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LLC Seminar: "Shepherds Redressed: Amory's Song of the Loon and the Reinvigoration of the Spanish Pastoral Novel" - Beth Bouloukos, Visiting Assistant Professor, University at Albany- 5/2/13 in HU 354 at 1:00pm.
5-2-13 - Italian Club presented "Johnny Stecchino" in HU 19. More information
4-22-13 - Spanish Club presented "Voces Inocentes (Innocent Voices)" in HU 290. More information
LLC Seminar: "The Phonetics and Phonology of the Latin Iuppiter Rule" - Michael Weiss, Professor of Classics and Linguistics, Cornell University- 4/4/13 in HU 354 at 1:00pm.
Lecture: "Artistic and Political Protests in Quebec: from the Quiet Revolution to the Maple Spring" by Frédéric Rondeau,
PhD Research Associate, Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ) and
Lecturer, McGill University on 3/25/13 at 2:30 in HU 354.
Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance- 100th Anniversary Symposium & Celebration 3/8/13 and 3/9/13. Featured Performance from: Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Organized by: The Department of Women's Studies with support of co-sponsors at the University at Albany, including the following: College of Arts and Sciences - School of Education - School of Criminal Justice - School of Social Welfare - Office for Student Success - Office for Diversity and Inclusion - Institute for Research on Women - Institute for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Leadership - Department of Africana Studies - Department of Communications - Department of English - Department of History - Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Department of Music - Department of Sociology - Program in Journalism - National Pan-Hellenic Council - University Auxiliary Services.
3/7/13 - Nowhere in Africa - "A Jewish family in Germany emigrate short before the Second World War. They move to Kenya to start running a farm, but not all members of the family come to an arrangement with their new life. Shortly after their departure, things are changing in Germany very quickly, and a turning back seems impossible. So everyone has to arrange himself with the new life in a new continent." (from IMDB) in HU 354 at 8:10pm
LLC Seminar: "Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for your Rights: Transnational Belonging and Rights of Citizenship in Dominican Theater"- Camilla Stevens, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and PortugueseLatino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University - 3/5/13 in HU 354 at 1:00pm.
LLC Seminar: Graduate Student Presentations-
"The Pirate Triumphs: Spanish Romance After the Fall of the Armada"– Andrew Hamilton (SPN); "I'd Pursue More, but...: Linguistic Attitudes of Beginning Language Students” – Victor Lucio (SPN);
“Attributive Possession in Creoles: A Comparative Study” – Ashley LaBoda (SPN);
“The Violence and the Writing in the Work of Malika Mokeddem” – Nabila El Guennouni (FRE) - 2/7/13, in HU 354 at 1:00pm.
LLC Seminar: Jesse Barker presented "Videogames, Global War and the Multicultural City: An Analysis of the Spanish Novel Ático", 12/12/12 in HU 354 at 2:00pm . flyer here
Informal information session - Faculty from the Spanish programwere in Dutch Quad dining Hall from 12:00-2:00pm on December 11, 2012 to explore the Spanish major.
Italian Club in conjunction with the Education Club presented... Introduction to the Italian Language; History and Simple Phrases! 12/3/12 in ED 335 at 8:15pm.
SPANISH OPEN TUTORING- 11/12/12 - 11/14/12
Recognizing the need resulting from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, special tutoring sessions were set up to help students wanting extra assistance-schedule.
LLC Seminar: Michael Newman, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics and Communicative Disorders, Queens College/CUNY "No Longer Devil-owned: Native vs. Non-native Contact Effects in New York Latino English ", 11/13/12 in HU 354 at 1pm.
Sergei Erofeev, Dean of International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg Russia spoke on "Russian Electoral Politics, Russian-American Relations" in HU 354 - 11/9/12. Sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, The Russian Learners Club and the History Department. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
LLC faculty and students attended LLC’s student OPEN HOUSE 11/2/12 from 12-2pm in HU 354. FREE pizza and Tshirts were available and students got to meet with the faculty, chat with advisors, learn about the languages, current clubs, upcoming events, honors, and more.
LLC Seminar:, Professor Jacqueline Toribio (University of Texas at Austin) and Professor Barbara Bullock (University of Texas at Austin) lectured on "The value of real data: The mysterious case of Dominican –s", 10/18/12 in HU 354 at 1:00pm.
