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John K. Moore, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has published a new book.

Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D. and Erika Hille Rinker, Ph.D. were named as this year’s recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D. was named as the recipient of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.
Alejandro Tapia y Rivera (1826–1882) is widely considered to the father of Puerto Rican literature. Maddox's translation of La Cuarterona provides a new window into the literary contribution of Tapia and the cultural heritage of Puerto Rico.
John Maddox was a 2015-2016 Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship. He attended a year of workshops on Service Learning, and he will incorporate this training into his May Mini-Term 2016 Spanish and Service Learning trip to Puerto Rico.
Through its international and diversity programming, the College of Arts and Sciences is delivering on its promise of “knowledge that will change your world.”
Dr. Erika Hille Rinker, assistant professor of German, is one of the 2015 recipients of the American Association of Teachers of German/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in American schools.
Ling Ma was honored at the annual conference of the Alabama World Language Association at Troy University, Troy Alabama.
John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a research fellowship from the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at the College of William & Mary.
Professor Lourdes Sánchez-López published a new book, El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo: historia, política, sociedades y culturas (Routledge, 2016) with co-author Professor Clara Mojica-Díaz (Tennessee State University).
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Assistant Professor Malinda Blair O’Leary became the College of Arts and Sciences’ first instructor to have their online course certified by Quality Matters.
Edited and annotated by leading Proust scholar William Carter, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is the second volume of one of the twentieth century’s great literary triumphs.
Dr. John Maddox received the AATSP Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award for his article entitled "AfroReggae: Antropofagia, Sublimation, and Intimate Revolt in the Favela” published in the September 2014 issue of Hispania.
Dr. Catherine Danielou, Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named President-Elect of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
Her research interests include pragmatics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and teacher development.
John Maddox and Krista Chambless were awarded the First Time Attendee Stipend at the AATSP Conference in Panama.
Professor Roberto Mayoral Hernández, PhD, received recognition for Best Presentation of AAFLT 2013, at the recent 2014 SCOLT meeting for his paper titled "Spanish Pronunciation: Legends, Myths, and Common Mistakes."
December 23, 2013

Joy to the World

Happiness may be a universal emotion, but it has an accent, with every culture interpreting it—and expressing it—differently.
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