Portuguese

Below you will find the latest announcements regarding the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us.

A Conversation with the Actor Joaquim de Almeida

Flyer for A Conversation with the Actor Joaquim de Almeida. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. Joaquim de Almeida has appeared in over 100 films, including Clear and Present Danger, Desperado and The Gilded Cage, and many television series, including 24.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.

The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies Presents:

A Conversation with the Actor Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim de Almeida has appeared in over 100 films, including Clear and Present Danger, Desperado and The Gilded Cage, and many television series, including 24.

For more information, contact the Saab Center at 978-934-5199 or email: Natalia_Melo@uml.edu.

Free and Open to the public.

Sponsored in part by the Lowell Cultural Council

Readings and Conversations with Diana Marcum

Poster for Readings and Conversations with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Writer Diana Marcum - Wed., Oct. 10 at UMass Lowell.

October 10, 2018

The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies Distinguished Writers Series, the English Department, and the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities present:

Readings and Conversations with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Writer Diana Marcum, author of the bestselling memoir The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores.

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: O’Leary Library, Room 478
Parking: Wilder Lot

Free and open to the public! Seating is limited.

For more information, contact the Saab Center at 978-934-5199 or email: Natalia_Melo@uml.edu.

About The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores and Diana Marcum

Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the North Atlantic, where bulls run down village street, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their saudade, a longing so deep that the Portuguese word for it can’t be fully translated. Years later, California is in a terrible drought, the wildfires seem to never end, and Diana finds herself still dreaming of those islands and the chuva—a rain so soft you don’t notice when it begins or ends. Diana returns to the islands of her dreams only to discover that there are still things she longs for—and one of them may be a most unexpected love.

Diana Marcum is a narrative writer for the Los Angeles Times. In 2015 she won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for her newspaper portraits of farmers, field-workers, and others in the drought-stricken towns of California’s Central Valley.

Gulbenkian / Saab Visiting Professorship in Portuguese Studies Program

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences announce the establishment of a three-year collaboration to sponsor a one-semester a year, open rank, Visiting Professor of Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell. The program is open to Portuguese Academics presently teaching at a university in Portugal or abroad.

The program contributes a Portuguese academic perspective to the curriculum of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and, more specifically, supports the interdisciplinary Minor in Portuguese Studies. The program further enhances the University's relationship with the local Portuguese-American community.

In the first year of the program (Spring Semester 2019: mid-January to mid-May), we seek a professor in the fields of history, sociology, anthropology, political science, or art history. The Visiting Professor will teach up to two courses in English and deliver one or more public lectures in his/her area of expertise. The program provides for a one-semester salary stipend.

To be considered, applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, a list of three references, and two potential course topics via email to Prof. Frank F. Sousa, director of the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, via email at: frank_sousa@uml.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 20, 2018.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is grateful to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Elisia and Mark Saab and family for co-sponsoring the Gulbenkian/Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies Program.

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Visiting Lecturer in Portuguese Studies

The UMass Lowell Department of World Languages and Cultures announces an academic position for a Visiting Lecturer in Portuguese Studies. All applications must be submitted online via the UMass Lowell Human Relations website:

Apply online for the Visiting Lecturer in Portuguese Studies position

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Bioart Workshop In Portugal

Bioart Workshop In Portugal: This interdisciplinary course combines art and science at the Cultivamos Cultura in São Luís, Portugal. The intersection of Art, Biology and the Environment offer unique opportunities to visual artists. This innovative course, which is already on its fourth edition, will allow non-specialists to aquire theoretical and practical skills in the biological and environmental sciences in connection to the visual arts. It counts toward the World-Ready track in Portuguese.

Scholarships available courtesy the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies

Travel to São Luís, Portugal this Spring Break with UMass Lowell Study Abroad and Professor Ellen Wetmore!

This interdisciplinary course combines art and science at the Cultivamos Cultura in São Luís, Portugal. The intersection of Art, Biology and the Environment offer unique opportunities to visual artists. This innovative course, which is already on its fourth edition, will allow non-specialists to acquire theoretical and practical skills in the biological and environmental sciences in connection to the visual arts. It counts toward the World-Ready track in Portuguese.

There will be 2-3 days spent in Lisbon as well.

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Estimate Program Costs:

  • Confirmation deposit - $350, due by close of add/drop for spring 2018, check/money order/credit card accepted
  • Airline ticket (estimated) - $1000-1300, purchase on own AFTER professor gives the go-ahead/suggested itinerary
    • Note: students will be provided an itinerary to follow as it is recommended to fly as a group
  • Program fee balance - $1193-1650 (based on # students enrolled), due prior to travel
    • Program fee covers housing, meals in San Luis, breakfast daily in Lisbon, airport transfers, entries to sites and attractions related to course, transportation pass in Lisbon,
  • Out-of-pocket other - recommended $500 for personal spending throughout program and lunch and dinner daily in Lisbon

Scholarships:

  • The College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will offer the "Dean's World Ready Scholarship" to all students in the college applying to this faculty-led course with travel.
  • Scholarship awards are $500-1000 and apply directly towards the Program Fee costs.
  • Completed applications are due by Feb. 1 and can be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad, University Crossing room 370 or by email: studyabroad@uml.edu
  • Application: Apply Online

Study Abroad in Summer 2018

Panorâmica da cidade de Lisboa, Portugal. A Panoramic of the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Alexander De Leon Battista

A panoramic view of Lisbon.

Travel to Lisbon, Portugal with UMass Lowell during the Summer for an Immersive Experience!

Enjoy a unique international experience in Lisbon, the largest city and capital of Portugal, one of the countries of the European Union. Immerse yourself in this at once ancient and modern waterfront city characterized by a thrilling culture, delicious cuisine, and booming nightlife. Spend four weeks (June 2-30, 2018) exploring everything Lisbon has to offer while earning 3 to 6 UMass Lowell credits. (Optional add-on 8-week internship available.*)

Application deadline: March 15, 2018