Drs. Etienne Achille and Hibba Abugideiri obtained a grant for a new interdisciplinary, team-taught course: “France, North Africa, and Modern Violence” by the Interdisciplinary Grant Program.
Dr. Cristina Percoco has been awarded the Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellowship for First Year Faculty, focused on learning, teaching, and assessment in higher education as well as scholarly teaching sponsored by VITAL that supports full-time, first-year faculty members at Villanova University
Dr. Mercedes Juliá was invited to participate in the International Symposium "One Hundred Years of Platero and I", (2014), at the University of Huelva, Spain. Invited to the symposium were several Jiménez Scholars from different parts of the world.
Dr. Mercedes Juliá was invited to deliver a lecture at the University of Maryland (College Park) to Celebrate the Centenary of the Publication of Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez, the second most read book in the Spanish language after Don Quixote. In the picture, Dr. Graciela Palau de Nemes, fourth from left, Dr. Carmen Benito, Dr. Mercedes Juliá, and Dr. José María Naharro Calderón, together with graduate students of the University of Maryland’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Luca Cottini is the recipient of the 2014 ISSNAF award for the Humanities presented to the best manuscript by an Italian scholar who resides in North America. The manuscript is published by The University of Toronto Press. The Art of Objects. Designing Italy’s Way to Modernity (18778-1928) focuses on the emergence of industrial modernity in Italy at the turn of the 20th century.
Dr. Adriano Duque has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Villanova Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award.
Dr. Carmen Peraita has been invited to participate in the research group titled "Estudio bibliográfico, analítico y documental de la segunda parte del Quijote," directed by Dr. Victor Infantes de Miguel from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.