FALL 2017 EVENTS

SEP 22 | GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT: SPAIN - OPENING EVENT

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Program:

Welcome

Dr. Frederick White - Associate Vice President, Engaged Learning

 

Presentation on the Kingdom of Spain

Dr. Baldomero Lago - UVU Chief International Officer

Honorary Consul General of Spain

 

Musical Performance

Suite del Recuerdo by Jose Luis Merlin

Performed by Jared Iglesias, UVU Graduate Classical Guitar Performance

 

Upcoming Global Spotlight Events

Amy Barnett - Coordinator for Global Engagement

 

Musical Performance

Rosita by Fransico Tarrega

Performed by Jared Iglesias, UVU Graduate Classical Guitar Performance

 

Photos from the Opening Event

Photos from the Opening Event

OCT 13 | CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: REVERED OR DEMONIZED? 525 YEARS IN THE MAKING | PROF. MARI DE DIOS, JUAN CARLOS FERNANDEZ

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Juan Carlos Fernandez

Juan Carlos Fernandez

Asst. Principal at North Davis Preparatory Academy  

 

 

  

Mari De Dios

Prof. Mari De Dios

Lecturer - Spanish

 

 

 

 

OCT 25 | SPAIN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 9:00am

Location: Timpanogos Room

*By invitation only

NOV 2 | EL GUERNICA: HISTORICAL & ARTISTIC IMPACT | COURTNEY DAVIS & BALDOMERO LAGO

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Dr. Baldomero LagoCourtney Davis

Courtney Davis has taught art history at Utah Valley University since 2007, as both an assistant professor and a lecturer.  She has twice been recognized as the UVU Alumni Outstanding Educator of the Year for the School of the Arts, and has also twice received a Faculty Senate Award of Excellence.  Courtney is the program coordinator for the newly approved and long awaited BA in Art History, and she is the founder and director of the Art & Design Department's biennial art history symposium, a tradition that began in 2010.  Courtney has led three study abroad programs to Europe, garnering national attention in 2012 with an award from Abroad101 for short-term travel study programs.  Courtney holds a Masters of Art in Art History & Curatorial Studies and a Juris Doctor, both from Brigham Young University.  Her research areas include early eighteenth-and nineteenth-century European painting, the American Gilded Age, Modernism, and copyright law.

Dr. Baldomero LagoCourtney Davis

A native of Santander, Spain Dr. Lago arrived to the US in 1987 to embark on an educational journey that continues to this day.  As the Chief International Officer for Utah Valley University, Dr. Lago organizes and manages UVU’s global and intercultural academic initiatives; working mainly with external communities including the Governor´s Office of Economic Development of the State of Utah, The United Nations, and many other organizations, chambers, and global companies.  

Prior to his current post, Dr. Lago dedicated his professional career as a professor of language pedagogy and has presented his teaching philosophy and research in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees in the US and returned to his home country to complete a doctorate degree in instructional technology.  As a service to his country and to the local community since 1999, Dr. Lago fulfills his appointment as the Honorary Consul of Spain and is the past-president of the Utah Consular Corps.  In addition, he currently serves as President of the World Trade Association of Utah. 

In his work at UVU, Dr. Lago enjoys working with his colleagues by developing global academic partnerships and hosting diplomats.  Some of his favorite pastimes include the arts, classical music, current events, history and spending time with his family.  On Oct 2016, Dr. Lago was awarded the title of Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Civil Merit by King Phillip VI of Spain.

NOV 3 | RECEPTION & EXHIBITION FOR SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHER: ANA SANZ LLORENS

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Ana Sanz LlorensAna Sanz Llorens

Originally, from Valencia, Spain, Ana Sanz Llorens now calls Utah home. She graduated from the University of Valencia with a degree in English Literature and is currently the Director of Education in the State of Utah for the Ministry of Education of Spain. However, it is her love of capturing light, movement and images that drew her to photography.

Since 1982, Ana has exhibited her photographs in Spain and the United States in solo and collective exhibitions as well as at fairs and art festivals. International venues of recent note include:

  • Flecha 2015, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Arturo Soria Plaza, Madrid (2015)
  • Galeria d’Art L’Arcada, Blanes, Gerona. Exposición permanente (2015)
  • ArteABCE, Centro comercial ABC de Serrano, Madrid (2013)

In 2017, her photographs were highlighted as part of the Jewish Community Center’s Artist Series in Salt Lake City. She also participated in both the Kimball Arts Festival in Park City and the Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City. Her photographs are also featured during the Global Spotlight: Spain series at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

 Click here for Ana Sanz Llorens Photography.

