newton Rayzor was the former president ofSuderman & Young Towing Co. Newton Rayzor’s daughters, June Rayzor Elliottand Evelyn Rayzor Nienhuis, are the co-owners of the company. For more informationabout the center, go to http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lrc/. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img

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