Posts tagged ‘Spanish’

Dr. McEvoy Keynote Speaker for International Conference

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish, was a keynote speaker on the second day of the VIII Biannual Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) Conference. Her paper was titled “Discourses in Conflict: The Irish Revolutionary Movements from the Peruvian Perspective” The conference took place in Lima, Peru (virtual platform), and was co-hosted by the Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), the Asociacion de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (Argentina), the Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil), and the University College Cork (Ireland).

Dr. McEvoy Chairs Committee and LVC Sponsors International Conference

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, is chair of the organizing committee for the Eighth Society for Irish Latin American Studies conference, “Commemoration, Memory, and Dialogue with the Past: Ireland–Latin America, Lima, Peru, from Nov. 23–26. LVC is a co-sponsor for the conference held in conjunction with ABEI–Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, the WBYeats Chair of Irish Studies/University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur, Argentina, and the Embassy of Ireland in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. The Universidad del Pacífico and Proyecto Especial Bicentenario are co-hosting the conference.

Dr. McEvoy to Participate in Culture and Irish Studies Series

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, was invited to participate in the Culture and Irish Studies Series, “Presencia irlandesa en Paraguay, Peru, and Argentina,” She will present with Dr. María Monte de López Moreira, president of Paraguay’s Academy of History, and Dr. Maria Eugenia Cruset, an Argentinian professor and researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. The event is organized by the Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (AEIS) and the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. 

Drs. Guzman-Zavala and Hinshaw Interviewed for LebTown

Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, were interviewed by LebTown writer Liam Schmidt for “Tomateros to Dutchiricans: Local professors tell a Latinx history of Central Pennsylvania.” Schmidt noted that “For the last several years, the researchers of two professors at Lebanon Valley College has been instrumental in drawing attention to the remarkable social and cultural influence of the Latin American diaspora in Central Pennsylvania, which can be traced as far back as the American Revolution.”

Languages Faculty Publish Spanish Textbook

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish; Carmen Del Castillo-Zerbe, adjunct instructor of Spanish; and Ileana Feistritzer, adjunct instructor in Spanish, just published the Spanish textbook titled Raíces. Una aproximación comunicativa intercultural a la lengua española (Volume I) (embedded with online Active Learning exercises). This textbook is published by Cognella Publishing, San Diego, Calif. It will be used this fall in SPA 101. The authors plan to publish Volume II for SPA 102 and Volume III for SPA 201. This work is a preliminary version that will be published nationwide in 2023.

Dr. Guzmán Zavala Presents at International Conference

Dr. Ivette Guzmán Zavala, professor of Spanish, presented “Par(t)ir en/a Nueva York: la búsqueda de un parto seguro en la autobiografía de Carmen Luisa Justiniano”/“Depart and give birth in Nueva York: the search of a safe birth experience in the autobiography of Carmen Luisa Justiniano” at the Latin American Studies Association Conference on May 26. 

Dr. McEvoy Invited to Present at Ireland’s Peruvian Embassy and Had Book Reviewed

A book review on Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s The Invisible Experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru was published on Studi Irlandesi (an Italian journal of Irish Studies, Firenze University Press, pp. 491–493). Dr. McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, also was invited by the Embassy of Peru in Ireland to present a webinar, “Irish Diaspora in Peru: Challenges and Contributions.” The webinar is part of the celebration for the Bicentennial Week of Peru in Ireland.

Dr. Garcia Armero Interviewed by ABC TV27

Dr. Carmen Garcia Armero, associate professor of Spanish, was interviewed by the hosts as ABC TV27’s Good Day PA to discuss mindfulness. Garcia Armero shared tips regarding how people can benefit from using mindfulness every day.

Dr. McEvoy Earns Irish Studies Certification

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, completed her certification in Irish Studies at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. McEvoy earned the certificate virtually through the university’s Modern Languages Program.

Drs. Guzmán-Zavala and Hinshaw Present at Latina/o Conference

Dr. Ivette Guzmán-Zavala, professor of Spanish, presented on “The Latinx Family Album and the Duthirican Exhibit” and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, presented, “Dutchirican, A History of Latinxs in Central PA,” both at West Chester University’s Latina/o Conference October 26, 2020.