portuguese News & Announcements Archive


Portuguese Program Speaker Series

2018 speaker series poster

The spring speaker series kicks off on March 26 with Dr. Talía Guzmán-González from the Library of Congress, discussing “Luso-Brazilian Treasures in the Nations Library.” Then, on April 23, hear Nicole Labruto from MIT talk about, “Nationalizing Nature.” Both events are 1-3 p.m. in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall.


Portuguese Program Movie Night

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Join us for popcorn, guaraná, and a movie! On Feb. 15 we will screen The Man of the Year, on March 15 we will screen Antônia, and on April 19 we will screen God is Brazilian. All events are in Gilman 479 from 7:30-10 p.m.


Movie Night: Central Station

fall 2017 movie night poster

The Portuguese Program is hosting its third fall movie night 7:30-9:30 p.m., on Nov. 16. Central Station is an emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. The movie will be shown […]


Dispatches from the Littlest Favela in Brazil

Fall 2017 speaker series flier

The third installment of the Portuguese Program Speaker Series features Dr. Alessandro Angelini, Johns Hopkins University, speaking on, “Dispatches from the Littlest Favela in Brazil.” Join us in Levering – Sherwood Room, 1:30-2:45 p.m., Nov. 1.


Movie Night: Madame Satã

fall 2017 movie night poster

Join the Portuguese Program for movie night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 19, in Gilman 479. Madame Satã is a loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometimes chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero, and convict from Rio de Janeiro.


Speaker Series Presents, The Gods of the Diaspora

Fall 2017 speaker series flier

On Oct. 25, from 1:30.-2:45 p.m., join the Portuguese Program for, “The Gods of the Diaspora: Brazilian Migrant Faith in Comparative Perspective,” with Dr. Johanna Richlin, Johns Hopkins University. The event will take place in Levering – Sherwood Room.


Upcoming Lecture, The AmazonFACE Experiment

AmazonFACE event flier

On Monday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., the Portuguese Program presents, “The AmazonFACE Experiment: A Window to the Future of the Amazon Rain Forest,” with Dr. Richard J. Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Intersession in Brazil: Deadline is Oct. 1

Summer 2015 Rio study abroad group

Make this winter in Baltimore your summer in Brazil! Study Afro-Brazilian culture and history while having a Portuguese language immersion in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia. Open to all majors.


Deadline for Russell-Wood Award Application Approaching

Russell-Wood Flier

Portuguese Language Program students interested in a travel allowance of $2,000 and a certificate should apply for the Anthony J. R. Russell-Wood Undergraduate Award. Applications are due September 29.


Read the Inaugural Portuguese Program Newsletter

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Please enjoy the first edition of Johns Hopkins University’s Portuguese Program newsletter. We hope this will be a successful vehicle for communicating fun and useful information to our students, the JHU community, parents, donors, alumni, and friends.