Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the University in the High School Program are sponsoring Spanish Day on 3/9/15. High school students will have the opportunity to interact with UAlbany faculty members and students, practicing language skills and testing their knowledge of the Hispanic culture in a full day of language and cultural activities. There will be a scavenger hunt, games, and a music performance. Contact: Leonardo Correa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste of Haiti-3/10/15 12:45-2:00pm, In honor of Francophone Week the Patroon Room menu will feature Haitian inspired dishes and LLC will have tables reserved for French conversation. To save your space at the table contact Cynthia Fox: email@example.com
3/11/15- "A Reading with Ernesto Quiñonez"- Ernesto Quiñonez, associate professor of English at Cornell University and celebrated author of Bodega Dreams and Chango’s Fire, will read from his latest work. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Latin and Caribbean Studies and Fuerza Latina. 6:30 pm in HU 354.
"Conflict in Ukraine: Civil War or Russian Invasion?" - Adrian Karatnycky, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council & Co-Director, Ukrainina-Jewish Encounter, 3/11/15 from 4:30-6:30 pm in University Hall 110. Sponsored by Office of International Education, Department of History, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Judaic Studies Program, & the Department of Political Science.
LLC Seminar: Ernesto Quiñonez (Associate Professor of English Cornell University), "Bodega Dreams: Q & A with Ernesto Quiñonez", 3/12/15 at 1:30 pm in HU 354.
3/26/15- Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Yelena Akhtiorskaya is the author of a brilliant debut novel, Panic in a Suitcase (2014), the story of two decades in the life of a Ukrainian immigrant family in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Hailed by the critics as “ingenious” (NPR), “marvelous” (Library Journal) and “hilarious” (Publishers Weekly), Panic in a Suitcase was named a “Notable Book of 2014” by the New York Times and Washington Post. Seminar, 4:15 pm, Standish Room, Science Library; Reading, 8:00 pm, Campus Center 375. (from NYS Writers Institute)
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.
Carmen Serrano (Spn) who was awarded a 2014–2015 Diversity Transformation Fund Award to support a Spanish Heritage Day event this spring.
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.