Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sigma Delta Pi, Tau Chapter, April 28

Sierra Crook , Giovanna Galante , Angelica Mendez, Kimberly Moreira, Rima Patel,  Jaclyn Torchon and Monica Velasquez with Dr. Ana Simón-Alegre
 Dr. Amador with Kimberly Moreira
Sierra Crook , Giovanna Galante , Angelica Mendez, Kimberly Moreira, Rima Patel,  Jaclyn Torchon and Monica Velasquez and Dr. Amador
Dr. Nicolás Carbó and Kimberly Moreira

Friday, April 28, 2017

French, Italian and Spanish HonorsSocieties and Awards Ceremonies, April 28

 Dr. Wadhera, French Program
 Inductees, Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society, Tau Chapter: Sierra Crook , Giovanna Galante , Angelica Mendez, Kimberly Moreira, Rima Patel,  Jaclyn Torchon and Monica Velasquez
Dr.  Nicolás Carbo and Dr. Raysa Amador

  Dr. Nicole Rudolph and Dr. Priya Wadhera, French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, inductees: Amanda Opromolla and Daniella Volaric.

 Dr. Jonathan Hiller, Italian Honor Society,  Gamma Kappa Alpha
 Dr. Hiller, Smalley Family Endowment for Italian Language Studies, Amanda Opromolla

 Prof.  Nancy Biska, Ted & Erika Spyropoulos Foundation Scholarship for Modern Greek Studies, Joseline Guaman
Bob Hartmann, Robert Hartmann Scholarship for Excellence in Spanish, Ariana Thomas

  Departmental Honors: Sierra Crook, Angelica Mendez, Erica Mumford, Rima Patel, Monica Velasquez, Daniella Volaric

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award

                   Conducted by Dr. Nicole Rudolph, Dr. Priya Wadhera
1st Place
Wendy Pierre
Biographie d’un Esclave Moderne

2nd Place
Erica Mumford
Liberté ou Égalité
1st Place
Kimberly Moreira
A Través de sus Sufrimientos
2nd Place
Julia Persaud
Lejos de mí Mismo
3rd Place
Hussna Javed
La Ceremonia de Toda Una Vida
3rd Place
ReginaLena McManus
Aguas Oscuras

1st Place
Rima Patel
Olga, La Última Chica Pushkin

Dr. Ana Simón-Alegre

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Collin Savage/ French and Spanish Major and Certificate of trenaslation graduate

Let me share the god news about our Collin, he was accepted at Master of Translation Program at NYU/ New York University's School of Professional Studies. Collin is the first Adelphi graduate from our  Certificate in Translation program to be accepted at a graduate program.

As the letter says "[He is} among an extraordinary group selected to join this program and can anticipate an outstanding academic experience and unmatched opportunities for professional exploration and

He makes us proud!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friday May 5, Workshop for Finals

Department of Languages
Spanish Review Workshop

Friday, May 5, 2017 – Spanish 1-4
1:00-2:10 p.m.

SPA 1 (111) ALH 219 - Prof. Souto-Portas
SPA 3 (121) ALH 120 - Dr. Simon-Alegre

2:15-3:30 p.m.

SPA 2 (112) ALH 219 - Prof. Souto-Portas
                SPA 4 (122) ALH 120 - Dr. Simon-Alegre

