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(from L-R) Holguín, Quarles, Costales, León-Howarth, Darwin-López, and Zunterstein

RL Spanish for Heritage Learners program wins prestigious UO MLK award

(from L-R) Holguín, Quarles, Costales, León-Howarth, Darwin-López, and Zunterstein

This year the University of Oregon Equity Innovation Award will be awarded to the Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) program and its working and research group on January 21, 2015 at the annual MLK Award Ceremony at the University of Oregon. The SHL program has been honored with this prize for its “outstanding work in transforming, reorganizing and streamlining the experience of the growing numbers of Latino students who pursue studies of Spanish at the University of Oregon.”

The SHL program is an


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Silence ~ The Adventure of A Medieval Warrior Woman

Story told by Dolores Hydock.Music performed by PanHarmonium.

Thursday Jan. 15th at 7:00 PM in Lawrence Hall 177 on the UO campus

This event is free and open to the public.




A medieval tale of greed, lust, trickery, revenge, and … learning to sew. A feisty young woman is raised as a boy to protect her inheritance. She becomes the perfect knight and saves her king from a dangerous rebellion. Then a jealous woman turns her secret inside out…

Haunting tunes and exuberant melodies of the period — played on lute, viol, harp, hurdy-gurdy— add color and texture to


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García-Caro publishes book on postnational satire in Fuentes and Pynchon

Associate Professor of Spanish Pedro García-Caro has published a book titled After the Nation: Postnational Satire in the Works of Carlos Fuentes and Thomas Pynchon (Northwestern University Press).

From the Northwestern University Press website:

After the Nation proposes a series of groundbreaking new approaches to novels, essays, and short stories by Carlos Fuentes and Thomas Pynchon within the framework of a hemispheric American studies. García-Caro offers a pioneering comparativist approach to the contemporary American and Mexican literary canons and their underlying nationalist


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