Fresno State institute bridges Portuguese and Central Valley cultures

Diniz Borges, Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute director; Vasco Alves Cordeiro, president of the Government of the Azores; Dr. Joseph I. Castro, president of Fresno State; Dr. Michelle DenBeste, dean of the College of Social Sciences; Dr.Michael Thomas, interim associate dean of theJordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology; Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

“The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute is founded on love,” said Dr. Saul Jimenez, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. “Love for a language that is unique, a culture that brings people together, and the hope to keep both this language and culture alive in a California that celebrates its diversity and rich Portuguese heritage.”

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Mario Arias, Student of Distinction

Mario Alberto Arias Esquivel

Teaching Spanish to others is more than just a job for Mario Alberto Arias Esquivel. He described the process as sharing a piece of himself, his culture, and giving his students a second soul.

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Panel to focus on Portuguese-American legacy of agriculture in the Valley

Ranch in Tulare County

In celebration of Portuguese Immigrant Week, the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute will hold a “Portuguese-Americans in Valley Agriculture: Family, Heritage, Community and Commitment” lecture at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 13th in the lecture hall of the Agricultural Science building, Room 109.

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Transformative two-year grant to promote Portuguese legacy in Valley

Dr. Vasco Rato, FLAD president, director Miguel Vaz, Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Rep. Jim Costa, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. David Valadao, and other University officials, students, and faculty for a reception and gift announcement at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Smittcamp Alumni House.

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), based in Lisbon, Portugal, gave $130,000 to launch two initiatives in the newly created Portuguese Beyond Borders Center at Fresno State. The grant will be split two ways with $100,000 funding the Portuguese-American Oral History Project and $30,000 to fund a speaker series. “FLAD is extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity […]

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New Faces: Two new professors join Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

NewFacesMCLL

The College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State is the largest college on campus, encompassing nine departments, and the Armenian Studies Program. Each year, new faculty are brought on to elevate the academic offerings here at Fresno State. These new faculty members bring innovative research, diverse fields of study and technical expertise to our college, inspiring new […]

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Classics alum Winston Williams achieving success in the Marine Corps

Classics alum achieving success in Marine Corps

Capt. Winston E. Williams (pictured above with wife Cassandra), Classical Studies alumnus from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, was selected for the Marine Corps International Affairs Program (IAP) as a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) and has been chosen this year as one of two officers being sent to Africa for a post in Morocco.

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CineCulture presents ‘Dogs of Democracy’ April 6

CineCulture presents "Dogs of Democracy" April 6

CineCulture will present “Dogs of Democracy” (2016) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). The post-screening discussion will be led by Mary Zournazi, writer and director of the film.

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