August 2, 2011, (Bronx, NY) - Isaac Goldemberg, Distinguished Professor of Modern Languages at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, has been inducted into La Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE), the American Academy of the Spanish Language. The United States government recognizes ANLE as the highest authority on the Spanish language in the country. Professor Goldemberg shares this distinction with Luis Alberto Ambroggio (Washington, DC), Milton Azevedo (Berkeley, California), Georgette Magassy Dorn (Washington, DC), Víctor Fuentes (Santa Barbara, California), Mariela Gutiérrez (Waterloo, Ontario), Leticia Molinero (New York), and Rima de Vallbona (Houston, Texas).
Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Hostos, has called Professor Goldemberg’s induction by ANLE a fitting acknowledgment of his exemplary literary contributions: “Isaac’s eloquent command of the Spanish language has been extolled by many great men and women of literature. His work is distinctive and compelling, and this honor is a testament to his accomplishments and the esteem in which he is held in the academic community. We are proud to have him at Hostos.”
Isaac Goldemberg has lived in New York since arriving from his native Peru. He has published four novels, two collections of short stories, thirteen books of poetry, and three plays. His novel La vida a plazos de don Jacobo Lerner was selected by the Yiddish Book Center of America as one of the hundred most important works of Jewish literature in the past 150 years and also earned praise from Mario Vargas Llosa, José Emilio Pacheco, and Alfredo Bryce Echenique. At Hostos, he directs the Institute of Latin American writers and edits the cultural magazine, Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York system, was founded in 1968. Located in the South Bronx, the college currently serves nearly 7,000 students. In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2010 enrollment of nearly 7,000 students. The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.
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