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  • LLC seeks full-time Portuguese Lecturer to start Fall 2016.

    Fall 2016 PORTUGUESE Full-time Lecturer Position
    The University at Albany, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures seeks a full-time lecturer in Portuguese to begin fall 2016. The ideal candidate will have a research background in some area of Brazilian linguistics, literature or cultural studies, experience teaching Portuguese to speakers of English, and native/near-native skills in Portuguese and English. Responsibilities include teaching 3 courses per semester and active involvement in the Portuguese Program, including advising and mentoring students, and program promotion. PhD or ABD in an area pertinent to the teaching of Portuguese, with a degree from either a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. This position is renewable based on performance, programmatic needs and funding.  Salary competitive. Review of applications will begin January 2016 and will continue until filled. Submit CV, cover letter, and writing sample (maximum 25 pages) via Interview Exchange at Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates shortlisted for a Skype interview. More info: UAlbany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

  • German Club will show the film Joyeux Noel 12/1/15, HU 354, 7:30 pm. In English, French, German and Latin. All are welcome!

  • UAlbany Capoeira will give a demonstration of the art of capoeira followed by a film: The Assailant. "Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission." (from IMDB), 11/20/15, 2:00-4:00 pm, HU 354. Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Study Group.

  • LLC Seminar: Olimpia Pelosi (University at Albany): "Under Arachne's Sign. Weaving the Texture of Feminine Writing: Autobiography, Space, and Construction of the Literary Self in Gaspara Stampa (1523-1554) and Louise Labé (1524-1566)" , 12/2/15, 1:00 pm, HU 354.

  • Carmen Serrano gave the Keynote Address at a Romance Languages Symposium graduate student conference, Outbreak!/Breakout, at the University of Oregon, 11/14/15.

  • It is with a heavy heart that LLC shares the loss of Russian Emerita Professor Sophia Lubensky. In Memoriam -
    Friends and colleagues are invited to visit and post to a memorial page:

  • French PhD, Komla Amegashie, had his review of "Sens et signification dans les espaces francophones" published on Linguistlist.

  • Doctoral student, Benjamin Mielenz (Spn) spent the summer of 2015 in Turkey studying on a full Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. See the UAlbany article here.

  • Doctoral student, Nicholas Figueroa took part in UAlbany's study abroad program in Cuba in summer 2015. See the UAlbany article here.
  • Arnaldo Robles (Spn) was awarded a 2014-15 University at Albany Dissertation Research Fellowship Award. These are competitive awards given to facilitate research and aid in successful completion of the doctoral program.

  • Carmen Serrano (Spn) is a contributor to the edited collection, Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations, which will be published in January 2016. Her article is titled "Revamping Dracula on the Mexican Silver Screen Fernando Méndez’s El vampiro."

  • Congratulations to Taylor Grzywacz, graduating Spanish major, who just received an award from the Spanish Ministry of Education to participate in their Cultural Ambassadors Program. Taylor will spend the 2015-2016 academic year in Spain as one of the North American Language and Culture Assistants.

  • Doctoral student, Victor Lucio (Spn), recently published a book review of “Women, Men and Everyday Talk” on Linguistlist.

  • Spanish PhD student, Jordan Lavender, published his book review of "The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Lingua Franca Context" on Linguistlist.

  • Spanish PhD student, Cecily Corbett (Spn), has published a review of the book "Research Methods in Sociolinguistics" on Linguistlist.

  • Doctoral student Arnaldo Robles (Spn) published his review of the book  "Translation in Language Teaching and Assessment" on Linguistlist.
  • Don’t miss LLC’s variety of language clubs and tables including:  Deutscher Stammtisch, La Pause Café, Tavola Italiana, La DolceVita, El Club de Español, UAlbany Tango Club.  See this page for meeting times and more information.

  • Complete your Spanish master’s degree in just 1 year! 

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