• The Provost's Distincuished Faculty Lecture Series

Professor Jody Pavilack From Chilean Coal Miners to Henry A. Wallace: Progressive Visions for the Post War Era.

Wednesday, October 30th 6:00 p.m. UC North Ballroom.

On March 30, 1943, the coal miners of Chile turned out ina  euphoric mass to greed U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, who was on a goodwill tour across Latin America. Profesor Jody Pavilack will trace the Comunist-led coal miners' struggles to deepen Chilean democracy in the mid-1940's and will highlight their ideological affinities with Wallace, as both developed visions of a postwar peace built on socio-economic justice.

  • Two Presentations by Gary Racz

"Forms of Verse Translation" Workshop

Tuesday, October 29 LA 103 2:00 - 3:30

The workshop will discuss Holmes's four categoreis of verse translation using examples from Baudelaire and Quevedo and situating these strategies in their historical and cultrual contexts.

Bilingual Poetry Reading: Gray Racz and Eduardo Chirinos

Thursday, October 31st, Turner Hall 2:00 - 3:00


  • Rosamaria Rroffiel and Perspectives on Leadership. Friday November 1st LA 305 2:10-3:00

Born in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Roffiel has worked primarily as a journalist for the newspaper Excélsior and as a regular contributor to the journals Proceso (Process) and fem.  In addition, she has edited women’s writing published by small presses.  As an outgrowth of her newspaper reportage, she is coauthor of a book on the role of religion in Iran’s fundamentalist revolution and author of an eyewitness testimonial account of Nicaragua under the Sandinistas.  Roffiel has two volumes of poetry and a collection of short stories to her credit as well.

Her novel Amora (1989), has been identified as the first lesbian novel published in Mexico. 

Rosamaría Roffiel will give a public presentation (in English) about the qualities and characteristics she considers important to become a leader.  In addition to her presentation, she will also give a short reading in Spanish from Amora.  Professor Clary Loisel of MCLL will provide the translation.



  • Spanish Club. Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Commons. Hosted by students for students. Activities vary by week.