jueves, 16 de julio de 2009

Modelos hispanos en nuestra comunidad: Achugar

Tenemos el gran honor de compartir con ustedes el reconocimiento y la beca que ha recibido Mariana de la John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Mariana estará en Uruguay durante los próximos meses realizando su investigacion. Felicidades a ella y buena suerte a toda su familia en esta nueva aventura.

We're proud to share with you the award given by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to Mariana. She will be in Uruguay developing her research for the next several months. Congratulations to her and good luck to all her family in this new adventure.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Mariana Achugar as 2009 Guggenheim Fellow. The annual awards support the research of those who "add to the educational, literary, artistic and scientific power of this country."

"Professor Achugar joins a prestigious group of Guggenheim Fellows, and to have her accomplishments and ideas acknowledged this way is a significant honor," said John Lehoczky, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS). " The fellowships are designed to support outstandingly talented individuals performing groundbreaking research. Professor Achugar exemplifies this ideal."

Achugar, an associate professor of Spanish and second language acquisition skills in the Modern Languages Department, will use the yearlong fellowship to explore what Uruguayan teenagers know about the military dictatorship and how they learn about it by following nine high school students from different political, social and educational backgrounds.

"My research will connect two strands — what history is and how it is taught in terms of language throughout intergenerational periods," said Achugar. "It's my dream project to further examine the roles language, memory and pop culture play in constructing Uruguay's recent history."

For more: http://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2009/July/july9_guggenheimfellows.shtml

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