Thursday, December 21, 2017

Island Trees School District, Nassau County, has an immediate probationary opening in high school Spanish.    If you are aware of any students from Adelphi who may be interested, please have them send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Murphy's attention. 

Charles Murphy, Superintendent of Schools Island Trees School District

Spanish Position leave replacement

The East Islip School District is looking for a certified Spanish teacher as a leave replacement with the possibility of  a long term position starting immediately.
Please contact Mr. Israel Malin at 631-22-2115. 

French Program/ Dr. Priya Wadhera

Just to inform you about Priya's  article  that was published today in the peer-reviewed journal Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. You will find the abstract in the link below:

Her article, "Manger chez Perec: Food on the Threshold between Metaphor and Matter in W ou le souvenir d'enfance,” concerns the lack of food and memories in this important book by Perec, published in 1975.  This article informs a chapter in my second book project, tentatively called The Anti-Madeleine: the Denial of Taste in Post-War French Literature.  My book focuses on the myriad ways in which Proust’s famous madeleine episode has been re-written in the century since the first volume of his masterwork was published, focusing on the post-war period in particular. The paper she will give in the spring originates in this project as well.

Happy Holidays, ⛄❄

Friday, December 15, 2017

French program/ TAPIF alumni opportunities

The renowned Institute of French Studies (IFS) at New York University would like to encourage qualified former Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) participants to study in our Master of Arts in French Studies program. To help defray tuition costs, IFS reserves some of our most generous fellowships to top former TAPIF alumni. These fellowships cover between 75% and 100% of tuition costs (currently approximately $37,500 to $50,000). Top former TAPIF alumni will also receive $3,000 summer scholarship during our program’s summer session in Paris.

Applicants must submit all of the required application materials to NYU. NYU will process and consider the application for admission in its normal manner. Application fees will be waived for all former TAPIF participants. The application deadline for the French Studies MA is February 7.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SPA 231 Spanish Cross Cultural/ Dr. Amador

SPA 231 Spanish Cross Cultural had wonderful fiesta to celebrate the upcoming holidays, last Monday, December 11. The students enjoyed food from around the world!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Japanese program/ Dr. Sperbeck

JPN Level II students"

Students tried the art of "shodo", a Japanese calligraphy. The art of "shodo was originated in China and introduced to Japan around the 6th century. Each student picked his/her favorite kanji characters such as 川 meaning 'river' and wrote them on a piece of special paper called 'hanshi' with an ink-dipped brush. They seemed to have enjoyed this cultural activity.

Monday, December 11, 2017

French Program-Dr. Wadhera

I am happy to announce that Priya has had an article accepted to the next issue of the Cahiers George Perec. Esptablished shortly after Pere's death in the 80s, this series of peer-reviewed French-language journals gathers scholarship from the world's foremost experts on his oeuvre. The next issue  is dedicated to Perec, his great influence abroad, and contemporary art. Her contribution will draw attention to her recent book that is the first to draw parallels between Perec and Andy Warhol and address further connections between the two that have recently come to light. This is a great opportunity to make her work know to an international audience of distinguished Perec specialists.

Spanish Program-Dr. Ana Simón-Alegre

Good news from Dr. Simón-Alegre!: Her paper "Peninsular Travelers exploring the Americas: Discovering New Landscapes and Connecting politically with other women in the second part of the XIX century" (Viajeras peninsulares explorado las Américas: descubriendo nuevos paisajes y conectando políticamente con otras mujeres en al segunda parte del siglo XIX) has been accepted to the 56th International Congress of Americanists (ICA), in Salamanca (Spain) from the 15th to the 20th of July of 2018 in the session Hints of Overseas: The Construction of Alterities and American Spaces through the Travel Experience (15th-19th centuries) (Atisbos de ultramar: la construcción de alteridades y espacios americanos a través de la experiencia de viaje (Siglos XV-XIX) hosted by professor Alejandra Dubcovsky (University of California, Riverside).

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Italian Program/ Dr. Hillers' classes

Here are some photos from Friday, from the Michelangelo's exhibit at the  Met Museum  and then from Grom Gelateria in Manhattan.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Spain Today class, Dr. Simón Alegre

I am sharing with you the photos of Dr. Simón-Alegre's  Spain Today class trip to Repertorio Español "El Quijote" on Saturday, December 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Please join me in congratulating Priya for the acceptance of her paper, “Absence as Silent Protest:  Georges Perec’s Answer to the Holocaust” to the next  annual 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium to take place at Brown University in Providence, RI this spring.  This year’s theme is “Sous les Pavés” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the student uprisings of May 1968.

