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SPAN 399 Short Films

Students create short films in summer Spanish ‘Screenplay Studies’ course

Students in professor Monica Fainzaig-Zylberberg’s summer SPAN 399 produced three amazing short films.  This is quite an impressive feat considering the condensed schedule of this 4 week long summer course.

A note from professor Fainzaig-Zylberberg: The challenge to the students of Screenplay Studies (SPAN 399), during one month’s course, was enormous. Working in groups, and without any previous experience, they made three short movies entirely on their own, developing, editing and refining the ideas, filming, even acting all the roles.  The class did an impressive job!  A film


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Enjuto receives award

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel Receives Excellence Award

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Romance Languages department, has been awarded Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies this year.

Enjuto Rangel consistently supports not only her advisees, but all Romance Languages and Comparative Literature students by putting important scholarship, grant, and internship opportunties within reach. Additionally, Enjuto Rangel has provided unique mentorship opportunities by bringing academic and artistic events to campus that keep graduate students up-to-date on scholarly advances and to meet influential


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Moberg awarded fellowship for her work on Chicano theater

Erin Moberg, PhD Candidate in the Department of Romance Languages, has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship for Winter 2015.  This Fellowship affords her a term without teaching duties, so that she can focus on dissertation research and writing.

Erin’s research centers on Chicano theater and performance in the U.S.  Her dissertation examines representations of gender and sexuality, both within works by Chicana/o dramatists and in critical and popular reception to those works.  Her literary corpus includes plays by Estela Portillo-Trambley, Luis Valdéz,


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