UNO's Dr. Claudia García receives outstanding classroom teaching award (OMAHA, NE) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Alumni Association celebrates the 18th year of its Alumni Outstanding Teaching Awards program when it presents the honor to nine faculty members during the UNO Faculty Honors Convocation Thursday, April 10. Association President Lee Denker will present the awards, established in 1997 to honor distinguished teaching in the classroom.
Dr. Claudia García is an associate professor of Spanish and literature with the Department of Foreign Languages. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on language and Latin American literature. Also a faculty member of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS), García has led students in the Perú Study Abroad program, which offers a unique interdisciplinary focus in culture, water, public health and civic engagement. With the assistance of the UNO Service Learning Academy and in partnership with several community organizations, she has developed numerous service and community learning projects, such as Gallery Talks in Spanish at the Joslyn Art Museum. She also founded the annual Creative Writing Contest in Spanish, open to all Nebraska students in grades 5-12. Her research focuses on Guatemalan and Central American literatures, particularly Indigenous and women’s writings. She earned an MA (2005) and Ph.D. (2007) in Spanish from the University of Florida.
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NATSP held its fall meeting at the 2013 NILA conference. New officers assumed their posts. Plans were made to: 1) Create a new website, 2) Plan a spring mini-conference 3) Plan a fall immersion to precede NILA's 2014 conference in Grand Island 4) Communicate some questions about the National Spanish Examination to AATSP