Congratulations to Graduate Student Irmaris Rosas

Please congratulate graduate student Irmaris Rosas on the approval of her Institutional Review Board proposal Exploring the Writing Process across Modalities: Learning in Face-to-Face and Online Classrooms. Irmaris is about to commence focus groups with undergraduate students from the two versions of her 3103 Intermediate Writing I course as a component of her thesis-based research on this topic. ¡Felicidades, Irmaris!

University Policy: Attendance in Sections in which Students are not Registered

Students Attending Sections in which they are not Registered This link explains the University’s regulations regarding students who attend a section of a course that is not the one they are officially registered to take. University regulation stipulates mandatory attendance to classes and requires that students attend the course and section that they are registered to take.

ENGL 6006 Guest Speaker Series: Dr. Jason Pearl on Thursday 2/28

Dear colleagues, Thank you all once again for supporting the ENGL 6006 Guest Speaker Series. The event last Thursday was also a rampant success. Attendees included English Dept. students and faculty, students from the Social Sciences Department, faculty from UPR-Cayey and UPR-Aguadilla, and community members. We hope that you join us this coming Thursday (2/28) for Dr. Jason Pearl’s presentation. I summarize the program information below and attach a flyer with more details about the presentation. Please feel free to print, distribute, forward and otherwise share. Title: The Case for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Literary Studies Presenter: Dr. Jason Pearl, … Read more…

“This Watery World: Humans and the Sea”

“This Watery World: Humans and the Sea” (a collection of essays edited by Prof. Nandita Batra and former grad student Vartan Messier, based on the CEA-CC conference of the same name held in October 2006) was published by CEA-CC Publications in December 2007. The volume was very well received, and the editors (Nandita Batra and Vartan Messier) have been offered a contract for a second edition by Cambridge Scholars Press in the United Kingdom. The book can be viewed at the CEA-CC conference display, and the Table of Contents is available here:

Sneak Preview of “El Abuelo”

You are cordially invited to a sneak preview of the short film “El Abuelo,” directed by Antonio Yordan and starring Miguelangel Suarez . “El Abuelo” was funded by the Puerto Rico Film Commission. The screening will be at 5:30, Monday February 25 in La Cueva del Tarzan. Antonio is a UPRM graduate who took many film and English classes when he was a student here. Come say hi and give him your feedback on his work.  


PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP AND COOP EXPERIENCE! Improve your presentation skills and professionalize your résumé! The Departments of English and Humanities are sponsoring practice sessions for students interested in perfecting their interviewing and presentation skills and professionalizing their résumés. When and Where: Practice your interviewing and oral presentation skills in CH-118 from 10:30-12:00 noon. Thursday, 28 Feburary 2008 Tuesday, 25 March 2008 Perfect your Résumé in CH-118 from 10:30-12:00 noon. Tuesday, 11 March 2008 Tuesday, 8 April 2008 Seating is limited so please RSVP to

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