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Leaving knowledge, novels, Spanish scholar in residence departs

Award-winning author Luisa Etxenike will head for her home in the Basque region of Spain Friday (Nov. 1), having completed her two-month tenure as the Spanish program’s scholar in residence. Before her departure Thursday (Oct. 31), Etxenike signed and donated two novels for the Cofrin Library’s collection, presenting them to Library Director Paula Ganyard as a way to commemorate her time at UW-Green Bay. Etxenike team-taught two courses and engaged in numerous community activities while at the University. For more about her and a photo gallery from Thursday’s presentation, check out our news post.

Leaving knowledge, novels, Spanish scholar in residence departs

Award-winning author Luisa Etxenike will head for her home in the Basque region of Spain Friday (Nov. 1), having completed her two-month tenure as the Spanish program’s scholar in residence. Before her departure Thursday (Oct. 31), Etxenike signed and donated two novels for the Cofrin Library’s collection, presenting them to Library Director Paula Ganyard as a way to commemorate her time at UW-Green Bay. Etxenike team-taught two courses and engaged in numerous community activities while at the University. For more about her and a photo gallery from Thursday’s presentation, check out our news post.

Spanish scholar in residence leaves knowledge, novels as she heads for home

Luisa Etxenike, scholar in residence, donates novels to the Cofrin Library
Author Luisa Etxenike wrapped up her tenure as the Spanish program’s fall scholar in residence at the end of October — but not without leaving behind plenty of knowledge and a couple of her own works.

The award-winning Etxenike has six novels and numerous short stories to her credit. On Thursday (Oct. 31), she presented two of those novels, El detective de sonidos (2011) and El ángulo ciego (Euskadi Literary Award 2009) to Cofrin Library director Paula Ganyard, leaving them as donations to the library’s collection. The signed copies will remain a tangible reminder of Etxenike’s time at UW-Green Bay.

“I’ve been very busy here,” a smiling Etxenike said, flanked by Associate Prof. Cristina Ortiz and Assistant Prof. Hernan Fernandez-Meardi. “For me, it’s been a great experience.”

Etxenike is no stranger to the classroom, as she teaches creative writing workshops at the Cultural Center Ernest Lluch (San Sebastián, Spain) and at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao). She also teaches courses on “Theory of Narration” and “Gender Studies” for the University of the Basque Country (Aula de la Experiencia, Bilbao). During her time at UW-Green Bay, Etxenike taught ENGLISH 338 World Literatures (team-taught with Assistant Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz) and SPANISH 465 Special Topics: Contar con cuentos (team-taught with Ortiz). Etxenike also spent ample time in the local community.

Information about UW-Green Bay’s Spanish program is available online.

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Acclaim in Peru for a former UW-Green Bay colleague

Author Jorge Eduardo Benavides, Scholar-in-Residence in the Humanistic Studies unit for the fall 2011 semester, recently published a novel, Un asunto sentimental (A Sentimental Matter), with the prestigious Spanish publishing house Alfaguara. Last week, the most influential newspaper in Peru (El Comercio) placed his novel on the short list for Best Work of Fiction of 2012. 

Here’s a link regarding the nomination.
Here’s link regarding the novel.

Photos: Dinner lecture on Peru, Chile, food and culture

UW-Green Bay’s Dinner Lecture Series, sponsored by Outreach and Adult Access, offered another engaging evening when Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of Humanistic Studies led a tasty exploration of the food and culture of Peru. Additionally, visiting scholar-in-residence Alex Godoy-Faúndez shared insight on sustainable food production practices in his native Chile. See photos.
 

UW-Green Bay presents Dinner Lecture Series event featuring Andean cuisine

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will continue its recently revived Dinner Lecture Series with a Thursday, Oct. 11 event featuring the Andean region of South America.

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz and visiting Scholar in Residence Alex Godoy-Faúndez will introduce campus and community attendees to this vibrant region through a dinner presentation focusing on the culinary customs and style of the Andean region. Visiting scholar Godoy-Faúndez is an assistant professor and research fellow in the Research Center for Sustainability, Faculty of Ecology and Natural Resources at Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile.

“In truly interdisciplinary fashion, Dr. Godoy-Faúndez and I will discuss the gastronomy of the Andean region from two separate fields of study,” said Saxton-Ruiz, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish. “I plan on describing the region’s significant contributions to international cuisine through its autochthonous ingredients such as potato and quinoa. My Chilean colleague has prepared a presentation regarding how his country’s food industry has made strides in recent decades to become more sustainable and eco-friendly.”

