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The department of Modern Languages is currently seeking an Adjunct Instructor to teach Arabic starting in the Fall 2019 semester. Requirements include: Master's degree and the Instructor should be well versed in task-based language teaching. Qualified candidates should submit their C.V. to with the reference titled “Arabic Instructor Position.”

Our Ph.D. candidate Génesis Portillo just published in the Winter 2019 issue of Decimononica Vol 16.1 the article: “Mujeres evanescentes o lo femenino ornamental en Cuentos malévolos de Clemente Palma.” Congratulations on your accomplishment, Génesis!

Ph.D. students Alberto Sosa Cabanas and Génesis Portillo have been awarded the Tinker Field Research Grant to further their research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Alberto will be using the grant money to conduct studies in Cuba and Genesis will conduct her research in Peru. We wish them continued success in their academic endeavors!

The 2020 MEXT Research Scholarship is now available and applications are now being accepted through May 31st. Please see attached for more details.

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Déborah Gómez defended her dissertation with Distinction in Spring 2018. “Azúcar agridulce. Memoria, discursos y paisajes azucareros en la nación y la cultura cubana” deals with the literary and audiovisual representation of sugar agroindustry in Cuba and its relevance in (de)constructing Cuban national identity. A revised version of her dissertation has just been published by Spanish academic press Editorial Verbum. The book will be presented next month in Books and Books sponsored by CRI.

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The Spanish Graduate Program, Department of Modern Languages, would like to congratulate winners of the 2019 Dr. Pablo Ruiz-Orozco and Miguel Angel Quesada Memorial Scholarship. Our award winners this year are: Jeniffer Fernández, Yvonne López, and Beatriz Muller-Marqués. The program was fortunate to receive exceptional essays from highly distinguished applicants this year. We congratulate you on all your accomplishments to date.

French for Business - FRE 2443/3441 will be offered during Summer A. To find out more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Maria Antonieta Garcia at

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the International MANGA Award in 2007 for the purpose of expanding international exchange and mutual understanding through the MANGA culture which is widely accepted around the world. For more information, please click on the link.

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Congratulations to the FIU winners in the 2019 Florida Statewide Japanese Speech and Skit Contest: Armand Fernandez in 3rd place for "Japanese Cooking," Emma Reale in 2nd place for "Memories from Japan," Samantha Golcan in 3rd place for "My Favorite Haiku," Mark Baez in 2nd place for "My Thoughts on Kanji," Yuliena Mosquera in 3rd place for "Because of Japanese Film." Additionally, congratulations to 1st place winners Amaya Ashmore, Charlene Munez, and Jailene Munez for "I want to be an Idol."

Call for Papers for the III International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Peru. Please submit a 250-word abstract no later that June 30, 2019 to Please see attached for more details.

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