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  • Assistant Professor of Spanish-Linguistics - The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University at Albany seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics to begin September 2015.  PhD in Spanish Linguistics required in-hand by August 2015.  Specialization open, although preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in second language acquisition or candidates whose research profile complements the existing strengths of the department.  Ideal candidates will have an established research profile/potential and solid teaching credentials.  Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English required.  Review of applications will begin November 10, 2014 and continue until filled.  Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample and statements on teaching and research to the Spanish Linguistics Search Committee at:  Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.  Degrees must be from a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.  UAlbany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

  • El Club de Español (Spanish Club) film: Instructions Not Included on 11/18/14, 6:00 pm in HU 354. "A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces." (from IMDB)

  • 11/21/14 - LLC Seminar Series: J. Clancy Clements (Indiana University), “How speakers construct a language without ‘homogeneous’ input: Evidence from some Portuguese- and Spanish-lexifier contact varieties”.

  • La Dolce Vita is setting up a trip to NYC for 10/25/14. They will gather at Collin's Circle at 7:45am and the bus will leave at 8:00 am. They plan to visit Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, then have lunch at Inattesso (an Italian restaurant), and have an hour free to explore the city before meeting up to take the bus back to campus at 6:00pm. Cost, whole trip: $45, take the bus and explore NYC on your own: $20. Open to students of UAlbany. For more information and to sign up for the trip:

  • Congratulations to PhD student, Jaime Mundo 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'".
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  • Professor Emeritus Herman Prins Salomon had his book "Queimar Vieira em Estátua" (“Burning Vieira in Effigy”) published 9/11/14 in Portugal by Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas “Alberto Benveniste”.

  • 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.

  • Congratulations to 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

  • 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) and she 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. Professor Serran 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)
  • Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) who was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate.

  • 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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