Food in Southern France: Ellery Lea Shares Her Study Abroad Research Experiences

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Since I was a child, I’ve always been interested in the role of food in contributing to a culture’s shared identity and sense of community. My interest in cuisine stems primarily from my family background because my parents have worked in the food service industry my entire life, and they used to run their own… Read More

Michael J. Le (’15) Researches Spanish Graphic Novel

El arte de volar (2009)

During the summer of 2015, El Cid, the National Journal of the Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, at The Citadel, will publish an article by Michael J. Le (HISP ’15; minor in Japanese).  Michael’s article focuses on the graphic novel by Antonio Altarriba, El arte de volar (2009). Altarriba’s poignant… Read More

Why I Give to Hispanic Studies: Cody Hill (’09)

Cody Hill ('09)

I choose to give to the Hispanic Studies program at William and Mary because it was there that my love of other cultures and the Spanish language was cultivated. Beyond the value I’ve gotten from learning an important language, I was exposed to powerful literature from writers like Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, and Federico… Read More

Sheehi’s students launch Arab American Tribe blog at W&M

[Full story by Cortney Langley] Being Muslim and Arab American themselves, both Duenya Hassan ’16 and Saif Fiaz ’17 thought they were in for an easy spring semester when they enrolled in “Arabs in America/America in Arabs.” “I was like, ‘I got this. It’s going to be an easy class,’” said Fiaz, a biology major… Read More

Spring-Break Study-Research Trip in Judaic and German Studies

The Menora Ring, Augusta Raurica, 4th century CE

Rob Leventhal, Associate Professor of German Studies, March 5-15, 2015 Jewish Cultural and Social Pathways in the Upper Rhine Valley We were slated to leave Thursday, March 5th, from RIC on a study-research spring-break trip, sponsored by the Meyers Stern Endowment in Judaic Studies that would take us to the Upper Rhine Valley from Basel,… Read More

Immigration and Human Rights In Hemispheric Perspective: the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria visits W&M

Early in the spring semester, W&M welcomed a most special delegation coming from the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria, in La Plata, Argentina.  As is well known, the Comisión is our partner institution in La Plata and coordinates W&M’s study abroad program in Argentina. Sandra Raggio (director of the CPM), Bruno Carpinetti (CPM & Universidad… Read More

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