[Brazil@Harvard] 10/04 Brazil Studies Program Student Panel & Reception

Erin Goodman egoodman at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Sep 29 18:21:51 EDT 2006


Do you want to volunteer, study or research in Brazil?  *
*Please come to this informative panel featuring students sharing their 
experiences and insights!
Followed by a capoeira presentation and Brazilian food and refreshments.*
* *
*Brazil** Studies Student Panel and Opening Reception*

  *Wednesday, October 4^th *
*Location: CGIS S-010 Tsai Auditorium*
*1730 Cambridge St**.*
*6-7 p.m.*
*Introduction on Brazil Studies Program*
Professor Kenneth Maxwell, Director, Brazil Studies Program

*Presentation on Portuguese Language Courses and Harvard Summer School 
in Rio *
Professor Clémence Jouët-Pastré, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages 
and Literatures (Undergraduate Adviser in Portuguese)
*Student Panel*
Moderated by Lorena Barberia, Program Associate, Brazil Office São Paulo

*Megan Grannan'09 *is studying Applied Mathematics but is pursuing 
citations in Spanish and Portuguese.  Earlier this year, she attended 
Harvard's summer program at the Pontifica Universidade Católica in Rio 
de Janeiro.

*Felipe Fregni* completed his MD and PhD at University of São Paulo (São 
Paulo, Brazil) and then went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for 
a post-doctoral fellowship in neurology. Subsequently he attended the 
Scholars in Clinical Science Program - a two-year post-graduate program 
from Harvard Medical School. He was recently awarded the Jorge Paulo 
Lemann fellowship for a MPH (master in public health) at the Harvard 
School of Public Health. His main area of research interest is on 
international clinical trials in Neurology. He currently is performing 
clinical trials in collaboration with some universities in São Paulo.**

*James Pautz '06* studied Romance Languages and Literatures, Brazilian 
studies track, and earned a Certificate in Latin American Studies.  
After a summer in Middlebury College's Portuguese immersion program, he 
spent the fall of his junior year at the Pontifícia Universidade 
Católica in Rio de Janeiro.  At Harvard, his coursework focused on 
women's writing, translation studies, and contemporary Brazilian 
poetry.  In preparation for his senior thesis, "Translating the Sonnets 
of Paulo Henriques Britto and Glauco Mattoso," James returned to Rio de 
Janeiro and interviewed local translators and authors.

 *Elissa Poorman* *'06* was a History and Science and premedical 
concentrator at Harvard. She spent spring semester of her junior year at 
Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro. As a History and 
Science concentrator, she focused on how science was used by European 
powers to promote cultural imperialism. During her semester abroad and 
the summer that followed, she worked with a lepers' rights organization 
to determine the origin of and justification for the large network of 
leper colonies in Brazil. Her thesis "'The Hope of Redemption': Science, 
Coercion, and the Leper Colonies of Brazil," won the Kenneth Maxwell 
Thesis Prize for best undergraduate thesis on Brazil. She plans to 
continue to work with leprosy patients in Brazil in the spring.

*Gabriel Rocha '08* is a Literature Concentrator specializing in 
Portuguese. As a freshman, he was an intern in the Brazil Studies 
Program, where he assisted with the Brazil Semester at DRCLAS. He spent 
a summer at the Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, in Rio de Janeiro, 
researching Rui Barbosa's role at the International Hague Conference of 
1907. Gabriel is a member of the Harvard Brazilian Organization. 
Currently, he is a Mellon/Mays Scholar, and works as a Research 
Assistant for the Brazil Program.

Erin Goodman
Brazil Studies Program/Student and Area Programs
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel. (617) 495-5435
fax (617) 496-2802
egoodman at fas.harvard.edu

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