Jazmin Woods (Spanish 2015) received the Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award in 2015. The award was presented at the Magis Student Leadership Awards ceremony held at Loyola on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Jazmin received this honor due to her diligent work at the APEX Youth Center in Fall 2015 as part of her class with Dr. Eileen Doll, SPAN A311, Survey of Spanish Literature II: Technology and Literature.
Graduating senior Biology/Latin American Studies double major Annie McClure was awarded the distinction of being named the Outstanding Ignatian Senior Woman 2015. ¡Felicitaciones, Annie!
Fr. William Farge, S.J., was awarded a Bobet Fellowship (Summer 2015) for completion of his book "A Christian Samurai: The Trials of Baba Bunko."
Brianna R. Powell (Spanish 2011) is completing her Law degree at the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2015. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice, and Articles Editor for the Tennessee Law Review. ¡Felicitaciones, Brianna!
Michelle Asako Imai (Spanish minor, 1991), has been working as a Corporate Interpreter in Tokyo for various industries. She says she just loves what she does.
Dr. Eileen Doll's New Book Los inmigrantes en la escena española contemporánea: Buscando una nueva identidad española released in 2014.
Trevor Boffone, a Languages and Cultures alumnus from 2008, taught French and Spanish in New Orleans schools.
He received his Ph.D. in Chicano Contemporary Theatre at the University of Houston (TX) in December 2015. ¡Felicitaciones, Dr. Boffone!
Leopoldo Tablante, visiting assistant professor of languages and cultures, recently published an analysis of the commercial evolution of salsa music from its origins in the Latino barrios of New York City, its intensive commercialization and exploitation in the US and the Caribbean mainly by the independent group Fania throughout the 1970s, and its more recent incorporation to the catalogue of major global labels such as Sony Music.
Dr. Lisbeth Philip, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures, presented a paper entitled Las innovaciones léxico-semánticas en el uso de las malas palabras en Venezuela at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO). San Diego, CA. September 20, 2014.
Natalie Jones (Theatre Arts/Spanish 2014) received the Magis Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award in May 2014 for her work with Project Lazarus. ¡Felicitaciones, Natalia!