Languages and Literatures Dept

Lehman Professor Honored with the ‘Gardien du Livre’ Prize at Annual Festival

June 27, 2016 4:48 pm Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Prof. Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) was honored late last month at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with the Gardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award.

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Goya Foods Executive and Lehman Graduate to Receive Distinguished Alumnus Award

February 11, 2016 4:48 pm Alumni, Economics and Business Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, President Fernández, School of Arts and Humanities, SEEK, Uncategorized

Carlos Ortiz (’79) was on February 13 in Albany with a “Distinguished Alumnus” award.

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Joseph Tusiani Named New York State Poet Laureate Emeritus

January 11, 2016 1:16 pm Alumni, English Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo named Joseph Tusiani, a Professor Emeritus of Lehman College, New York’s State Poet Laureate Emeritus.

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Languages and Literatures Professor Presented Prestigious Award from Chilean Council for Culture and Arts

November 9, 2015 2:02 pm Faculty, Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, Uncategorized

Lehman Languages and Literature Department Professor Gerardo Piña-Rosales recently received one of the Chilean governments most prestigious awards: The Order of Gabriela Mistral, the Orden al Mérito Docente y Cultural. (Teaching and the Order of Cultural Merit) Piña-Rosales, the president of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a Lehman professor since 1981, [...]

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Celebrated Québécoise Author Marie-Célie Agnant Talks About Writing with a Burning Pen in Upcoming Lecture Oct. 27

October 23, 2015 4:16 pm African and African American Studies Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Famed Québécoise author Marie-Célie Agnant will give a talk, titled “Writing with a Burning Pen,” on Tuesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Studio C-36 of the Multimedia Center. Agnant is celebrated for her rich body of work exploring issues concerning women, racism, slavery, and injustice throughout Haitian and Latin American history.

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Three Lehman Students Studying in Japan on Scholarships

October 9, 2015 3:42 pm Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, Student Affairs, Student Awards, Students, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Studies

Shanik Vazquez is one of three Lehman students studying at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in Japan this semester

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Prof. Piña-Rosales Presents New Spanish Dictionary to the King of Spain

November 13, 2014 5:33 pm Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Dept. of Languages and Literature) was invited to the presentation of the 23nd edition of the Dictionary of the Spanish Language at the Royal Spanish Academy in Madrid, Spain, where he met the King Felipe VI of Spain.

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CUNY TV Debuts New ‘Irish Writers in America’ Series

November 26, 2013 12:40 pm CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies, Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

There’s a new CUNY TV series that explores the works of twenty-three leading contemporary Irish and Irish-American authors of fiction, memoir, journalism, poetry, humor, and drama.

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Film Screening, Poetry Reading: ‘Finding Joseph Tusiani’

May 1, 2013 10:10 am Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Lehman Professor Emeritus Joseph Tusiani’s (Romance Languages) life and career as a poet and educator has been immortalized in a new documentary by Sabrina DiGregorio, titled ‘Finding Joseph Tusiani: The Poet of Two Lands.’

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Professor Thomas Spear to Travel to Dominican Republic for Conference on Author Edouard Glissant

March 21, 2013 1:42 pm Languages and Literatures Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Sponsored by the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo and el Centro de Estudios Francófonos, the colloquium celebrates the life and letters of the noted Martinican writer, poet, and literary critic Edouard Glissant.

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Symposium: The Short Story in Irish Language Literature Feb. 24-25

February 22, 2012 2:22 pm Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

The Department of Languages and Literatures will host a two-day symposium on the short story in the Irish language on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, in the Music Building.

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CUNY-Wide Writing Competition Offers up to $1,500 in Prizes

February 8, 2012 4:20 pm Art Dept, English Dept, History Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, Social Work Dept, Sociology Dept, Students

For the second consecutive year, Lehman students are eligible to enter the “Making Work Visible,” writing contest, with prizes ranging from $100 to $1,500.

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