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Ken Waltzer Seminar: A Holocaust Micro-History

Humanities 1, Room 202

Professor Kenneth Waltzer  is currently director of the Jewish studies program at Michigan State University.  His interests cover American social and political history, including urban, labor, and minority history, immigration and social relations in the United States and elsewhere, and modern Jewish history, including the study of anti-Semitism and of the Holocaust. His major current […]

Dai Jinhua: Seminar on Still Life, directed by Jia Zhangke

Humanities 1, Room 202

Dai Jinhua at UCSC April 18-April 24 We are pleased to announce the visit of Beijing University Professor Dai Jinhua, who will be on campus for a series of events, detailed below. Professor Dai is one of China’s foremost cultural critics, and her writing on cinema, feminism, Marxism, revolutionary movements of the sixties, class, and […]

Silvia Perpiñan: "Microparametric variation among Romance languages: the L2 acquisition of Spanish locative and existential constructions by Catalan and Italian speakers"

Humanities 1, Room 202

Abstract: Selection of copula verbs in Spanish is a classic challenging area for L2 learners. Even so, it has received moderate attention on SLA research, and most of the studies have focused on the acquisition of the semantic and pragmatic distinctions between ser and estar, particularly when combined with adjectives (Bruhn de Garavito & Valenzuela, […]

Gabriela Zapata: "Investigating the Connection between Learning and Assessment: Formative Assessment in Intermediate L2 Spanish Classes"

Humanities 1, Room 202

Abstract: This paper investigates the connection between learning and assessment by examining the implementation of ACTFL’s Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) in intermediate, L2 Spanish classes. There were 880 students who participated in this classroom-based study. This presentation will discuss the following: 1) the theoretical and pedagogical bases of IPA; 2) the materials and tasks that […]

Research Proposal Writing Workshop for Faculty and PIs

Humanities 1, Room 202

Goal: Guide Humanities faculty on the processes and resources available when submitting a Humanities research proposal and post-award considerations Presenters: Irena Polić, Cayla McEwen, Anne Callahan, Lisa Oman To sign up for this session, please RSVP to: annem@ucsc.edu

Marcela Depiante: "Preposition Stranding in Heritage Speakers of Spanish: Implications for the Interface Hypothesis"

Humanities 1, Room 202

Abstract: In this talk, we discuss the properties of Heritage Languages by examining Preposition Stranding in the Spanish of Heritage speakers versus monolingual speakers of Spanish. We discuss the implications of this work for the Interface Hypothesis (Sorace 2000, Tsimpli and Sorace 2006) as applied to Heritage speakers (Montrul 2009, Montrul & Polinsky 2011) according […]

Berenice Darwich: "Continuity and discontinuity in syntactic patterns in New York City. A look at co-referential complex sentences"

Humanities 1, Room 202

Speaker: Berenice Darwich, Hispanic Linguistics, CUNY Colleges; New York, New York. Abstract: The variable phenomenon of subject expression, specifically in the second clause of co-referential complex sentences, is analyzed in a subset of interviews of Mexican and Dominican Spanish speakers from the Otheguy and Zentella corpus of Spanish in New York City. By taking into […]

National Endowment for the Humanities Application Writing Workshop

Humanities 1, Room 202

Daniel Sack, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Program Officer in the Division of Research Programs, will provide an overview of NEH programs and initiatives, offer strategies for application writing, and facilitate a mock peer review panel session. NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, […]

U.S. Fulbright IIE Information Session

Humanities 1, Room 202

The Graduate Division cordially invites undergraduate and graduate students to an information session on the U.S. Fulbright IIE fellowship program. If you are interested in applying for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U. S. Student Program Grant or English Teaching Assistantship plan to attend this information session. Link to the competition: http://www.iie.org/fulbright Presenters will include: Past successful […]