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SPANISH AND HISPANIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT NEWS

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 >>

 

Vanity Fair Features Alums’ Company

Hand in Hand, a company founded by Bill Glaab '06 and Courtney Apple '08, was recently featured in Vanity Fair. The article notes the company is "leading the charge to change the world, one bar of soap at a time." For every bar of soap purchased from Hand in Hand, a bar of soap and a month's worth of clean water is donated to a child in a developing nation. "As of today, they have provided more t...  More >>

 

Farnsworth Edits Anthology, Publishes Chapter

Recently tenured Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, May Farnsworth, published two pieces of scholarship on women in Latin American theatre history. Escrito por mujeres II (Latin American Theatre Review Press), which Farnsworth co-edited with Brenda Werth from American University and Camilla Stevens from Rutgers University, is a collection of works by female playwrights in Latin America fr...  More >>

 

Traub’14, Bike Trek Featured

Wes Traub '14 was recently featured in the Finger Lakes Times for taking an approximately 80-mile bike trek around Seneca Lake prior to graduation. "I've done a lot of rides around the area, and two days ago I biked around Seneca Lake," Traub said. "I biked in Minnesota where I grew up, but this area is incredible for biking." The article also explains how the Minnesota native decided to attend c...  More >>