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THIS WEEK: MARCH 19-25, 2018

This week in Madrid
SLU-Madrid welcomes Guest Speaker Susana Ibañez  (Director of IPSUM Gallery) for her talk, "The Art Market," on Wednesday, March 21.

Monday, March 19

2:30 p.m. · Dr. Laura Tedesco (Political Science): "The End of a 50-year War in Colombia: When Peace is not so Popular" · SIH Attic

Tuesday, March 20

2:00 p.m. · Informational Meeting for Current and Prospective Honors Students · SIH Conference Room (Dean's Office, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, March 21

2:00 p.m. · Wednesday Mass · PRH St. Timothy Chapel

4:00 p.m. · Guest Speaker: Professor John Edwards (Oxford University), "When Philip met Mary: The marriage of Philip II to Mary Tudor and its implications for Counter-Reformation Europe" · PRH-1

5:00 p.m. · Guest Speaker: Jaisalmer de Frutos (Center for Biomedical Technology of Madrid), "Principles of Magnetoencephalography and the Study of Brain Activity, Applying from Binge Drinking to Healthy Aging" · SIH Auditorium

7:00 p.m. · Guest Speaker: Susana Ibañez (Director of IPSUM Gallery), "The Art Market" · SIH A

Thursday, March 22

12:30 p.m. · Film Screening ANTH 3390, "8 Apellidos Vascos" · SIH Auditorium

Saturday, March 24

Pre-Semana Santa University Housing Move-Out Date

Sunday, March 25

Daylight Savings Time Begins in Spain (Clocks spring one hour ahead at 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.)

Palm Sunday

6:00 p.m. · Sunday Mass on Campus · SIH Interfaith Chapel


Soccer Match: SLU-Madrid vs. Clínica Go. FC, Wednesday, March 21, 9:00 p.m. · Ocio y Deporte Canal

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European Masters Athletics Championships, with over 4,000 athletes from Europe competing. March 19-24. Centro Deportivo Municipal Gallur. C/ Gallur, 2; Metro: Carpetana.

Poets of the Body. Dance in the Silver Age. A performance which aims to raise awareness of the interdisciplinary creative networks that emerge in dance circles. Until April 1. Residencia de Estudiantes Halls. C/ Pinar, 21-23; Metro: Gregorio Marañón.

Vocaloid Opera The End, an opera without any singers, actors nor an orchestra. March 22-24. Naves Matadero-International Living Arts Centre. Paseo de la Chopera, 14; Metro: Legazpi.

Free Art classes. Full information here.

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Semana Santa Vacation (SLU-Madrid and Library Closed for Easter Week): March 24-April 1

Easter Sunday / Post-Semana Santa University Move-In Date: April 1

Classes Resume (Full Day): Monday, April 2

Registration for Fall 2018 Semester Begins at 2:00 p.m. Madrid time (7:00 a.m. for Seniors, Juniors & Honors Students): Wednesday, April 4


Students from the U.S.: As the Holy Week break is next week, we recommend you to enroll in the U.S. Embassy's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel/security updates and to be contacted in case of emergencies. Download the Embassy's free Smart Traveler iPhone App for travel information as well.

Please update your temporary address, emergency contact details, and cell phone numbers in BANNER. SLU-Madrid needs this information to notify you in the event of an emergency.

The U.S. State Department has not issued any recent travel alerts. But we urge our students to exercise common sense and good judgment, particularly when traveling. Security protocols are posted on-line. In case of an emergency while traveling, contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate.

Daylight Savings Time begins in Spain: Clocks spring one hour ahead at 2:00 a.m. (to 3:00 a.m.) on Sunday, March 25.

Registration for Fall 2018 begins on Wednesday, April 4, 2:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. for Seniors, Juniors & Honors students). See your Academic Advisor before Semana Santa to select your courses!

If you are renewing your residency card and plan to leave Spain for Semana Santa (Easter Break), you must apply for a reentry permit (autorización de regreso) immediately. Contact Carlos in Student Life for information.

Interested in Summer 2018 Administrative Support Scholarship? If you are registered for summer classes, send an email to

SLU-Madrid and all its facilities close for the Easter Break from March 24-April 1.

Spread the word around about our summer camp: Extreme Science Experience in Spain - the Science and Language Camp! Click here for information.

   • Spring 2018 Academic Calendar
   • Spring 2018 Course Offerings
   • Spring 2018 Office Hours


Opportunities and Invitations

Dr. Laura Tedesco (Political Science) talks on "The End of a 50-year War in Colombia: When Peace is not so Popular." She explains her research project about political dialogue in Cuba in the post-Castro era and why it was difficult for Colombians to accept the peace process. Monday, March 19, 2:30 p.m., SIH Attic.

Honors Informational Meeting. Learn more about the program, ask questions, share your experience. Tuesday, March 20, 2:00 p.m., SIH Conference Room (Dean's Office, 3rd floor).

Guest Speaker Professor John Edwards (Oxford University) discusses the marriage of Philip II of Spain to Mary I of England against the backdrop of Counter-Reformation religious tensions. Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m., PRH 1. All are welcome to attend.

Guest Speaker: Jaisalmer de Frutos (Center for Biomedical Technology of Madrid) lectures on "Principles of Magnetoencephalography and the Study of Brain Activity, Applying from Binge Drinking to Healthy Aging." Learn about Magnetoencephalography as it compares it to other techniques to study brain activity. Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 p.m., SIH Auditorium.

Guest Speaker Susana Ibáñez (Director of IPSUM) talks about her experience in the art world in her talk, "The Art Market." Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m., SIH A. All students are invited to attend.

The deadline to apply for summer internships is April 1. For information, email Patrice Burns.

Come to SLU-Madrid's 8th Easter Egg Hunt, where there'll be fun and games for you and your family. Sign up here. Saturday, April 7, 11:00 a.m., SIH Patio.

Win a €50 gift certificate for your writing! SLU-Madrid hosts its annual Writing Contest. Students are encouraged to submit their work before April 23. Categories include academic writing in English and creative writing (English/Spanish). For submission information, see the English Department webpage.

Counselors and Teachers needed for ESE 2018, the SLU-Madrid summer science and language camp. Sign up for an interview at the ESL and Modern Languages Office. For details contact Professor Binns.

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