NOV 8 | THE US - SPAIN BILATERAL TRADE BALANCE: TRENDS & DETERMINANTS | DR. MARITZA SOTOMAYOR

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Maritza PhotoDr. Maritza Sotomayor

Dr. Maritza Sotomayor is an associate professor from the Finance and Economics department at Woodbury School of Business. Her field of research is on the economics of Latin American countries. Her last paper, co-authored with Dr. Amir Kia, is titled “Determinants of Inflation in Egypt and Mexico and the impact of distance.” She has been the co-chair for the Global Spotlight Peru. She teaches among others, Macroeconomics, International Economics and Development Economics. She received her PhD in Applied Economics from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain.

*Research assistant Allison Bate (MBA student) will be collaborating on the presentation

 

DEC 1 | INDEPENDENCE FOR CATALONIA? CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IN SPAIN | DR. BALDOMERO LAGO

The Current Political Climate in Spain

Dr. Baldomero LagoCourtney Davis

A native of Santander, Spain Dr. Lago arrived to the US in 1987 to embark on an educational journey that continues to this day.  As the Chief International Officer for Utah Valley University, Dr. Lago organizes and manages UVU’s global and intercultural academic initiatives; working mainly with external communities including the Governor´s Office of Economic Development of the State of Utah, The United Nations, and many other organizations, chambers, and global companies.  

Prior to his current post, Dr. Lago dedicated his professional career as a professor of language pedagogy and has presented his teaching philosophy and research in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees in the US and returned to his home country to complete a doctorate degree in instructional technology.  As a service to his country and to the local community since 1999, Dr. Lago fulfills his appointment as the Honorary Consul of Spain and is the past-president of the Utah Consular Corps.  In addition, he currently serves as President of the World Trade Association of Utah. 

In his work at UVU, Dr. Lago enjoys working with his colleagues by developing global academic partnerships and hosting diplomats.  Some of his favorite pastimes include the arts, classical music, current events, history and spending time with his family.  On Oct 2016, Dr. Lago was awarded the title of Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Civil Merit by King Phillip VI of Spain.

DEC 6 | SPAIN & EUROPE: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY | FRANCISCO GABRIEL MARTIN JIMENEZ

Spain Alternative Energy

DEC 7 | LEARN TO PLAY THE CASTANETS | DR. CARMEN REQUENA

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PHOTOS FROM FALL 2017 EVENTS

Opening Event

September 22 | Global Spotlight: Spain - Opening Event

Prof. Mari De Dios and Juan Carlos Fernandez

October 13 | Christopher Columbus: Revered or Demonized? 525 Years in the Making | Prof. Mari De Dios, Juan Carlos Fernandez

Courtney Davis and Baldomero Lago

November 2 | El Guernica: Historical & Artistic Impact | Courtney Davis & Dr. Baldomero Lago

Ana Sanz Llorens

November 3 | Reception & Exhibition for Spanish Photographer | Ana Sanz Llorens

Maritza Sotomayor

November 8 | The US - Spain Bilateral Trade Balance: Trends & Determinants | Dr. Maritza Sotomayor & Allison Bate

Baldomero Lago

December 1 | Independence for Catalonia? Current Political Climate in Spain | Dr. Baldomero Lago

Francisco Gabriel Martin Jimenez

December 6 | Spain & Europe: Alternative Energy | Francisco Gabriel Martin Jimenez

Carmen Requena

December 7 | Learn to Play the Castanets | Dr. Carmen Requena

JAN 18 | CURRENT ISSUES IN K-12 EDUCATION IN SPAIN | JOSE ANTONIO VALVERDE MARTIN

Current Issues in K-12 Education in Spain

FEB 15 | GOVERNMENT INSTRUMENTS AND POLICY OF SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONALIZATION AND FOR THE COUNTRY BRAND | MANUEL VALLE MUNOZ 

Trade Commissioner Lecture

Manuel ValleMr. Manuel Valle Munoz

Mr. Manuel Valle has appointed as Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of Spain in Los Angeles in September 2014. Immediately before becoming Economic and Commercial Counselor, he served as General Director of Industry and AME of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism since 2014. He was Director of Industrial Products and Technology at the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade in 2011.

