Damon and Jo come to SU

Apr 11, 2018, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Gifford Auditorium, H.B.C.

Please join us and meet Damon Dominique and Joanna Franco who make up “Damon and Jo” a popular YouTube Channel, with over 900,000 subscribers and more than a million views each month, tailored towards young people who would like to travel but may have a limited budget, or who lack familiarity with a particular destination.

 “We’re Damon and Jo – two 90s kids who got tired of cheesy travel shows and cookie-cutter travel hosts, so we took off around the world and made a travel show for the social media generation: Shut Up and Go. We post videos 4x a week in English, Portuguese, French, and when we're feelin' lucky, Spanish, German, and Italian.”

Damon and Jo are two internet celebrities who are best friends; they are both in their mid-twenties, and each has unique qualities. Damon is a college dropout who grew up in a trailer park in Indiana, and Jo is a fun-loving Brazilian woman with a business degree. Together they make up “Damon and Jo”, a team who keep their

audience laughing while recounting all their trials and tribulations as they explore a variety of countries and situations.

Please join “La Societe Francophone and the Department of Languages Literatures and Linguistics” where our guests will talk to students about the role of language, travel, and global awareness in education, and about the story of their business, http://www.shutupandgo.travel

 Damon and Jo’s corporate sponsors include Toyota, Starbucks, MTV, Target, ATT, Greyhound and numerous others.


Invitation to Apply - Goldberg Fellowship in French

Apr 16, 2018, 5:00 PM-5:00 PM

Apply by April 16th

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and the French Program invite applications for the Gloria L. Goldberg Fellowship.

 The Gloria L. Goldberg Fellowship in French provides a stipend to a student of French language to cover the costs of summer travel to France to learn or improve her/his French language skills. The stipend ($2,000+) is awarded to a student whose first language is not French, for use on a travel abroad experience in France that shall enhance the student’s language skill in French and knowledge of French culture.  Preference shall be given to students who plan to teach French at the high school level after graduation.  Such travel activities may include, but are not limited to, living with a family, participating in a hostel experience, attending a French immersion program, visiting French museums and other landmarks, and participating in courses at French institutions. Dr. Joshua Goldberg was very proud of his wife’s achievements as a French teacher, and he recounted that she attributed her excellent pronunciation to her frequent travels in France.

Applicants should submit a personal statement; a current transcript; and a current résumé. The personal statement should describe the student and her/his achievements in studying French; previous experience, if any, in travel and study abroad; and future career plans.

Complete applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2017.  Please bring or e-mail application materials to Mrs. Colleen Kepler, cdkepler@syr.edu, 340 H.B. Crouse Hall, 315-443-2175.



Apr 23, 2018, 5:00 PM-5:00 PM

Watson Theater, Watson Hall

Film Screening and Q & A of the film Asmarina

Asmarina is a documentary that depicts the presence of the habesha community in the city of Milan through collective memories recorded in personal archives. Through photoraph, music and stories the film uses voice and image to bring to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinized up to now. Filmmaker Medhin Paolos is also a photographer, musician and activist. She holds a BFA from NABA- Nuova Accademia de Belle Arti Milan, Italy and is currently an Associate in Latino Studies at Harvard University's Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures where she is working on a digital archive project that recovers and preserves stories of immigrants and their descendants. Please join us for a Q & A with the filmmaker Medhin Paolos & Lorgia Garcia Pena after the screening.

Co-Sponsors: Depts. of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies, African American Studies, and LGBT Studies Program.

This film screening is free and open to the public.