Félicitations!/ Congratulations!

Monday, November 27, 2017

SpanishTeacher Leave Replacement

WESTBURY UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT WESTBURY, NEW YORK PERSONNEL BULLETIN Anticipated Vacancy Westbury High School Spanish Teacher Leave Replacement

Requirements: NYS LOTE Certified Salary: per WTA Contract Effective: December 2017 – June 2018

Please apply to by December 4, 2017 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Westbury School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

PLEASE POST IMMEDIATELY Remove after 12/4/17

Monday, November 20, 2017

Japanese/ Dr. Mieko Sperbeck

 Prof. Mieko Sperbeck from the Japanese program presented her paper 'Phonological Advantages of Heritage Learners of Japanese' at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference on November 18th in Nashville.

presented a paper called 'Phonological Advantages of Heritage Learners of Japanese' at the

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Department of Languages
Spanish Review Workshop Levels 1-4
Friday, December 1, 2017
student studying: Diverse People Studying Students Campus Concept
1:00-2:10 p.m.

SPA 1 (111) ALH 120 - Prof. Aponte-Olivieri
SPA 3 (121) ALH 102 - Dr. Simon-Alegre
2:15-3:30 p.m.
SPA 2 (112) ALH 120 - Prof. Aponte-Olivieri
SPA 4 (122) ALH 102 - Dr. Simon-Alegre

Friday, November 10, 2017

    My name is Arianna Thomas, I’m a junior at Adelphi university, and I am currently studying Spanish, French, and in the STEP program, with a goal to become a Spanish teacher. This summer I had the great privilege of participating in a study abroad program in France. While abroad I attended the Institute for American Universities, and took a class that explored the works of various French writers and artists. My place of residence was in a breath-taking, elegant but quaint city of Aix-en-Provence, in southern France. This was my first adventure in Europe, therefore, I was extremely eager to immerse myself into the culture, as well as, practice my French. During my time abroad, I did have some moments of culture shock and the feeling as if I didn’t belong. However, to remedy these emotions and my wavering periods of feeling homesick, I found solace in the charming brasseries, or majestic natural of southern France such as the Gorges du Verdon, the endless miles of lavender fields whose beauty lingers in your mind or the soothing waters of the French Riviera.

   On a whole, my study experience was definitely a worthwhile, and I highly encourage my fellow Adelphi colleagues to take a journey into the unknown to explore the culture of another country while, partake in self-exploration of the mind and soul.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dr. Nicole Rudolph, French Program

Just to share with you more good news, Dr. Rudolph will be in the city giving a lecture to Professor Rosemary O'Neill's class at the Parsons School of Design at the New School; her course is entitled "Paris-New York: Intersections of Art and Design", and Dr. Rudolph will be presenting French-American comparisons in domestic architecture during the postwar period.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Celebrating Diversity/ Film Festival 2017

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 2017 at 3:00 pm.
La Yuma (La Yuma) by Florence Jaugey/ 2011/Nicaragua/ 91 min.
Presented by: Dr. Pepa Anastasio (Hofstra University).
Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities that seem available to her (and ignoring the advice of her gang-member friends), she finds solace and hope in her training and falls in love with a middle-class journalism student. With an extraordinary performance by Alma Blanco as Yuma, the strength, astuteness and determination of the main character reflect the feelings of a population that faces adversity and inequality. Jaugey’s film allows us the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of life in this Central American country where gender and class inequality are an everyday challenge.


French Program/ Daniella Vollaric in Paris

"I've been in France for a little over a month now, so I just wanted to check in and say hello. It's still difficult to be here so far away from my home and family, but I'm sure now that I absolutely made the right choice in coming here. In just this short time, I've already been lucky enough to make some friends, travel a little, and learn a lot. It's incredible to think about how far I've come and how much has happened in such a short time here, so I can't wait to see what will happen in the next 6 months. I'm also in luck that Sean has decided to spend another year in France, so we plan to meet up in Paris some time soon. A little Adelphi reunion!

I also really want to thank you all again. Without your letters of recommendation, emotional support, and words of encouragement, I wouldn't be here. And that would have been a terrible mistake. So thank you for convincing me that I could handle this when I was so unsure about my decision. It really means a lot to me, and I'll always be appreciative of your help. I hope all is well with all of you and the department, and I very much look forward to coming to visit when I return home."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Prof. He Chinese Program Cultural trip!

