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EVENTS (unless otherwise noted, all are invited):

  • Don't miss out on our Language Clubs and Tables -- everyone is welcome! For more infomation see the flier.
  • The Portuguese Program presents “What’s wrong with JoséTraditional Storytelling in Brazilian classrooms” with Dr. Alandeom Oliveira on 3/29/17 at 2:45pm in HU354.  All are welcome.
  • German Club invites everyone to its film screening of Barbara(2012) "A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital." per IMDb, 3/29/17 730pm in HU354. Questions? Contact Professor Giguere
  • The Portuguese Language Club invites everyone to Trivia Night 3/30/17 at 6:30pm in HU290 (was moved from HU354).
  • Olivia (Barone) Amzallag's Doctoral Dissertation Defense will be 3/31/17 in HU290 930-1130am. Open to faculty and graduate students. Discussion in Englsh.
  • The annual Russian Olympiada for high schools students will be April 4 in the Campus Center. Questions? Contact Professor Sergay (
  • The Portuguese Program invites everyone to come enjoy the Portuguese Film “Estilo Hip Hop”and Q&A with Loira Limbal 4/12/17 at 2:45pm in HU354. 
  • The next Brown Bag Series in Spanish Linguistics is Friday 4/14/17 1-2pm in HU113. Prof Megan Solon will present “The L2 acquisition of sociophonetic competence: Exploring contexts of acceptance of and preference for /d/ deletion.”
  • Join the Spanish Program for its Hispanic Film Festival 3 nights in April: 4/12/17, 4/19/17, 4/26/17 at 6:30pm in HU354. 4/12/17 will be "Vivir es Facil."
  • Meet Vladimir Vysotsky (1938-1980), Russia’s greatest bard, poet, rock star, cultural icon, and the voice of freedom for his generation, in the performance of singer/translator, Vadim Astrakhan, who brings Vysotsky's passion to UAlbany in English translation (and maybe some Rusian too!). LLC Seminar 4/26/17 3:30pm in the PAC Recital Hall. This instructional concert is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Department of Music & Theatre.
  • Please join Patricia Keyes (ITA) for Cultures in Music, a piano duet concert 4/28/17 2pm in the PAC Recital Hall. Enjoy a cultural feast for the ears across multiple countries. Co-sponsored by the Department of Music & Theatre.
  • LLC Seminar 5/3/17 1pm in HU354 with Dora Ramírez (UAlbany) and Alice Krause (SUNY Delhi).
  • Spanish Day, an immersion experience for high school students enrolled in University in the High School Spanish classes, will be rescheduled to Fall 2017. More information will be coming to Spanish teachers in the UHS high schools.



  • UAlbany faculty and staff were recently honored for 25 or more years of service at the U, including some of our own long-time faculty (Mary Beth Winn, Maria Keyes, Cynthia Fox. Maurice Westmoreland, and Olimpia Pelosi). LLC thanks each of you for your commitment to our students, our department, our colleagues, our university and the profession! More details and pictures.
  • We're saddened to report the news that Professor Albeto Carlos who taught with UAlbany 1962-1996 has passed away (obituary).
  • Fall 2017 courses are now online! Advanced registration begins 3/20/17. Find courses offered and course descriptions here. Not a student enrolled in a program? Not a problem. Students not enrolled in a degree program but wanting to study languages may enroll "non-degree" through the Office of General Studies and take individual courses (high school seniors who excel in their coursework are also eligible).
  • Congratulations to Nicholas Figueroa, our newst SPN PhD, whose doctoral dissertation defense, "Variation in /ɾ/ Outcomes in the Speech of U.S.-Born Puerto Rican and Dominican Heritage Spanish Speakers," was on 2/2/17!
  • Congratulation to Elise Bouhet, our newest FRE PhD, whose doctoral disseration defense, "L'espace du jeu dans les emeutes de 2005 en France," was 1/17/17!

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