10/12/12-J. M. Coetzee, and Paul Auster - J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize-winning South African novelist, and major American novelist Paul Auster will talk about their friendship and their correspondence with each other, which will be published as Here and Now in 2013. Co-sponsored by UAlbany Departments of Africana Studies; English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy; Political Science; Women's Studies; the College of Arts & Sciences; Rockefeller College; Office of the President, Provost and Vice President for Research; University Auxiliary Services; and Student Association (from NYS Writer's Institute)
Seminar - 4:15 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus
Conversation - 8:00 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus.
Fall Conference: Critical Speculations - Future Worlds, Perilous Histories, and Walter Benjamin Unbound, 9/28/12-9/29/12. The keynote speakers were Professor Kevin McLaughlin (Brown University) and Alexander Gelley (UC Irvine). Conference Program - Conference Poster. Read more here.
Mary Beth Winn was one of the College of Arts and Sciences "Featured Faculty 2011-12". The piece showcases the last two volumes of her co-edited work on the chansons of Thomas Crocquillion, published in October 2011.
The Center for Language and International Communication (CLIC) is now in its fourth year of an ongoing telecollaborative venture with the Université de Haute Alsace where students at both institutions regularly reinforce newly acquired language skills through real-time web interactions. UAlbany students bolster their French skills for half the class and Alsace students their English skills for the other half, while each learns of the other's culture and daily activities interacting via the CLIC computers' webcams. Students benefit greatly from the one-on-one interactions and the resulting laughter says volumes about how seeing their counterparts in the other country makes language learning even more enjoyable. To learn about opportunities the CLIC may have for you, visit www.albany.edu/CLIC, stop by the CLIC in the Fall (HU 311), call 442-4113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAST AREA EVENTS
12/25/12 - Les Misérables The world's longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper's (The King's Speech) sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale. Hooper's latest film is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and boasts an all-star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter. The film tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
(from Spectrum 8) Spectrum 8 Theatre, 290 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY.
Beginning 9/7/12- Farewell My Queen -This fascinating film marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Léa Seydoux as one of Marie's ladies-in-waiting, seemingly an innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress's special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions. In French w/subtitles. (from Spectrum 8 Theater) Spectrum 8 Theater, 290 Delaware Ave, Albany NY.
10/11/12-10/13/12 - The Inaugural Kristeva Circle- The Kristeva Circle supports research on or influenced by philosopher, psychoanalyst and novelist Julia Kristeva. The Circle holds regular gatherings, the purpose of which is to establish and advance Kristeva scholarship nationally and internationally. During these gatherings, scholars from a variety of fields and disciplines exchange ideas and collaborate on projects related to the work of Julia Kristeva.
12/21/12 - PASSEGGIATA! No doubt you’ve heard the word. Can you pronounce it? Ever participated in one? If not, here’s an opportunity to share in this delightful custom. Quite simply, Passeggiata is an Italian word for an evening stroll by residents of a town. This longstanding and respected ritual helps put the day in focus and punctuates the completion of a day-well spent. Passeggiata (päs-sād-ˈjä-tä) is the new third-Friday tradition in Schenectady’s revitalized downtown area! Each third-Friday of the month, residents, businesses and visitors will participate in a downtown stroll-about. 5:00pm (from Proctor's Theater) Schenectady NY,
Box Office - (518) 346-6204.
10/14/12 and 10/16/12 - L’Italiana in Algeri Opera in Two Acts. Giacomo Rossini wrote L’Italiana in Algeri in only 18 days when he was 21 years old – and now, almost 200 years later, audiences still thrill at both the manic energy and elegant melodies that make it a masterpiece. This light-hearted production from the Teatro Comunale di Bologona stars Anna Maria Sarra as the broken-hearted Elvira, Michele Pertusi as the lecherous Mustafà, Edgardo Rocha as the devoted Lindoro and Marianna Pizzolato as the smart and resourceful Italian girl of the title. Sung in Italian. (from Proctor's Theater) Schenectady NY,
Box Office - (518) 346-6204.
10/1/12 - Amerigo to America: The Legacy of Italians in the Americas "Italian explorers, Columbus, Cabotto (Cabot), Verazzano and Amerigo Vespucci, were largely responsible for the development of the Americas. The AMERICAN ITALIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM will mount an exhibit in October to pay homage to those Italians who helped us to become the great nation we are through their discoveries, creativity and ingenuity. 11:00 am at American Italian Heritage Association, Albany, NY, (518) 435-1979" (from Albany Times Union).
10/4/12 - Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer - Junot Díaz, a major voice of Latino literature, is the author of the new short story collection, This Is How You Lose Her (2012), an exploration of love, passion, and heartbreak. Publishers Weekly said, "Raw and honest, these stories pulsate with raspy ghetto hip-hop and the subtler yet more vital echo of the human heart." Díaz received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007). (from NYS Writer's Institute)
- Seminar - 4:15 p.m., Assembly Hall, Campus Center, Uptown Campus
- Reading - 8:00 p.m., Assembly Hall, Campus Center, Uptown Campus.
10/2/12 - Salgado Maranhão, Brazilian poet, and Alexis Levitin, translator, Reading - 4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus. Salgado Maranhão is a leading contemporary Afro-Brazilian poet, as well as a songwriter for some of Brazil's most prominent musicians. He received Brazil's highest literary award, the Brazilian Academy of Letters Prize, for his collection, The Color of the Word (2011). Alexis Levitin, Professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh, has published more than twenty-five books of translation from Portuguese. His translation of Maranhão's first collection in English, Blood of the Sun, appears in September 2012. (from NYS Writer's Institute).
10/26/12 - Performing Voices of the Puerto Rican Diaspora - Conversations with Diasporican Writers: 2:15 – 3:45 p.m., Assembly Hall, Campus Center, Uptown Campus, Moderator: Tomás Urayoán Noel, University at AlbanyGuest Writers: Magdalena Gómez, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, and Edwin Torres - Diasporican Café: Performing Voices of the Puerto Rican Diaspora: 5:30 – 7:45 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom, Uptown Campus, Guest Writers: Giannina Braschi, Magdalena Gómez, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, and Edwin Torres- Five internationally known U.S. Puerto Rican writer-performers will discuss their work in an afternoon panel discussion and present readings/performances in the evening. Both events are part of the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association, which is being held at UAlbany October 24 – 27. For more information on the Conference go to: http://www.puertoricanstudies.org (from NYS Writer's Institute).
12/4/12 - Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" "Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 20th Anniversary production overflows with a spectacular new "Dove of Peace" performed by 2 dancers, Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall, 40 top Russian dancers, falling snow, charming silk puppets, 200 lavish costumes, and 9 hand-painted backdrops all set to Tchaikovsky's complete score. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - 20 years of soaring holiday spirit! " (from Palace Theater) 7:30 pm, Palace Theater 19 Clinton Ave., Albany NY 12207, (518) 465-3334.
11/30/12 - Anna Karenina The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, is the epic love story Anna Karenina, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community. (from Spectrum 8) Spectrum 8 Theatre, 290 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY.
1/10/13 - Il Postino
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. In Spanish
. Rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30 to 8:30pm
, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. FREE ADMISSION. More information.
10/26/12-10/27/12- Boricua Rhythms Conference (all day) In this two day conference celebrating and examining the rich musical heritage of Puerto Rico, lecture/recitals, presentations and panel discussions will deal with diverse topics including performance, composition, folk-music and administration. Puerto Rican composers expected to be present include Roberto Sierra and William Ortiz. Some of the performers presenting include soprano Eva de la O, pianist Ivonne Figueroa and cellist Annette Espada. PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, Contact: Department of Music (518) 442-4187
- 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM- Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference, Conversations with Diasporican Writers: Giannina Braschi, Magdalena Gómez, Aracelis Girmay, Larry LaFontain-Stokes, and Edwin Torres, Campus Center Assembly Hall
- 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM - Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference, Conversations with Diasporican Writers: Giannina Braschi, Magdalena Gómez, Aracelis Girmay, Larry LaFontain-Stokes, and Edwin Torres • Campus Center Ballroom--
- 8:00 PM- Art Song in Puerto Rico , Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall) --more information.
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