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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Walk@Lunch Event!

Today, faculty and staff of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures participated in Villanova's Walk@Lunch event to promote health, wellness, and physical fitness! It was a lovely day for a walk on our beautiful campus!



Monday, April 27, 2015

Dr. Cristina Percoco Awarded the Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellowship for First Year Faculty!

Dr. Cristina Percoco has been awarded the Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellowship for First Year Faculty, sponsored by VITAL!

The Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellowship supports full-time, first-year faculty members at Villanova University to participate in the Lilly Conference, Bethesda, focused on learning, teaching, and assessment in higher education as well as scholarly teaching. This regional teaching conference presents a distinctive professional development opportunity for junior faculty to refine their teaching skills, deepen their understanding of student learning, support their growth as teacher-scholars in the discipline, and network with faculty colleagues across East Coast institutions.The Fellowship may fund up to five awards each year. Dr. Percoco's application strongly communicated and supported her interest in enhancing her teaching skills, particularly those deepening her understanding of student learning, and supporting her growth as a teacher-scholar in the discipline, so she was granted one of the fellowships this year. Congratulations!

Five RMLL Students Chosen to Become Members of Phi Beta Kappa!

Congratulations to Romance Language majors Anna Bauer (French), Brigid Connolly (Spanish), Rachel Strouse (French), Kimberly Tower (French), & Claire VanAsdale (Spanish) who were chosen to become members of Phi Beta Kappa this year! Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious National honor society in the Humanities in the United States for Scholarly Accomplishments. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spanish Honor Society induction TODAY!

REMINDER:
The 
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society Induction Ceremony
is TODAY from 3pm—5pm in Garey Hall Events Room! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Romance Language Basketball Tournament TOMORROW!

REMINDER: The RLL Basketball Tournament is taking place TOMORROW, 4/18 from 2:30-5:30pm on the outdoor courts! We hope to see you there!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

SPA 3412: PLACE AND BELONGING offered Fall 2015!

Sign up for SPA 3412: PLACE AND BELONGING offered Fall 2015 Semester: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM—5:45 PM!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“Bolivia: Identity Politics in a Plurinational State” Symposium TODAY!

REMINDER: The symposium: “Bolivia: Identity Politics in a Plurinational State” organized by the Cultural Studies Program is TODAY, April 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Dougherty Hall West Lounge!

We hope you will join us!



RLL Basketball Tournament THIS SATURDAY!

REMINDER: The RLL Basketball Tournament is taking place THIS SATURDAY, 4/18 from 2:30-5:30pm on the outdoor courts! For more information, please contact Dr. Luca Cottini at luca.cottini@villanova.edu



Monday, April 13, 2015

“Bolivia: Identity Politics in a Plurinational State” Symposium on April 15th!

The Romance Languages & Literatures department is cosponsoring the symposium: “Bolivia: Identity Politics in a Plurinational State” organized by the Cultural Studies Program this Wednesday, April 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Dougherty Hall West Lounge.

The symposium brings together a renowned indigenous Bolivian economist and scholars from the United States to discuss the articulations of diverse identities within the new political framework in Bolivia. Event participants will learn about the little-known country, pioneering political structures, innovative ideas of inclusion of ethnic groups in national politics, as well as educational achievements and goals in dealing with a diverse population.


More information: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/newsevents/2015/0325.html 

We hope you will join us!

"Protests & Parties" lecture TODAY!

Join us for our "Protests & Parties" lecture with speaker Dr. Bruno Carvalho TODAY at 4pm in Driscoll Hall 132! 


Friday, April 10, 2015

REMINDER: RLL Graduate Symposium on Literature and Psychology THIS Saturday, April 11th

The Romance Languages and Literatures
Graduate Symposium 
on Literature & Psychology 
is this Saturday, April 11th 
and begins at 9:30am
We hope you will join us!



Congrats to Dr. Villa-Garcia on his book publication!

Congratulations to Dr. Julio Villa-García on the publication of his monograph, The Syntax of Multiple -que Sentences in Spanish: Along the Left Periphery, published by the prestigious John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015.
John Benjamins Publishing Company was founded more than half a century ago and is especially noted for its publications in linguistics. Dr. Villa-Garcia's book is Vol. 2 of the Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Series, whose aim is to provide a single home for the highest quality monographs and edited volumes pertaining to Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics. The editorial board is comprised of experts in all of the major subfields of linguistics. The book underwent a total of five reviews. More information can be found here: https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/ihll.2/main

Thursday, April 9, 2015

RLL Graduate Symposium on Literature & Psychology this Saturday!


Join us for the RLL Graduate Symposium on
Literature & Psychology 
this Saturday, April 11th from 9:30am - 1:30pm! 


"La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful)" Screening TONIGHT!

Join us for the screening of the
Academy Award winning foreign film
"La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful)"
TONIGHT (April 8th) at
7pm in SAC 300! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spanish Fulbright Awardees for Spring 2015!


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Congratulations to the following 2015 Spanish majors who have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship:

Undergraduates: 
  • Taylor De La Peña (Spanish/English) - Argentina (Alternate) 
  • Tiffany Ferrette (Spanish/Philosophy) – Colombia 

Graduates: 
  • Rachel Finkelstein (Hispanic Studies) – México 
  • Brigid Connolly (Spanish/Cultural Studies) - Costa Rica 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Protests and Parties" Lecture in 1 WEEK!





Join us in 1 WEEK for our 
"Protests and Parties" 
lecture on 
4/13 at 4pm in 
Driscoll Hall 132!



Final Dante Lecture on YouTube!

The final lecture in the Dante series,"Dante and the New World" by Mary Watt (University of Florida) is now up on YouTube! You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-F_CWIG2Kc