News from the Consulate
Writer and Amherst College professor, Ilan Stavans, participated in a series of talks in Barcelona where he discussed the origins and use of Spanglish among Latino communities in the U.S. On March 23, gave a presentation to students and professors in a crowded room at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona. The next morning, at the Fort Pienc Public Library, he gave a talk to 60 high school students from Esplugues de Llobregat.
U.S. Fulbright Scholar introduces the basics of regenerative medicine to high school students in Gavà
On March 13, as part of Consulate General Barcelona’s Fulbright Volunteer Program, Fulbright scholar Kat Lee delivered a lecture to high school students in Gava about the basics of regenerative medicine. Her talk also highlighted the importance of STEM studies and inspired this group to pursue scientific careers. This talk is part of the series of speaking engagements at public schools that U.S. Fulbright scholars in Barcelona have committed to offer students with limited access and exposure to American English language and culture.
On March 2 and 3, a delegation from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, led by its Deputy Chief of Mission, Kris Urs, together with U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, Tanya C. Anderson, visited the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. This year over 370 American companies and four states (Georgia, Illinois, Washington and Idaho) were present at this important global event showcasing cutting-edge products and services in the field of mobile technologies.
U.S. Poet Robert Pinsky did a poetry reading and delivered a lecture to American literature students, professors, and general audience at the University of Barcelona on March 9. Three times Poet Laureate, Pinsky answered the diverse questions posed by the audiences and read some poets of his latest book published in Spain “Ginza samba.”
U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6 in observance of local Easter holidays.
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