On November 14, 2013 at the Romance Languages Fair, Professor Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Chair, along with Professor Chesla Ann Bohinski, Language Coordinator, awarded language students with Creative Project Awards. Language students in French, Italian and Spanish 111, 115, 211 and 215 courses were eligible to apply for this award by creating a project to showcase their language creativity. Award recipients also shared their work that included original poems, song and artwork at the fair.
Creative Project Award Recipients and their instructors are listed below.
Evan Bavarsky, Student of Professor Sticca, French 215
Rhonda Drewes, Student of Professor Samiani, Italian 215
Joseph Estevez, Student of Professor Bosworth, French 211
Kimberly Verderame, Student of Professor Johnson, French 211
Kayla Walsh, Student of Professor Samiani, Italian 215
Pictured above, left to right: Row 1 – Creative Project Award Recipients Evan Bavarsky, Kimberly Verderame, Rhonda Drewes and Kayla Walsh; Row 2 – Professors Chesla Ann Bohinski (Language Coordinator), Sandro Sticca (French), Julie Johnson (French), Antonio Sobejano-Morán (Chair), Salvador Fajardo (Graduate Director), Rachel Samiani (Italian); Absent from photo – Creative Project Award Recipient Joseph Estevez and Professors Yulia Bosworth (French) and Dana Stewart (Undergraduate Director)
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is excited to announce its full lineup of movies for the 2nd Hispanic Film Festival, which will take place in Fall 2013. This edition will feature a diverse group of award-winning films which are representative of the cultural and socio-economic complexity of the Hispanic world.
All screenings will be free, open to the public and subtitled in English. | Read more
In late 2012, Joe Weil, lecturer in creative writing, introduced his 21-year old music student David Gaita to the work of Mario Moroni, associate professor of Italian in Harpur College and an award-winning poet. "It was a series of coincidences," Gaita said. "[Mr. Weil] told me about Mario and told Mario about me, and [we] discussed how to collaborate Mario's poetry with my music."
Moroni's work, "Recitari le Ceneri" (Reciting the Ashes), conveys the complex nature of the individual as it pertains to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Devoting years to the project, Moroni accumulated heaps of data from his main source, the obituary section of The New York Times. | Read more
Presented by The Harpur Dean's Office and the Creative Writing Program at Binghamton University.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Casadesus Recital Hall
Binghamton University Campus
Funding for this festival is provided in part by the Vice President for Research Office, and the Convocation Committee.
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Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Chesla Ann Bohinski, Ph.D., presented a paper entitled "Mental and visual images: Bringing L2 vocabulary acquisition into focus" during the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2013 conference.
Hosted by AAAL, this year's conference was held in Dallas, TX March 16 through March 19, 2013. Welcoming scholars from around the globe, the organization's yearly conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating professional event that offers thought-provoking plenary presentations, in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking with applied linguists from North America and countries around the world.
Founded in 1977, AAAL is a professional organization of over 1200 scholars from the U.S., Canada, and 40 other countries worldwide who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. Members use a wide variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to address a broad range of language-related issues that affect individuals and society. The mission of AAAL is to facilitate the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding regarding these language-related issues in order to improve the lives of individuals and conditions in society.
Information about AAAL taken from aaal.org
On Saturday, December 8th 2012 we celebrated the second initiation ceremony of the Rho Nu chapter of the national Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi. Nine new members were initiated this year (Paola Roche, Jacqueline Mchenry, Mackenzie Yee, Kathryn DiSalvo, Judith Swartz, Margaret Pictor, Hana Khan, Sarah Bressler, and Rachel Kreutzer). For further information about Sigma Delta Pi, see: http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/ or contact Prof. Ana Ros firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, the 2012 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) was held in Pittsburgh, PA October 18 through October 21, 2012. Building on the idea that Pittsburgh is known as the "City of Bridges", the conference’s theme focused on the bridges that exist between the various disciplines involved in second language acquisition (SLA) research. SLRF 2012’s aim was to bridge gaps between individual disciplines that all share a common goal: to improve understanding of second language learning, acquisition, instruction, and use. SLRF 2012 highlighted the strengths of each discipline while providing a platform for an open dialogue between fields.
Harpur College is pleased that Romance Languages and Literatures Visiting Assistant Professor, Chesla Ann Bohinski, Ph.D., presented a paper entitled “Mental and visual images: Links to L2 vocabulary acquisition” during the forum. Chesla’s paper was one of 207 papers selected to be presented from 544 abstracts submitted from over 45 countries. Chesla was also only one of three presenters representing a SUNY campus at SLRF 2012.
Ana Ros, assistant professor of Spanish, recently published a book that she completed during her IASH fellowship entitled,"The Post-Dictatorship Generation in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay." The book provides a look at the effects of repressive dictatorships in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay on the younger generation who did not experience it firsthand, yet are altered nonetheless by the experiences of their parents. | Read more
On Friday, October 19th, 2012, Mario Moroni organized and participated in "Voices Around," an evening of poetry held at the Brunelli Gallery, in downtown Binghamton. This event featured five poets associated with Binghamton University. The event is also part of a broader project aimed to expand the Binghamton community's interest in poetry in all its manifestations. More events of this kind are in the planning for the Winter and Spring 2013.
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On Friday October 5th, 2012, Mario Moroni participated in a poetry event held by Italian Cultural Institute of New York City. The event was devoted to the issue of cultral memory. A group of expatriate Italian poets living in the United Sates read their poems inspired to the theme of memory, in the context of an art installation by Italian artist Anna maria Pugliese.
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Last Updated: 11/15/13