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!
Savannah Logan (Computational Math and Modern Languages and Cultures/Spanish-14) awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to teach English and pursue an independent project in Spain
Dr. Lisbeth Philip, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures, presented a paper at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference
'The Meaning of Particle / Prefix Constructions in German' by Robert Dewell is really two books in one: a valuable reference resource, and a groundbreaking case study that represents a new approach to constructional semantics
'Time Commences in Xibalbá' by Luis de Lión, translated by Nathan C. Henne, tells the story of a violent village crisis in Guatemala sparked by the return of a prodigal son, Pascual. Dr. Henne translated, edited and wrote a critical introduction to the novel.
Dr. Leopoldo Tablante presented at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. about Mambo and fashion trends in the USA in the 1950s.
French major, Faelynn Carroll, has been awarded the prestigious Gilman scholarship for study abroad in Senegal this summer.
Michaela Kametani-Rider, 2012 graduate with a major in Spanish and Philosophy, awarded a 2012 Sigma Delta Pi Undergraduate Study Abroad Award.