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Department of World Languages and Cultures News

With its emphasis on linguistic, cultural and critical skills, the foreign language curriculum provides students the essential skills needed to understand other cultures and to pursue careers in an increasingly global environment.

Current World Languages and Cultures News

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

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People | June 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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UNLV History | November 19, 2017

Faculty/staff donations to the annual holiday card tree fund have been providing scholarships for 50 years.

Kendra Patterson is studying abroad in China this semester with support from a scholarship.
Campus News | September 6, 2017

Learn from UNLV students who just landed prestigious scholarships to study in Asia, Central America, and Europe.

Mecca Walker holds up UNLV license plate
Campus News | June 2, 2017

UNLV plates drive scholarship increases for Rebels.

World Languages and Cultures In The News

College of Liberal Arts Newsletter
May 14, 2019

A handful of UNLV master's students in Hispanic Studies have been accepted to top doctoral programs over the past two years, including the University of Virginia, UCLA, University of Alabama, University of Chicago, and the University of Kansas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 20, 2016

Nevada isn’t a majority-minority state quite yet. But it is projected to be in 2022 or 2023, according to the state demographer.

Las Vegas Sun
May 23, 2016

UNLV linguist Deborah Arteaga, a 24-year professor at UNLV, speaks six languages fluently and is regarded by her peers as a leading linguist in the Western United States.

Telemundo Las Vegas
July 29, 2015

For many Spanglish it seems to be a hybrid language which is inevitable when living in a bicultural country, while for others it is the impairment of the Spanish language.

Recent World Languages and Cultures Accomplishments

February 18, 2020
Marina Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) has had a selection of poetry published in the latest issue of the literary magazine Literratura (Moscow, Russia).
February 11, 2020
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) has published a volume, L2 Grammatical Representation and Processing:  Theory and Practice (Multilingual Matters).  She contributed a co-authored chapter (as first author) titled, "What Can Acquisition Studies Contribute to the Instruction of Register?  A Case Study of French," as well as the "...
January 24, 2020
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) served as academic advisor for a critical author entry included in the Gale series Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. The entry is for 16th-century Spanish soldier and poet Francisco de Aldana, whose work was highly praised by contemporaries Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega, among others. In 1832...
January 16, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) received a 2019 Ernest Hemingway Award in the poetry category. The award is issued by The New World literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada.
January 13, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) had a selection of poems titled "The Dead Hour" published in The New Review Quarterly in December.
December 5, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber's (World Languages and Culture) fourth and final part of selection Poems of 2016 was published in Russian-German editorial The Text.