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Costales writes against domestic violence

Senior Instructor of Spanish and SHL advisor Amy Costales’ micro-cuento (microfiction or short-short story) has been accepted for the upcoming anthology Basta: 100+ Latinas Against Gender Violence by the University of Nevada, Reno, Latino Research Center. Basta! is a project that began in ...
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Valdez publishes essay on poetry of Ernesto Cardenal

Spanish MA student Elizabeth Valdez published “La ideología revolucionaria en los versos de Ernesto Cardenal” in the latest issue of Blogoteca de Babel, online journal of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In this article Valdez examines ...
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Spring Film Series. Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de estado

May 4th, 2016 5:00 p.m. Straub 156 Film Viewing: Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de estado Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a Crime of State is the story of the forced disappearance of 43 student teachers, which exposes the criminal complicity between the police and military authorities, and the ...
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UO Film Opening: A Bold Peace – Costa Rica’s Demilitarization

On April 27, 6-8:00 pm in Straub Hall 145, UO Sociology Professor Michael Dreiling will screen his revelatory documentary, A Bold Peace, on the impact of Costa Rica’s radical choice of national disarmament. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Comments and a Q&A will follow the ...
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Round Table Conversation and Public Presentation: David Scott (Columbia University)

Wednesday, April 27, “RL 623: Comparative Modernities”, co-taught by Cory Browning and Mayra Bottaro, will host Professor David Scott on our campus. His visit is part of the Annual RL 623 Speaker Series. We will have a Round Table Conversation with UO Faculty and graduate students from 3:30-5pm ...
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Brazilian author Salgado Maranhão and his translator Alexis Levitin

Monday, April 18th, RL, LAS and Translation Studies will host Brazilian Poet Salgado Maranhão and translator Alexis Levitin on our campus. We will have a Brown Bag @ 12pm at the Mills International Center and a public bilingual reading/discussion at 4:30pm at the Browsing Room in the Knight ...
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RL Major Whitaker awarded Fulbright in Spain

C. Paige Whitaker, major in Romance Languages and International Studies (2015) has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English near Madrid, Spain. Paige will be an assistant teacher of English from September of this year through June of 2017. She will also be interning at an NGO that works ...
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Spanish Major Delaney Swink learns about Mapuche culture in Chile

Last semester Spanish Major Delaney Swink lived in Chile, studying for the first half of this academic year at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. In Valparaiso she was able to get involved in the community, volunteering with an organization called Hogar de Cristo, distributing hot ...

Sheela Hadjivassiliou wins scholarship to spend a semester in Lyon, France

In August of 2015, I was selected as the Graduate Teaching Fellow that would spend a semester in Lyon, France. I was awarded the Beall Scholarship which enabled me to undertake this fantastic experience. I am grateful to the Romance Language department and to the faculty that supported my candidacy ...
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Epple publishes article on Microfiction in the US

Professor Emeritus of Spanish Juan Epple has just published the article “El microcuento en los Estados Unidos” (microfiction in the United States) in the journal Quimera 386, Barcelona, January 2016. This article describes the evolution of US microfiction from nineteenth century writers ...
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