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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dr. Cottini's Interview with Italian Business Magazine!


Dr. Luca Cottini talks about value of studying Italian with Italian Business Magazine! 

The article in Italian can be found here: 

For an English translation of the article, see the photos below!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for our students and their drive to expand their world with the knowledge of language and culture.
Happy Thanksgiving Break!
Enjoy this time with family and friends and we will see you next week!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Villanova Theatre's Marisol Closes This Weekend! See It While you Still Can!

Thank you to everyone who attended Villanova Theatre's inspiring Speakers Night with Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández following last night's performance of Marisol by José Rivera! If you have not done so already, there are still three more chances to see this beautiful production!







Marisol by José Rivera
Running November 8-20 
at Villanova Theatre
Tickets: $21-$25 with discounts for students, alumni, seniors, and 
industry members.
Tues-Sat performances at 8pm 
& Sundays at 2pm
Tix/Info: villanovatheatre.org / 610.519.7474

ABOUT MARISOL: Brooklyn is a war zone, coffee is extinct, the moon has disappeared, and angels are trading in their wings for machine guns. As a celestial battle against an old and senile God brews in heaven, the rebellion spills into New York City. Without the protection of her guardian angel, Marisol Perez begins a surreal journey through the chaos of a crumbling world to find her way home. Met by vagrants and vagabonds at every turn, she must salvage what hope remains amidst the rubble of the apocalypse. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, MARISOL is a harrowing and timely dark comedy fantasia that keeps you “laughing right through the misery”- Los Angeles Times.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Speaker's Night w/ Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández following Marisol performance TONIGHT!

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!



Check out Villanova Theatre's 
timely, hilarious, and beautifully heartbreaking production of 
Marisol by José Rivera!

Immediately following the performance, stick around for Speaker's Night 
with a talk back featuring our very own 
Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández! 




We hope to see you there!


 ABOUT MARISOL: Brooklyn is a war zone, coffee is extinct, the moon has disappeared, and angels are trading in their wings for machine guns. As a celestial battle against an old and senile God brews in heaven, the rebellion spills into New York City. Without the protection of her guardian angel, Marisol Perez begins a surreal journey through the chaos of a crumbling world to find her way home. Met by vagrants and vagabonds at every turn, she must salvage what hope remains amidst the rubble of the apocalypse. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, MARISOL is a harrowing and timely dark comedy fantasia that keeps you “laughing right through the misery”- Los Angeles Times. 






Marisol by José Rivera
Running November 8-20 
at Villanova Theatre
Tickets: $21-$25 with discounts for students, alumni, seniors, and 
industry members.
Tues-Sat performances at 8pm 
& Sundays at 2pm
Tix/Info: villanovatheatre.org / 610.519.7474

TODAY: "Acting African: Performance and Language in the Illegal Brazilian Slave Trade"

The Latin American Studies Program presents Dr. Yuko Miki (Fordham University, NY) presentation of "Acting African: Performance and Language in the Illegal Brazilian Slave Trade" TODAY from 5-6:30pm in Falvey Library’s Speakers Corner.

We hope you will join us for this final event of our
Hispanic Heritage Lecture Series!

Cadiz Study Abroad Info Session and Pizza Party TODAY!

Interested in studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain? Join us TODAY for our information session and pizza party at 7:30pm in Mendel G93!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Study Abroad Information Sessions and Pizza Parties TODAY!

We have two study abroad information sessions and pizza parties taking place today!

Interested in studying abroad in Lille and Paris, France? Join us for an info session TODAY from 6-7pm in Bartley 2046! 

Want to study abroad in Valparaíso, Chile? Join us TODAY for our info session/pizza party at 6:30pm in Mendel G93! 

Monday, November 14, 2016

THURSDAY (11/17): "Acting African: Performance and Language in the Illegal Brazilian Slave Trade"

The Latin American Studies Program presents Dr. Yuko Miki (Fordham University, NY) presentation of "Acting African: Performance and Language in the Illegal Brazilian Slave Trade" this Thursday, November 17th from 5-6:30pm in Falvey Library’s Speakers Corner. We hope you will join us for this final event of our Hispanic Heritage Lecture Series!

Study Abroad Info Sessions and Pizza Parties THIS WEEK!

Interested in studying abroad in Valparaíso, Chile or Cadiz, Spain? Join us for our information sessions and pizza parties
taking place this Wednesday, 11/16 (Valparaíso) and Thursday (Cadiz)!

