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Book: Lajes: Decontamination of Terceira island soils must be a top priority Education: Portuguese language qualifies for college placement and credit Book: Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program
 

Book: ‘The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories’ by Paulo da Costa – Editor’s Note

The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories is a collection of sudden fiction that compresses its narrative to deliver a variety of stories that alternate the flavor of a philosophical reflection with the whimsical enchantment of a fable with a twist. These stories also often dwell on the strange–and the horror–found in our mundane lives. […]

Lajes: Decontamination of Terceira island soils must be a top priority – Azores

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro,  is concerned that the decontamination of soils on Terceira island, resulting from the US  presence in Lajes Air Base, is not being addressed as a “top priority” by the Portugal/USA Permanent Bilateral Commission. In a prepared statement, President Cordeiro stated that, “[T]he position taken by […]

Education: Portuguese language qualifies for college placement and credit – NEWL

Effective April 2017, college bound secondary education students in the United States will be able to earn college placement and college credits for Portuguese as a foreign language’. To qualify, students will take the National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL), a test developed by the American Councils for International Education and recognized by the Advanced […]

Book: ‘The Lusophone World’ by Sarah Ashby – Editor’s Note

Portugal’s European Union honeymoon has officially ended. It was the victim of a Europe-wide political and financial crisis and an unstable EU identity increasingly splintered along regional and economic fractures. What does this mean for the former ‘‘good student’’ of European democracy? The answer may lie in renewed Portuguese efforts to deepen and strengthen ties […]

Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program – UMass, Lowell

The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has announced a 2017 summer abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal. Financial aid and/or scholarships are available for eligible students. Students can choose Option 1 (4 week program) departing the US on June 3 and returning June 30, 2017. Students who choose […]

Book: ‘The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories’ by Paulo da Costa – Editor’s Note

22 March 2017

The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories is a collection of sudden fiction that compresses its narrative to deliver a variety of stories that alternate the flavor of a philosophical reflection with the whimsical enchantment of a fable with a twist. These stories also often dwell on the strange–and the horror–found in our mundane lives. […]

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Lajes: Decontamination of Terceira island soils must be a top priority – Azores

19 March 2017

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro,  is concerned that the decontamination of soils on Terceira island, resulting from the US  presence in Lajes Air Base, is not being addressed as a “top priority” by the Portugal/USA Permanent Bilateral Commission. In a prepared statement, President Cordeiro stated that, “[T]he position taken by […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Education: Portuguese language qualifies for college placement and credit – NEWL

06 March 2017

Effective April 2017, college bound secondary education students in the United States will be able to earn college placement and college credits for Portuguese as a foreign language’. To qualify, students will take the National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL), a test developed by the American Councils for International Education and recognized by the Advanced […]

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Posted in Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Portugal, World

Book: ‘The Lusophone World’ by Sarah Ashby – Editor’s Note

01 March 2017

Portugal’s European Union honeymoon has officially ended. It was the victim of a Europe-wide political and financial crisis and an unstable EU identity increasingly splintered along regional and economic fractures. What does this mean for the former ‘‘good student’’ of European democracy? The answer may lie in renewed Portuguese efforts to deepen and strengthen ties […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Mozambique, Politics, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World

Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program – UMass, Lowell

01 March 2017

The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has announced a 2017 summer abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal. Financial aid and/or scholarships are available for eligible students. Students can choose Option 1 (4 week program) departing the US on June 3 and returning June 30, 2017. Students who choose […]

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Posted in Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Scholarships, Travel, World

Book: ‘Pereira Maintains’ by Antonio Tabucchi – Editor’s Note

28 February 2017

Dr. Pereira is an aging, lonely, overweight journalist who has failed to notice the menacing cloud of fascism over Salazarist Lisbon. One day he meets Montiero Rossi, an aspiring young writer whose anti-fascist fervor is as strong as Pereira’s apolitical languor. Eventually, breaking out of the shell of his own inhibitions, Pereira reluctantly rises to […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Politics, Portugal

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