Join el conversatorio Nov. 12

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On November 6, 2020

The arts, languages and philosophy department invites the Spanish-speaking community at S&T to participate in the next “El Conversatorio” event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, via Zoom.

Guest speaker Alberto Jiménez Valverde will present a talk titled “Where are you going with your eight legs? Studying Spiders’ Spatial Distribution”

Alberto Jiménez Valverde has a PhD in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His dissertation, developed at the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, dealt with spiders’ patterns of distribution at different spatial scales. He is a specialist in developing mathematical models to predict geographic ranges of its species. He has done postdoctoral research at the University of Kansas (KU) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas de España, among other institutions. Currently, he is an Associated Professor in the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain. Between 2015-16, Prof Jiménez was one of the most cited Spanish scientists worldwide.

El Conversatorio is a one-hour informal virtual talk in which guest speakers from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world share their thoughts on current events and issues. After a brief presentation of 15-20 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session, participants can join fun activities using breakout rooms in Zoom and practice their Spanish.

The fall 2020 series of El Conversatorio will be held every three weeks. A Zoom link and password will be provided and all meetings begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa, assistant professor of Spanish, at

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