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April 7, 2005  (Thursday)

Dr. Manuel García Castellón, Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of New Orleans, will present a lecture on "Spain in the Philippines: Colonization by Consent” in Alexander 115, from 4-5pm.

Dr. García Castellón holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Georgia, a M.A. from West VirginiaUniversity, and his B.A. in Hispanic Philology is from the University of Valencia, in Spain.

Currently Dr. García Castellón is a full professor and teaches Colonial Literature and Pan-Hispanic Thought and Civilization at the University of New Orleans

He is the author of several books, such as

—  Estampas y cuentos de la Filipina Hispánica (Madrid: Editorial Clan, 2001);

—  Introducción al arte español. El siglo XX: persistencias y rupturas, (Madrid: Editorial Sílex, 1994);

—  Terra Pontus Astra (a book of poetry, Murcia, Editora Region,1995);

—  Guamán Poma de Ayala: pionero de la Teología de la Liberación (Madrid: Editorial Pliegos, 1993).

Dr. García Castellón edited The Journal of Afro Latin American Studies and Literatures from 1992 to 1994, and has contributed numerous articles to American and European journals, as well as studies on José Rizal and Guamán Poma de Ayala to the University of Georgia Website "Antología del Pensamiento Hispánico"  (see

February 17 (Tuesday)

    Dr. Celso Loureiro Chaves, Brazilian Professor of Music and Composer at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, will present a lecture on: “Graduate Studies in Brazil: Evaluation and Accreditation.”

    Draper 116, from 4-5pm

    DR. CELSO LOUREIRO CHAVES holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts, Composition, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His compositions are performed regularly in Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He has composed music soundtracks for feature films in Brazil and has collaborated in Brazilian newspapers and periodicals.

    His research encompasses numerous articles published in Notes, the periodical of the North-American Music Libraries Association, and he has collaborated in the Kurt Weill Newsletter (on Brazilian performances of the music of Kurt Weill) and the Sondheim Review (on Brazilian performances of Stephen Sondheim musicals).

    Dr. Chaves has served on a federal government committee that performs the evaluation and accreditation of Brazilian graduate programs since 1999.

    A faculty member of the Art Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul since 1977, Dr. Chaves teaches courses in Music History, Music Analysis, and Music Composition.