Congratulations to the following students, majors and minors in the Department of Languages & Cultures, for their outstanding work:
The Richard A. Frank Memorial Award for Excellence in Modern Foreign Languages—Theresa M. Solenski
The graduating seniors in Latin American Studies and Spanish presented the results of their Capstone research on 25 April, 2017. The topics varied greatly, but all did their best--¡Felicitaciones!
“Re-appropriating Women’s Bodies: The Orquestas Femeninas in the Cali World of Salsa”
Jacqui Etheart-LAS (Dr. Nathan Henne)
“El proceso de relaciones públicas”
Jessica Molina-Spanish (Dr. Eileen Doll)
“Las Paredes: re-pensando las fronteras a través del arte”
Senior Theresa Solenski (English Writing/Spanish, with a minor in Biological Sciences, 2017) curated a featured photographic exhibit for the museum of the Meso-American Research Institute at Tulane University. The exhibit will be made public in Fall 2017.
¡Felicitaciones a los nuevos socios de Mu Kappa, capítulo de Sigma Delta Pi! On May 4 and 5, seven students were initiated into the national Spanish honor society (Loyola's Mu Kappa chapter) for excellence in the study of the Spanish language and cultures:
Danielle K. Belmont
David A. Dupart
Randolph M. Dupont
Angela Theresa Ray
¡Bienvenidos y enhorabuena!
Dr. Trevor Boffone (Spanish 2008) started the successful project and website, The 50 Playwrights Project. This innovative site provides access to Latin@ playwrights and their work. In March 2017 the project awarded 8 unproduced plays for their 2017 List of Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays. This is a major undertaking that helps both the dramatists and the general population connect with these one another. We are proud of you, Dr. Trevor!
Contestants and winners--Congratulations!
The first, second, and third place winners appear kneeling from left to right:
- Christina Murphy (1st place)
- Gabriel Gutiérrez (2nd place)
- Raymond Price (3rd place)
- Marley Duet (4th place)
- Hera Bogdanos (5th place)
- Jenna Guidry (6th place)
Natalie Jones (Theatre Arts/Spanish, 2014) was selected for an English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina through the Fulbright U.S. Student Award. For more information, see her story.
¡Enhorabuena, Natalie! ¡Sabemos que vas a ser espectacular!
Arianna Efstathiou (Latin American Studies, 2015) has been accepted into the Law School of the University of Maine to study Immigration Law. Arianna tells us this: "I have been working as an immigration paralegal for the last 1.5 years in New Orleans, and am hoping to practice immigration in the future. I speak Spanish all day long at my job, and have been very grateful for my experience with the LAS [section of Languages and Cultures] at Loyola, which prepared me for this job and for my future practice."
This landmark anthology brings together more than sixty myths, poems, memoirs, manifestos, and works of fiction translated from Spanish to English, some for the first time. It is an ambitious introduction to Spanish American thought and culture, featuring historiographies by mestizo intellectuals of the Colonial periods; thought-pieces by eighteenth-century Jesuits; personal accounts by indigenous authors, women in struggle, and labor activists; and excerpts from Reinaldo Arenas, the exiled gay Cuban poet, playwright, and novelist.