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Graduate Student Paola Uparella wins the 16th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Congratulations to our graduate student Paola Uparella whose essay "Guaman Poma y la güergüenza colonial"  has won the 16th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize, which is granted by the international, MLA-allied organization, Feministas Unidas.  This research forms part of Paola's pioneering dissertation Gaze, Power and Genitality: Colonial Bodies and the Visual Engendering of Gender

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Professor Tatiana Botero wins 2018 Indiana World Language Teacher of the Year

Author: Maurcia Marschke

On November 3rd in Indianapolis Professor Botero, received a 2nd teaching award: 2018 Indiana World Language Teacher of the Year at the university level which was awarded by IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teaching Association). Her first award was 2018 Indiana Spanish Teacher of the Year at the university level awarded by AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). …

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Professor Jauregui elected for the MLA Executive Committee (Colonial)

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Prof Carlos A. Jauregui, Associate Professor of Latin American Literatures and former DGS of the Department of Romance Languages has been elected to a five-year term on the Executive Committee of the forum LLC Colonial Latin American of the Modern Language Association of America, for the period 2019 -2024. As the  Executive Director of the MLA, Paula M. Krebs, indicated, this election "reflects the confidence of colleagues" in prof. Jauregui's field.…

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Students, Faculty, Iberian and Latin-American Program from UND recognized

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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