Arts and Humanities faculty ovations: September 2019

Faulty Ovations

Faculty ovations are a regular series to applaud our faculty for their achievements in the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State. Their hard work and accomplishments directly impact our students, college, university, and the wider community.

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Featured supporter: Michael Giovannetti

Michael Giovannetti

“I cannot imagine my life without the presence, friendship, and the unconditional support of teachers, administrators, colleagues, and friends from Fresno State.”

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Dr. Yolanda Doub percolates ideas at annual PAMLA conference

Dr. Yolanda Doub

Doub teaches a graduate seminar on coming-of-age stories, the Spanish American bildungsroman. She brings in her presentations and uses them as examples, showing students what they can do for oral presentations or how their current research can be a seed for a later essay.

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New Faces: English welcomes Dr. Lisa Weston as Interim Chair

Interim Chair of English - Dr. Lisa Weston

Dr. Lisa Weston has taught a variety of Medieval Literature courses at Fresno State. She was born in England and raised there and in Canada before immigrating to the United States. She received her Ph.D. in 1982 from UCLA, where she studied Old and Middle English, Medieval Latin, Norse and Celtic literatures.

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In conversation: Mai Der Vang

Mai Der Vang

As part of the College of Arts and Humanities blog series on new faces in the college, we introduce you to an accomplished professor and author who is joining the Department of English and the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing for academic year 2019-20.

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New Faces: MCLL welcomes Dr. Andrea Polegato

Dr. Andrea Polegato

We are excited to welcome Dr. Andrea Polegato, who will be joining as an Assistant Professor of Italian Studies. Dr. Andrea Polegato earned his BA in History of Political Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy and his Ph.D. in Italian Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015.

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Dan Nadaner presents 30 years of art in Current/Undercurrent exhibition

Dan Nadaner, Current/Undercurrent

Experiences of long-distance swimming in the ocean, with the current and against it, have been important to the artist in the development of the paintings. The paintings convey the sense of being in the currents while also suggesting the undercurrents of human experience that come to mind through the metaphor of the sea.

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