Portuguese News

The second most-spoken Romance language in the modern world, Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil and a number of Latin American and African countries. Temple students minoring in Portuguese have stories from the classroom and beyond that need to be told, and you’ll find them here. Read up on them and contact us if you have a Temple Portuguese story of your own you think we should share. Portuguese is a minor requiring students to take six related courses an encouraging them to become closer to the language and the people who speak it through internships, practical experiences and study abroad opportunities.

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Professor Adam Joseph Shellhorse was recently awarded the Best Article in the Humanities – Antonio Candido Prize 2021 by the Latin American Studies Association Brazil Section. As the only best article prize in Brazilian Studies from an international and humanities context, the award recognizes the essay’s importance and impact regarding its contribution to the field. 

Prize Committee: 

- Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago 

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

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Hiram Aldarondo, a College of Liberal Arts faculty member and administrator for the past 22 years, has been promoted to senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Office of the Dean.

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This year’s Latin American Studies trip took students to Quito, Ecuador for three weeks. They returned with a greater understanding of Spanish and great stories to tell.

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Alexandra M. Forcucci (CLA '15) graduated Magna Cum Laude  with a double major in Spanish, and Risk Management and Insurance. Alexandra (Ali) works as Commercial Property Underwriting Analyst at AIG’s global headquarters, the No. 1 commercial insurer in the U.S. Commercial Property Underwriters in the Large Limits function leverage AIG's global position to provide coverage for accounts with $750 million of total insurable assets and up.