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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Latin American News Digest Internships!




The Latin American News Digest invites students to apply for a limited number of internships! See the flyer to the left for more information about this opportunity!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CONCEPT Seeking Submissions & Volunteers for 2016 Issue!

Every spring, Graduate Arts and Sciences at Villanova publishes outstanding graduate student articles in all disciplines in its interdisciplinary journal CONCEPT.  Under the guidance of Dr. Lisa Sewell (English), graduate students serve as editors and peer reviewers for the journal.

Call for Papers
The journal is now accepting article submissions. The author of the best article in the 2016 issue will receive the Graduate Student Research Prize. The deadline for submission is Monday, February 1, 2016. Authors should register with the website:
https://concept.journals.villanova.edu/ and follow the instructions there for posting their submission. (An author may submit no more than 1 article for consideration.) Any questions should be directed to the faculty editor-in-chief, Lisa Sewell (
lisa.sewell@villanova.edu). Papers in all disciplines are welcome.

Call for Volunteers
The journal is now seeking volunteers to serve as editors and peer-reviewers. A board of five graduate student editors from across the disciplines participate in the editorial process, reading and making the final decisions on the contents of the print and on-line versions of CONCEPT. Peer reviewers contribute to the process of determining the short-list of essays that will then be assessed by the editorial board.  Peer reviewers may also submit work for consideration. The deadline for submission is Monday, February 1, 2016. If you are interested in serving as an editor or peer reviewer for CONCEPT for its 2016 issue, please contact co-editor Dr. Sewell (lisa.sewell@villanova.edu) directly. 



New Graduate Seminar for Spring 2016: "What is a book?"


A new graduate seminar titled 
"What is a book?" 
(SPA 7440-001) 


will be offered for the Spring 2016 semester on 
Mondays from 5:20 - 7:20 pm.

Check out the poster to the right for more information about the course!

Alumni Stories: Vincent Ventura (Italian Studies Major Class of 2015)

After graduation, Vincent Ventura (’15) found a rare opportunity to live in Italy and work at Expo Milano 2015, the latest world’s fair. With dual degrees in Italian Studies and Communication, Vincent was selected (alongside 120 other university students through an online application) to represent the US Department of State and serve as a cultural diplomat. With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, Vincent learned about the ethics and global challenges associated with food production and discussed these topics with guests visiting the USA Pavilion.  Additionally, his responsibilities included leading tours in both English and Italian, translating live events, publishing blog entries, and even singing in a student-led a cappella group. “Without my experiences at Villanova, I would not have the skills to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event,” he says. “It wouldn’t have been possible.” Vincent is an alumus of both the Urbino Study Abroad Program (Summer 2012) and the Villanova Vatican Internship Experience (Spring 2014).




Friday, December 4, 2015

"Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque" Music Party a Success!

Congratulations to the French Popular Music class who organized the "Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque" music party last night (December 3rd at 6pm in the East Lounge of Dougherty Hall)! The ACS approved concert exposed attendees not only to a wide range of French music, but also to its cultural significance and was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended!




Marketing Tuition Scholarship for Hispanic Studies available January 2016!


Marketing Tuition Scholarship for Hispanic Studies 
is available as early as January of 2016!


Marketing Tuition Scholars will be able to complete a Master’s degree in Hispanic Studies with the tuition costs covered in exchange for 7 hours of work per week actively participating in student recruitment. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

TONIGHT: "Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque" French Popular Music Party


TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!



Join us for the French Popular Music class'
"Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque" music party
TONIGHT, December 3rd at 6pm
in the East Lounge of Dougherty Hall! 
The concert will expose attendees not only to a wide range of French music,
but also to its cultural significance. Entrance is free, and freshmen are especially encouraged to attend, as the concert is ACS approved.


Learn more about tonight's event from the Villanovan article below:


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TODAY: The conclusion of "The Difference Italy Makes" Lecture Series


TODAY IS THE DAY! 
"The Difference Italy Makes" lecture series 
concludes with a look at Italy and the European Crisis 
from Enrico Dallavecchia at 6pm in Driscoll Auditorium! 
We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Next Week's Events (11/30/15 - 12/4/15): "The Difference Italy Makes" and "Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque"


Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Join us for the 4th and final lecture in "The Difference Italy Makes" lecture series!

