Dr. María Quintero Aguiló Wins CEA Award

During this year’s 49th annual College English Association Conference, UPRM alumn and current adjunct faculty member, Dr. María C. Quintero, presented her paper “The Sands of Un-Certainty: Tidalectically Synthesizing Nature and Culture in Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” The theme of the CEA Conference was “Bridges” and hundreds of professionals and scholars from all around the academic English spectrum assisted and presented in the event. In a conversation with Dr. Quintero, she shared with us her personal and academic experiences, and explained why she became interested in participating in the event. What called my attention was the theme, “Bridges.” I really enjoyed … Read more…

Cinémathèque Special Screening of: “Cuentas Pendientes”

Cinémathèque invites the community to a screening of the documentary film “Cuentas Pendientes” on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 pm in Chardón 121. Director Arleen Cruz and the subject of the documentary, Chilean journalist Carlos Weber, will be attending to present the film and participate in a Q&A. Here’s the trailer and official press release for the event. “El hombre que todos hemos visto pero no todos conocemos” Cinémathèque presenta el documental «Cuentas pendientes» y tendremos como invitados especiales a la directora Arleen Cruz y el periodista Carlos Weber. Ven a conocer más acerca de esta cautivadora historia llena de … Read more…

Women Write the Caribbean!

Students of the English Department, Celia M. Ayala, Joe A. Centeno, Iris A. Soto, Lourdes Rosado, Andrea V. Valdés and faculty member Dr. Ricia Chansky have organized an exhibit for the ¿Del otro lao? conference, where they highlighted female writers of the Caribbean. The exhibit is open this week on the 3rd floor of the Centro de Estudiantes. The goal of the exhibition is to expose the public to a wide range of literature created by and for the Caribbean community. The featured writers included both well known, and obscure authors, among them, Esmeralda Santiago, Olive Senior, Lillian Allen, and … Read more…

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