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Author: Maurcia Marschke

 

On November 3rd in Indianapolis, at the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese several students, faculty and the Iberian and Latin-American Program from the University of Notre Dame were recognized. 

Majors Allison Hidalgo, Lawrence "Trey" Murphy, Brian Raab, and Megan Wilson were recipients of the 2018 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award. This prestigious state award is given to selected students for their outstanding academic record, exceptional interest for the Iberoamerican culture, exemplary community service, remarkable overseas experience and astonishing passion for the Spanish language/culture/literature.

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Scholars of Spanish and Italian culture and literature join Arts and Letters faculty

Author: Carrie Gates

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has added expertise in modern Spanish and Italian culture and literature this year with two new faculty hires — Pedro Aguilera-Mellado and Charles Leavitt IV. Aguilera-Mellado, who comes to Notre Dame from the University of Michigan, focuses on modern and contemporary Spain. Leavitt, who received a Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 2010, returns to the University after teaching Italian studies at the University of Reading.

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“Romance Rocks”

Author: Maurcia Marschke

The Kindness Rocks Project - “Romance Rocks”, is for our students to spread inspiration, kindness, and encouragement across campus and community through the diverse languages and cultures we teach.

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Our rock garden will be on display November 4-16 outside of DeBartolo.#NDROMANCEROCKS

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La ciudad vencida y El Caracazo, an interview with Yeniter Poleo

Author: Maurcia Marschke

La ciudad vencida y El Caracazo, an interview with Yeniter Poleo

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On November 1st of 2018, students of the undergraduate course “Violence and Unrest in the Latin American Lettered City” interviewed Yeniter Poleo via videoconference. Poleo, author of the novel La ciudad vencida

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‘Listening to Puerto Rico’: ND professors document stories from Hurricane Maria

Author: Maurcia Marschke

‘Listening to Puerto Rico’: ND professors document stories from Hurricane Maria

 | Thursday, November 1, 2018

A few months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Sept. 2017, Marisel Moreno received an email.

The email was addressed to her and Thomas F. Anderson, both professors of romance languages and literature. It invited them to speak about the impact Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Ricans in a series of informational videos. …

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Congratulations to Paola Uparella

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Congratulations to Paola Uparella, whose essay "The Guamanpunian Gaze and Colonial Shame (Guaman Poma's sketches of genitalia)" has won the 2018 Victoria Urbano Graduate Student Essay Award. The award is administered by the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades, a distinguished international organization dedicated to the study of gender and sexuality in the Hispanic world.…

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