See the posters below for more details!



Speaker's Night w/ Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández following Marisol performance 11/17!

THIS THURSDAY (11/17/16): 

Check out Villanova Theatre's 

timely, hilarious, and beautifully heartbreaking production of
Marisol by José Rivera! 


Immediately following the performance, stick around for

Speaker's Night with a talk back featuring our very own 
Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández! 

We hope to see you there!




Marisol by José Rivera
Running November 8-20
at Villanova Theatre
Tickets: $21-$25 with discounts for students, alumni, seniors, and
industry members.
Tues-Sat performances at 8pm
& Sundays at 2pm
Tix/Info: villanovatheatre.org / 610.519.7474

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mural Presentation Video "Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries."


Thank you to everyone who attended our presentation of the mural titled "Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries." To the left is a video from the event!
The mural was designed and painted by the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education (CCATE) in Norristown in collaboration with Villanova students and faculty. The mural is a reflection on Mexican social movements of the 20-21st centuries donated to Villanova by CCATE.

See the video below to watch how this beautiful mural came to be!

Study Abroad Information Sessions and Pizza Parties NEXT WEEK!

Interested in studying abroad in Valparaíso, Chile or Cadiz, Spain? Join us for our information sessions and pizza parties
taking place next week!

See the posters below for more details!



Italian Course Recommendations for Spring 2017!

Check out these wonderful courses our Italian Studies Program is offering in the Spring!

ITA 3412: Petrarch: A Man of Letters 
(Spring 2017 - in Italian)

ITA 2221: Italians: Voyagers, Explorers, Emigrants
(Spring 2017 - in Italian)



 RLL 3413 - A Century of Marvel: The Italian Baroque 
(taught in English / fulfills Fine Arts Requirement / ITA attribute for Majors)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

11/17/16: Villanova Theatre's Marisol Speaker's Night with Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández!

IN ONE WEEK (11/17/16): Check out Villanova Theatre's timely, hilarious, and beautifully heartbreaking production of Marisol by José Rivera! Immediately following the 8pm performance, stick around for Speaker's Night with a talk back featuring our very own Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández! We hope to see you there!

Marisol by José Rivera
Running November 8-20 at Villanova Theatre
Tickets: $21-$25 with discounts for students, alumni, seniors, and industry members.
Tues-Sat performances at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm
Tix/Info: villanovatheatre.org / 610.519.7474

Mural Presentations TODAY!


TODAY (11/10) check out our mural presentation: "Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries" from 6-8pm in SAC 300!

Monday, November 7, 2016

VOTE TOMORROW (11/8/2016)!


is TOMORROW, !

This is an important one. Get to the polls & have your voice heard! Every counts!

Also, Uber and Lyft will be offering free rides tomorrow on due to the SEPTA strike!
Use promo code "VOTEPA"

More info: http://6abc.com/traffic/uber-lyft-zipcar-offer-free-rides-on-election-day/1592582/

Mural Presentation: "Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries" THIS THURSDAY!

THIS THURSDAY (11/10/16): Join us for a presentation of a mural titled "Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries" on from 6:00 pm—8:00 pm in SAC 300!

The mural was designed and painted by the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education (CCATE) in Norristown in collaboration with Villanova students and faculty. The mural is a reflection on Mexican social movements of the 20-21st centuries donated to Villanova by CCATE

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mural Presentation (11/10): "Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries"


Join us for a presentation of a mural titled 

"Mexican Social Movements of the 20th—21st Centuries"
 on Thursday, November 10 
from 6:00 pm—8:00 pm 
in SAC 300! 

The mural was designed and painted by the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education (CCATE) in Norristown in collaboration with Villanova students and faculty. The mural is a reflection on Mexican social movements of the 20-21st centuries donated to Villanova by CCATE.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

TODAY: “(Im)material Girls: Paradiso 15, Commentaries, and Giovanni Villani”

Join us TODAY, November 2nd for the second event of our Italian lecture series: Italian Boccaccio & Beauty: Literature, Art, Cinema! Kristina Olson (George Mason University) will give a talk on “(Im)material Girls: Paradiso 15, Commentaries, and Giovanni Villani” at 5pm in the Idea Accelerator!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dia de Muertos Pictures!


Thank you everyone who celebrated Dia De Muertos with us today! We hope you enjoyed our traditional food and altar celebrating those who are gone but never forgotten!