Spanish Week Observed October 4-6


posted September 26, 2017

The Pitt-Johnstown Spanish program invites the academic community and general public to attend our UPJ Spanish Week, October 4, 5, and 6, 2017. 

Spanish Week is a cultural event that coincides with the National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated from September 15-October 15. The United States recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans in our society. The purpose of this event is to provide educational opportunities outside the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture.

Wednesday October 4

Snacks and refreshments will be offered outside of Blackington 131, from 5-7 p.m.

Welcoming remarks from Dr. Michael Stoneham, Humanities Division Chair, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 5:15 p.m.

Session 1, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Cómo hablar mexicano - Dr. Martin Rice, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

"Lights and shadows of the power: the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa" - César Adrián Romero Fernandez, PhD. Student in Spanish American Literature University of Pittsburgh

Thursday October 5

Session 2, 5 - 7 p.m.

Blackington 131

Presentations: Living in Latin America, Dreams and Realities beyond the U.S

Argentina outside of Buenos Aires: Alcira Gigena, a portrait of rural life in the Pampas Student Yamila Audisio Minor in Spanish University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Meeting them where they are: how learning the local language changes everything Student Savannah Sullivan Minor in Spanish University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Working in the Mission Field: Honduras and Nicaragua Paulette Parlock Adjunct Professor of Spanish University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Friday October 6

Session 3, 5:30-7 p.m.

Blackington 131


Short Films donated by the Cultural Office-Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC.

If you have any questions regarding the festival, please contact Dr. Alvaro A. Bernal