Prof. Steyaert Appointed to YWCA Board of Directors

Giovanna Steyaert

Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages Giovanna Steyaert has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the YWCA Tri-County Area. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Read More»

Dr. de Arana Paper Presented at Conference

Dr. Juan Ramón de Arana presented a paper titled “Lo que me queda por vivir, de  Elvira Lindo: hacia una dialéctica de los ‘ásperos tiempos’” [What I Have Left  to Live, by Elvira Lindo: Towards a Dialectics of the “Coarse Times”] at the XXXIII ALDEEU (Spanish Professionals in America) Conference, in St. Augustine,  Fla., April 18, where he was also presented with a plaque in recognition of  his contributions to ALDEEU.

New Life, New Spirit

Jalel Guesmi, a Fulbright FLTA from Tunisia, reflects on his linguistic and cultural experiences as a first-time visitor to the United States and Ursinus. Read More»

Spanish Prof. de Arana Publishes Article

Juan Ramón de Arana, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Modern Language Department, has published an article titled” La crítica ético-política en La conquista del aire, de Belén Gopegui” (El viaje a Ithaca. Ed. Juan Liébana. Middleboro: ALDEEU, 12:95-104).

International Film Festival Presents “Dolls”

International Film Festival

Ursinus College’s International Film Festival, which runs throughout the fall semester, continues with Dolls on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. Directed by Takeshi Kitano, the film (in Japanese with English subtitles) is inspired by traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theater. Read More»

French Faculty Presents Paper

Colette Trout, Professor of Modern Languages, presented a paper on “A quoi revent les jeunes filles? L’obsession sexuelle dans CLEVES de Marie Darrieussecq” (What Do Young Girls Dream About? Sexual Obsession in CLEVES by Marie Darrieussecq) at the sixty-six annual convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 11-13 , 2012 in Boulder, Co.