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Fall 2020 Course Offering: Creole Language and Culture III

Author: Staff

Creole Language and Culture III

Fall 2020

Karen Richman, Professor

This course celebrates the language of Kreyòl, and the cultures and histories of its speakers.  Students engage critical studies of colonialism, revolution, race, migration and neoliberalism, in tandem with the development written and oral communicative competence in the language. Music, art, food and film enhance the study of Kreyòl language and culture.  Those looking to develop or improve their language skills and/or to work, volunteer or conduct research in the Caribbean or the Caribbean diaspora are also invited to enroll. This course is the third segment of a four-course sequence through the Intermediate II level.…

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Congratulations to Tatiana Botero, Joyce Teaching Award Winner

Author: Staff

I'm delighted to tell you that our colleague, Teaching Professor Tatiana Botero, just recently promoted to the rank, is one of of this year’s recipients of the:
Tatiana Botero Jauregui

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C.

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Established in 2007 through a benefaction from the Class of 1937 to mark the 70th

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Mary K. Kriscovich Awarded the J. Robert Wegs Prize

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Mary K. Kriscovich was awarded The J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Area Studies Essay on Europe for her essay, Social Enterprise Institutions in France, supervised by professor Sonja Stojanovic. This prize is awarded to the best capstone essay submitted by seniors in the Nanovic Institute Minor in European Studies and Concentration in Transnational European Studies.…

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Ph.D student Paola Uparela is the recipient of the Shaheen Award in the Humanities

Author: Staff

Paola

Paola Uparela from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is the recipient of the Shaheen Award in the Humanities. Paola specializes in Transatlantic Early Modern literary and cultural studies centering on issues of gender, race, bio-politics, and visual culture; her dissertation was directed by Professor Carlos A. Jáuregui. She has published several articles, and her work has been recognized with the 2018 Victoria Urbano Essay Award, given by the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the 2019 Feministas Unidas Essay Prize, given by the MLA allied association. Paola has also won three teaching awards: the Graduate Student Union (GSU) Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Honorable Mention (2016); the GSU Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award (2017); and the Kaneb Center Outstanding Teaching Award (2018). Paola now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, a top 10 Public School in the U.S. News and World Reports

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Alessia Blad New Director of the Center of the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC)

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Alessia Blad Web

Romance Languages and Literatures is pleased to inform you that the Dean of Arts and Letters has appointed Alessia Blad, Teaching Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, to be Director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) for a three-year term effective July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023.

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Graduate School Honors Student Shaheen Award Winners and Faculty Burns Award Winner

Author: Graduate School

The Graduate School is pleased to announce its annual award winners for the 2020 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate Student Awards and the James A. Burn, C.S.C. Faculty Award.  The Shaheen Award recognizes the most outstanding graduate student in each of the divisions of the Graduate School.  The Burns Award recognizes a faculty member who is an outstanding faculty mentor and who exemplifies the value of positive mentor/mentee relationships.  The award winners will be formally recognized for their achievements at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony to be held at Notre Dame over Memorial Day weekend in May 2021. …

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Congratulations to our PhD student Valeria Mora Hernandez

Author: Staff

Valeria Mora Hernandez Web

Congratulations to our PhD student Valeria Mora Hernandez who has been named one of the Nanovic Institute's Graduate Fellows in European Studies for the coming academic year.  Valeria is finishing a dissertation on identity, violence and female representation in Early Modern Spanish Literature, under the direction of Professor Encarnación Juárez-Almendros.  Please join me in congratulating Valeria on this distinction and on her coming work with the Nanovic Institute.  …

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Class of 2020 Recognition

Author: Staff

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures congratulates the class of 2020 for their outstanding accomplishments. Although we wish we could celebrate with you in person, we celebrate the work you have done along the way. Below are the department award recipients for this year's graduating seniors. …

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Graduate reading course in Italian

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Roit 64050 Online Graduate Reading Course In Italian Summer 2020 Pdf

This summer Professor Katie Boyle will be teaching a recently redesigned Online Graduate Reading Course in Italian, intended as an intensive study of Italian grammar and syntax for graduate students working in the humanities or sciences who are interested in gaining reading proficiency in Italian. This course is designed with reading for research purposes as the central aim and focuses its written work on skills graduate students would need to conduct a portion of their research in the target language. All students who earn an A in this course will receive credit for passing the graduate reading exam (if applicable).…

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