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Memorial service being planned for Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures is planning a memorial service for Antonio Calvo, a senior lecturer in the department, who died earlier this week in New York City. Calvo was on leave from Princeton at the time of his death.

Calvo did his undergraduate work in Hispanic linguistics at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and received his Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures from the City University of New York. He joined Princeton's Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures in 2000 as a lecturer, and was named a senior lecturer and director of the Spanish language program in 2008. Beginning in 2007 he directed the department's summer program in Toledo, Spain.

An academic adviser in Butler College, one of Princeton's four-year residential colleges, Calvo was an active participant in language tables in Butler and in some of the other residential colleges.

A gathering of remembrance will be held on campus Tuesday, April 19. Further information about plans for a memorial service will be provided when they become available.

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