Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Cultural Events

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The Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium on Language, Literature and Society
Expeditions, Explorers, New Worlds
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 
4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center

Speakers and Schedule
10.00: Dr. Abdelrahim Salih, Arabic, Howard Community College, "Ibn Battuta: The Traveler, Endurance and Exploration (1325-1354)"
11.00: Dr. Sharon Kinoshita, French and Italian, University of California Santa Cruz, "Re-orienting Marco Polo's Description of the World" 
2.00: Dr. Karen Stolley, Spanish and Portuguese, Emory University, "Travelers and Explorers in South America during the 18th century"
3.00: Dr. Angèle Kingué, French and Francophone Studies, Bucknell University, "An African Among the Amish" 

Reception to follow.
Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities; Education for Life; Student Activities Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Latin American and Latino Studies; Medieval Studies; Communication Department; History Department; Writing Department; International Programs; Center for Community Service and Justice.

For further information about the program, please contact  Natalie Rock.
Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 410-617-2062 or (TTD) 410-617-2141 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Japanese Language & Culture Table

Monday, February 16 - Japanese Flower Arrangement
Wednesday, March 18 - Travel Japan
Friday, April 17 - Japanese Movie Night

All events will begin at 5.00 pm and will be located in MH 442.  
For more info, contact Mrs. Pingsheng Cai.

Arabyola Apring 2015 Events

Friday, February 20 at 3.30 - Movie screening of "Where do We go Now?", a Lebanese comedy
Friday, March 20 at 4.00 - Arabian Coffee and Coffee Cup Reading
Friday, April 10 at 4.00 - Arabian Gathering and Dancing.

For more information, please contact Dr. Inas Hassan.

Cuban-American Guitarist

Jose Lezcano will come and perform on Wednesday, February 18 at 6.00 in the Reading Room.  For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Ward.

The Mrs. Regina Ann Haig International Film Series

The film series will be shown in the Library Auditorium on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 28 - Im Juli, presented by Professor Ursula Beitter;
Monday, February 23 - Le Grand Voyage, presented by Professor Heidi Brown;
Tuesday, March 24 - Un cuento chino, presented by Professor Eduardo Gonzalez.

Refreshments will be served at 5.30 and screenings will begin at 6.15.  For more information, contact Professor Matthew Harper.

Chinese Week 2015

February 16 - 4:00-5:00PM in KHB01, Dr. Aiyun Li - “Acupuncture: A Traditional Chinese Treatment for Modern Health Concerns” (Refreshments will be served!)
February 20 - 5:00-7:00PM in Lange Courtyard Lounge, Chinese New Year Dumpling Party (Reservation Required)
February 22 - Chinese New Year Parade in D.C. (Departure from Jenkins Lot at 11.00 am and return to campus around 5.00 pm).  Traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations, live musical entertainment, and more! (Bring $15 for lunch, Reservation Required) For reservation, please contact:

Julia Benner: jcbenner@loyola.edu
Jin Yin: jyin@loyola.edu
Professor Zhang: yzhang1@loyola.edu
Professor Wangling: jwangling@loyola.edu

José Lezcano Guitar Recital               
Latin Rhapsody

There will be a guitar recital by José Lezcano on Wednesday, February 18 at 6.00 in the Reading Room.  He will perform works by Isaac Albéniz, Fernando Sor, Ignacio “El Indio” Figueredo and his own pieces.  Sponsored by Latin American & Latino Studies, Fine Arts, the Center for the Humanities, and Modern Languages & Literatures.  For more information, contact
Dr. Ward or Natalie Rock.

French Club Events

February 12, 6:30 - French/Francophone Film
February 17, 7:30 - Mardi Gras, crepes, and conversation
March 11, 7.00 - Ice-breaker conversations
March 26, 6:30 - French/Francophone Film
March 31, 7:30 - Poisson d’Avril, arts/crafts, and conversation
April 8, 7:30 - French game night
April 20, 7.00 -  Conversation

For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Brown.

February 19-26, 2015
Two Italies

Italian Week is a celebration of Italian culture and civilization that the Italian section of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.  The following events are scheduled:

February 19, 6.00 – Film at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library
February 22, 5.30 – Mass in Italian at the Alumni Memorial Chapel
February 23, 6.00 – Food Demonstration by Sara Burro and Giulia Sereni: L’Italia in tavola: An Academy of Italian Cooking Art, room TBA
February 24, 6.00 – Folk Music Performance by the Rigatoni Brothers; this ensemble is a trio that specializes in Italian-American mandolin music from the early 20th century, room TBA
February 25, 6.00 – Lecture Italians and Italian-Americans in Baltimore by Rosemary Mangione Juras (or members of the AIAC and/or The American Citizens for Italian Matters), Loyola/Notre Dame Library
February 26, 6.00 – Author Linda Barrett Osborne will give a lecture called 500 Years of Italian-American History: From Columbus to Today, located in KH B03.

For more information, contact Dr. Nicolino Applauso or Natalie Rock.  Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Education for Life, Student Activities, Catholic Studies, and Modern Languages & Literatures.

Visit the Rendezvous Haiti webpage to learn more about an exciting new service program in Haiti coordinated by French instructor Catherine Savell.

updated 3/23/15 ner