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  • Congratulations to Carmen Serrano (Spn) who was awarded a 2014–2015 Diversity Transformation Fund Award to support a Spanish Heritage Day event this fall.

  • Carmen Serrano (Spn) will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 46th Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015), called Contemplating the Missing Pieces: The Fragmented and Grotesque Body. Her call for proposals was accepted by NeMLA in the area of Interdisciplinary Humanities with a cross in Comparative Languages & Theory. She also chaired a panel and presented a paper, “Crossing Literary Boundaries: New Latina Gothic in Marta Acosta’s Dark Companion (2012) and Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (2006).”, at the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA). Saarbrucken, Germany (June 2014)

  • 2015-16 Fulbright US Student Program competition: Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. For additional information contact: Jacqueline Quevedo at

  • Carmen Serrano (Spn) presented the paper “Rituals and Virtual Journeys to the Churchyard: Aesthetic Representations of Death in Santa, La amortajada, and Dama de corazones.” at the XX Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference Irvine, CA (May 2014) . She also presented a paper, “Gallo-Gallina: Gender Performance and the Androgynous Imagination in Elena Poniatowska's Hasta no verte Jesús mío.” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April, 2014).
  • Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) who was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate for the coming year.

  • David Lisenby’s (Spn) interview with Cuba’s renowned playwright Abelardo Estorino was published in the spring 2014 Latin American Theatre Review.

  • Lotfi Sayahi’s (Spn) book Diglossia and Language Contact: Language Variation and Change in North Africa. was recently published by Cambridge University Press.

  • Professor Emeritus of French Studies Jean-François Brière co-organized a roundtable on the teaching of French history and society in departments of French Studies at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies in Montreal 4/ 25/14. He also sits on the selection committee for the Boucher and Heggoy book prizes awarded every year by the French Colonial Historical Society. 

  • Congratulations to PhD candidate Gabriel Guadalupe who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Spanish (tenure-track) at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

  • Ilka Kressner (Spn) received a Visiting Scholarship from Harvard University's Department of Comparative Literature for her Research Project: Portable Poetry in Spanish America - Paradigms of an Aesthetic of Interaction" June-Dec 2013.
    photo: S Lubensky bookcover
  • Professor Emerita Sophia Lubensky (Rus) had her Russian-EnglishDictionary of Idioms, Revised Edition published by Yale Press.

  • Don’t miss LLC’s variety of language clubs and tables including:  Deutscher Stammtisch, La Pause Café, Tavola Italiana, Russian Learner's Club, 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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