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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

woman in red dress in crowd
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.

couple at desk filled with holiday cards
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.

Susan Byrne
People | November 28, 2016

This new chair of the department of world languages and cultures says she has worked in other areas, but finds the allure of Spanish literature irresistible.

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

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.   
November 27, 2019
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) presented the paper “Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity of Diminutives in –it in Peruvian Amazonian Spanish” at the Hispanic Linguistics Conference 2019, held by the University of Texas at El Paso last month.
November 26, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber (World Languages and Cultures) wrote "The Death of Comedy: Joker," an essay film review that appeared in the Russian-German editorial The Text. She also wrote an essay on “10 Important Books.” The books were selected out of those read over a lifetime.   Both articles are in Russian.  
November 25, 2019
Vanesa Cañete-Jurado, Jorge Galindo, and Alicia Rico (all World Languages and Cultures) presented papers during the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, which was held in San Diego earlier this month. Cañete-Jurado presented "Performing Freedom: Drama Translation as Political Engagement in 19th-Century Spain."...