Tag: Spanish and Latin American Studies

‘Cultures of Spain’ class digs deep in documents donated by alumnus Cruz-Uribe

1735 dictionary of Spanish and Nahuatl languages

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research recently hosted the class, “Cultures of Spain” taught by Spanish Prof. Cristina Ortiz. The students broadened their perspectives, studying a collection of materials donated by alumnus, Benjamin Cruz-Uribe ’73 ’79 (Ecosystems Analysis and Master of Environmental Arts & Sciences). The unique documents had been handed down through generations of his […]

Alumni Roundtable (Career in Spanish), Oct. 18

Please encourage students to attend the Alumni Roundtable (Career in Spanish), Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 206 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This informal “career roundtable” discussion stresses a diversity of career paths. UW-Green Bay alumni are invited to speak about their unique career path and to take questions from […]

Xiong and Gardea are roommates, friends and difference-makers

Stefan Gardea and Bao Niah Xiong at spring 2018 commencement

Student Speaker Bao Nhia Xiong and Stephany Gardea are roommates and friends, with much in common. Both are first generation college students and the first in their families to graduate with a four-year college degree. And both will leave a lasting legacy at UW-Green Bay. Xiong was selected as student speaker and reminded fellow graduates […]

Former scholar-in-residence pens endearing piece about Green Bay

UW-Green Bay Spanish Scholar in Residence in 2011, Peruvian writer Jorge Eduardo Benavides, recently published an endearing piece about Green Bay and surrounding areas in the travel section of the most widely read Spanish newspaper, El País. In the article, Benavides encourages Spaniards to visit this region by describing not only the natural beauty of […]

Faculty Note: Prof. Cruz presented paper at NCCLA conference

Associate Prof. Marcelo Cruz (Public and Environmental Affairs) spoke at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA) conference at UW-La Crosse, Nov. 4-6. Cruz presented a paper entitled “Challenges for Regional Planning in the 21st Century: Planning for or with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon.”

UW-Green Bay alumnus meets Nobel Peace Prize winner, Columbia President Juan Manuel Santos

Tanner Vodvarka meeting the President of Colombia, Spring 2014

UW-Green Bay alumnus and Spanish graduate Tanner Vodvarka studied in Bucamaranga, Colombia (Spring 2014). During the semester abroad, he had the opportunity to meet the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, who has been announced ads the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Santos, has dedicated his prize to the victims of the devastating violent […]

Great Books: Fernández-Meardi on Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Association Prof. Hernán Fernández-Meardi will lead a discussion of Paulo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed as part of Humanistic Studies’ Great Book Series at the Brown County Library on Tuesday (Dec. 8) at 6:30 p.m.  In his critically acclaimed work, Friere advocates for a pedagogy that empowers students as producers of knowledge.

Faculty note: Cruz is presenter at UW-Milwaukee program

Marcelo Cruz, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies, is among the roundtable leaders today (Friday, Dec. 4) at the “New Approaches to Latin American Studies” conference hosted by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee. His topic is “Challenges for Regional Planning in the 21st Century: the Case of Cantón Tena […]

Saxton-Ruiz is next speaker in ‘Latino Americans’ history series

The campus/community series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues Monday (Dec. 7) with the screening of another film segment and a talk by Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. Saxton-Ruiz will introduce the evening’s installment of the acclaimed […]

Faculty note: Saxton-Ruiz

Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, served as guest editor for the January 2015 issue of Words Without Borders. He wrote the intro — there’s a little UW-Green Bay connection in there, too — and translated two of the pieces featured in the issue. Words without Borders is an online […]