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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Felipe Gómez Co-Edits Book on Colombian Writer Evelio Rosero

Felipe Gómez and Maria del Carmen Saldarriaga have co-edited a book on the celebrated Colombian writer Evelio Rosero. Called “Evelio Rosero y los ciclos de la creacion literaria” (“Evelio Rosero and the Cycles of Literary Creation”), the Spanish-language volume consists of essays that focus on the points of contact between Rosero’s work and the themes of cultural representation, subjectivity and power struggles. Rosero’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry and more than ten novels translated into numerous languages.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Twenty CMU Students Join Phi Sigma Iota

This spring, 20 students from Carnegie Mellon joined Phi Sigma Iota, a prestigious international honor society that recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in academic fields related to foreign languages, literatures and cultures. On April 11, students from CMU were inducted into the honor society alongside peers from Duquesne University, where the ceremony took place this year.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Carmen Martinez Wins Creative Teaching Award

Carmen MartinezCarmen Martinez, an adjunct professor of Hispanic Studies who also teaches courses at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, recently received a Creative Teaching Award from Duquesne. Martinez was honored for using creative and innovative teaching methods and demonstrating the impact these methods have on learning.Read more. MORE
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Examining Gender-Based Violence from Multiple Perspectives

Woman with her hand opened blocking her faceGender-based violence has been declared a global health crisis.

Beginning in Spring 2018, CMU’s Lisa Tetrault, Candace Skibba and Jess Klein will co-teach a course on the topic, part of the Dietrich College’s new Grand Challenges Freshman Seminars that tackle significant social problems using an interdisciplinary approach.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin Receives Truman Scholarship

Mikaela Wolf-SorokinMikaela Wolf-Sorokin, a Carnegie Mellon University junior majoring in global studies and Hispanic Studies, has won a 2017 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Selected from 768 candidates, Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders. Wolf-Sorokin is the sixth overall CMU student to receive this award and the first since 2009.