Thursday, January 29, 2015

Congratulations Prof. Rudolph

Please join me in celebrating with Nicole the forthcoming publication of her book, it is already in Amazon!

At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort (Berghahn Monographs in French Studies) Hardcover – March 31, 2015
by Nicole C. Rudolph (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1782385875  ISBN-10: 1782385878

Nicole congratulations for a job well done!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Melvin And Marian Prottas Foreign Languages Writing Contest 2015

                      The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

                                                     announces the

                                           Melvin and Marian Prottas
                             Foreign Language Writing Award Competition

                                             French, Italian and Spanish

                     The Competition is open to all Adelphi University Students

Contest Deadline:  Friday, April 3, 2015

First Place Winner will receive $100
Second Place Winner will receive $50
Third Place Winner will receive $25

Send entries to:  The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Science 216C or you may email
Submissions may include essays, poetry or short stories.

Previous contest winners must wait two years before entering the contest again

Sigma Delata Pi 2015

Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society 2015
Prospective candidates for the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi are currently being selected.
1. Each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of “B” or “A” quality.
2. The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken. The candidate must have earned the grades in completed Spanish courses in order to qualify for membership)
3. The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.
4. Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.
                        5. Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,                                          national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.
Please note that “the equivalent thereof” referred to in #1 also refers to by-pass credit or courses by-passed when a student is admitted to your institution and placed in a course above the elementary language level. Six of the 18 semester credit hours in college-level Spanish MUST be above the intermediate language level, and three of these credit hours must be in a Hispanic literature, culture, civilization or Spanish for the professions course (considered a culture course).    Also for #1, a student can be currently enrolled in the Spanish course that fulfills the 18-credit hours needed, but he/she can NOT be simultaneously enrolled in two Spanish courses that when added to the sum equal 18 hours.
An undergraduate student can qualify for membership is during his/her senior year. 
If you have any candidates to recommend, please give their name to Raysa Amador by April 4.  In addition, please announce to your classes that if student believes that he/she is eligible he/she should give his/her name to Raysa Amador by April 3.  The induction ceremony will take place Friday, April  24 at 2:00 pm. RM. TBA. Thank you.

Prof. Simon-ALEGRE

Please join me in congratulating Prof. Ana Simón-Alegre in the following publication and conference participation:

1. Prisma Social. Revista de Investigación Social. ISSN:1989-3469. de masculinidad(es), nº 13 | Diciembre 2014 - Mayo 2015. Coordinación del Número: Dra. Ana I. Simón Alegre, Profesora en Adelphi University de Nueva York (Estados Unidos) & Antonio Rodríguez Rosado, Secretario de la Revista Prisma Social.

2.   Prof. Simon-Alegre also orginized a panel you organized at the Modern Language Association In Vancouver, January 2015 about Spanish writer Rosalía de Castro.

Prof. Villamil Acera

Please join me congratulating Prof. Rakhel Villamil-Acera in the publication of “Un recuerdo de odio: turismo e identidad en un entorno poscolonial”, a translation of the article “Souvenirs of Hatred: Identity and Tourism and the Postcolonial Destination” written by Associate Professor Marina T. Crouse from Diablo Valley Community College, CA., the project’s director is Associate Professor Alejandro Puga  (son of renowned Mexican writer Maria Luisa Puga) from DePauw University, IN. This translation is to be published by the UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. These collaborative efforts have offered Rahkel a significant opportunity for dealing with a new research topic that of identity and tourism.