October 2010 Archives

Spanish & Portuguese Research Group (SPRG)

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Friday, November 5, 2010
Eddy Hall 202
Light snacks/refreshments provided

Greetings colleagues!

Next Friday the 5th of November, 2010 the Spanish & Portuguese Research Group (SPRG) is launching its second forum of the year! Two of our department's graduate students (Naomi Wood and Katherine Ostrom) will be presenting their work on a variety of intriguing topics concerning contemporary Brazil. Following are their abstracts.

Francophone Studies, Latin Americanism and Identity Thinking

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Lecture by Jamie Hanneken
Friday, October 22, 2010 from 3-5pm in 315 Nicholson Hall


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Please plan to attend this week's ICGC brown bag seminar titled:


Presented by Eléusio Filipe, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Friday October 22, 2010 · 12:30 pm · 537 Heller Hall

Thursday, October 21 - Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday 9:00am-6:30pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Ski-U-Mah Room McNamara Alumni Center

Imagi-Nações: Re-imagining Culture in African Film

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A Talk by Fabiana Carelli, University of São Paulo

Friday, October 15, 2:00pm
202 Eddy Hall

Joseph Towle will be presenting a lecture titled "Reinventing Revolution: The Zapatista Quest for Autonomy"

Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Room 264, Quadrangle Building, Saint John's University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Latino and Latin American Studies Program and is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

Meeting of Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Association (HALLA)

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The next meeting of the Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Association (HALLA) will be on:

Monday, October 11
202 Eddy Hall


  • Angela George will present her recent research on first language (L1) use in the Spanish foreign language classroom.
  • Susana Perez will follow with a presentation of her recent research on the effect of segmental token frequency on final /d/ in North-Central Peninsular Spanish.

Spanish and Portuguese Study Abroad Panel

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Friday, November 5th
140 Nolte Center

**Interested in studying abroad?
**Want to hear more about study abroad experiences from students who have already studied abroad?
**Wondering about how study abroad classes can transfer to your Spanish Studies or Spanish/Portuguese major or minor?

Come hear from current U of M students who have recently studied abroad as they explain the application process, how to choose a program, what the experience was like, etc.

Please RSVP to spadvise@umn.edu

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