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

French Job Opportunities/

French-American Chamber of Commerce

Job Description:
French-American Chamber of Commerce
Associate, International Career Development Programs About the French-American Chamber of Commerce The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) is the country's premier organization for French-American business, providing members access to educational corporate events, high-level speakers, and exceptional networking opportunities. The Chamber offers international training opportunities for young people, trade services, member-to-member discounts, and an online directory of 17,000+ French Chamber of Commerce members worldwide.
Job Description
The FACC's International Career Development Programs (ICDP) Department is hiring a temp to hire, full-time, paid Associate.
The FACC is an officially designated State Department sponsor for the Exchange Visitor Program. ICDP sponsors trainees to come to the U.S. on the J-1 visa, and has a reciprocal out-bound program for Americans to participate in internships in France.
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following areas:
The candidate will help the ICDP team ensure J-1 visa compliance by collecting visa application documents, and updating internal and external communication materials. This person will be involved in every aspect of the daily operations of the FACC’s ICDP exchange programs including filing, answering general inquiries by phone and by email, reading, organizing and interpreting documents in French and English, dealing with express mail shipments and invoicing issues.
Client & Member Relations
The candidate will interface with FACC members, trainees and interns, non-members, HR representatives and other ICDP constituents on a daily basis in written, spoken and electronic communication in both English and French. He or she will need to have a highly developed sense
of customer service, urgency when dealing with client and member needs, professionalism and flawless written and spoken business French and English.
Social Media and American Cultural Activities
The candidate will promote the cultural exchange mission of ICDP by managing the FACC J-1 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts according to pre-established guidelines. She/he will need to have a good understanding of managing corporate social media accounts and will oversee the FACC J-1 Brand Ambassadors. In addition, s/he will promote nationwide American cultural activities and events for exchange visitors and manage one local event in collaboration with other European Chambers of Commerce.
French-American Chamber of Commerce
• Bachelor’s degree
• Complete fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in French/English
• Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
• Solid understanding and firsthand experience of French culture, education and business
• Experience in a related field (international exchange or educational programs, international business, non-profit organization) is helpful but not required
This position is an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure to French-American business relations and cultural exchange programs.
The FACC is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Instructions
Please send a cover letter and resume to Joannah Bell at

Friday, April 21, 2017

International Studies Honors and Awards Ceremony/ Angelica Mendez

Angelica Mendez, receiving the International Studies Distinguished Student Award from Dr. Raysa E. Amador, Wednesday,  April 19.  

Friday, April 14, 2017

French Program/ Teaching Assistance Program in France/ our Daniella Volaric

I am very pleased to inform you that French major, Ms. Daniella Volaric, has been accepted to the Teaching Assistant Program in France, managed by the Centre international d'études péedagogiques (CIEP, an agency of the French Ministry of Education) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

I just wanted  to note that this makes a total of 6 French students in the past 5 years to win nationally competitive awards; we've had three TAPIF winners, 1 Fulbright, and 1 winner of the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique summer study abroad scholarship. 

Adelphi and the French Program at Adelphi are making a difference in these students' lives, but *they* are also contributing to raising Adelphi's profile, especially in Franco-American circles. Just like the University, the French program is, to echo President Riordan's words, "small but scrappy."  (Or "petit mais fougueux")

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Daniella Volaric, she makes us proud.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Prof. Vincenzo Selleri, Italian Program

Please join me in congratulating Prof. Vincenzo Selleri in the publication of his article "Jews in the Piazza - Jewish Self-Government in XV century Kingdom of Naples"  in the European Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 11, 2017, Leiden: Brill. The article should now be accessible in the e-format on Brill's website. The hardcopy of the journal will be available shortly.

Once again congratulations Vincenzo

Monday, April 10, 2017

Our students' presentation at the AURC April 7-9/ Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures

 Let's congratulatePedro Izquierdo for his presentation  "The Failed Anti Corrupt Policies of Peña Nieto" and Giovanna Galante for her presentation "Linguistic relativity hypothesis and the study of bilingualism" at the AURC in Memphis, April 7-9.

Adelphi Students on a cultural trip to NYC/ Cuba exhibition at Museum of Natural History and the play In the Name of Salomé

Friday, April 7, the students from the Spanish Program ( Dr. Amador's and Dr. Simón-Alegre's classes) visited the Cuba exhibition at the Museum of Natural History and went to Repertorio Español Theater to see the play In the Name of Salomé. In between the classes had lunch at the Casa Frida near the museum! The students enjoyed the day and evening and had a wonderful experience.