The Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, won first place in the Food Competition with its paella at the 2011 World Cultures Fair on March 30. Dylan Kornegay is student president of Nu Zeta.
Professor Ben Fraser’s article “Toward Autonomy in Love and Work: Situating the Film ‘Yo, también’ within the Political Project of Disability Studies” has been published in the March 2011 issue of Hispania.
Professor Luci Moreira presented her paper “Thinking Brazil, Thinking Business Portuguese: Instructional Practices for Professional Contexts” during the Ciber Business Language Conference, March 23-26, 2011, in Charleston, SC and organized by the Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina.
The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are co-sponsoring their 7th annual S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Program. Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, is Founding Director of the program. Dr. Marianne Verlinden, CofC Chapter Adviser, and Professors Sara Medina and Zane Segle, Citadel Chapter Advisers, serve on the S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Board along with student chapter presidents Dylan Kornegay (CofC) and Anthony Garcia (The Citadel). Additional details on the program and nomination eligibility are found at www.scspanishteacheroftheyear.org.
Three School of Language,Cultures and World Affairs faculty members were awarded College of Charleston Research and Development Grants. Emily Beck of Hispanic Studies received funding for her project entitled, “Navigating Courtly Waters: Preparing Noble Daughters to be Future Leaders of Early Modern Iberia.” Lisa Samuel of International Studies received funding for her project entitled, “When Negotiating Trade Means Negotiating Difference: Small Developing States and (in)Justice at the Margins of International Trade Negotiations.” And John Walsh received funding for his project entitled, “From Toussaint to Cesaire: Narratives of the Haitian Revolution in the French Caribbean.” Congratulations!
Professor Luci Moreira has been re-appointed for another three-year term as Director of the summer Portuguese School at Middlebury College.