The Dinner Lecture Series meal will feature authentic Andean cuisine including Grilled Beef Antichuchos Skewers (Peruvian Beef Kebabs); Corvina a La Chorillana (Peruvian Fish in Spicy Tomato Sauce); Papa a la Huancaina (Peruvian Potatoes); Peruvian Corn Cobs; Dessert Alfajores (Caramel Cookies); and beverages.

This is the second year of the recently revived UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture series, which was for decades a popular campus and community fixture. In 2011 the UW-Green Bay Division of Outreach and Adult Access brought back the series, which offers an enjoyable, educational chance to broaden cultural horizons, said Mona Christensen, UW-Green Bay director of camps and conferences. Sessions during the 2011-12 academic year featured the cuisine of Israel and the Basque region of Spain, with related lectures and discussion featuring UW-Green Bay faculty members.

The Andean Experience dinner lecture event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 with a pre-dinner gathering in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The dinner and presentation will follow, also in the Phoenix Room, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $24. A cash bar will be available, featuring Peruvian wine.

Registration is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/andes or via U.S. Mail (send to Camps and Conferences – Office of Outreach, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311). For questions or additional information, call (920) 465-2775 (local), (800) 621-2313 or email felmera@uwgb.edu. Registration deadline is Oct. 8.

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UW-Green Bay, visiting professor Godoy in the news in Chile

UW-Green Bay was mentioned recently in the newspaper published by the Engineering Department of Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago, Chile). This semester, Professor Alex Godoy Faundez from Desarrollo is teaching two classes at UW-Green Bay: SPAN 465 Environmental Issues in the Americas and ENV SCI 318 Pollution Control, the latter team-taught with Prof. John Katers. 
Godoy is the second UW-Green Bay Scholar in Residence. The Scholar in Residence program is overseen by UW-Green Bay Spanish faculty and is made possible thanks to the support of Humanistic Studies, the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Provost’s Office. Professor Godoy’s presence this year was made possible through the additional support of UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI). Read the full article (in Spanish) about Professor Godoy teaching for UW-Green Bay.

Spanish program, NAS announce residency by Chilean educator

The Spanish program, in collaboration with Natural and Applied Sciences, has announced that Alex Godoy-Faúndez will be a 2012 Scholar in Residence at UW-Green Bay. Godoy-Faúndez is a professor at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Chile, where he is a research fellow with the institution’s Center for Sustainability Research, Ecology and Natural Resources. While at UW-Green Bay, he will team teach two fall 2012 courses: ENV SCI 318/518 Pollution Control, with John Katers of NAS; and SPAN 465 Special Topics: Environmental Issues in the Americas, with Hernan Fernandez-Meardi of Humanistic Studies. Godoy-Faúndez had a three-week stay in Green Bay last April in a visit supported by the International Visiting Scholars program. Among his claims to fame is contributing content to a book on Chile’s future edited by that nation’s former president, Ricardo Lagos. For a photo and more details, click here.
 

Spanish program, NAS announce residency by Chilean educator

scholar in residence The Spanish program, in collaboration with Natural and Applied Sciences, has announced that Alex Godoy-Faúndez will be a 2012 Scholar in Residence.

Godoy-Faúndez (at right in photo) is an associate professor and research fellow with  the Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile) and the school’s Center for Sustainability Research, Ecology and Natural Resources.

While at UW-Green Bay, he will teach two fall 2012 courses: ENV SCI 318/518 Pollution Control and SPAN 465 Special Topics: Environmental Issues in the Americas. He will team-teach the former with NAS Prof. John Katers, and the latter with Prof. Hernan Fernandez-Meardi of Humanistic Studies. Godoy-Faúndez had a three-week stay in Green Bay last April in a visit supported by the International Visiting Scholars program. His activities included guest lectures at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, and visits to a number of community organizations.

Among his multiple awards and recognitions, Godoy-Faundez has been selected to contribute to a volume dedicated to the future of Chile edited by the former president of that nation, Ricardo Lagos. The former Chilean president is pictured above, at left, with Godoy-Faúndez during a gathering that launched the new book.

The Godoy-Faúndez residency follows the successful visit of the acclaimed, Peruvian-born journalist and novelist Jorge Eduardo Benavides this past fall. His residency was sponsored by the Humanistic Studies academic unit and the Spanish language program.