Italy and the European Crisis. A Financial OverviewA conversation with Enrico Dallavecchia, Senior Managing Director Headwaters SC, and Arrigo Sadun, President of TLSG-International (former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6pm
Driscoll Auditorium

This lecture will explore the relationship between Italy and global finance, with a particular focus on the current European crisis. Former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, and former Executive at Fannie Mae, JP Morgan Chase, and PNC will discuss Italy’s role in the global economy, both from an Italian and an American perspective.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque
Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
East Lounge, Dougherty Hall
- ACS Approved
- Free food will be provided!

As a capstone project for FRE 3285: French Popular Music, students are organizing a concert to showcase various French artists and their respective works. The concert will include some of the most well known French artists. Through a presentation of their work, attendees will get exposed not only to new music, but also to its cultural significance. French music has drastically helped to shape French culture over the years with a specific emphasis on addressing questions of French identity centered around “Who are we?”. This event will be an opportunity for students of all romance languages to learn more about French culture and music, thereby broadening their exposure to another romance language and providing the opportunity to compare and contrast French music with music of their own disciplines.

Learn more about and RSVP to the event here: 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Italy and the European Crisis. A Financial Overview - 12/1 at 6pm!

Join us for the 4th and final lecture in
"The Difference Italy Makes" lecture series!

A conversation with Enrico Dallavecchia, Senior Managing Director Headwaters SC, and Arrigo Sadun, President of TLSG-International (former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund)

Italy and the European Crisis. A Financial Overview
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6pm
Driscoll Auditorium


This lecture will explore the relationship between Italy and global finance, with a particular focus on the current European crisis. Former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, and former Executive at Fannie Mae, JP Morgan Chase, and PNC will discuss Italy’s role in the global economy, both from an Italian and an American perspective.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK (11/16/15-11/20/15): Careers in International Development Day and Foreign Film Series!


CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Visit us MONDAY (11/16) at Villanova CRS's "Careers in International Development Day" beginning at 1:30pm in the Connelly Center!











FALL FOREIGN FILM SERIES: "LA TETA ASUSTADA"



"A journey from fear to freedom." 

Join us for the final Fall 2015 Foreign Film Series screening of the Peruvian film "La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow)" on Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm in SAC 300!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

TODAY: Between Science and Management. An Italian in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

TODAY IS THE DAY! The third event in "The Difference Italy Makes" lecture series begins at 5pm in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library! Join us as we explore the relationship between Italy and science with Ferdinando Aspesi, chemist and manager at Novartis pharmaceuticals. Ferdinando Aspesi will introduce us to the relationship between chemistry and management, and will investigate the contributions that Italy makes in medicine and in the pharmaceutical sector.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Careers in International Development Day on 11/16!

Visit us at Villanova CRS's "Careers in International Development Day" on November 16th at 1:30pm in the Connelly Center!

Italian Events for the week of November 9th - 13th!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"The Difference Italy Makes" lecture series continues with it's third installment on Tuesday, November 10th with a lecture by Ferdinando Aspesi, Vice President- Senior Advisor Group Quality Novartis, titled
"Between Science and Management. An Italian in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry"
In collaboration with the Chemistry Department
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 5pm
Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library
This lecture will explore the relationship between Italy and science. Ferdinando Aspesi, chemist and manager at Novartis pharmaceuticals, will introduce attendees to the relationship between chemistry and management, and will investigate the contributions that Italy makes in medicine and in the pharmaceutical sector.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Join us for the Foreign Film Series screening of the Italian film "Nuovomondo" on Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm in SAC 300!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Join us for "Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque" on 12/3!



As a capstone project for FRE 3285: French Popular Music, students are organizing a concert to showcase various French artists and their respective works. The concert will include some of the most well known French artists. Through a presentation of their work, attendees will get exposed not only to new music, but also to its cultural significance. French music has drastically helped to shape French culture over the years with a specific emphasis on addressing questions of French identity centered around “Who are we?”. This event will be an opportunity for students of all romance languages to learn more about French culture and music, thereby broadening their exposure to another romance language and providing the opportunity to compare and contrast French music with music of their own disciplines.

