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!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Interested Students Meeting!, Oct. 4th, 2017.

Drive to help Puerto Rico! Thanks to the Pt. Lookout-Lido Beach Fire Department

Our drive to help Puerto Rico was a success, thanks Ms. Castellón for coordinating this effort and thanks to the Pt. Lookout-Lido Beach Fire Department for coming to pick-up the goods!

Spanish Program- Dr. Simón-Alegre


Prof. Simón-Alegre's  paper "Suicide and Death in Spanish Barracks at the beginning of 20th century" (Suicidio y muerte en los cuarteles españoles a principios del siglo XX) has been accepted to the 2018 NeMLA Convention in the Seminar "Crises on Death in the Hispanic World", coordinated by professor Esther M. Alarcón-Arana (Salve Regina University, Newport).

Also her paper "My First Graduate Papers: Writing between borders" has been accepted to the 2018 NeMLA Convention for the Rountable "Meta-retro considerations: Our first graduate papers and what they tell us today" coordinated by professor Nuria Cruz Cámara (University of Tennessee). The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention will be in April 12-15, 2018
in Pittsburg, PA.
CONGRATULATIONS, ANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!