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SPANISH AND HISPANIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT NEWS

Aquadro '15 Named Newman Civic Fellow

Courtney Aquadro '15 has been named as one of Campus Compact's 2015 Newman Civic Fellows, a prestigious national honor awarded to student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. At HWS, Aquadro has dedicated her time to working with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) as a Civic Leader, connecting student volunteers with loca...  More >>

 

Dezago '15 Awarded Fulbright to Ecuador

Jordyn Dezago '15 has been selected for the prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Ecuador, giving her a coveted once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow her passion for teaching while advancing her connection with Ecuadorian culture. Through the program, Dezago will work in higher education as an English teaching assistant at an institution where she will instruct and mentor student...  More >>

 

Using Theatre to Advance Feminism

May Summer Farnsworth, associate professor and chair of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, will address how early feminist dramatists in Argentina began a tradition of using theatre to promote women's rights, and the ways this paralleled social activism that would be used by later generations of feminist theatre practitioners during the next event in the Sentiments & Declarations lecture series...  More >>

 

Vasquez ’12 Forms Peace Corps Scholarship

Jade Vasquez '12 was recently featured in an article in Norwood News, a Bronx-area newspaper, for her work as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps, in rural El Salvador. Vasquez, who was one of four members of the Classes of 2012 to have been accepted to serve in the Peace Corps, has helped establish a scholarship program to help students in El Salvador go to high school or college....  More >>

 

Cuban Writer Yáñez Joins HWS TONIGHT

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics' Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting S...  More >>