Every semester, one literature and one linguistics faculty member is invited by SIPGSO to meet with us in a round-table format and with a light breakfast provided. These breakfasts allow graduate students to get to know their faculty better (what got them interested in academia, their career path, their interests beyond academia, etc.) and allow both young and senior faculty the opportunity to meet linguistics and literature graduate students who they might not have the opportunity to interact with in their own classes.
Fall 2017: TBD
Spring 2018: TBD
On a given Tuesday every month, the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese organizes a talk by a member of the department. In the past, speakers have not been limited to just faculty, but have also included post-docs and instructors. Previous colloquia include such titles as: "A Talisman against Modernity: Gender and Progress in Cordelia's The Last Fairy (1905)" by Maria Truglio (March 24, 2015) and " Learning Palenquero (= un-learning Spanish?): young bilinguals in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia " by John Lipski (Nov. 10, 2015). The colloquium is a wonderful way for faculty and graduate students to become familiar with the research of their colleagues; graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend these lectures to support their colleagues and to learn of the work of their faculty.