Spanish

Shannon Cannizzaro ’12 in Madrid

September 23, 2011

Students Soak Up Art and Culture of Spain through Rothkopf Scholars Program

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Each time Shannon Cannizzaro ’12 (Verona, N.J.) looks at her favorite painting, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, she notices something different. This spring, she had the chance to study the masterpiece depicting the bombing of the Basque city during the Spanish Civil War from only inches away. Cannizzaro spent two weeks studying the art and culture of [...]

Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci

June 7, 2011

Professor Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci Named Spanish Teacher of the Year

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Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci did not always want to be a teacher. “When I started college, I majored in economics and Spanish with the idea of becoming some sort of international financier,” says the associate professor of foreign languages and literatures. It was not until Geoffrion-Vinci served as a teaching assistant for a Spanish class that she [...]

Niederauer '08 photo

April 5, 2011

Big Dreams and Preparation Allow Lafayette Graduates to Succeed Right Out of the Gate

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A producer with The Today Show; a laser communications system developer for the Navy, a makeup artist with Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren; features manager for The Nate Berkus Show; advertising director for Macy’s, lobbyist on Capitol Hill with IBM. These are just a few examples of high-profile careers that young Lafayette alumni [...]

Professor Denise Galarza Sepúlveda

February 11, 2011

Professor Denise Galarza Sepúlveda Uncovers 17th Century Spanish Sermon Condemning Provocative Women’s Clothing

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Even in 17th-century Spain, there were fashion police. While working on her current book project on an 18th-century Peruvian “clandestine history,” Professor Denise Galarza Sepúlveda discovered a manuscript that decries the scandalous new clothing styles popularized in the 17th century. Before now, no scholar has analyzed or published on the sermon. Written by Franciscan priest [...]

Painted-hand

October 29, 2010

Students Use $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant to Run Summer Youth Program in Colombia

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Four students used a $10,000 Davis Foundation “Projects for Peace” grant this summer to spend five weeks in Bogotá, Colombia, and run a youth program for 80 school children ages 5 to 16. They worked with Fundación Ayuda por Colombia (FAC), a nonprofit organization that operates an afterschool program for these children during the school [...]

Garbriel Valentin '02

October 13, 2010

Gabriel Valentin ’02 Finds Success in Paris

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By Kate Helm Colgate’s slogan “bright smile, bright future” could well be used to describe the career of Gabriel Valentin ’02, senior brand manager at Colgate-Palmolive, based in Paris. In only six short years, he’s risen to the top of the international marketing ranks. Valentin, who has been with the company almost a year, is [...]

Osvaldo Cleger

August 13, 2010

Professor Osvaldo Cleger’s New Book Explores the Impact of Blogs on Literature

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While working on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Arizona several years ago, Professor Osvaldo Cleger stumbled upon what would become the topic of his book, Narrar en la era de las blogoficciones [The Art of Narrating in the Age of Blog-Fictions]. He kept a miscellaneous blog in which he chronicled his dissertation research. [...]

Honduras

May 19, 2010

Lafayette Students Featured in Two Segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol

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Students provide commentary in Spanish on their economic and environmental work in Honduras Students involved with Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) were interviewed for two segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol appearing 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. Civil engineering majors [...]

Renowned Novelist and Poet Julia Alvarez Will Meet with Students and Discuss Her Work March 31

February 19, 2010

Renowned Novelist and Poet Julia Alvarez Will Meet with Students and Discuss Her Work March 31

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The author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies will present the 2010 President’s McDonogh Lecture Julia Alvarez, an award-winning novelist and poet, will be on campus Wednesday, March 31, to meet with students and read and discuss her work. Her talk, “I, too, Sing America,” will be [...]

Lafayette College

November 9, 2009

Students Will Study Engineering and Spanish Culture in New Faculty-led Semester in Madrid

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James Ferri, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will host the program’s first trip in spring 2010 This spring, James Ferri, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will lead a new semester-abroad program in Spain. Twenty-five students, consisting mostly of second-semester engineering sophomores, will study at Saint Louis University’s Madrid campus. “Engineering students [...]