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The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will present a matinee on "Latin American Cultures" from 3-5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Burgess Room of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

The program will feature lectures and slide presentations by the following faculty:

-Angelica Huizar, assistant professor of Spanish, the new director of Latin American Studies;

-Chris Drake, professor of geography, who will give a slide presentation on her recent trip to Machu Picchu; and

-Carmen Willhoite, a native of Brasil, who will teach Poruguese starting next fall.

The second half of the program will feature student presentations of their study abroad experiences in Latin America, as well as a slide show and live presentation of parrots from the Latin American rain forests. In conjunction with the matinee, the department will screen on Nov. 12 Werner Herzog's "Aguirre: The Wrath of God," the classic cult movie of the New German Cinema, featuring the late Klaus Kinski as the demented conquistator in search of Eldorado. It will be shown at 7 p.m. in room 104 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

For more information call 683-3973.

This article was posted on: October 6, 2003

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