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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Congratulations Portuguese 1122 Students!

Congratulations are in order!

One of our students in Portuguese 1122, Jorge Otero, is a senior in VSB and has won a full scholarship to attend Middlebury College's Portuguese School this summer. (7 weeks of total immersion--over 500 hours of classes and activities in Portuguese). 

Another Portuguese 1122 student, Laura Garcia (also in VSB), has been chosen as a volunteer for the Rio Olympics. This was a competitive application process with qualified applicants from all over the world. She will spend a month in Rio this summer helping the athletes to get settled in. 
Congratulations Jorge and Laura! We are proud of your wonderful accomplishments!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spanish Poetry Event TODAY!


Our Spanish Poetry event takes place TODAY from 2:30-5pm in SAC 300! Join us for food and beautiful poetry!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Conclusion of Spring 2016 Foreign Film Series TONIGHT!

Join us for the conclusion of the Spring 2016 Foreign Film Series with a screening of the Chilean film "No" TONIGHT (4/15/16) at 7pm in Bartley 1010! We hope to see you there!

2016 Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony THIS FRIDAY (4/15/16)

Congratulations to our
2016 Sigma Delta Pi
(Spanish Honor Society)
Inductees! 

Our 2016 Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony will take place
THIS FRIDAY (April 15, 2016) from 5:00pm—7:00pm in St. Augustine Center 300.Our guest speaker is Dr. Cristina Soriano (Villanova University), who will give a talk on the "Libros y Colonización en la América Española." 


We hope you will join us to celebrate the new Sigma Delta Pi members!

Monday, April 11, 2016

TOMORROW: "Human Remains and Identification: The Role of Forensic Science from a Global Perspective"

Please join us TOMORROW (April 12, 2016) for a lecture by Luis Fondebrider, President of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, titled "Human Remains and Identification: The Role of Forensic Science from a Global Perspective." The lecture will take place from 4:00pm—5:30pm in Mendel 103.

Luis Fondebrider is an Argentine forensic anthropologist, co-founder and current President of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, a non-profit, scientific organization created in 1984 in Argentina, with offices in Buenos Aires, New York, Mexico and South Africa. Through the application of forensic sciences (mainly forensic anthropology, archeology and genetics), and in collaboration with victims' relatives and investigative bodies, EAAF aims to shed light on the investigation of human rights violations. Luis Forbinder has worked as expert witness and/or forensic adviser in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, and many other countries. 

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

PAINT A MURAL WITH US! (April 7th-April 9th)



The mural is underway! 
Join today and this weekend 
(4/7/16-4/9/16) 
in SAC courtyard 
from 12-3pm for 
food, fun and painting! 🎨🍕 

The mural will represent the 
struggle for social equality in Mexico.







Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Paint a Mural with Us" April 7-9!

Though our other events for "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Week are currently being rescheduled due to the Championship Game celebrations, we are still painting a mural this weekend in SAC courtyard! Join us April 7-9 from 12-3pm!

Latin American News Digest Internships Available!













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Internships Available




The Latin American News Digest invites students to apply for a limited number of internships.  Because the goal of the Digest is essentially a didactic one, to spread the word about news from Latin America, we feel strongly about providing the opportunity for students to participate in this process.  Student writers and researchers contribute to our weekly issues by writing aggregations of articles found in Latin American sources.  Ideally internships happen in tandem with an independent study led by a faculty member of the appropriate department, but this is not a requirement.  The result is an enriching experience for students who discover a variety of perspectives within the Latin American media.  Students are able to identify trends and anomalies in the region, giving them a much greater breadth of knowledge and understanding of the hemisphere.

Intern Responsibilities:

Interns must be able to write brief aggregations in English that synthesize multiple perspectives from newspapers written in Spanish, and sometimes in Portuguese or English. Typically interns write 1200-1800 words per week (4-6 section articles or 9-10 News in Brief items).  Interns generally work approximately five-six hours per week with most of that work falling on Wednesdays and Thursdays since submissions are typically due by noon Eastern Standard Time on Fridays.  This internship does not require onsite work.  Interns work remotely, but need to be readily available via email, cell and skype.

Intern Qualifications:

Interns must possess excellent writing skills in English and advanced reading skills in Spanish.  Ability to read Portuguese is a plus.  Familiarity with Latin American civilization and culture, as well as general current events is highly recommended.  The ability to meet deadlines is essential.

Application Process:

Interns should submit a letter of interest as an example of their writing skills to jdejong@hsc.edu (Dr. Jana DeJong). The letter should outline the intern's experience (coursework, travel, etc.) as it pertains to language skills and knowledge of Latin America. The name and contact info for two references must be included: one to address the intern's writing skills in English and the second to comment on his/her abilities to read Spanish, as well as general knowledge of Latin America.

Deadlines:

For summer internships (May 15-August 15), please submit your letter by May 1, 2016.  For fall internships (August 15-December 5), letters are due by August 1, 2016. 

 
If you have any questions, please contact wjohngreen@latinamericannewsdigest.com

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Monday, April 4, 2016

ALL THIS WEEK (April 4-9): "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Week!

UPDATE: Due to the game, today's "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" screening of "Ayotzinapa" will be rescheduled. #GoNova


ALL THIS WEEK: The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures is proud to present "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Week from April 4-9, 2016.



Join us TODAY for our first event of the series with a film screening of "Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime" by Xavier Robles. The screening will take place on April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:45pm in Driscoll Hall Auditorium (132). $5 Suggested donation for entry. 50% of the entrance fees through donations of the screening are for the students of Ayotzinapa.



The second event is a lecture titled “Building Bridges: Cultural Activities that Bring Communities Together” by Ana Flores, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center Mexican Cultural Center. The talk will take place on April 5, 2016 from 6:30-7:45pm in Falvey Library Room 205. Attendees will learn about Mexico and the Mexican community in the Greater Philadelphia area.







The third event will take place over the course of three days is titled: "Paint a Mural with Us: Mexican Social Movements" (April 7-9) where students will paint a mural about the struggle for social equality in Mexico from 
12-3pm each day in SAC courtyard!



We hope you will join us for these wonderful events!

REMINDER: April 2016 Foreign Film Series Screenings

BEGINNING THIS WEDNESDAY the April screenings of the Spring 2016 Foreign Film begin with the Italian film "Tutta la vita davanti" on April 6th and is followed by a screening of the Chilean film "No" on April 13th! Both screenings begin at 7pm and take place in Bartley 1010! We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 1, 2016

NEXT WEEK: "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Week April 4-9!

ALL NEXT WEEK: The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures is proud to present "Celebration of Mexican Mural Art, Film and Culture" Week from April 4-9, 2016.


 
Join us for our first event of the series with a film screening of "Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime" by Xavier Robles. The screening will take place on April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:45pm in Driscoll Hall Auditorium (132). $5 Suggested donation for entry. 50% of the entrance fees through donations of the screening are for the students of Ayotzinapa.


The second event is a lecture titled “Building Bridges: Cultural Activities that Bring Communities Together” by Ana Flores, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center Mexican Cultural Center. The talk will take place on April 5, 2016 from 6:30-7:45pm in Falvey Library Room 205. Attendees will learn about Mexico and the Mexican community in the Greater Philadelphia area.



The third event will take place over the course of three days is titled: "Paint a Mural with Us: Mexican Social Movements" (April 7-9) where students will paint a mural about the struggle for social equality in Mexico from 12-3pm each day in SAC courtyard!







We hope you will join us for these wonderful events!