Congratulations to those who will be inducted into Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society) on April 23, 2015 at 3pm in Garey Hall Events Room! The guest speaker will be Francisco de la Rosa (UNED Paris) and he will discuss "Flamenco: an Eternal Journey between Dispersion and Absence."
Ryan Morrison is the recipient of a 2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship. The GSSRF support graduate student research and scholarship during the summer. Ryan will be traveling to Brazil to complete research on Brazilian identity along the frontier. Congratulations!
Holy Child Volunteers (www.holychildvolunteers.org) is looking for graduating seniors with strong Spanish language skills who might want to spend the next year volunteering as assistant teachers in their Montessori-based school in the Dominican Republic. Teaching experience is not necessary to be a Holy Child Volunteer - a desire to help the underserved, strong Spanish language skills, and a love for children are, however! Holy Child Volunteers offers volunteers a small stipend, room/board, orientation, and health insurance, among other things. Holy Child Volunteers an 11-month program - one of the shorter "long-term" international volunteer opportunities available, so they are a good program for those who are not sure they are ready or able to commit to the 2+ years that most international volunteer programs require. Holy Child Volunteers do have the opportunity to renew for additional years, however, once their initial service year is over. This year's volunteer year runs from July 31, 2015-June 30, 2016. A video, more information, and the application can be found on their website: holychildvolunteers.org. They accept applicants on a rolling admissions basis.
Please join us TODAY( March 16, 2015) for the FINAL Dante Series lecture titled "Dante & the New World Project" by Mary Watt, PhD (University of Florida) from 4-6pm in Falvey Library Speakers Corner! We hope to see you
there to help us close out this wonderful lecture series!
On February 12, 2015, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures was proud to present a lecture by leading researcher and public speaker, Kim Potowski, PhD. Her lecture “No Child Left Monolingual: Why languages are of critical importance in the U.S.” can now be viewed on YouTube! To view the presentation, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxpAfQO_lZY