Prior to that, he was Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of Spain in The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Pakistan and Afghanistan from 2006 to 2011, and General Director of Labor at Regional Government of Madrid from 2004 to 2006. He also held the positions of Economic Advisor to the First Vice President and Ministry of Economy of Spain from 2003 to 2004; Economic and Commercial counselor of the Embassy of Spain in New York between 1998 and 2003; Consumer Goods Director at the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade from 1994 to 1998l Chief of Cabinet of the Undersecretary of Commerce and Tourism; Deputy Director at the Department of Relations with the EU and the OMC from 1988 to 1990; and Managing Director of Equipos Agricolas Españoles, S.A. from 1984 until 1985.

Mr. Manuel Valle holds master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, a State Chartered Economist from Spanish Government School of Economic and Commercial Studies, and Agricultural Engineer from University of Madrid.

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FEB 22 | FROM SPAIN TO THE AMERICAS: SANTIAGO IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD | MARK LENTZ

From Spain to the Americas

Abstract: "From Spain to the Americas: Santiago in the Atlantic World" 

The history of Saint James, or Santiago in Spanish, stretches back over two millennia and spans at least four continents. Among biblical figures, he has become most closely associated with Spain. Traditionally, Spaniards have credited their patron saint with proselytizing the Iberian peninsula, rallying besieged Christian forces in the age of the Reconquista, leading the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and, most commonly in today's Spain, the apostle who inspires pilgrims as they travel across northern Spain en route to Santiago de Compostela on the Way of Saint James. 

Mark LentzMark Lentz

Mark Lentz, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Utah Valley University, has previously directed or co-directed two travel study programs for UVU students, including many history education majors. These two programs included a Short-Term Multicultural Experience (STME) in Spain along the Camino de Santiago during the summer of 2015 and a 2016 Fall Break Domestic Multicultural Experience (DME) along the path blazed by fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante and Atanasio Domínguez. Though this will be his first time co-organizing a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, he previously participated in two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes and Seminars in 2012 and 2013. Other awards he has received include the 2015-2016 R. David Parsons Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island, and most recently, a Mellon Foundation-supported short-term fellowship at the Vatican Film Library of St. Louis University (2017). His recent publications includes “Castas, Creoles, and the Rise of a Maya Lingua Franca in Eighteenth-Century Yucatan,” Hispanic American Historical Review 97, No. 1 (February 2017), and his first monograph, Murder in Mérida, 1792: Violence, Factions, and the Law will be published by the University of New Mexico Press during the spring of 2018. He received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in Colonial Latin American History in 2009. When he is off campus, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and skiing in the Wasatch Range.

FEB 22 | GUITAR STUDIO PERFORMANCE CLASS | ANTONIO ANDRADE DUO 

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In his long worldwide career as a successful flamenco-guitar-player Antonio Andrade wrote countless flamenco-productions, mainly for dancing. With his "Antonio Andrade Duo" he presents the great diversity of flamenco-guitars and show their intonation in all its incomparable beauty. Inviting several other guitar-artists to his "Antonio Andrade Duo"-project, he is creating a special two-tone-sound out of his own repertoire as well as out of parts of the great creations of Paco de Lucia and Sabicas.

With his traditional and very personal style of playing his guitar, Antonio Andrade reaches his audience where Flamenco sits, directly I their hears. The listers will feel the incredible summer heat of Andalusia, will walk through the alleys of its beautiful white villages, will feel the pain and joy of its native people, who have created this incomparable kind of music and culture through the centuries out of their very own expression of life.

"With a single guitar, one can reach heaven, with two You can reach the universe"

Click here for more information about Mr. Antonio Andrade.

Click here for more information about Mr. Miguel Sotelo. 

MAR 1 | ROGUES, BEGGARS AND TRICKSTERS: IRON MEN IN CERVANTES'S GOLDEN AGE SPAIN | JOHN HUNT

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John HuntJohn Hunt

John Hunt (Ph.D., Ohio State University) teaches medieval and early modern history at Utah Valley University. His research interests include popular culture and street life in Renaissance Italy and the Mediterranean World. He is author of The Vacant See in Early Modern Rome:  A Social History of the Papal Interregnum. He is currently working on a book manuscript on gambling and sociability in Renaissance Rome and Venice.

 

 

 

 

APR 11 | SPANISH ROOTS | UVU PERCUSSION CONCERT

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Center Stage

APR 17 | FLAMENCO DANCE CONCERT

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: UVU Grande Ballroom

APR 24 | ALEXIS CUADRADO JASS BASSIST CONCERT

Time and Date to Be Announced