I am sharing with you the photos of the Chinese Program Culture trip to Flushing downtown on Friday, Oct 20: an ethnic Chinese dinner plus interview/talk with local people, all students enjoyed i!

Thanks Prof. He for facilitating this experience to our students!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7 Cuban men in a work of orange, blue and ted. One man holding roses.
Raúl Martínez, Rosas y Estrellas (Roses and Stars), 1972 (Patricia & Howard Farber Collection, New York ©Archive Raúl Martínez)
Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 looks at how Cuba’s revolutionary epoch shaped 65 years of Cuban art. The exhibition brings together more than 100 important works of painting, graphic design, photography, video, installation, and performance created by more than 50 Cuban artists and designers.
Anchored by key moments of the 20th- and 21st-century Cuban history, Adiós Utopia is the most comprehensive and significant presentation of modern and contemporary Cuban art shown in the United States since 1944, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented Modern Cuban Painters.
Although many artists have since emigrated from Cuba to live and work abroad, Adiós Utopia focuses on the untold narrative of those who remained in Cuba and whose careers emerged or who were educated on the island after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution. Through a selection of pivotal artworks—created in each of six decades since 1950—the exhibition explores Cuba’s artistic production, illuminating both the dreams and deceptions contained within the revolutionary process and idea of utopia.
The exhibition introduces US audiences to key events in Cuban history and explores ways that this history has affected individual artists, shaped the character of art produced on the island, and conditioned the reception of Cuban art both there and abroad. A newly published, related publication accompanies the exhibition.
Artists: Alejandro Aguilera, Santiago (Chago) Armada, Alexandre Arrechea, José Bedia, Tania Bruguera, Alejandro Campins, Iván Capote, Yoan Capote, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Los Carpinteros, Yaima Carrazana, Mario Carreño, Javier Castro, Jeanette Chávez, Raúl Cordero, Salvador Corratgé, Arturo Cuenca, Sandú Darié, Felipe Dulzaides, Antonia Eiriz, Ricardo G. Elías, Juan Francisco Elso, Tomás Esson, Antonio Eligio Fernández (Tonel), José A. Figueroa, Raúl Corral Forna (Raúl Corrales), René Francisco, Carlos Garaicoa, Flavio Garciandía, Alejandro González, Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez (Alberto Korda), Carmen Herrera, Mario García Joya (Mayito), Glenda León, Pedro Álvarez López, Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho), Carlos Martiel, Raúl Martínez, José Mijares, Esterio Segura Mora, Servando Cabrera Moreno, Reynier Leyva Novo, Glexis Novoa, Pedro de Oraá, Ernesto Oroza, Luis Martínez Pedro, Umberto Peña, Manuel Piña, Eduardo Ponjuán, Wilfredo Prieto, Sandra Ramos, Fernando Rodríguez, Lázaro Saavedra, Loló Soldevilla, Rafael Soriano, Leandro Soto, José Ángel Toirac
Curators: Cuban independent curators Gerardo Mosquera, René Francisco Rodríguez, and Elsa Vega with museum advisors Olga Viso and Mari Carmen Ramírez
Walker Coordinating Curator: Olga Viso with Fabián Leyva-Barragán
Tour Schedule
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: March 5–May 21, 2017
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: November 11, 2017–March 18, 2018

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Celebrating Diversity, Film Festibal, Sealed Cargo (Carga Sellada), Friday, Oct. 27, at 3

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 2017 at 3:00 pm.
Sealed Cargo (Carga Sellada) by Julia Vargas/ 2015/ Bolivia/ 107 min/ In Spanish with English subtitles.
Presented by: Dr. Christopher Storm, Associate Provost, Adelphi University
With a promotion in the offing and his beautiful wife Nena at his side, things couldn’t be better for ambitious policeman Hector Mariscal. Before he can enjoy the good life, though, a final, top-secret assignment must be carried out: to transport-by rail-a highly toxic cargo across Bolivia’s high desert backcountry and “dispose” of it in a remote indigenous village. With kindly engineer Klinger guiding his beloved steam locomotive Federica, and presented with a crew of hapless cops and an unexpected young stowaway, Mariscal finds that there’s much more on the line than he imagined in this sharp, energetic satire.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Dr. Rudolph/ French Program

I want to congratulate, Dr. Nicole Rudolph of the French program in the awarding of the  2018 International Faculty Development Grant to conduct research in France and develop a course on Global Eco-Housing. This award is generously supported by the Office of the Provost at Adelphi. The Selection Committee agreed that her proposed project will ultimately enhance internationalization (and sustainability) efforts at Adelphi University. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Job opportunities!

