Showcasing the latest achievements, accolades, research, events and stories from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

2016 CLA Awards and Scholarships Recipients

Congratulations to the following Spanish and Latin American Studies majors who are receiving a CLA award or scholarship this year. A reception will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 11:30am-1:00pm in room 217 of the Student Center to honor the graduating seniors who are receiving awards. Students will be selecting faculty mentors who will also be invited to this…


A Semester Unlike Any Other

by Sara Curnow Wilson Your college roommates might disturb your sleep and occasionally act like animals, but have you ever been woken up by an actual monkey? Or zip-lined for college credit? Has staying out all night dancing ever helped your studies? For students in the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS), a small program in…


35th Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)

The Temple Spanish department was very well represented at the 35th Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, from September 23-24, 2016, where over a hundred presenters from North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Oceana shared their research with over 700 participants.  After having completed original classroom research projects on Spanish…


GSOLT Receives Student Activities Award

Join us in congratulating the Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT) for receiving the Best Graduate Student Organization 2015-2016 award! Our own graduate student Raquel Mattson Prieto is the co-chair, and Yohana Gil Berrio is co-treasurer. Below are some pictures from the Office of Student Activities Awards Ceremony.

2016 Sigma Delta Pi Ceremony

Congratulations to the Spanish students that were inducted this past Friday into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Special thanks to our two faculty advisors, Dr. Hana Kahn and Dr. Hope Doyle. ¡Felicidades a todos! 2016 Sigma Delta Pi Inductees: Chloe Boudazin, Madison Cofield, Thomas Dellipriscoli, Thomas DiAgostino, Emanuelle Douge, Robert Gallante, Nicholas Gareca, Raquel Mattson-Prieto, Katrina Miller, Carolyn Montagnolo, Katey Shira Steinberg, Aileen…


Platero y Yo Poetry Reading

Thanks to Spanish students Olivia Antezama, Benjamin Winkler, Bridget Skypes, Suryá Watkins, and Marisa Parmer for their enthusiastic participation at the event Beyond the Notes: Paley Library Noontime Concert Series.  Special thanks to our Associate Chair, Victor Pueyo-Zoco, for practicing with students their passages from the book Platero y Yo.


Call for Papers

Abstract submission deadline: Friday January 15th, 2016 Conference date: Friday April 15th, 2016 The Language, Linguistics and Life Conference is accepting abstract submissions for presentations in a campus-wide, graduate-student-organized conference. Students from all disciplines are invited to submit research and/or work-in-progress to this interdisciplinary, student-focused event. Current graduate students may submit proposals for 15-minute presentations…


Grad Student Attends Conference in Nayarit, México

Gabriela Díaz-Dávalos spent the beginning of her summer at a conference titled “3ras. Jornadas de Lenguas en Contacto” which took place in Nayarit. México. The conference offered a space to learn from many research presentations and to participate in discussions on different issues such as cultural and linguistic diversity that are linked to the better understanding…


2015 Sigma Delta Pi Ceremony

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese held its Sigma Delta Pi Ceremony on Friday, April 17th, 2015. Professor Emeritus Luis González del Valle was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi’s Order of Don Quijote, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society’s highest award that is conferred annually upon only 2-3 three people worldwide.

Diamond Award Winners

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese congratulates all the Spanish majors who received Diamond Awards this year. Diamond Awards celebrate those who demonstrate excellence in leadership, academic performance, and service to Temple and dedication to the community. The winners are: Thomas DiAgostino, BA, Women’s Studies and Spanish DiAgostino received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for…