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Spanish Film Club Festival Opens Feb. 2

Pragda, a distributor of films from Spain and Latin America, has awarded Hamilton a grant for the organization of a Spanish Film Club festival. Five films will be featured in the festival that starts on Tuesday, Feb. 2, with Bad Hair (Venezuela, 2014).  More ...

Students on the Hamilton Academic Year in Spain at Plaza de España, Sevilla.
Students on Hamilton's Spain Program Tour Andalusia

Last week, 28 students from Hamilton, Grinnell, Scripps and Smith College visited the Spanish region of Andalusia as part of the  Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain orientation trip. Andalusia is the most populated Spanish Autonomous Community.   Among other products, Andalusia is also known for its olive oil production.  More ...

Clinton Central School
Hamilton Students Teach Spanish at Clinton Elementary

During the fall semester, 12 Hamilton students taught Spanish to students at Clinton Elementary School. These Hamilton students participated in a training workshop in order to learn about teaching methods and to discuss lesson plans. The program began in October and continued through the end of the semester.  More ...

Jessica Gordon-Burroughs
Gordon-Burroughs Gives Paper at MLA Conference

Jessica Gordon-Burroughs, visiting assistant professor of Hispanic studies, presented “Straight Pins, Gauze, and Linotypes: The Cuban Artists’ Book of the 1990s” on Jan. 9 at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference in Austin, Texas.  More ...

Christine Fernández
Fernández Presents at PAMLA Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Christine Fernández presented “(Un)familiar Spaces and Memories in Dorfman’s Feeding on Dreams (2011)” at the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference held Nov. 6-8 in Portland, Ore.  More ...

HCAYS Students Visit El Camino de Santiago

Twenty-four students from Hamilton College and several other colleges (including Williams, Swarthmore, Davidson and Grinnell) visited Galicia last week as part of Hamilton’s Academic Year in Spain.  More ...

Arthur Williams '16 at the Lend for America Summit in Berkeley, Calif., in Nov. 2014. It's the leading summit for student-led microfinance organizations.
Arthur Williams ’16 Studying Microfinance Impact on Cuban Entrepreneurship

Over the past seven years Cuba has seen many changes. Since Raúl Castro assumed the Cuban presidency in 2008, he has introduced a number of economic reforms that have removed many commercial restrictions and lessened government control. This has resulted in a growing private sector and a rise in Cuban self-employed entrepreneurs.  More ...

Elana Van Arnam '17
Was Spain's Queen Juana I Truly Mad?

Elana Van Arnam ’17 is pursuing research into one of Spain’s most commonly misunderstood monarchs: Juana I of Castile. Popularly known as “Juana la Loca,” or Juana the Mad, the Queen is one of the most iconic figures in early-modern Spanish history.  Van Arnam’s summer research is funded through an Emerson Summer Collaborative Research Award and is being directed by Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Xavier Tubau.  More ...

Matt Cartwright '83 and Max Flath '16 in Cartwright's Washington, D.C. office.
A Traffic Jam, A Bumper Sticker, An Internship

Max Flath ’16 is getting an inside look into the workings of our political system this summer as an intern in the office of Congressman Matt Cartwright ’83 (D-PA-17). Though internships on Capitol Hill are not uncommon, the manner by which Flath acquired his internship stands out as unique and reinforces the power of  Hamilton connections.  More ...

Njideka Ofoleta ’16 Sheds Light on Women Emigrating from Africa to Spain

When Njideka Ofoleta ’16 studied abroad in Spain last semester, she noticed something about the population in her neighborhood. She lived in an area with a high immigrant population, and although she saw many African men in public and in the media, she saw few African women. She realized that African women were rarely discussed, and she “wanted to delve deeper into that rarely-covered realm.” With a grant from the Emerson Foundation, Ofoleta has spent time in Morocco, Spain, and the United States to research African women immigrating into Spain.  More ...

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