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A glowing review of Professor Sarah Owens’ book Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire was published in The Post and CourierClick here for the online version.

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Hispanic Studies Launches Inaugural Advisory Board

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | December 8, 2017 | No Comment |

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Hispanic Studies Advisory Board was held at 3:00pm on December 7 in the President’s Board Room of Randolph Hall and began with an address by the College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell.  Board members will assist the Department of Hispanic Studies with funding objectives, recruitment and extra-curricular program development.

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Professor Joseph Weyers’ study “Quechua in the linguistic landscape of Cusco, Peru: Showcasing culture and boosting pride” has been accepted for publication in the fall 2018 issue of the  Southern Journal of Linguistics.

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Dr. Del Mastro Named Secretary-Treasurer of MIFLC

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | November 29, 2017 | No Comment |

Professor Mark P. Del Mastro of the Department of Hispanic Studies has been appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) effective January 1, 2018, which makes the College of Charleston the new legal seat of the organization.  Founded in 1951 and with an annual conference each October, MIFLC is is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of literary, linguistic, and pedagogical scholarship in foreign languages.  The College of Charleston hosted past MIFLC conferences in 2003 and 2015, and Dr. Del Mastro is past President of the same organization.

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On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Winthrop University, Professor Devon Hanahan gave a keynote address during the Joint Fall Conference of the AATSP of the Carolinas.

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On October 27, 2017, Professor Ricard Viñas-de-Puig presented his single-authored paper “Evidence for a typology of epistemic modality in Spanish and Catalan: Restructuring clitic climbing,” and the co-authored paper (in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Fafulas, University of Mississippi) “Leísmo in monolingual and bilingual varieties of Spanish in the Peruvian Amazon” at the 2017 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, held at Texas Tech University.

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Fall 2017 LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series

Posted by: smithcn1 | October 30, 2017 | No Comment |

The Fall 2017 LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series will be held on November 30th. Dr. William J. Parker III will be presenting the lecture in the Wells Fargo Auditorium beginning at 4:00pm.

William J. Parker III, PhD
EastWest Institute
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. William J Parker III is the Chief Operating Officer at the EastWest Institute, a global NGO committed to conflict prevention and resolution with offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow, Istanbul, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Dallas.

An award-winning author, Dr. Parker has published over thirty academic articles and co-authored the book Jihadist Strategic Communication. Additionally, his 2016 book, Guaranteeing America’s Security in the Twenty-First Century, is considered a practitioners’ guide to national security.

Dr. Parker is an accomplished speaker and frequent guest commentator in global media on issues of national security and the global economy. He has addressed the media in more than thirty nations, including such outlets as Fox News, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, Patriot Radio, Voice of America and other live radio and television shows. He appears in and consulted on the 2016 Discovery Channel documentary Sonic Sea, which was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Nature Documentary.

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Student George Gabriel in The College TODAY

Posted by: smithcn1 | October 26, 2017 | No Comment |

George Gabriel, a double major in German and French, has been featured in

The College TODAY!

Check out the article here! Student’s Passion for Languages Inspires Cultural Awareness

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Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival

Posted by: smithcn1 | October 23, 2017 | No Comment |

November 2-5, 2017 will be the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, An International Festival Celebrating Literature, Ideas and Creativity.

Check out the brochure here or the website for more information on the event.

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The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are proud to announce the three finalists of their 13th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2017:

Bethany Battig-Ramseur of Hilton Head Preparatory School
Julia Rowsam of Northwestern High School
Tracy Stroud of Carolina Forest High School

All three finalists will be recognized and the awardee announced during a ceremony on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Alumni Memorial Hall at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.  Each finalist will receive an award plaque courtesy of the College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, and each finalist and their guests will enjoy complimentary lodging the evening of November 16, 2017 and breakfast on November 17 courtesy of the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston.

Sigma Delta Pi’s 2017 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year will also receive a $500 cash award courtesy of D. Virgil Alfaro, III, M.D., The Citadel class of 1984.

All questions regarding the contest should be forwarded to Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Founding Director of Sigma Delta Pi’s South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award, College of Charleston: delmastromp@cofc.edu.


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