Daft Punk to Stromae: A Night at the Discothèque
Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
East Lounge, Dougherty Hall
- ACS Approved
- Free food will be provided!

Learn more about the event here: 

Monday, November 2, 2015

"Between Science and Management. An Italian in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry" Next Tuesday (11/10) at 5pm!

NEXT TUESDAY: Discover "The Difference Italy Makes" in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry w/ Ferdinando Aspesi (Vice President- Senior Advisor Group Quality Novartis)! The third presentation in our Italian lecture series will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5pm in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library! We hope you will join us!

Celebrate Dia De Muertos with us today!

Join us as we celebrate Dia De Muertos 
from 10am—11:30am 
on the ground floor of SAC 
w/ an alter & traditional food 
to remember our loved ones! 




Thursday, October 29, 2015

Today's Events: PIZZA and TACOS!





Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández's talk about the 

"History & Politics of Maize & Tortillas in Mexico"
is TODAY at 6pm!
Join us for an informative lecture and TACOS! :-)


Then, join us for our

information session/pizza party
about the 
Cádiz Study Abroad Program
tonight at 7:30pm in Mendel G93! 




We hope to see you at both of our events today!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"History & Politics of Maize & Tortillas in Mexico" on 10/29!





Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández's talk about the "History & Politics of Maize & Tortillas in Mexico" is 10/29! Taco tasting included! ;-)

Monday, October 26, 2015

"La Jaula de Oro" Screening this Wednesday!

The Foreign Film Series continues this Wednesday (10/28) with the Mexican film "La Jaula de Oro" at 7pm in SAC 300! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Celebrate Dia de Muertos with us on November 2nd!


Join us to celebrate 

Dia de Muertos
(Day of the Dead) 
on Monday, November 2, 2015 
from 10:00am—11:30am 
on the ground floor of St. Augustine Center! 

An altar and traditional food and hot beverages to remember our loved ones. 

We hope to see you there!

"Student Movements in Mexico" Teach-In Photos





Our "Student Movements in Mexico: From 1968 to Ayotzinapa" teach-in earlier this month was a great success! Here are some photos from the event:





Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"The Difference Italy Makes" in Fashion with CEO of Bottega Veneta, Mr. Carlo Alberto Beretta!

What a wonderful night yesterday with Mr. Carlo Alberto Beretta, the CEO of Bottega Veneta! Thank you to everyone who joined us in learning the role that Italian culture plays in global fashion.

Don't miss the third installment of "The Difference Italy Makes" lecture series as we delve into the pharmaceutical industry on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5pm!

"Between Science and Management. An Italian in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry"
Ferdinando Aspesi, Vice President- Senior Advisor
Group Quality Novartis.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5pm
Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library






Cádiz Info Session and Pizza Party!

Interested in the Cádiz, Spain Semester Study Abroad Program? 
Attend our Info session / PIZZA party on 
Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 pm in Mendel G93!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Humanities Day & 2nd "The Difference Italy Makes" Lecture Today!

We hope you will join us for two events today! 


The first is Humanities Day where you can learn about our program and how a major or minor in Romance Languages can be a major asset in your future career path! We'll be in SAC 303 from 1-4 to answer any questions you may have!










The second is the second lecture in The Difference Italy Makes lecture series, titled "Tradition, Elegance, and Craftsmanship. The Timeless Luxury Model of Bottega Veneta" with Carlo Alberto Beretta, the CEO of Bottega Veneta! The lecture will begin at 4:30pm at the Nydick Family Commons in Bartley Hall!

Find us at the Majors Fair this Friday 10/23!

The Majors Fair: 10/23
Find us at the Romance Language table at the Majors Fair! Play the game of life and find your major and minor! Food and prizes included! 
Friday, Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m., The Villanova Room

If you have questions, please contact: as-ous@villanova.edu

Monday, October 19, 2015

Join us for Humanities Day TOMORROW!

Welcome back from Fall Break, Nova Nation! TOMORROW is Humanities Day! Please join us in SAC 303 to learn about the many opportunities a major or minor in Romance Languages can bring you! 

TOMORROW: Tradition, Elegance, and Craftsmanship. The Timeless Luxury Model of Bottega Veneta

Join us TOMORROW to learn about the difference Italy makes in the fashion industry w/ the CEO of Bottega Veneta!