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Bogotá, Colombia -- Humanism and Literature

On 23 to 25 September, the Department of Languages and Literature at La Sabana University’s Institute of Humanities organized the “Sixth International Colloquium on Hispanic American Literature and its Values” at the Colombian Academy of the Language. Among the sixty persons taking part were writers, philologists, and lecturers from Germany, Costa Rica, France, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Sweden, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, and Colombia. This academic event seeks to foster serious research on human values in literature.

Also at the University of La Sabana, a book on the life and work of the first president of the University, Octavio Arizmendi Posada, was published. Entitled An Exemplary Humanist, it is authored by Professor Alfonso Forero Gutierrez. The presentation of the book took place on the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Arizmendi, this past July 29th.

Romana, No. 51, January-January 2010, p. 383.