Claire Kramsch interviewed Christopher Candlin for fall 2000 issue of the BLC newsletter. Following the interview were Notes from the Director (Claire Kramsch) and the Associate Director (Mark Kaiser). Edward Bodine (PhD candidate, Education) reviewed a recent work by Jay L. Lemke. Armando Di Carlo (Lecturer and Language Coordinator, Italian Studies) described the Italian language program at Berkeley. BLC Fellows Sakae Fujita (PhD candidate, Education), Kathryn Klar (Lecturer, Celtic Studies Program), Sirpa Tuomainen (Lecturer, Scandinavian), and Juliette A.B.T. Wade (PhD candidate, Education) wrote about their projects.