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Graduation

May 19, 2017

Finals Weekend 2017 will take place Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21. Finals Exercies for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 20 and the Lawn Ceremony will start promptly at 10 a.m. (tickets are required). Graduates can pick-up tickets for Final Exercises from the U.Va. Bookstore.

The department ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will be in the Culbreth Theatre (the Drama Building) at 12:30 p.m. (The ceremony will be in this location regardless of the weather.) Tickets are required to enter the theatre and the number of tickets each graduate will receive will be determined in early March, 2017. 

Additional Information about Finals Weekend, including parking, can be found at: http://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals

Albert Laguna, "Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America"

February 16, 2017

Please join us on Thursday, February 16 for Albert Laguna's talk on “Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America.”  Professor Laguna (American Studies, Yale) will speak at 3 pm in the English Department Faculty Lounge (Bryan Hall 299A).

Cosponsored by the Americas Center, Department of Media Studies, and Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Please click here to download the event flier.

Dissertation defenses: Nora Benedict and Stephanie Gates

February 10, 2017

Please join us for two dissertation defenses!

Nora Benedict, “The Fashioning of Jorge Luis Borges: Magazines, Books, and Print Culture in Argentina (1930-1951)” (Mount Vernon Room, Alderman library, February 10, 5 p.m).

Stephanie Gates, "¿Cómo queres que nos váyamos?: Geographic Space, Revolution, and Identity in Mid-Twentieth Century Mexico” (Multipurpose room, Southwest wing of the Rotunda, Feb. 14, 3 p.m.)

Congratulations, Nora and Stephanie!

Junot Díaz Public Lecture

February 2, 2017

Award-winning author Junot Díaz begins his three-week residency on Grounds. Here the author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao with professor Njelle Hamilton in a conversation about contemporary art and literature of the Caribbean and diasporic communities.

Alumna Tamara Wilkerson Honored in National List of Educators

February 2, 2017

Congratulations to Tamara Wilkerson! Ms. Wilkerson, who majored in Spanish as an undergraduate student and earned her MAT from the Curry School of Education, was recently named to Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30" list of top professionals in Education in the United States. Ms. Wilkerson, a former Spanish teacher at the Jack Jouett Middle School in Albermarle County, is the Executive Director of the African American Teaching Fellows, a non-profit organization that recruits top African-American students from 15 colleges and universities in the state of Virginia and trains them for careers in public education. ¡Felicidades, Tamara! Desde la facultad de SIP, una fuerte expresión de solidaridad y mucho ánimo.

 

 

University of Virginia Spanish Theater Presents: El gesticulador

February 3, 2016

Set in the heady times of post-revolutionary Mexico, El gesticulador (1938) invites us to reflect on the interplay between the kinds of things that are often understood in oppositional terms: history and myth, honesty and duplicity, truth and falsehood. Amid debates about "fake news" in our own political discourse, El gesticulador's critical take on the power of language to create, reflect, and, ultimately, subvert reality remains as current today as it was in the 1930s.

For the past 35 years, professor Fernando Operé has led graduate students and faculty in the University of Virginia Theater Group. Don't miss the latest installation!

Performance times: Friday, February 3rd, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m., and 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 5th, 2 P.M.

Tickets are available at the Arts Box Office in Culbreth Theater, Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., or by phone (434.924.3376).

Tickets are $ 5 for students and $15 for non-students. Art dollars not accepted.

¡Nos vemos en el teatro!