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.

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