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Hester receives CAS program grant for Speaker Series on Europe and Mediterranean

Associate Professor of French and Italian Nathalie Hester, Director of European Studies, has received a CAS Program Grant to support a speaker series, “Revolution, Migration, and Human Rights in Europe and the Mediterranean,” which will take place in May 2016. The series bring to the UO campus 3 ...
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Third Annual Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (SSHL) at UO Feb 18-20

3rd National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The Third Annual Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (SSHL) will be held at the University of Oregon February 18th-20th, 2016. Professor Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Director of the UO’s Spanish as a Heritage Language Program, invites ...
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Mariko Plescia Makes a Short Film about Interning for the 2015 EDOC Film Festival

“What do we value more: our commitment to justice or our fear of the law?” NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden posed this question to a full house the opening night of the 2015 EDOC (“Encuentros del Otro Cine”) Film Festival in Quito, Ecuador. May 21st at roughly 7 p.m. in Quito, 3 a.m. in ...
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Arabic texts provide key to understanding early Spanish fiction

El Libro del Caballero Zifar Paris BN MS Espagnol 36 f32r. Source: Wikipedia Professor of Spanish David Wacks has published “Popular Andalusi Literature and Castilian Fiction: Ziyad Ibn ‘Amir Al-Kinani, 101 Nights, and Caballero Zifar” in Revista de Poética Medieval 29 (2015): ...
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Epple publishes second volume of microstories based on Don Quijote

Professor Emeritus of Spanish Juan Armando Epple, has published Microquijotes 2 (New York: The Northamerican Academy of the Spanish Language/Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Espanola, 2016). This anthology includes Spanish short-short fictions based on Don Quixote, with an introduction ...
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Costales presents bilingual children’s books at Canby Public Library

Through funding from the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Canby Public Library is one of four Oregon Libraries to present an extensive program exploring Latino experiences in the United States. On Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 pm, bilingual ...
Chilean poet Jesús Sepúlveda and Balinese poet Samar Gantang

Jesús Sepúlveda reads at International Festival in Bali, Indonesia

Chilean poet Jesús Sepúlveda and Balinese poet Samar Gantang Between November 26th and December 1st 2015, ten poets were invited to participate in the Tabanan International Poetry Festival in Bali, Indonesia. Poet and Senior Instructor of Spanish Composition, Creative Writing and Poetry, Jesús ...
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Wacks wins National Jewish Book Award

Professor of Spanish David Wacks has been selected to receive the National Jewish Book Award in the category of Sephardic Culture for his 2015 book publication, Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural Production Before and After 1492 (Indiana University Press). From the ...
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Herrmann Awarded NEH Fellowship for book project on Spanish Civil War

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her book project, Voices of the Vanquished: Spanish Women on the Left between Franco and Hitler. Voices of the Vanquished is a book about Spanish and Catalan women’s oral histories ...

Faculty Interview: Harinder Khalsa

What was your path to the University of Oregon? I was born in Ankara, Turkey. After the first year of college I moved to Istanbul where I continued to my studies in Italian Language and Literature. While I was in college I started taking classes at the Istituto italiano di cultura. Many European ...
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