ELI staff members participate on panel Thursday, November 1, 2012 , by Eileen Jevis English Language Institute associate director Deborah McGraw, language coordinator Maureen Edmonds and instructor Steve Foulkrod were invited to participate on a panel entitled “Multi-linguals in Academic Discourse II” as part of a two-day symposium. The Multi-lingual Mind: Language Development and Methodology Symposium was organized by Tej Bhatia of the language, linguistics and literatures department at Syracuse University and took place on Oct. 27 and 28. It was sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. The panel was organized by Stanley Van Horn from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), chaired by Emma Ticio Quesada, and included three RIT English Language Center instructors. The six panelists discussed cross-cultural performance and academic literacy.