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: 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 ( 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 ( 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


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

"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!