Monday, July 28, 2014

Le Cercle Francais at Adelphi 1943-1946: who we are in and who we were in the French Program at Adelphi:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer news

Italian Program:

Dr. Jonathan Hiller  presented  at the conference entitled "Tuscan Territories: Rural-Urban Dynamics" held at the Monash University Prato Centre in Prato, Italy on June 19-20.  He presented a paper on three operatic depictions of the city of Florence entitled "Firenze, da lontano ci parve il paradiso: Tuscany and National
Mythmaking in Donizetti, Leoncavallo and Puccini".


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer news from the Department:

French Program

Dr. Nicole Rudolph  delivered the paper “The Rise of the Jardin d’hiver: The Effect of the Grenelle de l’environnement on French Ideas of Home,”  at the Annual Meeting of the Society for French Studies, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 30-July 2, 2014. The Society for French Studies is the oldest and largest association in the UK and Ireland, actively representing the interests of scholars and students of French in Higher Education and sustaining a disciplinary community at a time of rapid change.

Spanish Program 

Dr. Raysa E. Amador  have been selected to serve as a reviewer for the IFLE Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 National Resource Centers Title VI Program Competition Peer Review of the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC, from August 4th to August 8th. The program provides grants to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language. Grants support: instruction in fields needed to provide full understanding of areas, regions or countries; research and training in international studies; work in the language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and instruction and research on issues in world affairs.

Dr. Rakhel Villamil-Acera will represent AdelphiI at the annual UN DPI/NGO Conference, which will take place this year at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on August 27-29, 2014. The 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference is titled '2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,' is being organized by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and will focus on the theme of 'The role of civil society in the post 2015 development agenda'. The event seeks to provide an opportunity for civil society networks and activists to mobilize messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead up to the start of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. The outcome of the conference will be a declaration that will be shared with the UN system, the UN Member States, the global civil society and other stakeholders.