There is an IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING for an ITALIAN/SPANISH TEACHER at two Catholic schools in Queens.

Who is eligible to apply: If you speak Italian and Spanish, and have teaching experience, you are highly encouraged to apply. If you speak Spanish, but not Italian, you should still consider applying. (The level of Italian taught is for novice students, so an intelligent Spanish teacher would be able to create Italian lessons.) NYS Teacher Certification is NOT necessary. Previous teaching experience is a plus, but not necessary. However, the candidate certainly must respect and cherish children. This position is excellent for those needing steady income (biweekly salary), or for those who wish to add a teacher position to their resume. University students can handle the workload of this full-time job and evening classes simultaneously. Must be an American citizen or with some type of green card/eligible working visa, etc.
What is taught:
Ridgewood school: Basic Italian, Nursery (3 years old) through 8th grade
Bayside school: Basic Spanish, Nursery (3 years old) through 3rd grade
Basic Italian, 4th grade through 8th grade
580 students total
Do not allow the number of students to discourage you. As the teacher, you will meet with each class of students for 45 minutes once a week. You will meet with each Nursery and Pre-K class for only 30 minutes once a week. It is certainly not expected that students will become fluent with 30-45 minutes of foreign language once a week. Rather, these courses are meant to be an introduction to World Languages and Cultures, and to inspire the students to be curious about the world around them. The principals want the kids to have fun, and walk out of Italian and Spanish class with a smile on their faces. Thusly, all projects are completed in-class and there is never homework.

Where: One school is in Bayside and the other is in Ridgewood. Both schools are located in Queens, and belong to the Diocese of Brooklyn, Archdiocese of New York. School names can be released upon request. There are parking lots at both schools with available spaces for teachers. All of the teachers park in the lot at the Ridgewood school, because parking on the street there is difficult. Most teachers park on the street in Bayside, because parking there is very easy. There is public transportation (MTA subway, bus, LIRR)  near these schools, as well.

When: The sooner the candidate can begin, the better. Ideally, the candidate can start coming in and training the week of October 16, 2017. The schools definitely need the teacher to begin by Monday October 30, 2017. This will be a one-year contractual position. The Diocese of Brooklyn’s school year ends around June 15, 2018.

Work schedule: Monday through Friday; most national holidays off, some Catholic holidays off
Ideally, the teacher should arrive at the school at 7:00AM. The teacher should be in the building no later than 7:30AM. The teacher can leave the building after 2:40PM (unless otherwise instructed by the principal). These times apply to both schools.

Salary: The teacher can expect to receive a net salary around $23,000 for completing one year of teaching, if they begin working on Monday October 30, 2017. Net salary means the salary you receive AFTER deductions are made for taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Paid Family Leave, etc. This is NOT an exact calculation, nor a guarantee. Upon being offered the position, the principals will share the exact salary that is appropriate for the particular candidate with him or her. There is an open opportunity to work at the after-school program at the Bayside school for extra salary, if so desired.

Benefits: As a full-time position, the teacher will be eligible to receive healthcare and dental insurance through the Diocese of Brooklyn, if so desired. There is also a pre-tax savings plan, for funds that can only be accessed once the employee retires. The employee can opt into this retirement savings plan whenever he/she so desires. If the employee chooses to work part-time (three days or less per week), he/she is ineligible for healthcare/dental/retirement savings benefits.

If the candidate is hired by Thursday October 26, 2017, the current teacher, who is moving away on Saturday October 28, 2017, would be happy to train the new teacher and give him/her as many resources as possible. It would be very helpful to the new teacher to meet with the current one to go over lesson plans, etc., if at all possible.

The principals, faculty, students, and parents at both schools are excellent. Working at these schools is a pleasure and a joy. I, the current Italian and Spanish teacher, promised to help my principals in the search for a replacement teacher because I have respect and esteem for them and their amazing work. You will have a lot of fun at their schools!

Please contact Carla at ONLY if you are serious about being the best teacher you can be!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Dr. Simón-Aleger's Spain Today class!


Here you have Dr. Simon-Alegre's pictures of her class, Spain Today. The students went to the MET to do a Spanish art hunt and to the Paco de Lucia project-flamenco event at Symphony Space in New York.

Judging by the students' faces, I know that they had a wonderful time!