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UPDATE: Memorial service April 21 for Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures will host a memorial service for Antonio Calvo Thursday, April 21. A senior lecturer in the department, Calvo died April 12 in New York City. He was on leave from Princeton at the time of his death.

The memorial service, which is open to Princeton University faculty, staff, students, Calvo's friends and members of the Princeton community, will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Friend Center, Room 101. Attendees are invited to share memories of their colleague, teacher and friend.

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.

Individuals interested in participating in the memorial service should email Department Manager Karen Gonzalez.

In addition to the memorial service, a gathering of remembrance will be held on campus Tuesday, April 19.

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