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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

From all of us in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends! We'll see you on Monday to finish this semester strong!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Last Screening of the Spanish Cinema Festival on Monday, November 20th!


The Spanish Cinema Festival concludes on November 20th! We hope you will join us for the final screening of this wonderful festival from 8:00pm-9:45pm in SAC 300!




Monday, November 13, 2017

Spanish Events This Week! (11/15 and 11/16!)





The next screening of our Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema festival takes place Wednesday (11/15) at 7pm!





Interested in studying abroad in Chile? Join us for an information session and pizza party this Wednesday (11/15) at 7pm in Mendel Hall G93!





Cadiz Information Session and Pizza Party THIS THURSDAY (11/16) at 7pm in Mendel Hall G93!

"Italy and the Design of Modern Thought" TONIGHT!

Get ready for the second lecture of the series on Italian Design TONIGHT (Nov. 13) from 4:30-5:30pm! Dr. Giovanni Maddalena (Università del Molise, Ècole Normale Supérieure Paris) will give a presentation titled "Italy and the Design of Modern Thought." You can attend the lecture in Driscoll Auditorium or watch it via live streaming at
https://vums-web.villanova.edu/Mediasite/Play/bd88062880a14eedae9e788dfc39cbbc1d

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions" Lecture Video is Here!

Did you miss the last Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty lecture? We gave you the link to our pre-lecture podcast (https://soundcloud.com/villanova-rmll/designing-an-italian-style-at-universal-expositions-cristina-della-coletta) but now the video is officially here too! Click play on the video to the left for the full lecture by Dr. Cristina Della Coletta titled "Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions." 

Also, don't miss the next lecture of the series on November 13, 2017 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Driscoll Auditorium. Giovanni Maddalena (Università del Molise, Ècole Normale Supérieure Paris) will give a presentation titled "Italy and the Design of Modern Thought." The lecture will focus on the Italian reception of American Pragmatism, on Italy's contribution to contemporary philosophy, and on the relationship between philosophy and design. We hope to see you there! 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Check out our Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty Podcast!

Did you miss the last Italy and Modern Design lecture? No worries! Check out our podcast about the lecture by Dr. Cristina Della Coletta titled "Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions" through the link below! The video of the lecture will be available soon!
Also, don't miss the next lecture of the series on November 13, 2017 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Driscoll Auditorium. Giovanni Maddalena (Università del Molise, Ècole Normale Supérieure Paris) will give a presentation titled "Italy and the Design of Modern Thought." We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Join us THIS THURSDAY (11/2) for our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) display and celebration on the ground floor of St. Augustine Center (SAC)! The festivities will take place from 10:00am—11:30am and will feature an altar, traditional food and hot beverages to remember our loved ones. 
We hope to see you there!

Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival Continue TOMORROW (11/1)!

The next screening of our Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival takes place tomorrow (11/1) at 7pm! See our poster for more info!


Next Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture: November 13th!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the launch of the 2017-2018 Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture Series! 

The second lecture of the series will take place on November 13th from 4:30-5:30pm in Driscoll Auditorium. Giovanni Maddalena (Università del Molise, Ècole Normale Supérieure Paris) will give a presentation titled "Italy and the Design of Modern Thought." We hope you will join us for this wonderful talk in a couple weeks!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Join us for our annual Dia de los Muertos celebration next week!


Join us next week for our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) display and celebration on the ground floor of St. Augustine Center (SAC)! The festivities will take place on Thursday, November 2nd from 10:00am—11:30am and will feature an altar, traditional food and hot beverages to remember our loved ones. 
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture Series Kicks Off Today!

Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture Series kicks off today (October 24th)! Join us in Falvey Library's Idea Accelerator from 4-5 pm for the first event of the lecture series: a presentation by Dr. Cristina Della Coletta (University of California San Diego) titled "Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions." The talk will cover Italy and World's Fairs.  We hope to see you there! 


Unable to attend the event in person?
The lecture will be live streamed beginning at 4 pm (you can watch it at the link below) and will be recorded and posted to our website and social media pages after the event! Stay tuned!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture Series Begins 10/24!


Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture Series kicks off this week! Join us Tuesday, October 24 from 4-5pm in the Idea Accelerator for the first event of the lecture series with a presentation by Dr. Cristina Della Coletta (University of California San Diego) titled "Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions." The talk will cover Italy and World's Fairs.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 20, 2017

McNulty says: "Come to the Majors Fair Today!"

McNulty, mascot of Romance Languages and Literatures, thinks you should join us at the Majors Fair today from 1-4pm in Connelly's Villanova Room! 
We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Two Spanish Events Today (10/19)!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us TONIGHT for an event titled, “The Crisis in Puerto Rico: A Faculty Panel” from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner. The panel will be moderated by our very own Adriano Duque. See the event page below for more information. We hope to see you there!

Additional information: 

 https://go.activecalendar.com/Villanova/event/the-crisis-in-puerto-rico-a-faculty-panel-in-honor-of-hispanic-heritage-month/



Interested in studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain?
 Join us TONIGHT at 7pm in Mendel G93 for information and PIZZA!



Vic Rallo Event Pictures!


What a night last night at the Falvey Library Idea Accelerator! Italy and the food industry on the road 
with Vic Rallo!






Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Italian Courses for Spring 2018!

