Santiago Vizcaino, a leading poet of Ecuador, and Alexis Levitin, award-winning translator of Latin American literature, will present a bilingual reading of their new book of poetry in English translation, Destruction in the Afternoon (2015), 5/4/15 at 4:15 p.m. in Science Library 340 on the University at Albany uptown campus. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute.
The induction ceremony for the French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, will be held on Wednesday, 5/6/15 at 5:00 pm in HU 354. The application deadline is 4/17/15
End of Year Celebration, LLC Language Clubs and Tables, 5/7/15, 2:00-4:00 pm, HU 109. All students & faculty interested in languages welcome!
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.
Sophie Lubensky (Emeritus Professor of Russian) was awarded the 2014 AATSEEL Book Award for Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy for her "Russian-English Dictionary of Idioms, Revised Edition".
Doctoral student, Victor Lucio, 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, 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.
PhD student, Jaime Mundo (Spn), had an abstract accepted for the Hostos Scholar Colloquium sponsored by Hostos Community College, CUNY as part of the activities celebrating 175 years of the birth of the Puerto Rican educator and writer, Eugenio María de Hostos. The title of the presentation is "La función del juego imaginativo y la fantasía 'En barco de papel'".
Diana Aldrete will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's
46th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015) called Human Rights Narratives in a Globalized Latin America.
This panel will examine the relation of narratives of human rights in an increasingly globalized Latin America. For more information or to submit an abstract go to NeMLA. Abstract deadline is 9-30-14.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate.