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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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People | May 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

People | May 28, 2020

UNLV Spanish professor Deborah Arteaga volunteers to provide valuable medical interpretation services to under-served patients.

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Business and Community | May 27, 2020
The university recognizes faculty and student for their work to improve the wellbeing of Southern Nevadans.
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Campus News | May 14, 2020

An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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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.

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

November 19, 2020
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) recently presented a paper, "S or no s?  A lesson plan for integrating dialectal phonology in the beginning Medical Spanish classroom," at the Medical Spanish Summit.  
October 16, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages) participated in the evening of literary readings at the Harriman Institute and the New Review (Novyi Zhurnal). The readings were hosted by professor Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Department) and included a presentation by Marina Adamovitch, editor-in-chief of the New Review, on the publication's history. The...
October 5, 2020
Arpine Mkrtchyan (World Languages and Cultures) published a book, Les Manifestations Interculturels des Stéréotypes Interculturels dans les Traductions des Textes Poétiques with the Presses Académiques Francophones. It is a linguistic guideline for French language learners and master’s degree students. The book presents linguistic manifestations...
September 14, 2020
Marina Colacicchi-Garber (World Languages and Cultures) wrote "The Werther Effect," an essay published in the Interpoezia literary magazine, New York. 
August 10, 2020
Marina Colacicchi-Garber (World Languages and Cultures) gave an interview to the Moscow Women's Museum in Russia
August 3, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) had a collection of poetry "La commedia dell'arte" published in the latest issue of the literary magazine Kreshchatik, Kiev, Ukraine.