Current Events 

2016 National Foreign Language Week
March 7th - 10th, 2016


Monday 3/7 Tuesday 3/8 Wednesday 3/9 Thursday3/9

Travelling to Spain as a Student - Stories from the Travelers

MLK room 225, 11:00am-12:30pm
Francisco de la Calle

Spanish Film Presentation -with English Subtitles

Location TBD, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cheyla Samuelson


Events TBD

Contemporary Japanese Art

Student Union Theater, 5:00pm-6:00pm, downstairs in the East Wing
Yasue Yanai

Japanese Calligraphy Performance 

In front of MLK Library, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Yasue Yanai

Finding My Other: Mask Activity 

MLK 525, 12:00pm-1:00pm
America Salazar


Willie Gordon - A Literary Conversation

MLK 525, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Cheyla Samuelson
Teresa Estrabao
Blanca Smith


French Film Presentation - with English subtitles: Two Days in Paris

Clark Hall 205, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Danielle Trudeau


Past Events


On a Journey: A Conversation with author Santiago Vaquero-Vásquez

Photo of Santiago Vaquero-Vasquez


Santiago Vaquero-Vásquez is an unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Hispanic Southwest Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico with an academic focus on US Latino cultural expression and US/Mexico border cultures. Vaquero-Vásquez is the author of 3 collections of short stories and has been published in anthologies in Spain, Italy, Latin American and The United States. He has also presented at international conferences in countries including Norway, Peru and Colombia. Please join us for a literary conversation with Santiago Vaquero-Vásquez on Wednesday, October 14 at MLK Library (time and room TBD). 


Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Don Quixote

Don Quixote image 

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and Dean of Humanities and the Arts Lisa Vollendorf's recently published book, the Department of World Languages along with The Humanities Honors Program, The Humanities Department and The English Department at SJSU will host an event on Tuesday, October 20 at MLK Library room 225 from 5-7pm. Join us for light refreshments and readings from the text. Welcome by Provost Andy Feinstein.