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In Memoriam: Dick Schmidt

Sunday, March 19, 2017   (1 Comments)
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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Emeritus Richard “Dick” Schmidt, the 2003-2004 President of AAAL and the longest serving director of the UH National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), passed away on March 15, 2017. He led NFLRC from 1994 to 2012, when he retired. Read More

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James Lantolf, -- says...
Posted Thursday, April 13, 2017
I met Dick through AAAL and Title VI LRC projects. I followed Dick as program chair for AAAL in 2004. He provided a superb model for how to organize a conference as complex as AAAL. Consulting with him throughout the process made things so much easier for me and my conference team. Beyond AAAL, I always looked forward to seeing Dick at ACTFL where the LRCs shared our wares and activities with teachers and with each other. The two of us always looked forward to a particularly important activity during our biannual encounters: sharing sightings of celebrities during our respective travels in various parts of the world. It may seem trivial, but it was at some level a highlight of conferencing to exchange our brushes with the famous. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know Dick. He meant a lot ! Jim Lantolf

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