Interested in taking Italian courses next semester? 

Check out the posters to the left for more information on two of our new Italian courses coming Spring 2018!



Monday, October 16, 2017

Walk for Victims of Natural Disasters in the Americas Pictures

On September 29th Spanish students walked for the Victims of Natural Disasters 
in the Americas. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

“The Crisis in Puerto Rico: A Faculty Panel” this Thursday!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us for an event titled, “The Crisis in Puerto Rico: A Faculty Panel” on Thursday, October 19th from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner. The panel will be moderated by our very own Adriano Duque. See the event page below for more information. We hope to see you there!






Meet Vic Rallo THIS WEDNESDAY!

Meet Villanova alum, entrepreneur & restaurateur Vic Rallo at this fun and informative event! See our poster for more information! 

https://villanova.joinhandshake.com/eve…/93369/share_preview

Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival Continues This Wednesday!


The Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival continues with a screening of El Libertador (The Liberator) on Wednesday, October 18th from 7-9pm in SAC 300! Hope you will join us!

Cadiz, Spain Study Abroad Info Session and Pizza Party THIS THURSDAY!

Interested in studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain? Join us this Thursday 10/19 at 7pm in Mendel G93 for pizza and information!




Join us at the "Majors Faire" on October 20th!

Interested in majoring or minoring in Spanish, Italian or French & Francophone Studies? Join us at the Majors Fair on Friday, October 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in Connelly's Villanova Room! Our theme this year is "A Majors Faire,” based on the concept of a Renaissance Fair! Hope to see you there!



More info: 

Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty Lecture Series Kicks Off Next Week!

Join us next week for the kick off of the Italian lecture series: Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty! See our poster for all of the upcoming events in the series, beginning Tuesday, October 24th!




For further insight into the upcoming Italian Studies lecture series check out the video below! We hope you will join us at the launch of this wonderful series next Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cadiz Study Abroad Info Session and Pizza Party!

Interested in studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain? Join us on October 19th at 7pm in Mendel G93 for pizza and information!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival Continues Tomorrow, October 4th!

Buttefly 1999 dvd.jpgThe Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival continues tomorrow, October 4th with a screening of La lengua de las mariposas (Butterflies Tongue) 7:00pm – 9:00pm in SAC 300.  

The 1999 Spanish film is directed by José Luis Cuerda and centers on Moncho (Manuel Lozano) and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernán Gómez), who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centers on Moncho's ordinary coming-of-age experiences, tensions related to the looming Spanish Civil War periodically interrupt Moncho's personal growth and daily life.

The film is adapted from three short stories from the book Que me quieres, amor? by Galician author Manuel Rivas. The short stories are "A lingua das bolboretas", "Un saxo na néboa", and "Carmiña". The film received critical acclaim. It was nominated for the 2000 Goya Award for Best Picture, and it won the Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

We hope to see you at the screening tomorrow!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

WALK FOR THE VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE AMERICAS

The Spanish classes invite all Villanova University students to join us in demonstrating our solidarity with victims of recent natural disasters in the Americas.

FRIDAY, Sept. 29 at 3 pm

Gathering at SAC Entrance.

We hope to see you there!



Friday, September 22, 2017

Pizza and Info Session About Studying Abroad in Lille, France!


Join us for pizza and information about studying abroad in Lille, France!

Former participants will share their experiences with you on Wednesday, September 27th from 6-7pm!

We hope to see you there!

Spanish Film Festival Continues on 10/4!


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2nd screening of the Spanish Film Festival! 

Screenings continue 10/4! 

Hope to see you there!

"Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty" Lecture Series Intro Video!

Check out the video to the left for insight into the upcoming Italian Studies lecture series "Italy and the Design of Modern Beauty." 

We hope you will join us at the launch of this wonderful series on October 24, 2017!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Italian Tutoring for Fall 2017!

In need of tutoring in Italian this semester? Dr. Inna Rayevsky will be available for Italian tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays (except on University holidays) from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Each hour will have four 15-minute slots.  Students can meet Dr. Rayevsky in her office (SAC 337). You can sign up for tutoring sessions here:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty Coming in October!


Another year, another wonderful Italian lecture series! Next month, join us for the kick off of Italy & the Design of Modern Beauty! See poster for info!

Fall 2017 Spanish Film Festival Continues September 20th!

Thank you again to everyone who joined us yesterday for the kick off of our Fall 2017 Spanish Film Festival! Screenings continue September 20th! Hope you will join us!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Spanish Cinema Festival

Welcome back wildcats! Join us for our Fall 2017 Spanish Film Festival beginning September 6th! 

See poster for more info!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Julia!

Dr. Mercedes Juliá has been invited to give the Closing Address at the Summer Course organized by the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía,, "Juan Ramón Jiménez y América: Viajes y exilios."  The title of Dr. Juliá's talk will be: "Juan Ramón y su destino errante." July 24-26, 2017.



Monday, June 5, 2017

Nova Students Studying Abroad in Chile!

Villanova students enjoying their stay in Santiago, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile! #NovaAbroad


Monday, May 15, 2017

Jesús y sus amigos Play Pictures

The Spanish beginners 2 (1112) class and Prof. Herbias Ruiz presented a play titled "Jesús y sus amigos" (Jesus and his friends) for the Easter celebration.